Dublin’s charm is undeniable, even on a cold winter day; after all, there are options for tours and activities for all ages and tastes in the Irish capital. The friendly, lively culture, history, and Irish traditions will make your visit to the city of pubs even more special.
Okay, it can be cold, and the truth is, yes, it can rain a little. Or rather, quite a lot. But that’s no reason to miss the fun Dublin has to offer between September and December.
The city comes alive at this time of year with a wide range of winter festivals, shows, and attractions, all wrapped in the warm Irish spirit that shines no matter what the weather.
Is it raining? No problem, on a rainy or the slightly colder day you can enjoy the local department stores.
Two perfect places to meet and shop, and which are genuinely Irish, are Avoca and Guinness. The first is a typically Irish brand. It is very famous, with a lot of history and tradition, where it manufactures and markets various types of products such as clothing, accessories, different decoration objects, souvenirs, etc.
The second, Guinness Storehouse, is one of the best-known breweries in the world. Even for those who do not enjoy the drink, it is a sublime place to visit. It is a 7-story building, very modern, all dedicated to the brand’s history, from its founding 250 years ago to the present day.
An Irish pub is an ideal place to meet friends at any time of the year. But in winter, Dublin’s pubs get even warmer and welcoming.
Depending on the pub, you can have a mulled wine or a hot port next to a charming fireplace. Johnnie Fox, which is in Glencullen on the top of the Dublin mountains, is a firm favourite when the temperature in Dublin comes in one digit.
Explore Dublin’s Museums
If you’ve been to Emerald Isle before, you’ll probably know that it tends to rain more than 160 days a year! Fortunately, Dublin has plenty of museums and galleries to keep you dry – they even have a National Leprechaun Museum!
The National Gallery of Ireland is home to some of Europe’s most amazing pieces of art from the 14th to the 20th century, while the impressive grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art are the perfect place to enjoy contemporary style art.
If you are interested in history, why not try the National Museum of Ireland or check out the Little Museum of Dublin, which tells the remarkable history of the Irish capital, with over 5,000 artefacts in the collection.
Breathe in the sea breeze and energize yourself with a trip to one of Dublin’s spectacular seaside villages.
Climb Mount Killiney and marvel at the breath-taking panoramic Dublin Sights;
Killiney Hill Park is located further south of Dublin Bay, roughly between Killiney and Dalkey. The difference of this park is that it stands on a stunning hill of 153 meters high. At its top, you will enjoy an incredible view of Dublin, the ocean, Bray, and the Wicklow Mountains, that will undoubtedly be engraved in your memory forever.
Dublin is a romantic, architectural, captivating and vibrant city at the same time. It has a lot of history to tell at any time of the year, whether it’s the old buildings, castles, cathedrals, hills and everything else or its own quiet, receptive and friendly people.