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Crowne Plaza Dublin - Blanchardstown

Explore Dublin

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

Visit the country’s top modern and contemporary art institution, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, located a few minutes away from the hotel. In addition to its impressive collection of more than 3,500 works by Irish and international artists created from the 1940s through the present, the IMMA features rotating exhibitions and presents regular lectures and other art-related programs.

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The National Aquatic Centre, which is located within minutes of the hotel, features an Olympic-size swimming pool, the Aquazone Water Park for all ages, and other aquatic facilities that are open to the public. The centre hosts competitive swimming events throughout the year, and the Dublin Football Squad has also been training at this facility since 2013.


For a unique tour of the city, try the Dublin City Hop On Hop Off Tour. Ride on the top of a bus to see the sights of Dublin, and listen to a narrator provide commentary along the way. You can also, as the name suggests, hop on and off the bus as many times as you like. The route includes many must-see attractions, including the Old Jameson Distillery, Phoenix Park and the Guinness Storehouse.

Must Do

While you're in Dublin, be sure to visit Kilmainham Gaol, a former prison now operated as a museum. Built in 1796, the prison was decommissioned in 1924, but it has since been restored for visitors. For a lighter side of the city, hit the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin's Smithfield Square. After tasting some of Ireland's best whiskey, hit the local-favourite Cobblestones Pub for a pint.

Don't Go Home Without

Strolling through a lush retreat at Phoenix Park, marked by the giant obelisk at Wellington Monument and the serene Papal Cross, often with deer grazing nearby. The Park contains the fascinating Dublin Zoo and is a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8,

The Phoenix Park at 707 hectares (1752 acres), is a historic landscape of international importance and one of the largest designed landscapes in any European city. It was originally established as a Royal deer park in the 17th century, and is home to many attractons including cycle hire, the Ashtown visitors centre, Dublin Zoo, and Segway tours

Dublin Zoo

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8,

A World of Nature on your dootstep! Dublin Zoo is one of Ireland's top visitor attractions and is located in the Phoenix Park, Dublin 8.

Farmleigh Estate

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8,

Farmleigh, an estate of 78 acres situated to the north-west of Dublin's Phoenix Park, was purchased from the Guinness family by the Irish Government in 1999 for €29.2m.

Dublin City Centre

For a taste of Dublin's famous night life, or to see the big sites, you will find convenient public transport links to Dublin City Centre.

Jameson Distillery Bow St.

Founded in 1780 by John Jameson, this World's leading distillery offers tours, cocktail-making classes and premium whiskey tasting sessions.

Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse, Ireland's No. 1 visitor attraction, is a "must see" on any visit to Dublin. Housed in an old fermentation plant in the heart of St James's Gate Brewery, the now seven-storey visitor experience tells the story of Ireland's iconic drink and brings to life the heritage of this world famous beer.

Fairyhouse Racecourse

Fairyhouse Racecourse is one of Ireland's premier horse racing venues. Home to the prestigious Irish Grand National and a mainstay in Irish society and history, Fairyhouse Racecourse have been welcoming people through its doors since 1848. A day at the races is ideal for a fun filled family day out, birthday celebrations, company social events, entertaining clients or even just to catch up with old friends and maybe make some new ones.

National Aquatic Centre

The National Aquatic Centre is one of the world’s largest indoor water centres. With its 10-lane international-standard swimming pool, extensive leisure waters, children play pool, wave pool and a fitness centre, it’s the perfect venue for a day out for all ages!


Newgrange is a Stone Age (Neolithic) monument in the Boyne Valley, County Meath and it’s the jewel in the crown of Ireland's Ancient East. Newgrange was constructed about 5,200 years ago (3,200 B.C.) which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre

We are located just 300 steps from Blanchardstown Centre which is home to over 180 stores, three retail parks and 25 restaurants. Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, BT2, Superdry, H&M, Topshop, River Island, Oasis, Warehouse, Zara, Dunnes Stores & Penneys to name a few. For entertainment, visit The Draiocht Arts Theatre or Leisure Plex Centre.