Temple Bar is a tone, a limerick, a feeling. For newcomers, a dream, for returners, nostalgia. Explore Liffey to the north, Westmoreland to the east, Dame Street in the south, and Fishamble in the west. This is the “cultural quarter,” where Dublin Castle and the River Liffey is a three-minute walk from our hotel. Tour Trinity College, Guinness Storehouse, and other iconic sights before returning to Hard Rock Hotel Dublin for a drink at Zampas Bar. Your home in Dublin.
For the inside scoop on things to do in Dublin, check out Soundtracks™, an interactive guide built by inspiring area musicians like Paddy Casey, Tebi Rex and Orchid Collective. Get a feel for the real Dublin as you stroll the cobblestone streets of Temple Bar and tour the vibrant colours of Dublin’s Georgian Doors.
Take to the streets of Dublin & delve into the city's incredible music history. We have created a digital guide in partnership with Hot Press deputy editor and all round music aficionado Stuart Clark. Discover where Ronan Keating & Sinead O'Connor once worked, find out what rockstar snuck into Whelan's at the age of 11 - walk the streets where Glen Handsard's Once was filmed, and that's just the tip of the iceberg, there is so much to uncover. Self Guided.
Here’s 1 you don’t even have to leave the hotel for! Guided or unguided with your own map.
Stroll from Christchurch cathedral to Dublin Castle and on to Trinity College, ramble up Grafton Street, Dublin’s premier pedestrianised thoroughfare and up to St Stephen’s Green – Europe’s largest garden square
Its all on our doorstop from Dublin’s premier store Brown Thomas to high street shopping on Grafton Street & St Stephen’s Green to boutique shopping in the cultural quarter of Temple Bar and arts quarter of Drury Street & South William Stree. A shoppers paradise!
Learn about the history of Dublin by visiting one of the many museums around us. Check with our front desk for recommendations.
Dublin’s cultural quarter and synonymous with music & the arts. Have a pint in one of the many traditional pubs, watch the live street performers and savour the lively atmosphere of one of Dublin’s oldest area’s.
Take the Dart to the Dublin’s Southside town of Killiney, enjoy the beautiful beach, admire the A lister houses on Vico Road from Enya to Bono…..Dublin’s own Hollywood! Stroll from Killiney to the beautiful heritage town of Dalkey with its castle, art galleries, an array of boutiques, restaurants & open markets this is one of Dublin’s prettiest towns.
Travel by dart to the fishing town of Howth, walk up to the summit and take in the stunning views or enjoy the coastal walk. Visit the art galleries, artisan market, seafood restaurants, look at the seals and travel on to the affluent seaside town of Malahide, with a Castle as the jewel in its crown.
The Georgian doors of Dublin are now famous for, among other things, their proliferation of vibrant colours. But they used to be much more subdued and uniform, in keeping with the perfect symmetry of the houses. ... So Moore painted his door green, while Gogarty painted his red. Then the fashion escalated….stroll around DUblins beautiful St Stephens Green and watch it come to life.
The Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe. It was originally formed as a royal hunting Park in the 1660s and opened to the public in 1747. A large herd of fallow deer still remain to this day. The Park is also home to the Zoological Gardens, Áras an Uachtaráin (the President of Irleands residence) , and Victorian flower gardens.