Things to do

Dublin is an ever changing city and one that continues to charm visitors and locals alike. In recent years, the buzz of Dublin’s city centre has seeped into the surrounding areas to create hives of activity and culture away from the centre of town.

The Dublin Docklands is the perfect example of this. Just a short stroll from the city centre, the Docklands is fast becoming a must-see destination for anyone who finds themselves in the city – whether you are living here or visiting for a day. From stunning modern architecture to historic buildings, from art galleries to river trips, the Docklands truly has something for everyone. 

Explore Dublin Docklands 

Explore the Docklands on wheels with our Bike & Picnic package. Perfectly packed in a compact backpack with all the necessary equipment, our ‘Picnic for Two’ package costs €60 and is ideal to enjoy in Grand Canal Square, in the park, on the beach or in the mountains! Click here to view our picnic menu. To book your picnic package, contact our concierge team here

If running is more your thing, join in on a 5km run with our personal Run Concierge every Tuesday at 7:30am. With routes through the city, along the beach and back to the hotel, our team will customise the route to your capabilities and needs. Whether you are training for a marathon or just want to see Dublin in a unique way – this is the tour for you! Bottles of water and fruit will be available for runners until 9am when they return to the hotel. 

For those looking to stay in bed a little longer, explore the local hotspots and hidden gems of the Dublin Docklands with two of our team every Thursday at 11am. Sharing their stories and taking in sights such as the Design Tower, Lir Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Diving Bell, Monuments on Quays, Jeanie Johnson, EPIC the Irish Emmigration Museum and more, the tour lasts approximately one hour and doesn’t need to be pre-booked. 

For anyone looking to while away the time and explore the Docklands on their own schedule, download a free copy of our ‘Discover Dublin Docklands’ map here. With three different routes available - the Culture Trail, Activity Trail or Food and Drink Trail, our map ensures you will experience the best of Dublin Docklands! 

To book our picnic and bike package or for further information on our tours, please contact our Concierge team on 01-6875190 or email concierge@themarker.ie  

Yoga at The Marker 

Take your yoga practice to the skies by availing of our stunning Rooftop Terrace space for your morning yoga practice! Our team will provide you with a complimentary yoga box complete with Manduka PROlite yoga mats, cork blocks and 6ft yoga straps. The space will be available to guests from 8am every morning* or alternatively you can have the yoga box delivered to your door and practice in the comfort of your own room! Retreat to our Marker Bar post-yoga for a healthy menu of breakfast bites such as paleo amazeballs, fruit skewers and protein shake shots!

To add a yoga box to your room, or check availability of our Rooftop for yoga practice, please contact our Concierge team on 01-6875190 or email concierge@themarker.ie

*Subject to availability

In the area:

Bord Gais Energy Theatre  

The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd and the luxury of the Marker Hotel – what more could you ask for! We are located right beside the Bord Gais Energy Theatre – an architectural masterpiece which is visually arresting, yet also lives up to its reputation for attracting some of the biggest and best musicals, plays and operas. To view a full listing of shows at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, please click here.

Our Brasserie located on the ground floor hosts a pre-theatre menu on the evening of the shows from 5pm. To view our pre-theatre menu, please click here

Wake Dock 

Wakedock is Ireland’s first cable wakeboard park, located on the doorstep of The Marker in Grand Canal Dock. 

Wakedock offers sessions for adults and kids, individuals and groups. Perfect for beginners and expert wakeboarders alike, Wakedock's trainers will make you feel at ease as you glide through four obstacles on the Grand Canal. A unique and great day out for all, read more about Wakedock here.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC is an interactive historical experience immersing guests into the stories of the ten million people that have left the island of Ireland to conquer great things abroad. Through 20 state of the art galleries, visitors can dive into their stories in a unique and spectacular way. Located just 20 minutes walk from The Marker in the CHQ building, EPIC is open daily from 10am with last entry at 5pm. For tickets to visit EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum ask a member of our concierge team or click here.

Design Tower 

One of Dublin's many hidden gems, the Design Tower is located on Pearse Street - less than a five minute walk from The Marker. Originally a sugar refinery in 1862, the Design Tower now houses award-winning goldsmiths, jewellery designers, ceramics artists, sculptors, painters, textile conservationists, paper-conservationists, gallery spaces and a café. Appointments are preferred to visit the Design Tower and the contact details for the individual studios can be found here.

Windmill Lane Studios 

Famous for it's extensive list of high profile clients and up and coming Irish artists, Windmill Lane is Ireland’s premier recording studio. Located less than 1km from The Marker, Windmill Lane offer tours on an appointment basis with the opportunity to create your own recording in the studio itself! For more information on Windmill Lane, please click here

Dublin Bay Cruises  

View Dublin's living bay in a unique way on one of Dublin Bay Cruise . This idyllic cruise shows Dublin views of the stunning landscapes of the Dublin Mountains, Ireland’s Eye, Lambay Island, Dalkey Island, Joyce’s Martello Tower and the Baily Lighthouse. Prices from €22. To purchase your tickets or for more information, please click here. 

Dates for your diary 

Click here to see a list of our exciting upcoming events - from Champagne dinners to inspirational networking breakfasts and tasting menu events , these are dates you need in your diary for 2017! 

 

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