5 Things to do in Dublin on a Rainy Day
The Irish weather can be unpredictable, but rainy days don’t need to dampen your spirits when visiting Ireland’s beloved capital. Let us walk you through five delightful activities to make the most of your rainy day in Dublin, all while enjoying the comfort of your stay with us!
1. Sightseeing Indoors:
Explore Dublin’s rich history and culture within the shelter of impressive museums. The incredible National Museum of Ireland is a mere 15-minute walk from us. Marvel at its extensive collection of artifacts spanning archaeology, history, and decorative arts. Learn about Dublin’s rich past by heading to Dublinia, an interactive tour of the Dublin Viking Museum that brings medieval Dublin to life. Walk in the steps of Vikings and learn about their life through immersive audio-visual experience and even playing medieval games. If you’re a music enthusiast, the Irish Rock N Roll Museum is an unmissable experience, offering a captivating insight into the nation’s music scene. Learn the history of famous musicians and discover exclusive memorabilia from famous bands and artists.
Located right next door to us, the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) immerses visitors in the world of Irish literature, celebrating the country’s renowned authors and rich storytelling tradition within the historic setting of James Joyce’s former home. Meanwhile, the EPIC Irish Emigration Museum tells the compelling story of Irish emigrants who made their mark worldwide. Through interactive displays and personal narratives, EPIC illuminates the global impact of the Irish diaspora, making both museums must-visit destinations for those interested in the literary and historical aspects of Ireland’s identity.
2. Arts & Entertainment
Rainy days in Dublin are the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the city’s rich artistic heritage and theatrical experiences. From the iconic Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national stage, hosting a wide spectrum of thought-provoking dramas and light-hearted comedies, to the acoustically splendid National Concert Hall featuring classical music performances, and the historic Gaiety Theatre offering a variety of shows, Dublin’s theaters cater to diverse tastes.
For an exciting twist on catch-ups with friends or date nights, consider the Glass Mask Theatre. Situated in the heart of the city at the elegant Dawson Street’s Bestseller Café, this immersive indie theatre and wine bar offers tasty food, fine wine, and cutting-edge culture courtesy of Ireland’s rising stars.
The Glass Mask Theatre, led by Rex and Migle Ryan, showcases innovative productions and introduces new works from Ireland’s emerging playwrights. This venue promises a memorable cultural and culinary experience right in the heart of Dublin.
3. Distillery Experiences:
Discover the art of Irish whiskey-making by visiting iconic distilleries. The Jameson Distillery is a stone’s throw from Stauntons on the Green, offering guided tours, cocktail-making classes, and premium whiskey-tasting sessions to learn how to blend your own whiskey.
If you’re looking for a more intimate setting, the Pearse Lyons Distillery is a unique boutique distillery experience, focusing on small-batch whiskey production. Learn how to pair whiskeys with food and seasonal bites. Don’t miss the chance to explore the history of the world-famous stout at the Guinness Storehouse, and indulge in panoramic 360-degree views of the city from the Gravity Bar on the top floor.
4. Take a Tour:
Warm up and relax with a cup of tea or coffee in on of Dublin’s many cosy cafes or try a quintessential afternoon tea experience by boarding the Dublin Afternoon Tea Trip on Vintage Tea Bus. While you enjoy the sweet and savoury delicacies, the bus travels through downtown Dublin. Pass sights such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green, O’Connell Street, Phoenix Park, and the grand buildings of Georgian Dublin.
Embrace Dublin’s mysterious side with the Dublin Ghost Bus Tour. It’s a theatrical storytelling experience with professional actors on board, keeping you entertained through the night.
You can explore the city’s attractions at your own pace on the Hop On Hop Off bus tour. These tours provide an insider’s view of Dublin’s history, architecture, and hidden stories—all while you stay dry and comfortable. The tour offers an audio guide in 8 languages as you explore the popular stops and places along the way such as Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, and Temple Bar to name a few.
5. Snuggle up at Stauntons on the Green:
A warm welcome always awaits you at our Georgian townhouse and on rainy days, there’s no better place to be than in the cosy comfort of Stauntons on the Green. Our library provides the perfect spot to curl up with a good book, savour a delightful afternoon tea or enjoy a board game with your companions during your stay.
Rainy days in Dublin can be just as enjoyable as sunny ones. From exploring museums and distilleries to indulging in afternoon tea and tours, your stay at Stauntons on the Green ensures that you have an unforgettable rainy-day experience in this vibrant city. So, pack your umbrella and get ready to make the most of Dublin’s charm!