The 7 Best Things To Do in Ranelagh, Dublin
Ranelagh is a popular, leafy, and upscale part of Dublin. It is a central suburb that is close to all of the city’s main attractions and is one of the most expensive places to sleep in Ireland. It has a long and interesting history. As early as the 17th century, it was the site of fights over Irish sovereignty. In the 18th century, a person flew in a hot air balloon from the suburb to Clontarf, across Dublin Bay. This was one of the earliest manned hot air balloon flights.
As you walk around the village and look at Ranelagh’s best, you’ll be following in the steps of many important people from the past. Today, it shines and costs a lot. Here’s what we suggest.
Local newspaper The Journal recently called Ranelagh “the Brunch Capital of Dublin,” and there are lots of great places to spend a Sunday morning there. The chicken and waffles dish at Dillinger’s is amazing (it tastes even better than it sounds), and Nick’s Coffee Company, Cinnamon, and Er Bruschetta offer less creative but still very tasty options. For €15, you can get a bottomless prosecco brunch at the Exchequer. Then there are the many pubs that open early for brunch and lunch.
Walk down the streets from the 1900s.
Yes, “go for a walk” might not be the most exciting piece of advice about a new place, but Ranelagh is a great place to explore. If you look up from the ground floor of the shopping streets, you can see old brick buildings with interesting shapes. When you leave the center of the village, you’ll find wide, tree-lined streets where the average house is worth about a million euros. Take a look at how the other half lives; it’s very photogenic and full of charm.
Outside The Barge, people drink
Ranelagh is close to the Grand Canal, which is an arch of water that goes around the city and is popular with walkers, joggers, and even people who go to hotels and pubs. The Barge is a small pub near the lochs on the way from Ranelagh to the city. In the summer, the grass and canal banks outside become an unofficial party spot. It’s important to note that it’s against the law in Ireland to drink alcohol in public, but hundreds of 20-somethings come here with bags of cans to talk and drink during the longer evenings, despite the law. It’s a great way to get to know the local nightlife scene from the ground up. It’s also a great bar.
42 Sráid Charlemont, St. Kevin’s, Dublin 2, Ireland. +353 14751869
Enjoy the great ice cream at Scoop.
Ireland isn’t known for its ice cream, but it should be. For proof, check out Murphy’s, a company from Dingle in County Kerry that is crazy about weird flavors. Scoop isn’t as unique as Murphy’s, but it’s a great place to go in the summer, and Deliveroo will even bring you food. There are some interesting flavors of ice cream served with crepes and a popular coffee menu in the shop. Check out the sea salt caramel and the Oreo sundae. You can also add melted Nutella as a sweet, rich sauce.
Dublin 6, Sandford Road 22, Ireland.
Check out the art on the streets
Dublin is a surprising center for street art. Most people in the capital like it as long as it’s done well (tagging isn’t popular; murals and symbols are more popular). The Liberties, especially Francis Street and the Tivoli Theatre car park, are probably the center of the movement, but Ranelagh has a lot of stylish murals that are easy to spot both in the village and as you walk through it. Look out for work by Maser, an artist with a lot of political clout who often shows up here.
Stop by The Hill.
The Hill is one of our favorite pubs in Dublin. It runs with the local trend for craft beer in a big way. Their huge selection of draft beers ranges from very strong IPAs to strange fruit-based sour beers. They are all served in a local bar that is part of the community and away from the Temple Bar crowds. If you’re staying near Ranelagh and want a quiet place to drink a few beers, this is the place to go.
The address is 1 Old Mountpleasant, Dublin 6, Ireland. The phone number is +353 14978991.
Watch the cricket team Leinster play
Cricket is a very new sport in Ireland, and the country just made a big step forward internationally by becoming the first new country to get test status in a long time. Most international players who don’t play in England or further away play for Leinster, an east coast provincial team based just outside of Ranelagh. Even on a good day for the local league, there are still hundreds of people there, but this is a great chance for people who are really into sports to see some big names play away from the spotlight.
Dublin 6, Ireland, 1 Observatory Lane, +353 14972428
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