Things to do in Dublin on a Rainy Spring Day

It’s a great time of the year to be in Dublin. The days are longer, and the flowers are blooming and Spring has officially sprung. However, we’re still in Ireland and we can never be guaranteed a week without rain. Here are some of the best indoor activities to do during spring showers:

Visit a Museum

Baggot Street is steeped in history and this prestigious area has many notable buildings to enjoy. When the rain starts, take cover in The Museum of Natural History & National Museum of Ireland, which are a very short stroll from Baggot Street. You can learn about the ancient history of this wonderful country through archaeology and simulations of how our ancestors lived before the turn of the age.

If that doesn’t take your fancy, the Natural History Museum, often called the Dead Zoo, will ensure you are both entertained and educated, learning about your favourite animals and some you didn’t even know existed! They have an impressive collection of stuffed and life-like models and a hugely impressive whale skeleton suspended overhead. The two museums are free to enter and are next door to each other, so you don’t have far to walk in the rain.

Guinness Storehouse

It wouldn’t be a rainy day in Dublin without a pint of the black stuff to warm you up. You can enjoy the finest and freshest pint in Dublin from the home of Guinness, The Guinness Storehouse, in a colourful part of Dublin called the Liberties. Whether it’s your first time to visit or you’re a lifelong Dubliner the Storehouse is an interactive and educational experience for everyone. You’ll learn everything from how the world-famous stout is brewed to the advertisements that made it one of the most recognizable brands in the world. The view from its Gravity Bar is worth the trip alone.

Shopping in Stephens Green

If you’d rather some retail therapy, make sure you visit Dublin’s Stephens Green Shopping centre. There are a huge variety of shops and stalls selling everything from designer clothes at bargain prices, to bespoke hats made especially for you. They have a mixture of huge chain stores and unique specialty boutiques, something to cater for every taste and budget. The building itself is a wonder, opened in the late 80s and its iconic dome & white clock are easily recognizable at the top of Dublin’s main thoroughfare.

Pubs on Baggot Street

One of the best ways to shelter from the rain is taking refuge in one of Baggot Streets finest establishments, the pubs. There are pubs with open fires for a quiet and cozy drink and others where you can enjoy a Margherita and dance until the early hours. You can grab a delicious bite to eat in Farrier & Draper in or enjoy some after work tipples in Toners. Baggot Street has a whole host of pubs all serving up our countries signature drink with our signature Dublin charm and cheek! There is no better way to welcome you to the neighborhood than a couple of drinks in the local watering hole.

 

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