For any book lover interested in seeing over 200,000 volumes in a beautiful setting, Trinity College’s Long Room is the ideal place to spend a drizzling afternoon. The tours are self-guided, with signs and helpful staff to answer any questions about the library and its contents. Trinity College’s Long Room is a must-see for anyone coming to Dublin, and is an ideal attraction during a dreary afternoon shower.
Advertised as Dublin’s best-kept secret, enjoy a relaxing cup of tea or cappuccino in a calming and cozy atmosphere. Centrally located on Stephen Street Lower, Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge has comfortable couches, delicious food and drink, and friendly staff. Not only is Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge a great family outing, the delicious cafe is the ultimate location for a first date. The vanilla chai latte is a perfect sweet treat on a damp and gloomy day.
Located nearly in the city center, Queen of Tarts is Dublin’s best homemade dessert stop on a rainy day. With an impressive selection of cakes, tarts, scones and teas, Queen of Tarts will cheer up even the gloomiest of rainy afternoons. Queen of Tarts is an adorable escape from the routine rain of Dublin, with delicious desserts and comforting teas and coffees.
Take a guided tour of the iconic Dublin Castle, a historical landmark right in the heart of Dublin city. Dublin Castle’s rich history paired with exciting guided tours of the medieval undercroft and state apartments is the perfect exciting and informative activity during a day in the rain. Dublin Castle is located at the city center, and makes for an excellent item to cross off your Dublin bucket list.
Enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour throughout the fully functioning Guinness factory, complete with a complimentary pint at the end of the tour. Throughout the Guinness Storehouse, you’ll learn about the ingredients, the brewing process, and how the product is distributed all over the world. Best of all, part of the tour includes tasting lessons. The highlight of the Guinness Storehouse tour is the Gravity Bar, situated on top of the factory, which allows for a 360-degree view of Dublin.
Enjoy Dublin’s tastiest fish and chips in a quintessential Irish pub. While you eat, enjoy some of the best traditional Irish music that Dublin has to offer. O’Shea’s Merchant sits overlooking the River Liffey along the charming quays. O’Shea’s is well known for its exceptional traditional music performed daily, and is a splendid location for a family dinner or for the screening of a Gaelic football match.