Things to do in Dublin

Are you the curious one, searching for the hidden gems of Dublin, the more unusual tours, attractions and activities? Maybe you are a tourist or a local looking to discover more of what Dublin has to offer. You're in the right place.

At If Curious we want to reveal some of the great things to do, places to see, experiences to live and stories to hear which you will sadly miss out on if you only visit the big, noisy, crowded visitor attractions. Don't just be a tourist sheep. There is much more to discover!

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  • See Dublin By Bike - Cycle Tours

    See Dublin By Bike - Cycle Tours

    A tour by bike enables you to see a lot more, without the hassle of trying to find car parking when you want to stop and visit locations. Dublin is a city rich in folklore and it has a unique, easy-going and friendly atmosphere. This is the city which counts James Joyce and more recently Bono from U2 among its citizens. This tour will show you some of the locations connected with these well known personalities. Cycling, entertainment, sightseeing - this tour is a great way to get them all!
  • The Casino at Marino

    The Casino at Marino

    No, not a gambling haunt. It gets its name from the Italian meaning of Casino as a "small house". Despite its name and "apparently" small size, this house is full of optical trickery. It has 16 finely decorated rooms and is one of the finest 18th century neo-classical buildings in Europe.
  • Pull Down a Horseman - Setting the Date for the Easter Rising 1916

    Pull Down a Horseman - Setting the Date for the Easter Rising 1916

    This play enacts a private meeting between Patrick Pearse and James Connolly on whether and when to go ahead with the Rising. The ideals and motivations of the two men clash, but there is, in the end, an agreement.
  • Butlers Chocolate Experience

    Butlers Chocolate Experience

    Satisfy your curiousity as to how chocolates are made by visiting one of Ireland's top of the line chocolate brands: Butlers Chocolates. They have a range of different chocolate experience tours including the "Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Party".
  • Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

    Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

    Dalkey Castle is the sole surviving castle from among seven built in Dalkey during the middle ages. They were built to securely hold goods which were offloaded from ships and incorporated several defensive features to protect them from attacking plunderers. Today it incorporates a heritage centre, writers' gallery and visitors can enjoy a "Living History" tour as actors, in period costume, tell their stories.
  • Glasnevin Cemetery

    Glasnevin Cemetery

    Dublin's graveyard with 1.5 million people buried here. Established by Daniel O'Connell in 1828 where political and civil war enemies are buried in close proximity. Famous "residents" from Ireland's history include "The Liberator" Daniel O'Connell, the charismatic Michael Collins, former President Eamon de Valera, and Parliamentarian Charles Stewart Parnell.
  • Historical Walking Tours

    Historical Walking Tours

    This is the Fáilte Ireland approved and award-winning tour which is both educational and entertaining. It explores the main features of Irish history, taking you to some of the most significant historical sites and putting modern Dublin in a historical context.
  • Little Museum of Dublin

    Little Museum of Dublin

    This unique little museum tells the story of Dublin in the 20th century. Not just a collection of interesting artifacts, but also a collection of fascinating stories about ordinary people in Dublin and their lives, told by our guides. Guided tours on the hour every hour. Late opening Thursdays.
  • Malahide Castle and Gardens

    Malahide Castle and Gardens

    A visit to Malahide Castle and Gardens is a great day out for the family as there is just so much to see and do. Take a guided tour around the Castle which was originally built in the 12th century and see its lavish interior. Be transported back in time and see the wonderful examples of craftsmanship. The ornamental gardens will inspire you with over 5,000 different species of plants. Look out for the classic walled garden and the Discovery Room.
  • Shackleton Endurance Exhibition

    Shackleton Endurance Exhibition

    The exhibition enables the visitor to follow the journey of Sir Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer and adventurer on the Endurance Exhibition of 1914. This presented him with an unimaginable crisis and apparently unsurmountable problems as their ship became trapped in the ice and crushed by it as the bitter winter closed in. How would he save his crew? This would require strong leadership skills, as well as physical and mental endurance. Discover how he did it.