Dublin the Unesco city of Literature, History, Hospitality, Live Music and Guinness.
Travelling early on Friday the 23rd of March and returning early evening on Sunday the 25th of March, 3 full days and 2 nights.
Ireland’s legendary capital is known both for its rich heritage and its decadence, with its splendid architecture and ancient buildings rubbing shoulders with pubs, eateries and entertainment complexes. We will explore the history and sample the hospitality of this capital City.
Meet Steve your Social Circle host and founder in the departures lounge at Manchester Airport, where we will gather before heading to our exciting destination Dublin.
Opposite Croke Park Stadium, this luxury 4-star hotel boasts spacious rooms with 25-inch LCD TVs. Guests can enjoy hot towels on arrival, free parking, and a European bistro.
Luxuriously furnished, each room at Croke Park Hotel features comfortable beds with duck down duvets, and a private bathroom with deluxe toiletries. Rooms also feature a mini entertainment system and free Wi-Fi.
Sideline Bistro serves modern European cuisine made with fresh ingredients, with chefs cooking from centre stage in an open kitchen. Guests can also enjoy fresh coffee and pastries at the coffee bar.
Dublin Airport is 15 minutes’ drive away, while the National Botanic Gardens are a 25-minute walk. Connolly Metro Station is 15 minutes’ walk, while Trinity College Dublin can be reached in 25 minutes on foot.
What is included?
Steve your Social Circle host who has both local knowledge and experience will give you the attention to detail which will make this a thoroughly enjoyable trip, Steve your host will recommend and lead you to many places of interest over your stay, each evening they will take care of your dinner reservations at a restaurant offering the best in local cuisine. Steve will assist and answer any questions, and will enhance you enjoyment of your weekend. Steve your host will organise the best mode of transport to and from the airport, take care of the hotel bookings and offer a first class service.
You will share a twin bedded room with an en suite bathroom and a full choice of breakfast. There is an additional single supplement for your own room.* (see details below)
Contact Cathy pur organiser on 07891060565, or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any aspect of the weekend or answer any question.
Steve your host will organize the best attractions and tourist spots to visit over the course of your weekend, you are welcome to join in this itinerary, or you may decide to venture out on your own or with friends and Steve can advice you on some of the local attractions, we invite you attend dinner each evening, when we can talk over the exciting days events sharing information and stories with your group of friends and companions.
We will visit each day a selection of the best culture and unique gems of Dublin over our 3 day, 2 night stay from Friday the 23rd of March to Sunday the 25th of March 2018.
Upon Arrival in Dublin we will check-in then head off for our first adventure within this UNESCO awarded city.
This weekend day break will introduce you to Dublin and it is perfect for those who wish to see Dublin at its very best while enjoying a relaxed and enjoyable visit.
The Guinness Storehouse
Located in St. James’s Gate Brewery, it’s the number one tourist attraction in Ireland making it the first “to do” on our list.Try a Guinness-Cola!
The Castle has served many functions over the years: a defensive fortification, royal residence, military garrison, and now the location of the European Presidential election every 10 years.
It’s one of the largest urban parks in Europe and a great place to spot the wild Fallow Deer that have been roaming the grounds since the 17th century.
It’s an eerie, yet intriguing visit as it was a prison which operated from 1796-1924. Many of Ireland’s most “rebellious” criminals were incarcerated here as well as children as young as 7 years old for petty thefts.
Trinity College Library
It’s the largest library in Ireland and famous for being the home to the Book of Kells, written by Celtic monks circa 800.
The “Book of Kells” exhibition is a must-see. It’s the most popular manuscript in the world from the medieval times.
It was founded circa 1030, is the oldest structure in Dublin and one of city’s two impressive medieval Cathedrals.
The National Gallery of Ireland
It’s free year-round and houses Irish works of art as well as that of Italian Baroque and Dutch masters.
National Leprechaun Museum
A trip to Ireland isn’t complete without a visit to the National Leprechaun Museum, the only museum in the world dedicated to the mythical figures.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Built in 1220, is the largest church in Ireland and one of the most emblematic structures in Dublin.
Temple Bar Food Market
The Temple Bar Food Market (@ Meeting House Square) is open to foodies looking for local delicacies.
George’s Street Arcade
It was built in 1881 and is the first purpose built Victorian Shopping Centre in Dublin. It is also said to be the oldest shopping Centre in all of Europe and has an eclectic mix of stores from clothes to antiques.
The Church Bar & Restaurant
It’s located in the former St. Mary’s Church built during the 18th century. Today you can go for a cup of tea at the Café, dance away afterhours at its Night Club or enjoy a barbecue on the terrace.
If you’re not claustrophobic have a drink at the Dawson Lounge, it’s the smallest pub in Dublin.
Whiskey tasting tour at the Jameson Distillery
If you’re over 18, don’t miss the Whiskey Tasting tour at the Jameson Distillery. If you’re not of legal drinking age, or just not a fan of whiskey, you can still visit the distillery to see exactly how the famous drink is made.
Temple Bar Pub
Head to the Temple Bar Pub if you want to mingle with people from all over the world, who are looking to have a good time. There is live Irish music most nights and of course, plenty of Guinness on tap!
The Brazen Head
Established as a coach house in the late 12th century, the Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Dublin. It was even mentioned in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.
General Post Office
Stop by the General Post Office on O’Connell Street and marvel at the Greek revival style architecture.
Queen of Tarts
If your sweet tooth is looking for something decadent, head to Queen of Tarts for a slice of their famous Bailey’s cheesecake.
Gallagher’s Boxty House
Try a typical Irish “boxty” (poor-house bread) at Gallagher’s Boxty House. These traditional potato pancakes are sure to hit the spot while touring Dublin.
Oscar Wilde’s Statue
Stop by Oscar Wilde’s statue at Merrion Square, one of Dublin’s most famous squares.
Socialising and enjoying the local cuisine and bars is the perfect way to end each day, and we will all meet nightly to eat and discuss the days activities, our host will choose restaurants that offer the best in local delicacies and will give that true flavour of the city and people.
What’s left to do: Simply book your flight and come join us….
Booking information and flights
Places are limited to 10 - YOU MUST BOOK EARLY to take advantage of the best flight prices and be assured of a place on this extremely popular weekend with your host Steve.
Price increase on the 10th of January of £30.00, another good reason to book your weekend away NOW!
Price: Member £195.00 Non Member £245.00. To receive member price you must be a member at time of booking and at time of event
Single room supplement of £135.00, simply email email@example.com, to reserve your single room.
We suggest booking flight with Ryanair
Depart Friday the 23rd of March on FR553 at 8.00 a.m. and returning on Sunday the 25th of March on flight FR1556 at 19.05 p.m.
You are responsible for booking your own flight’s and are governed by the airlines rules.Lunch and Dinner meals are also your responsibility and any organised payable tours.
Travel to and from the accommodation to the airport whilst in Dublin is not included, but your host will organise the best mode of transport.
With Social Circle you will have your very own guide who will make your trip one to remember, add to this great company, friendships that are formed, lively conversation, nights out and general relaxed atomsphere, this is your Social Circle Guarantee.
Just an incredible trip organised for you with like-minded people.