Dublin is a bustling city full of culture, shops and plenty of places to see stunning architecture, so a visit here will mean you’ll find plenty of ways to fill your time this January.
If you are visiting soon and want to welcome in the New Year in the best way possible, read on for our list of places to go and things to do while staying at the O Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel.
Funderland’s Winter Wonderland
Open until January 14th
Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, DO4 E6N6, Ireland
Not ready to let go of the Christmas spirit just yet? Why not head to Ireland’s annual winter wonderland, known here as ‘Funderland’? Enjoy ice-skating and merry-go-rounds before tucking into some delicious festive treats, both sweet and savoury. The busy shopping streets are located nearby, so if you can tear yourself away from all of the exhilarating rides you can go and check out what the January sales have to offer during a weekend break at the Callaghan Hotel Dublin.
The Little Museum of Dublin
15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland
This is a popular choice for both tourists and the people of Dublin, so is well worth a visit while you are out and about exploring the city. Located in an 18th Century Georgian townhouse, the museum tells the story of the Irish capital with its vast collection of books, artefacts and historical documents. Cosy up on one of the sofas in the front room of the house and immerse yourself in the vibrant history of Dublin.
Visit an exhibition at Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
Charelmont House, Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 F2X9, Ireland
If you fancy doing something more educational and engaging during your stay in Dublin, make your way here and visit one of the many fascinating exhibitions they have on. ‘The Ocean After Nature’ will be showing in January and is an opportunity to learn about how rising sea levels, dying reefs and dwindling fish stocks are having a damaging impact on our oceans. The exhibition is presented through different mediums including photography, video, sculpture and music, so there’s sure to be something here that you will find interesting. Luckily your room at the O Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel is situated nearby, so you’re never far from comfort and relaxation.
The Ocean After Nature exhibition will be showing until 7th January
Visit the Guinness Storehouse
St James’s Gate, Ushers, Dublin 8, Ireland
Beer lovers will love this attraction which tells the tale of Ireland’s famous beer and how it came to be so well-loved and synonymous with the city. Enjoy tasting sessions before heading out onto the rooftop to take in stunning panoramic views of Dublin.
Enjoy a stroll in Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
Wrap up warm and round up your family and friends for a glorious afternoon stroll in Phoenix Park, which has earned the title of ‘Dublin’s Playground’. The forested area is filled with mature trees and you may even spot some deer on your adventure.