Endless days, beautiful weather, summer events, and warm nights – Dublin comes alive in the summertime. Make the most of the 16 hours of daylight, filling your days with alfresco lunches and independent markets and your evenings with culture and events. Don’t find yourself stranded on the edge of Dublin, commuting into the city to be in the action. Ashling Hotel offers convenient, comfortable accommodation within walking distance to tourist attractions, parks, event venues and so much more. Enquire about summer accommodation in one of the best-located hotels in Dublin today.
Markets in Dublin
Aside from better weather, summer brings the best events to Dublin. We are spoiled for choice with markets, fairs, and gatherings around Dublin. Our markets bring out the best local suppliers, creators, bakers and so much more. Enjoy daily markets like Georges Arcade for the best vintage threads, and Moore Street Outdoor Market for fish, fruit, and veg. Weekly markets include the Temple Bar Market where you’ll find everything from produce to handmade treasures and Patricks Park Market, a book & gift market in the shadow of one of the finest cathedrals in Ireland. D8 Market happens on the last Sunday of every month in the yard of the Digital Hub and has a huge offering of clothes, food, gifts, handmade crafts, antiques, records and so much more.
Cultural activities in Dublin
Summer is an ideal time to explore Dublin from top to bottom. While the weather isn’t always on our side, the walk from one side of the city takes 20 minutes: manageable even in the rain. Visit and walk through the War Memorial Gardens admiring the rose garden and the beautiful sunken gardens. Enjoy a walk through Trinity College, stop for a cold drink at The Pavilion, and watch the college teams practice. Pick up a takeaway lunch and indulge with a picnic in Stephens Green enjoying a spot of people watching. Grab a pint in Temple Bar and sit on the cobbled lanes enjoying the music and madness as the evening draws closer. The possibilities and endless.
Events in Dublin
Summer is prime time for concerts and gigs in Dublin. You can take in a show in the biggest stadium in the country, 3 Arena, which has welcomed huge performers over the years. In 2022, we’re excited to welcome Whitesnake, Foreigner, Andre Rieu, David Grey, Billie Eilish, The Script, Kings of Leon, Cirque Du Soleil and so many more. Enjoy more intimate musical and comedy events in Vicar Street and The Olympia Theatre. Smaller events in the city include theatre performances in the Gaiety, The Abbey, and Smock Alley. Check Dublin event guides for the latest performances across the county.
Enjoy Dublin Outdoors
The great outdoors is the place to be in the summertime. Dublin is a city so close to the sea and the mountains giving visitors the best of both worlds. Enjoy hikes in the Dublin Mountains or a road trip to the beautiful Glendalough and Blessington Lakes. Head to the coast to enjoy the food yard in Bray or the seasonal markets in Howth. Take a stroll from Ashling Hotel to Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park and enjoy some of the live outdoor music events they have on the bandstand. Enjoy jazz music or swing dancing in Stephens Green at lunchtime. Bring the kids to the many free events arranged by Dublin City Council in the local parks and green spaces. Dublin is a hive of fun and activity when the sun shines.
Ashling Hotel Dublin
Before you plan a packed schedule of things to do in Dublin, book the perfect summer accommodation in Dublin City. Ashling Hotel is located close to Phoenix Park, opposite Heuston Station, perfect for travellers from across Ireland. We are walking distance to the heart of the city where you’ll find parks, pubs, cafés, restaurants, museums, galleries, and anything else you need to make your city break to Dublin excellent. We have a variety of packages to cater to all travellers from solos and couples, to girly or family breaks. Our family rooms comfortably sleep 5 with room to spare. Book our best available rates and special offers exclusively on our website. We look forward to welcoming you for a summer break you won’t forget.