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Things to do at night in Dublin: Capturing its very essence

07 June 2017 · 2 min read

Ghost walking tour

Explore hidden truths about Dublin and enjoy your tour guide’s cheesy attempts to scare you. Each Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 19:30 at the Bull and Castle pub, opposite Christchurch Cathedral, starts the night tour finding out about Dublin’s ghosts still haunting around awaiting freedom. Find out about the judge still seeking justice or Robert Emmet still stuck in the Brazen Head. Book your tickets online and look out for the orange backpack at the meeting point.

Irish Film Institute

Are you fond of documentaries and independent movies? Then the IFI located in the cultural area of Temple Bar is the right place for you to go. Enjoy movies from the past and present and join the after-discussions if you like. The institute also features a hip café and a gift shop. The goal is to exhibit the newest movies, preserve the oldest ones and to educate new audiences about film culture.


The theatre has a very important spot in the heart of the Dubliners as it’s the city of literature, poetry and visual performances. The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, only opened recently is an award-winning venue features plays, musicals, concert and any kind of artistic performances. It’s the perfect venue for a night out in Dublin city. Enjoy a candle-light dinner at one of Dublin’s many restaurants followed by a spectacular show at the theatre. Other venues hosting night shows are the Abbey Theatre or Gate Theatre.
Directions from The Davenport Hotel to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

Local pub crawl

One thing Dublin is well known for is the pubs. They say that for every 100 people there is one pub throughout the country. Join the Backpacker Pub Crawl and avoid the tourist traps. Enjoy pubs, bars and clubs throughout the city with fellow travellers. The tour starts each night at 8 pm at the Mercantile, right on Dame Street. Our option number two is the Dublin City Pub Crawl starting at the Porterhouse each Friday and Saturday. The choice is yours.

Happenings pop-up cinema

As soon as temperatures start rising, it’s time to get your blankets and picnic hampers ready to head off to the next park where Happenings has erected its screens and pop-corn stands to make you watch old-school movies with the one you love – for free. Public spaces are animated with spontaneous and cultural events. Be part of it.

Ghost bus tour

One of Dublin’s most spooky tours is the Ghost Bus tour. Minimum age required is 14 years, which says it all. Visit Dublin’s most creepy sights and get onto a bus with unknown surprises. Viking vaults and cemeteries are waiting for you. The tour lasts about two hours and is nerve-wracking.

City by night tour

Explore the beautiful city of Dublin by night on a hop-on-hop-off bus. Visit the Docklands’ skyline and stunning Georgian Dublin in the dark. It’s a perfect trip before dinner in the evenings and allows you to see most of the city in no time. Listen to some entertaining stories about Dublin’s past and chat away with passengers. Book your tickets here.

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