Yes, Temple Bar is fantastic, energetic and exciting to be around, but we know you love a nice walk too, so why not head down the other direction towards the Docklands to discover the history of Ireland and what makes the Irish people who they are today! This walk is a must see with lots of cafes, restaurants bars and museums to enjoy and expand your cultural horizons. Here are the top 5 sights to see on your walk.
- The EPIC Museum
So everyone knows an Irish person and every city has an Irish pub….or 10! But why is this so?. This museum has an interactive tour that is available with Italian audio, to show you how Irish people have touched the world and why.
- The Jeanie Johnston
In 1845 Ireland was struck by the single greatest disaster in Irish history, the Great Famine. This great hunger resulted in over 1 million people emigrating to the UK and America. This beautiful tall ship museum tells the story of the people who left Ireland in hope for a new life.
- The Famine Memorial Sculptures
The Famine Memorial Sculptures are located along the Custom House Quay. This location is significant as it is where one of the first voyages departed from. It is eerie, how you can easily imagine how these people felt, setting off with hope, just by looking at these sculptures. They are beautiful but also respectful to the people of Ireland.
- Samuel Beckett Bridge
You won’t miss this impressive structure modern architecture, named after the Irish writer Samuel Beckett. The shape of this bridge is said to evoke the image of a harp which is the national symbol of Ireland…we bet you thought it was the Shamrock! We do love a Shamrock too! Enjoy a stroll over the bridge to experience the skyline of Dublin and the River Liffey, from another perspective.
- Grand Canal Square
If you venture over the bridge you can pop into Grand Canal Square which is on the Southside of the Docklands. This is an exciting urban space that is one of the largest paved public spaces in Dublin. Go for a stroll, grab a bite or enjoy a cocktail from a rooftop view. You can even catch a show in the Bord Gais Theatre, many famous bands and musicals perform here.