We asked our Carers and Office Staff for some recommendations of things to do in and around both our office locations. Here are their top things to do:
Things to Do in Dundrum
- Airfield Estate – Airfield Estate is Dublin’s only working farm, gardens, kitchen, education & food destination. Located in the heart of Dundrum, Dublin 14. Open Wednesday – Sunday from 9:30 am – 5 pm for a fun-filled day out for all ages. Make friends with our goats, pigs, hens and donkeys and if you time it right you’ll see them getting fed and looked after by our farm team. Explore the Overend’s vintage car garage to learn more about the Estate’s historic importance and original artefacts. Enjoy seasonal walking trails taking in the native woodland and bounty of wildlife on the estate. Take in our beautiful gardens, designed by Head Gardener Colm O’Driscoll and internationally renowned guest gardeners – with century-old redwoods and fruit trees. This is the perfect spot for a chat, a good book or a picnic. We’ve miles of tracks and paths to explore and play areas dotted all over the estate for kids of all ages!
- Rainforest Adventure Golf – Located in Dundrum Town Centre, this is an activity fun and suitable for all ages.
- Marley Park – Just up the road in Ballinteer, Marley Park is one of the most breathtaking public parks in Dublin. It’s vast grounds consist of every attraction a public park should feature – coffee shops, playgrounds, a dog park, sports pitches. Nothing like Marley Park with some good weather.
- Edvard & Pink Spa -Located in Dundrum Town Centre, but hidden away on Level 5. This is the ultimate luxury escape. Edvard and Pink is Irelands largest specialist beauty destination, this award winning beauty emporium is a must visit for any spa or wellness enthusiast.
- The Mill Theatre Dundrum – An under appreciated feature in Dundrum, the Mill theatre hosts weekly events to appeal to a variety of tastes. A home for culture, the arts, quality entertainment and the local community in Dundrum and South Dublin. This beautiful modern venue (205 seat, Main Auditorium) is located in the Town Square at the heart of Dundrum Town Centre (just by the Mill pond).
- Irish Men’s Shed Association – A great initiative, now global, to encourage men in the community to come together, share skills and form long lasting friendships. Ireland has becoming one of the leading nations for men’s sheds in recent years, with Ireland having the most sheds per capita. Currently, there are over 450 sheds in Ireland, with at least 10,000 men visiting a shed every week.
Things to Do in Dun Laoghaire
- Farmers Market on Sundays in People’s Park – A must do attraction. The market features over 20 stalls from local traders. Everything from Indian, to Ice cream, to art. A great weekly attraction. (Season dependent)
- Ice-cream from Teddy’s – Rain or shine, Teddy’s Ice cream continues to set the standard for quality of Ice Cream in Ireland. The iconic brand had numerous locations in Dun Laoghaire, as well as mobile Ice Cream Vans you’ll see on most days
- Walk the pier (East or West) – A calming and peaceful experience like no other. The beauty of Dun Laoghaire Harbour can be experienced in the best form via this walk.
- Go for a swim off the Forty Foot – Brave the cold! Once you get in, you won’t regret it! There are numerous safe swimming locations in Dun Laoghaire, but the 40 foot is the most iconic. Matt Damon is a regular visitor when he is here!
- Visit James Joyce Tower & Museum (Sandycove) – an under appreciated feature of the Dun Laoghaire community. The Museum and Tower provide breathtaking views and illuminate the fantastic work of Ireland’s most infamous writer.
- The Fish Shack – Just past the harbour heading towards Sandycove, there is a wonderful, casual, Seafood restaurant which specialises in some local delicacies, without charging extortionate prices. Something for everyone and highly recommended
- Dun Laoghaire – Howth Ferry – The most breath taking way to go from Southside to Northside. Hop on board the St Bridget and sail from Dun Laoghaire to the traditional fishing village of Howth with its world renowned fish restaurants and fantastic walks. During your 60-70 minute voyage you will see aspects of Dublin that are not possible on any other mode of transport. Dalkey island ,Clontarf and the world wildlife reserve Bull Island, Baily and Kish Lighthouses, Howth head, Ireland Eye, Lambay Island and Howth Harbour with it’s many seals swimming in the harbour. Get out there and Enjoy!