Waterways Ireland Docklands Summer Festival
For many, Dublin equals fun in a glass and while it is true the Irish do enjoy a pint or two, there is much more to the city than you may have expected.
The Waterways Ireland Docklands Summer Festival is a great example of something Dublin does well, and there may even be a few glasses of the black stuff in there too!
For fans of water-sports, this weekend in May will be just the thing – with stuff like kayaking, paddle boarding, barge rides, dragon boat displays and loads more. You can even get wet yourself and try out some of these fun activities, if you dare.
If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land then why not sponsor a duck in the Docklands Rubber Duck Race? Or have a wander around the Irish Farmer’s market and pick up some quality fresh produce grown locally.
The streets will be packed with remarkable performers who have all been classed as Street Performers World Championships Acts, which look amazing. Also the art exhibitions, live music, funfair, and al fresco activities from local eateries will make sure that you are kept entertained all weekend.
As the festival kicks off around 11am each day why not treat yourself to a slap up breakfast beforehand? For those on a tight budget how about a tasty but affordable breakfast burrito at Boojam on the Millennium Walkway?
For something a little classier and continental try the Lemon Jelly Cafe, just down the road a little from Boojum, and who serve up delicious crepes and apparently the best coffee in Dublin. They do also have a fantastic full Irish breakfast on their menu if you are feeling hungrier.
The Larder is right in the middle of the Temple Bar area so it can get pretty busy but it is worth visiting at any time of the day or night. Friendly staff with platefuls of yummy food will keep those hunger pangs at bay.