Find yourself a home away from home at the PREMIER SUITES Dublin Sandyford where we have a wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars at our doorstep just by taking a 2 minute walk to Stillorgan Luas tram stop and you can quickly be whisked into the the heart of Dublin to experience its character and history. We have chosen our top 5 favourite things to do in Dublin for you!

1. National Botanic Gardens

A lovely spot to visit on a sunny afternoon is the Dublin National Botanical Gardens. Situated on the banks of the Tolka River just north of central city, it features many beautiful walks through beautiful rose gardens as well as spectacular tropical glasshouses.  The Gardens feature a new visitor center with a cafe for casual dining. Since 1795, this garden has offered visitors a fantastic location for walking, relaxing and enjoying the natural greenery Dublin has to offer. The gardens are open daily and admission is free. For more information visit their website.

2. Phoenix Park

The Phoenix Park, just west of city centre, is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces in Europe. It was established in 1662 on behalf of King Charles II and was first conceived as a royal deer park.  As a sanctuary for many mammals and birds, it is also home to many historic buildings and monuments, including the Wellington Testimonial, the tallest obelisk in Europe at just over 62 meters tall.The monument was completed in 1861 and it was was designed by Robert Smirke as a tribute to the Duke of Wellesley, Arthur Wellesley, reported to have been born in Dublin. It is a full day's worth of history and nature in one and definitely worth a visit when exploring Dublin. Why not rent bicycles and make a day of it? Visit their website here.

3. St. Stephen's Green

With over 10,000 5 star reviews,  St. Stephen’s Green is definitely worth a mention in our top 5 list of things to do in the Spring. The park is an important public resource in the Dublin area as it provides an oasis of green and calm in the middle of the busy city. It has four centuries of Irish history to share, and a large number of important sculptural monuments.

Known for its peace and tranquility amongst the chaos of the city, St. Stephen's is home to many pedestrians who strolling through its beautiful flower gardens and fountains, and ponds ducks. Anytime of the year is known to be pleasant, but it makes for a wonderful Spring getaway!

4. Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum opened in 1828 and it is home to over 1.5 million people who have helped shaped Ireland into what it is today. Museum tour guides share their stories and their struggles through the ages as they lead you through the cemetery. It is a very interactive tour and extremely enjoyable for anyone interested in Irish history. Book a tour here.

5. Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied jails in all of Europe. Kilmainham Gaol opened in 1796, and closed its doors in 1924. It is said that  the opening and closing of the Gaol coincided with the making and breaking of the Union between Great Britain and Ireland. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration and a tour of the prison which also includes an audio-visual show. A must see when visiting Dublin! Book tickets on their website.

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