Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a festive city, full of historical occasions, urban design, art museums, galleries, sculptures, and traditional Irish cuisine. July is the hottest month in Dublin with an average temperature of 16C (60F), and the coldest month is January at 5C (41F). Balmy weather allows for plenty of outdoor activities and shore excursions. Bike rides on cobblestone streets and picnics in parks or gardens is a favorite for many visitors and cruise ship passengers besides our Dublin excursions.
With 666 licensed pubs, Dublin is also home of the Guinness Storehouse, which produces 10 million pints of Guinness every day! Dublin's oldest known pub is the Brazen Head, established in 1198 AD as a coach house, and is still in operation today.
Of course, there are many other activities and Dublin excursions to seek out during your time in Dublin. Visit New Music Hall in Fishamble Street, where Handel's classic "Messiah" premiered for the first time in 1742. Jump into Dublin Bay at Sandycove Beach, where the legendary Forty Foot bathing place has been attracting swimmers for centuries. Walk through Phoenix Park, home of Wellington Monument, Ashdown Castle, and Dublin Zoo. Museums and galleries are free to enter, and their collections are phenomenal.
Zipline near the Dublin Mountains. Take a street art excursion and feast your eyes on some incredible modern art around the city. Or if you're feeling brave, visit Hell Fire Club. At about 1275 feet atop Montpelier Hill, you'll be fascinated (or scared!) to encounter stories of ghouls, ghosts, dark arts, and terrifying legends of the past.
With so many exciting Dublin shore excursions options to explore both indoors and out, there is something for everyone during your stay in Dublin or Dublin cruise.