Top Things to do in Dublin

The European Power Platform Conference takes place June 20-22 in Dublin, Ireland.

This is our second European Power Platform Conference and we are super excited it is in Ireland as that is where we are from 🙂

Whether you are visiting Dublin for the first time or multiple times, we are sure to have something of interest to you!

We carefully compiled a list of our recommendations for things to do in the capital during your trip to Ireland (other than EPPC23, of course!). A mix of tourist sites, shopping, tours, parks and more!

In no particular order, we suggest you:

Taste a Real Guinness in The Guinness Storehouse  Dublin

Guinness Storehouse Dublin

Firstly, explore the history and creation of the world-class Irish beer. Wander across the seven floors of the Guinness Storehouse and take part in activities such as mastering the pull of a creamy pint of Guinness. Bring the tour to a close by admiring the Dublin city skyline from the Gravity bar. Ticket prices may vary.

This tour is one of the team’s favourites.

Approximately 4km drive from the Convention Centre.

Embrace the Irish Culture in the Temple Bar Dublin  

Temple Bar Dublin

Secondly, kick back and relax after a long yet inspiring day at EPPC23 in one of the most popular tourist pubs in Dublin – The Temple Bar. Its unique exterior placed on the cobblestone streets is unique and rare. What’s more you will be dancing along to live traditional Irish music in the evening and experiencing the buzzy atmosphere with a drink in your hand – Sláinte!

Approximately 2.6km drive from the Convention Centre.

Take a Tour of the Old Jameson Distillery

Old Jameson Distillery Dublin

Thirdly, visit the original factory where Jameson Whiskey was first distilled back in the 1970’s. Today, the ancient site opens its doors to the public to give tours, whiskey making classes and tasting sessions – the choice is yours. Ticket prices may vary.

Approximately 2.9km drive from the Convention Centre.

Snap a Picture with The Spire  

The Spire Dublin

Unlike any other, 120 meters in height and made of stainless steel is the eye-catching monument, the Spire. The huge landmark was built in 2002 and stands in the heart of O’Connell Street – a must see!

P.S. The spire is a helpful meeting point as it is easy to find.

Approximately 2.3km drive from the Convention Centre

Learn About History in Kilmainham Gaol Museum  

Kilmainham Gaol Museum Dublin

Then, what once was a prison, is now a museum. In 1976, Kilmainham Goal opened and held criminals including those who fought for Irish Independence. On visiting the jail, you will be told a story of Irish history. Ticket prices may vary.

Approximately 5km drive from the Convention Centre

Shop on Grafton Street  

Grafton Street Dublin

Next is Grafton Street, which is one of two main shopping streets in Dublin city (Henry Street, the other). Whether you will window shop or look to splash out, you are bound to find something of interest in the range of big and small shops it has to offer. What’s more, you will be provided with street entertainment, from singers to dancers to comedy, while roaming the streets.

Approximately 4.2km drive from the Convention Centre

Take in the Greenery at Phoenix Park  

Phoenix Park Dublin

Do you enjoy the outdoors?

Perhaps a refreshing walk pre or post conference sessions?

Then feast your eyes on the green open spaces that Dublin has to offer in the large Phoenix Park. Undoubtedly you will see the unusual ‘wellington’ monument erected in the park which is approximately 60 meters high.

If you’re lucky, you may find yourself stumbling across some wild deer. Find out for yourself many more hidden Irish treasures on your visit.

Approximately 5km drive from the Convention Centre.

Stroll Through St. Stephen’s Green

St. Stephen's Green

Then, St. Stephen’s Green is full of greenery and history, a public park in the heart of Dublin city. In addition, you will be feasting your eyes on many types of birds, plants and historical monuments. Also, this is considered an oasis of calm in a busy city like Dublin.

Approximately 3.3km drive from the Convention Centre.

Enjoy The Little Museum of Dublin  

The Little Museum Dublin

And then, there is The Little Museum of Dublin which is no ordinary museum. It stores over 5,000 pieces that have either been given or rented by Dublin citizens. It consists of an expo with three floors in a Georgian townhouse (a typical style of building in Dublin). Also, visiting their café will allow you to enjoy a cup of Barry’s tea.

Approximately 2.9km drive from the Convention Centre.

Visit Trinity College Dublin  

Trinity College Dublin

Next, visiting Ireland’s leading university – Trinity College Dublin will be worthwhile. Wander the halls of the old library in a guided or self-guided tour. Alternatively, gain access to the Book of Kells.

Approximately 1km drive from the Convention Centre.

Have a Quick Dip in Vico Baths  

Vico Baths

Lastly, the go-to place for a swim in Dublin. On the outskirts of the city lies the isolated area which is known for being a refreshing place to absorb the crisp Irish sea. Because of Vico Baths many diving and bathing spaces, it’s fit for all swimming abilities.

Approximately 15.7km drive from the Convention Centre.

Hidden Gem – Take a Road Trip to Galway!

Shop Street Galway

Travel two hours to spend a day in Galway city in the west of Ireland.

Fun fact, it is the home of the EPPC team! 🙂

Want to start organizing your off site activities already? Revise the EPPC23 programme to ensure you plan around your priority Power Platform sessions, keynotes and tutorials.

Safe trip to Dublin!

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