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Crowne Plaza Dublin - Blanchardstown

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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.

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

Enjoy a fancy ramble to Dublin Zoo and encounter wonderful animals. Spot giraffes, rhinos, and zebras, hang out with the gorillas at the new Gorilla Rainforest, walk the Kaziranga Forest Trail to see the beautiful Asian elephants. See Asian lion cubs, Sumatran tigers, and Sulawesi crested macaques at the newest development of the Zoo - The Asian Forests.

What's New

Experience an upgraded and enhanced stay at our hotel. The bedroom refurbishment is set to conclude in the first quarter of 2024. Experience the newly refurbished Sanctuary Bar, now featuring an exquisite menu perfect for pre or post-shopping and meetings. Additionally, Forchetta has updated its operating hours, serving from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM, Tuesday to Saturday.


Hop on a tour for a unique experience that takes you to popular attractions like Phoenix Park, Guinness Storehouse, and Old James Distillery in Dublin City Centre. Don’t forget to visit the iconic and beautiful Trinity College Library also in Dublin City Centre, stacked with wooden shelves from floor to ceiling. Enjoy all that Emerald Park has to offer including the largest wooden roller coaster.

Must Do

Attend popular events like the annual Family Sports Festival at Sports Ireland Campus, close to our hotel. Enjoy numerous sporting facilities like the National Indoor Arena, National Aquatic Centre, and National Horse Sport Arena. Experience shopping, entertainment, and dining at Shopping Centre Blanchardstown. Explore big brands like Zara, Mango, Lego, Marks & Spencer, and H&M.

Don't Go Home Without

Visit Phoenix Park, just 10 minutes from our hotel. View the magnificent Magazine Fort, built by Sir Edward Fisher, and see the phoenix monument erected by the fourth Earl of Chesterfield. Enjoy al fresco dining at The Victorian Tearooms, discover entertaining exhibitions on the park’s history and wildlife at The Visitor Centre, and visit Phoenix Café for fresh, local fare.