Everyone deserves a some TLC. If pampering is on the cards there is a host of beauty spots, hairdressers and barbers within a five minute walk of The Devlin. Check out OSLO, Grafton Barber, The Red Lotus Hand & Foot Spa, GMALE, Rouge Beauty Salon, The Brow Artist and more. Ranelagh has everything you could want right on your doorstep, with a friendly, neighbourhood vibe. You might not want to leave The Devlin during your stay (and that’s absolutely cool with us!) but if you do choose to venture out.
Grafton Street has been at the centre of Dublin’s social life for over 100 years. Jump on the Green LUAS line from The Devlin, it’s just a 5 minute journey to get into the heart of the action. You could easily find yourself spending a day here, exploring the side streets (the fabulous Powerscourt Townhouse and Westbury Mall are only a stone’s throw from Grafton St and both house quirky fashions and jewellery. South William St. is always buzzing, Grogan’s pub here is a must see. Sit outside (in any weather) and people watch while nursing one of Dublin’s top notch pints of Guinness.
Only moments from Grafton St you’ll find George’s St. Lined with great cafes, vintage shops and a great variety of bars, George’s Street is hopping day and night. Just off George’s St you’ll find the treasure trove that is George’s Street Arcade. Spend some time browsing the shops and stalls that line this beautiful old market place. You are certain to find something you just can’t do without.
Sports and music fans, rejoice! We are located just 5 mins by taxi or a leisurely 20 minute stroll to the iconic Aviva Stadium. Opened in 2010, this fantastical curvilinear shaped stadium is a soccer, rugby, and concert venue. Whether you’re cheering for us or against us, you’ll love this awesome venue.
You can also take a tour of this impressive structure (and we recommend it!) Check out www.avivastadium.ie for details.
Sandymount Village, awash with local bakeries, gift shops, boutiques and cafes. Sandymount Strand is also a quick jaunt away from the village, grab some fresh fish and golden chips, with liberal amounts of salt and vinegar, and investigate the most famous beach in Irish fiction. James Joyce’s novel Ulysses was set here, and indeed you can see the Sandymount Martello Tower here, too. W.B. Yeats was born here, and Seamus Heaney lived in Sandymount for many years.
Want to know everything about Guinness, from barley seed to glass? The Guinness Storehouse have been making the stout that is now synonymous with Ireland since 1759. If you’ve ever been curious about how the black stuff is made, a visit to the Storehouse is a definite must. The former Guinness fermentation plant has been remodelled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness.With 7 floors of interactive experiences, this is Ireland’s most popular tourist destination.The self-guided tour finishes in the Gravity Bar, which offers a 360-degree view of Dublin City. Soak up the views while supping on a pint of perfection.
More than 350,000 people from over 70 countries visited the Jameson Distillery in Dublin last year. The visitor centre in Smithfield, which is on the site of the original Jameson distillery that operated from 1780 to 1971, has recently undergone a huge refurbishment, making it one of the best ‘must see’ whiskey destinations in the world. Learn how to blend whiskey and create whiskey cocktails. Grab a personalised distillery Jameson edition bottle, the perfect gift for a whiskey connoisseur – they even hosted 4 marriage proposals last year in John Jameson’s secret office, if popping the question to your SO is on the cards!
Smack bang in the city centre is Trinity College, often voted as a top visiting spot when you hit Dublin. Founded in 1592, Trinity College and it’s historic buildings are absolutely breathtaking. The Old Library, within the grounds is home to one of the world’s most famous books, The Book of Kells. Written around the year 800, this gospel manuscript is on display in the library for you to view. Take the 35 minute tour (no need to book in advance) to explore the 4 major quads and to learn about the history of this beautiful college. In the summer time, the cricket pavillion is a favourite spot for folks to sprawl out with a picnic in the balmy sunshine!
In Dublin for a business trip? The Devlin is conveniently located along the LUAS line, connecting you to both the city centre and also one of Dublin’s biggest business parks, Sandyford Industrial Estate. The Sandyford Industrial estate is home to some of Europe’s largest companies – including Vodafone, Salesforce, Microsoft and Accenture – and Beacon South Quarter.