Discover the best top things to do in Lucan, Ireland including Kilmainham Gaol, Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventureland, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Wonderful Barn, Burren Perfumery, Slade Valley Golf Club, Julia's Day Spa, St. Stephen's Green, Lucan Golf Club, Trinity College Dublin.
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4.5 based on 21 reviews
This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
I’m not really a fan of such tours, and tend to find them somewhat dull. However, the staff at this venue are super friendly and helpful, and the tour guides honestly care about the history of the Gaol, and the city in general. You’ll leave humbled. And you’ll be glad for it.
4 based on 82 reviews
Great place, large outdoor playground with water slides. It's small but practical and the kids loved it. Good value for money
4 based on 181 reviews
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre is located just off the M50 (exit 7 M4 towards Sligo). It's a great location for a pitstop between Dublin and the West of Ireland. A great choice of cafes, restaurants & fast food, plus a large M&S food store. For shopping, it's one of Ireland's premier shopping centres and for those staying in the city it is easily reached by bus with Routes 13 & 40 also serving other great tourist spots like Trinity College, Guinness Storehouse, MOMA, Kilmainham & Phoenix Park. For those looking for a girls weekend of shopping and fun, it is served by Flybus straight from the Airport and has a Clarion Hotel located across the road.
Not the biggest shopping center, very similar shops to you would normally find in the UK. However, this is lovely and clean and very good customer service including lots of great restaurants. If you are going to a restaurant though, make sure you book in advance or you may be turned down!
4 based on 45 reviews
As we had been visiting Castle Town House nearby we thought we'd venture over to see this landmark also. We couldn't get it on the sat nav in the car so we followed Google maps, but still couldn't locate it. While driving around (following google maps) we did not see one sign for it anywhere in Leixlip. We ended up driving into a rugby pitch off a roundabout (which was very close to the barn) but the couple of people we stopped to ask for directions didn't know how to get to it. As it turns out, there is absolutely nothing at the entrance to indicate that the Wonderful Barn is down a little road that is barricaded and accessible only to walkers or cyclists. We found out after that anyone with an allotment can gain access with their car. It's extremely disappointing that this landmark is not signposted; if it is we did not see one sign and thus is something the town needs to look into.
The Wonderful Barn is a lovely structure--but that's it; there are no facilities in the area (no shop, cafe, toilet, etc). You won't gain access to the building either, and there are no information signs posted giving you info about the barn, pity how some things are so neglected by the State.
4.5 based on 432 reviews
Free Admission. Open daily all year. Working factory. Free Film. Gardens. Shop. The Burren Perfumery is located in the heart of the Burren in County Clare and is Ireland's longest-established perfume house. Since opening its doors 43 years ago, the Perfumery has drawn inspiration from the flora and beauty of the Burren landscape to create its signature scents, which are hand-blended and bottled on the Perfumery's premises. Today, the Burren Perfumery creates its artisan range, which includes hand-crafted soaps, certified organic creams and candles, using the very best natural and organic ingredients sourced from all around the world. Visitors are welcome to come along and experience the Burren Perfumery first-hand. A busy working factory, visitors are welcome free-of-charge and all-year-round to check out its home and hub in Carron, County Clare. Open from 9am to 7pm in the Summer and from 10am to 5pm in the Winter, visitors can observe the Perfumery team members as they go about their daily work in the Manufacturing Workshops and browse the Perfumery's products and offerings in its Gift Shop. For visitors interested in gaining some insight into just how special and spectacular the Burren's natural offerings are, a beautiful, locally-shot short film (free of charge) featuring the unique local flora and landscape of the Burren truly sets the scene. The Perfumery's Tea Rooms, which are open Summer-long, offer an opportunity to relax and unwind over a selection of freshly baked organic cakes, garden soups, tea, herbal teas and coffee, while visitors can also meander through and enjoy the Perfumery's organic show Garden.
The trip to the Burren Perfumery is very scenic in itself, as it is situated off a winding road. You will be glad you went, for the the quaint tea room with picnic style tables and cheery decor offers a delicious stop before shopping for lotions or perfumes. Enjoy the flowers and peaceful surroundings before going in to either the tea room or shop. We had the vegetable soup. It was quite good, and we enjoyed the brown bread and cream butter that accompanied it. The tea room is child-friendly and the hostesses were very nice. The perfumery has some lovely scents. Frond is heavenly. Enjoy a little stop and shop in the beautiful Burren region. You may not be back that way for a while, and it is worth the time to get there.
4 based on 2 reviews
Set on and around the Dublin Mountains you feel like a goat as you maneuver around this course . Beautiful driving holes are to be enjoyed. Only bummer was lack of direction maps on the tee boxes and arrows pointing to the next tee. We got lost a couple of times. Club house is lovely and staff very friendly. Will be back!
5 based on 14 reviews
3rd time visiting Julia's Day Spa and as usual it was fabulous. The massage was brilliant, particularly the back massage and they wrap you up and keep you so cosy. Nice relaxing music, and staff are very professional and friendly. The facial was so nice and they incorporate a facial massage and shoulder massage into the facial with really delicate touch to relax you even further after your massage. On one visit I dozed off while mask was on. Such good value for money, can't wait to return.
With the current offer of full body massage, facial and choice of head massage/candling I would recommend the head massage over the candling.
4.5 based on 12 reviews
Beautiful urban park immortalized in James Joyce's "Ulysses."
We caught the bus here several times during our stay and enjoyed the tranquility of wandering through at our leisure.
4.5 based on 13 reviews
Quality Approved Golf Course | Approved to Fáilte Ireland standards, which means the services and facilities have been independently checked out before you tee-off. This elegant parkland course, situated only 20 minutes from Dublin city centre, provides a challenge for the keen golfer. The fourth hole, par three is notable in that the shot crosses the main road. The course is in a beautiful setting just outside the city
A superb golf course in pristine condition, I am a well travelled golfer and this course ranks among the best,greens were a feature,like carpets, fast but very fair,we enjoyed the course, the food and the hospitality of the staff.We were even entertained by the greenkeepers partner (karaoke) at the 19th.
4.5 based on 9 reviews
The building facade of Trinity College is among many constructed since the foundation of the College on March 13th, 1592. The design is attributed to Theodore Jacobsen, a London-based amateur architect, with the collaboration of Henry Keene and John Sanderson.
I always visit Trinity when I'm in Dublin, its lovely,and clean. I have visited the open day for undergraduates and there is a wide selection of subjects and degrees to choose from.
However they lose 1 star because I really needed the toilet one evening and I went with my partner into a building and the staff refused both of us access to the toilet. I had a kidney infection when I was visiting. The staff that were on that night were rude and condensing and made me feel like I don't belong there.
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