Come for UXDX. Stay for Dublin.

Discover 1,000 years of history as well as the famous Irish craic

UXDX 2020 Activities

Walking Tour of Dublin

Walking Tour

Wednesday 7th October, 6pm

Join us for a walking tour of historic Dublin. We take in the key highlights of Dublin Castle, The Viking settlements at Christchurch Cathedral, O'Connell Bridge, Trinity College and Temple Bar all while sharing the local stories and history of the city.

UXDX After Party

UXDX After Party

Thursday 8th October, 8pm

Relax, unwind, and meet some of your fellow attendees. We'll gather in one of Ireland's best night spots enjoy the 'craic' and share the best Irish hospitality. Grab a bite to eat before you arrive because there will be free drink flowing until the tab runs out (so get there early to avoid missing out!)

5km Run around Dublin

5km historic run

Saturday 10th October, 10am

Join us for a relaxed run around historic Dublin taking in the Viking Settlements, Georgian Dublin, the Irish famine memorial, the 1916 rising, Dublin Castle and the park where Dublin got its name.  45 mins to 1 hour with frequent stops.

Exploring Dublin

Guinness Storehouse

If there’s one Irish thing you have to try, it must be a pint of Guinness. The Guinness Storehouse building dates back to 1904 and is built in the style of the Chicago School of Architecture. It’s the number one tourist attraction in Ireland, offering guided tours 7 days a week. It unfolds across seven floors shaped around a giant pint, which, if filled would contain 14.3 million pints of Guinness.

Dublin Castle

Located just off Dame Street, Dublin Castle is the heart of Irish history. Today the building is mainly used for state events, such as the inauguration of each President of Ireland or state banquets. Originally built as a defensive fortification, Dublin Castle was for 700 years the seat of British power in Ireland. Amongst the highlights are the Ladies Drawing Room, the Throne Room and St. Patrick's Hall which you’ll have the chance to see during your visit.

The Book of Kells

Located within Trinity College’s Treasury, the Book of Kells is an early Christian illuminated manuscript with a backstory that includes monks, Vikings and remote Scottish islands. The tour here includes a visit to the Long Room library, one of Europe’s most magnificent libraries housing over 200,000 of Trinity’s oldest books. 

Whiskey Distilleries

There is an area of Dublin called "The Liberties" which used to be outside the walls of the ancient city. It was called the liberties because people were at liberty to do what they wanted - and they wanted to make whiskey. You're spoilt for choice with distilleries to visit from Roe & Co, Pearse Lyons, Teeling, The Dublin Liberties Distillery and Jameson all within 10 minutes walk of each other. 

St Patrick's Cathedral

Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, St Patrick's Cathedral is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland. It was founded in 1191 and with its 43-meter spire is the tallest and the largest church in Ireland. You’ll also have the chance to see a selection of artifacts relating to Jonathan Swift, the dean of the cathedral from 1713 to 1745 and author of Gulliver’s Travels. Tickets start from €8.

Discover Dublin by Boat

If you want to avoid the traffic (yes, it can get quite hectic in Dublin), why not see Dublin from the River Liffey and explore some spectacular views. Most cruises come with a live tour guide, so you’ll also have the opportunity to learn the history of Dublin and its river, from the Vikings to modern-day, while enjoying the city landmarks.

The Parks of Dublin

the city’s green spaces include the hidden oasis of quiet among the bustle of city life. Whether you want to go for a picnic (Iveagh Gardens is perfect), seek out the statue of Oscar Wilde in Merrion Square, take time out at Dubh Linn Gardens, tucked just behind Dublin Castle, wander around St Stephen’s Green, or make like a local by spending an afternoon cycling through the Phoenix Park among the deer there is something for everyone. 

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