10 Things to Do in Dublin

10 Things to Do in Dublin

This year’s Quest for Quality Conference, hosted by Comtrade Digital Services, will be returning to The Marker Hotel in Dublin on the 3rd and 4th of October. As if that’s enough of a reason to visit Ireland’s capital city, here are a few other things to do in Dublin…

1. Explore Trinity College

As well as the Book of Kells, the Old Library at Trinity College will have you thinking you’ve stepped into the world of Harry Potter. The university’s Science Gallery will also invigorate the mind with scientific exhibitions and insights.

2. Go to the National Museum

The National Museum of Ireland is spread over four locations, three of which are in Dublin and will provide you with information about Ireland’s history. Another museum that you might find interesting is the Little Museum of Dublin – it’s a bit of a hidden gem but one of the most-loved spots in the city.

3. Take a walk around Phoenix Park

You could spend an entire day venturing around Phoenix Park, which is bigger than all the parks in London combined and twice the size of New York’s Central Park. Dublin Zoo is also located here if you fancy some animal-spotting.

4. Enjoy a meal at Etto

Recently named the Restaurant of the Year, Etto offers up taste bud-tingling culinary delights that (almost) look too good to eat. Of course it’s not the only top-quality spot for a nice meal, Chapter One and The Greenhouse are also worth checking out.

5. Check out Dublin Castle

Discover the historical heart of Dublin at this picturesque spot. With City Hall and Christ Church Cathedral both a stone’s throw away from Dublin Castle, you can hit three of the best sights in the city in one swoop!

6. Sip on a pint at the Guinness Storehouse

A trip to Dublin wouldn’t be complete without a journey to the Guinness Storehouse to find out about the history of the nation’s favourite beverage. The Jameson and Teeling distilleries are also located within the city if the black stuff isn’t to your taste.

7. Discover Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol, which opened its doors in 1796 and closed in 1924, is a fascinating place. As well as ordinary men, woman and children, it also detained rebellion leaders and provides an interesting and insight into Ireland’s history.

8. Drink tea at the Merrion Hotel

The afternoon tea at this well-known establishment is truly something to behold. With a range of teas to choose from as well as sandwiches, scones and miniature pastries, this is one treat you’ll never forget.

9. Tick Temple Bar off the bucket list

Arguably the most recognized and visited spot in the city, Temple Bar is a must. This busy spot is packed with lots of pubs and clubs, including The Temple Bar which has a history stemming all the way back to 1599.

10. Book tickets for a show at The Gaiety Theatre

With so many shows and theatres to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice. As well the Gaiety Theatre, there is also Smock Alley and the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Furthermore, if live entertainment isn’t your thing, you could enjoy a film at the 1920s-themed Stella Theatre.


And we added an extra activity under number 11. 🙂

11.Visit Q4Q 2018 Conference

You can register now for this year’s Quest for Quality Conference, taking place on the 3rd and 4th October 2018. The event will explore the theme of ‘Reinventing QA for the new IT era’ and will feature speakers including Anna Royzman of the Global Quality Leadership Institute and Benjamin Talin of More Than Digital.