2PM – After lunch, head to Dublin’s Creative Quarter, a network of streets around South William Street. Browse around hip interiors stores such as Industry and the Irish Design Shop; walk through Dublin’s oldest shopping centre – the Victorian George’s Street Arcade; and stop off for coffee at Kaph.
3PM – Cutting right through the city centre, the River Liffey defines the city’s sense of identity… be it north or south. See it from a different perspective with City Kayaking, who run kayaking trips up the river under Dublin’s famous bridges.
6PM – With lovely views over the River Liffey, the foodie hub of The Woollen Mills is the place to grab a bowl of old-school Dublin fare such as Coddle (a bacon, sausage and potato stew) in a buzzy modern space over four floors.
730PM – Next stop? It’s got to be the theatre. The Woollen Mills is within striking distance of two great Dublin theatres: Smock Alley, which opened in 1662, and the Project Arts Centre, both of which offer multidisciplinary arts experiences.
10PM – Buzzing after the show? Keep it local and head to The Workman’s on the quays of the River Liffey. This multi-floor venue has seen everything from gigs by Kodaline to a DJ set by Cillian Murphy. Sorted.