Dublin offers a diverse range of sights and activities. Planning an awesome night out in Dublin? What should you start with? To help you narrow down your options, check out this list of things to do in the city at night.
Evening Bus Tour
This entertaining interactive tour of Dublin is the best way to learn about the city and all it has to offer. The City by Night Tour is the ultimate introduction to the world’s friendliest city. This hour-long circular tour is one of the most exciting things to do in Dublin at night and it’s the ideal way to launch your evening before dinner, a performance, or a pub crawl.
If you are up for something a little more adventurous, why not try the Ghostbus tour that shows you a side of Dublin you’ve never seen before? The Ghostbus storytellers will offer tales from Dublin’s dark history, and you’ll get a hands-on experience in body snatching while visiting the sites of some of Dublin’s most horrendous and disturbing supernatural activities, such as a hidden city centre graveyard and the ancient vaults beneath Dublin Castle. This whirlwind tour of Dublin’s darkest corners blends terrifying moments with lots of fun, interactive activities, and historical stories.
Greyhound racing is an exciting spectator sport that Dubliners appreciate. Throughout the year on specific race nights, these dogs compete at Shelbourne Park Stadium at 8 pm. You have the option of walking fifteen minutes outside of the city centre or catching a shuttle. The majority of the audience will most likely wager on the winners so, if the luck of the Irish is on your side, why not explore the options available on Bonusfinder? Perhaps that cheeky leprechaun will reveal his pot of gold!
Temple Bar Night Market
In a relaxing setting in Dublin City Centre, this market exhibits handmade products and the work of artists and craftsmen. The night market showcases a diverse range of craft makers from Ireland and the rest of the world. Handmade soaps, candles, beadwork, apparel, upcycled arts and crafts, jewellery, and more are available for purchase. During the summer, the markets are open every Thursday from 14:00 to 20:00.
The Ireland Whiskey Trail
Ireland is, without a doubt, the finest location for a whiskey tasting evening. Heidi Donelon, one of Ireland’s most well-known independent whiskey experts, carefully investigated and picked each distillery and bar featured on this Whiskey Trail. They range from traditional, welcoming, charming, and eccentric, to just plain weird. So, if you’re interested in learning more about Irish whiskey or simply want to find the perfect bar for a wonderful night out in Dublin, you have come to the right place.
Musical Pub Crawl
On this night-time pub crawl through Temple Bar and towards Dublin’s Northside, you’ll get a taste of the city’s vibrant traditional Irish music culture. Two friendly musicians lead a fun and educational tour of the hip yet historic quarter, where you’ll visit traditional pubs and bars and experience the finest of Irish storytelling and music. The trip is best described as a Moving Concert. During the summer, there are two shows per evening to consider, one more family orientated and the other more geared to a liquid taste sensation!
Go to the Theatre
If you visit Dublin between late September and mid-October, you may be able to attend the Dublin Theatre Festival, which takes place every year. At other times, depending on where you look, Dublin has fantastic theatre productions that are both modern and classic. The Abbey Theatre is one of the city’s most well-known modern theatres. They perform contemporary plays by Irish and international playwrights. Another much-loved Dublin theatre is the Gaiety Theatre, which features old-world style Victorian seating. Others worth a mention include the Olympia Theatre, the new and exciting Bord Gais Energy Theatre, the Project Arts Centre in the Temple Bar area, and the Samuel Beckett Theatre.
The National Gallery of Ireland
Permanent displays at the National Gallery of Ireland are always free and the gallery houses an excellent collection of Irish art. On Thursday evenings, they are open until 20:30. Every Thursday, a local DJ or musician performs in the courtyard, along with several fun activities.
An Evening Kayak Tour
While kayaking tours are available at various times throughout the day, one of the most intriguing times to go is later in the evening. There are departure times after 6 pm or 8 pm throughout the summer months. The Liffey River runs right through the heart of Dublin, and you can see the city from an entirely new perspective from the water. As long as you can swim, this is a terrific pastime for people of all ages.
Taste of Dublin
Dublin is a city brimming with culinary delights, from fresh seafood and fashionable eateries to deliciously traditional Irish flavours and artisan cafés serving sinfully exquisite sweets. This could be a whole tour on its own so be sure to explore all the options to delight your taste buds.
Dublin offers something for everyone, including the locals and the tourists, the old and the young, and the adventurous and the traditionalists. Take advantage and make it a night out to remember.