Getting around Dublin
Dublin Hop-ON /Hop-OFF Bus tours
The easiest way to see all Dublin has to offer is on the Green Hop on Hop off tour bus. It stops at all major attractions in the city. Drivers are all Tourist Board approved and provide entertaining live commentary. The tour is also available in 10 pre-recorded languages. Kids under 14 years old go free with a fee paying adult. Free walking tour is included in the price. Tickets are valid for 48 hours from the first tag on and they can be purchased at the Hotel’s Reception. The nearest stop is located 3 minutes’ walk from Cassidys hotel.
Dublin now has its own bike sharing scheme. It is a self-service bike rental, with 42 stations and 550 bikes throughout the city centre. You can hire a bike for the whole day for €10 or if you’re just going for a quick spin, the first 30 minutes are free. After that you pay a small charge for every half an hour of usage.
Getting to and from Dublin Airport
Dublin Bus - Airlink (747) Express
Operates buses every 15-20 minutes between Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport.
Typical fare to Dublin city is €6.00 one way or €10.00 return.
Provides a 24 hour comfortable service to and from the airport from several Dublin city locations. The Air coach has a stop on O Connell Street just 4 minutes’ walk from Cassidys hotel. Typical fare to Dublin city is €7.00 one way or €12.00 return.
Dublin airport operates an official taxi rank. All cars operate a meter based fare to the destination. A tip to Cassidys for 2 people with luggage varies between €22.00 & €30.00.
Voted Dublin’s Number one attraction on several occasions. The Guinness Storehouse is located in the heart of St James Gate Brewery and has been brewing Dublin’s famous porter since 1759. Take some time during your visit to see this seven-story building, and learn everything there is to know about how this famous beer is made. Finish off your tour in the Gravity Bar and take in the breath-taking 360-degree of Dublin City while enjoying a complimentary pint of Guinness.
O Connell Street
Cassidy’s Hotel is located at the top of Dublin’s City most iconic street. Within minutes’ walk from the hotel, guests can visit the Famous General Post Office (GPO) which became a symbol for the 1916 Easter Rising. Located just off O Connell Street you can stroll down Henry Street, one of Dublin’s many retail hubs.
Ireland’s oldest University, no visit to Dublin would be complete without a trip to Trinity College and to view the famous Book of Kells. Written ceria 800AD by Irish Monks in Kells Abbey, it is widely considered one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts in the world. During the Viking invasion of Dublin, it was buried and after it was rediscovered it was sent to Trinity College for safekeeping in 1653. Trinity is a 10 minute walk from Cassidys hotel.
Dublin Writers Museum
Located on Parnell Square at the northern end of O Connell Street, the Dublin Writers Museum is only 3 minute walk from Cassidys Hotel. The Gallery introduces the visitor to authors such as James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, W.B.Yates and Jonathan Swift to name but a few. It also explains the roots and events that have shaped Irish Literature.
Located just 2 kilometres from O Connell Street, the park is the largest enclosed public park in any European City. The Phoenix Park was initially a royal hunting Park and was opened to the public in 1747. The park is home to Dublin Zoo, Aras an Uachtarain (home of our president) and Farmleigh House (Formally owned by the Guinness Family). A large number of recreational pursuits can be enjoyed during a visit to the park, such as walking, running, polo and cycling. Bicycle hire is available at the entrance to the park at the Parkgate entrance. There are cycle lanes throughout the Park. The park is a 10 minute tram ride from Cassidys hotel.
Just a short stroll over O Connell Bridge will bring you in to the eclectic and bustling Temple Bar area. This busy riverside neighbourhood is spread over cobbled pedestrian lanes. Renowned for its busy night life with a wide variety of music bars, gastro pubs, and nightclub it is the centre of Dublin’s nightlife.
Temple bar also offers the visitor to Dublin the Designer Market located in Cows lane where a wide variety of designer wear, craft fashion, jewellery, bags, decorative arts and vintage clothing. Each Saturday morning Temple Bar Food Market takes place in Meeting House Square. The market offers wide variety of fresh and organic foods. You can also enjoy fresh juices crepes pies and pasties sushi and west coast oysters and wine. Only a 10 minute walk from Cassidys hotel.