Things To Do In Dublin

Ideally situated at the heart Dublin city centre, Maldron Hotel Kevin Street is the perfect base for exploring all the sights and sounds that Dublin City has to offer. Dublin city is an area rich in history with many of its landmarks dating back hundreds of years ago. Dublin City is said to be founded by the Vikings, who knew it as Dubh Linn meaning Black Pool which refers to the dark tidal pool where the River Poddle entered the Liffey on the site of the Castle Gardens at the rear of Dublin Castle.

Maldron Hotel Kevin Street is within walking distance of many of the historic locations of Dublin City including St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle and Christ Church Cathedral.

St Patricks Cathedral

Built-in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, St Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest in Ireland and has been a prominent part of Dublin’s history for over 800 years. Enriched with history and culture, the cathedral offers visitors a look at the building’s dramatic tale of storm and fire damage to its restoration and evolution to one of Dublin’s main tourist attractions.

St Patrick’s Cathedral is famous around the world for its choir which performs daily during the academic term. The building is the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland and encompasses overwhelming cultural aspects along with unforgettable architecture. Guided tours are offered several times daily at a small fee. All proceeds from the tours go towards the upkeep of the cathedral.

The cathedral is right opposite and hotel and less than a 2-minute walk from Maldron Hotel Kevin Street.

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral holds the title of Dublin’s oldest building and also the city’s eldest cathedral, having stood in the heart of the capital for almost a thousand years. Steeped in history and culture like that of its neighbouring St Patrick’s Cathedral, Christ Church has also fallen on hard times throughout its existence and was almost derelict by the time it was restored. The Cathedral welcomes thousands of visitors through its doors each year.

Christ Church Cathedral is renowned for its heart-stopping beauty, diverse architecture and charming floor tiles, attracting visitors from all over the world. Like that of its sister cathedral, it is famed for its choir which dates back to 1493, the choir has toured all around the world. Various tours are offered daily at a charge.

Christ Church Cathedral is just an 8-minute walk from Maldron Hotel Kevin Street.

The Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s number one tourist attraction and home to the black stuff. Visitors to the storehouse are taken on a journey which begins at the bottom of the worlds largest pint glass and ends in the Gravity Bar which provides visitors with a 360-degree view of Dublin City.

The tour provides visitors with the history and evolution of Guinness throughout the years, as well as teaching you how to pull the perfect pint. A tourist attraction not to be missed by anyone visiting Dublin.

Opening hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11.30am to 7.00pm (last entry 5.00pm) and Friday to Saturday from 11.30am to 9.30pm (last entry 8.00pm). Pre-booking is essential via their website for up to 6 visitors and you can select a time slot to visit.

The home to Guinness is just a 15-minute walk from Maldron Hotel Kevin Street.


Teeling’s Whiskey Distillery

Teeling’s Whiskey Distillery is the only operational distillery in Dublin City and is the first new distillery to grace the city in over 125 years. The Dublin based distillery began production in 2015 meaning it will be several years before any of the distillate can even be considered whiskey. For now, visitors can enjoy Teeling’s Whiskey from its other distillery in Ireland.

The visitor centre provides tourists with a unique distillery experience seven days per week and is just a 7-minute stroll from Maldron Hotel Kevin Street.

Jameson Whiskey Distillery

The newly revamped Jameson Distillery Bow Street carries on John Jameson’s ambition through unforgettable experiences with several types of tours available to its visitors. The storytellers take you through John Jameson’s journey which began at Bow Street in 1780 right up to the present day. At the end of the tour, visitors can enjoy a famous Jamie & Ginger on the house.

Jameson Distillery is a scenic 20-minute walk from Maldron Hotel Kevin Street.

Pearse Lyons Distillery

Pearse Lyons Distillery is open 7 days a week and is a 20-minute stroll from the hotel through the heart of The Liberties, Dublin. Just a 5-minute walk from The Guinness Storehouse, this distillery offers an insight into the colourful history dating back to the 12 Century.

The tour of the distillery brings visitors around the surrounding graveyard and introduces you to the characters from Dublin’s distilling district. The Pearse Lyons Distillery produces some of Ireland’s finest small-batch Irish whiskies, you can learn this through the celebration of the Irish tradition of storytelling on each guided tour. Guests enjoy a sensory experience as they are brought through the distilling process, before enjoying whiskey and gin tastings at our tasting bar.

Guests can choose from a guided tour and tasting experience to an art of distilling experience with our head distiller or a whiskey and food pairing experience, with local seasonal produce. All booklets, interactives and welcome videos are translated in seven languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Portuguese).

Dublin Castle

Built in the 13th century, Dublin Castle plays a prominent role in Irish history. For 700 years Dublin Castle was a fortress to British power in Ireland before being handed over to Michael Collins who represented the Irish Free State in 1922. Since then Dublin Castle has been used by the Irish Government for meetings and functions.

Several daily guided tours are available at Dublin Castle at a small fee. Visitors also have the option of a shorter self-guided tour which is available in 17 different languages.

Dublin Castle is only a 12-minute walk from Maldron Hotel Kevin Street.

Iveagh Gardens

Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens is host to many events throughout the year. The garden displays a diverse collection of landscape features including rustic grottos and sunken formal panels of lawn with fountain centre prices.

Taste of Dublin takes place here each year as well as a number of concerts and comedy shows.

The Iveagh Gardens is located just 1km from Maldron Hotel Kevin Street and a 12 minute walk away.

Stephens Green Park

Ireland’s most popular Victorian public park was re-opened to the public in 1880 by Lord Ardilaun. Stemming 22acre and providing visitors with 3.5km of walkway, St Stephen’s Green Park is an oasis within the heart of Dublin City that is hugely popular amongst locals and tourists. The park is home to several historical sculptures, a children’s playground, a lake and a garden for the visually impaired.

St Stephens’s Green Park is a short 10-minute stroll from Maldron Hotel Kevin Street.

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