Summer activities in Dublin

Ireland is experiencing one of the hottest heat wave in history and the yellow ball in the sky is indeed the sun. So, if you travelling to Ireland you might be interested in how to cool down while in Dublin. Luckily, we have the answer for! Here are some of the places and activities you can do in Dublin while enjoying the summer. In no particular order, behold summer activities in Dublin:

City Kayaking

The River Liffey runs through the heart of Dublin, and with City Kayaking, you can enjoy the weather while experiencing the lovely view and completely different perspective of the city of Dublin.

Fitzsimons Beer Garden

Located in the heart of the Temple Bar district, the Fitzsimons beer garden is a place to be to enjoy a cold pint while catching sunny rays. The beer garden is on the fourth floor of the Fitzsimons bar and it overlooks the Temple Bar streets. A perfect place to take a picture for your next Instagram post?

Murphy’s Ice cream

You have to try Irish-made ice cream for Dingle. This is the spot for a good ice-cream with some amazing toppings. Try sea salt flavour! Murphy’s Ice cream is only a few minutes’ walk from the Barnacles hostel.

Howth Cliff Walk

The Howth Cliff Walk is an ideal place for a hike along the coast, and comes with the amazing views of the Irish Sea. Pick a route that suites your skill, and then cool off with a pint in one of the lovely local bars & restaurants!

River Liffey Cruises

Take a 45 minutes tour along the Liffey river. This boat tour will give you the inside history of some of the landmarks in Dublin, all in the comfort of your seats.

Paddle Boarding

Standing up Paddle or SUP is an awesome way to spend on a sunny day in Dublin. Get your mates down to the Grand Canal Docks and enjoy sunshine while Paddle Boarding. This is also available in Howth and Dun Laoughaire, if you fancy going a bit out of the centre for your adventure fix.

Phoenix Park

The biggest enclosed park in Europe, the Phoenix Park is an ideal place to go for a walk or just to chill and read a book. You could rent a bike and explore the park on two wheels as well. Make sure to bring some carrots with and feed deer while you there.


Dublin may not be famous as a beach destination, but on a warm sunny day everyone will head to beach. Try Dollymount Strand, Malahide, Portmarnock, Dun Laoghaire and many others. Dollymount strand is really close to city centre. Here, you can enjoy a good swim or a casual walk along the beach. If you would like to be more adventurous try some kite-surfing, really popular on this beach. If you prefer less sand on your beach adventure, visit one of the lovely restaurants and bars along the Clontarf Seafront.

Harbour Splash

New activity that just opened – inflatable aqua park in Dun Laoghaire Harbour! Grab your mates and give it a go! It may sound like something for kids, but we had LOADS of fun climbing over monkey bars and trampolining around. Fun!

Obviously, our friendly receptionists will be able to direct you to all of these spots (and way more!). Make sure to book Barnacles Temple Bar Hostel for your Dublin adventure!