For many people experiencing a little rain while in Ireland is part is part of the plan, just like having a romantic escape in Paris. Even for a local through the consistency of it can put a dampener on your time in the emerald isle, you can’t enjoy the natural beauty or even a simple stroll around a town or city. That is one of the reasons why Ireland has the perfect blend of both outdoor and indoor activities, so any visitor can get the full Irish experience and hopefully avoid the rain as much s possible. As many visitors focus their stay in Dublin due to its good transport links and the quantity and quality of sights I’ve dedicated this article to some of the activities you can get up to in Dublin while avoiding the rain. Although in Ireland there is no guarantee that you won’t get caught in a downpour.
For me easily one of the best museums in the country. This museum is located on the grounds of a former military barracks and contains collections of Ireland’s military history, most associated with the independence movement and their involvement in peacekeeping and UN duties. The collection provides detail and insight into the formation of Ireland as a state and its long and celebrated history in the EU and UN.
Located just a short walk from Heuston station, the Luas red line and the cities hop on hop off bus service, it is easily located. This is especially for those with a love of history and the military or for those who need to brush up on their knowledge of Ireland.
Probably already on your list, but no Dublin list is complete without its mention. The Guiness Storehouse is a hotspot for international and local visitors.
Here you will learn the history of Arthur Guinness, the famous drink itself and how its made and the history of the company from 1750 until today. At the end of the tour, you can taste a fresh pint while enjoying the view of Dublin’s skyline. One of the best views you will find of the city. Let’s just hope the rain doesn’t obscure your vision too much.
The storehouse is a short walk from Collins barracks museum just on the opposite side of the River Liffey, otherwise, the hop on hop off service or a local bus are two more options to avoid the rain.
Go for a traditional dinner or a drink:
What better way to while away the hours than to sit in a cosy pub or restaurant while the rain passes outside. There is an abundance of locations to enjoy some traditional food and drinks. You can combine this with some sports or music depending on your taste. If you’re lucky enough to be there during a traditional sporting game, you will have the most fun.
For more options simply ask a local and they will be able to fill you in on the best way to spend a rainy day in Ireland. They are the experts