Four Day Itinerary in Dublin
On Our Doorstep
A Lite Bite in the Line Out Bar at Sandymount Hotel
Explore the Local Sandymount Area
Sandymount Village is just a few minute's walk from Sandymount Hotel and is considered one of Dublin’s prettiest villages. Converging upon a little green, and located just a stone’s throw away from the seafront, Sandymount village has gained a reputation for having a wealth of high-quality shopping and dining experiences marked by a friendly, local feel.
Sandymount Promenade and Strand
The promenade along Sandymount Strand offers scenic views of Dublin Bay, Poolbeg, Irish Town Nature Reserve and Dun Laoghaire.
Irishtown Nature Reserve
A small man-made park between Irishtown and Sandymount Strand, offering several kilometres of walking trails along the Poolbeg Peninsula.
The Poolbeg Lighthouse stands majestically in Dublin harbour, lighting the way for those navigating the coastline and offering an excellent walking route for those keen to smell the salty air, and appreciate Dublin from a different angle.
Dinner in Whitty’s Restaurant at Sandymount Hotel
Whitty’s Restaurant and Garden Terrace offers you a delicious a la Carte menu and the option of dining indoor or outdoors on our heated terrace overlooking the Sandymount Hotel Garden.
For the Culturally Curious - Suggested Activities
Dublin’s Great Museums
Walk into the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street and you are magically transported back in time to see famous celtic artefacts. St Patrick's Bell, Tara Brooch, the Ardagh Chalice, ancient Gold, Viking and Medieval items and bog bodies are waiting for you to discover. A stroll through time will take you all the way back to 7,000 BC.
The National Museum of Ireland-Natural History, on Merrion Street in Dublin, has galleries of animals from Ireland and overseas, as well as geological exhibits from a total collection of about two million scientific specimens. It is affectionately called the "Dead Zoo" and has hardly changed in over 150 years from the Victorian period.
The National Gallery contains over 12,000 pieces of art representing numerous artists including work by Jack B Yeats, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Rembrandt Turner & many more. It is conveniently located in Dublin City Centre, a short stroll from Trinity College and Merrion Square.
Located in the heart of the city centre, the Book of Kells exhibition displays the 9th century tome, possibly the world’s most famous medieval manuscript. Visitors also gain access to the Long Room, one of the world’s most beautiful libraries and home to 200,000 of Ireland’s most ancient texts.
Explore, engage and connect with Irish history and culture in 20 interactive galleries at EPIC. Go beyond the stereotypes to help you discover what it truly means to be Irish. Winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards 2019 and 2020
One of Dublin’s most-loved museums tells the amazing story of the Irish Capital. Experience the warmth of a real Irish welcome in a beautiful Georgian townhouse on St Stephen's Green, right in the heart of Dublin.
Before it's closure in 1924, Dublin's Kilmainham Gaol housed some of the most famous political and military leaders in Irish history. The prison is considered a must-see in Dublin and offers a panoramic insight into some of the most profound, disturbing and inspirational themes of modern Irish history.
A Day Trip Along the Dublin Coast
Suggested Destinations along the Dublin Coast, South of Sandymount Hotel
Seapoint Beach is located just outside Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin. From Sandymount Hotel you can get there via DART rail or a short 10 minute drive. It is a very popular swimming destination with locals - rain, hail or shine! It has toilet and shower facilities.
The Forty Foot, a historic bathing pool on a promontory on the southern tip of Dublin Bay, is a short walk from the James Joyce Tower. It used to be a male only swimming spot but today both men and women enjoy a swim here. Hardy Dubliners come here all year round to swim in the Irish sea. The concrete wind shelters of the 40 Foot are perched on an impressive rock outcrop reaching into the bay and concrete steps lead you right into the crashing waves of the Irish Sea.
Brightly painted villas, palm trees and townland parks greet visitors to Dún Laoghaire, an elegant port town just 8km from Sandymount Hotel. Popular with holiday makers since Victorian times, its appeal is timeless, making it the perfect holiday destination for Dubliners this year.
It's all on our doorstep — a capital that's packed with experiences, adventures and so much to discover. Prepare to explore Dublin Bay both North and South this year for a fresh perspective on a city you know and love.
The Bray to Greystones Walk along a stunning coastal path. The path is well maintained and you can return by light rail (DART) to the Lansdownes Road DART station next to Sandymount Hotel. Greystones has plenty to offer the hungry walker after beautiful views and a range of marine wildlife. From Bray start, there is a path leading to the top of Bray Head offering stunning views of the Irish Sea, and The Wicklow Mountains.
Suggested Destinations along the Dublin Coast, North of Sandymount Hotel
Medieval meets modernity in the beautiful seaside village of Malahide in Dublin.
Live, feel and breathe Ireland as though you were a native on one of the specially designed experiences. Hidden Howth Experiences has the adventure to suit everyone from the hikers, casual walkers or foodies.
For a Family Activity
No family day out in Dublin would be complete without a visit to Dublin Zoo in the Phoenix Park. It’s a fun filled, stimulating day out for all the family and a place to learn about wild animals, especially those which are endangered, and see them in an environment similar to their native habitat.
For a Chill Out Relaxing Activity
Herbert Park was officially opened to the public in 1907 and since then it’s been a great place to relax, very close to the busy life of Dublin city. Start your trip through it from the eastern entrance, right in front of the duck pond that also has swans swimming around. Only a ten minute walk from Sandymount Hotel.
For the Adventure Junkie
Experience the thrill of wakeboarding in Dublin City Centre
Wakedock is a cable wake park where anyone can go wakeboarding without the use of boat. Essentially, the wakeboard cable replaces the boat and pulls the rider along a course. We have a number of awesome obstacles for beginner and advanced riders alike to pull off their favourite tricks or learn new ones.
For the Culturally Curious
14 Henrietta Street is a social history museum of Dublin life, from one building’s Georgian beginnings to its tenement times. We connect the history of urban life over 300 years to the stories of the people who called this place home.
For the Over 18s
Brewery experience telling the tale of Ireland's famous beer, with tastings and a rooftop bar.
In 1780 John Jameson threw open the doors of his distillery on Bow St. Over 200 years later, the doors are still open to friends old and new. With plenty of unique experiences available, book a tour and tasting, learn how to blend your own whiskey, master the craft of cocktail-making or draw whiskey straight from a cask.
Experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years on a guided tour and tasting. Located in the historic Liberties in the heart of Dublin City Centre.