Things to do in Dublin 1

Ideally located in the heart of Dublin city centre and one of the most centrally located hotels in the city, Maldron Hotel Parnell Square is the perfect base for exploring Dublin city and the surrounding county.

Maldron Hotel Parnell Square is situated at Parnell Square West in Dublin 1.

Parnell Square

Parnell Square is a Georgian square situated at the north end of O’Connell Street and west of Mountjoy Square. Terraces of original Georgian houses surround the square on three sides and there are many notable landmarks and points of interest only a few minutes walk from Maldron Hotel Parnell Square.

Rotunda Hospital

The Rotunda Hospital is a maternity hospital located on Parnell Street and is now managed by RCSI Hospitals. The hospital is situated at the southern part of the square, just a 2-minute walk from the hotel making it very convenient for hospital visits.

The Garden of Remembrance

The Garden of Remembrance is located along the north side of the square with the entrance on the eastern side, only a few minutes walk from Maldron Hotel Parnell Square. It was first opened in 1749 and was initially used to fund the Rotunda hospital. However, in 1966 the beautifully designed garden by Daithi Hanly was dedicated to all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom. The garden is open daily throughout the year and admission is free.

Gate Theatre and the Ambassador

For those interested in culture and the arts, the Gate Theatre and the Ambassador are located in the south easterly corner of the square and the Hugh Lane Gallery is on the north side. The Dublin Writers Museum is also located on the north side and just around the corner from Maldron Hotel Parnell Square. The collection at the museum features the lives and works of Ireland’s greatest literary geniuses.

Croke Park

Croke Park is Europe’s third-biggest stadium and is the centre of Gaelic games in Ireland. A visit to the stadium allows you to see the magnificent exhibition hall, the changing areas, VIP zone and the stadium itself. For the especially fearless, there is the Ericsson Skyline visit that takes you 17 stories up to a stage suspended over the arena, which provides incredible views of the city. Croke Park is just a short taxi drive from Maldron Parnell Square.

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle was built in 1204 as was the seat of power for British rule for over 700 years. In April 1684, the castle was unfortunately destroyed by fire and then rebuilt as a stunning Georgian palace. Since 1938, it has become a tradition that all of Ireland’s presidents are inaugurated in St Patrick’s Hall. The breathtaking castle gardens are a highlight during the guided tour of the castles’ history. The tour also includes an excursion to Dublin’s oldest pub, The Brazen Head. Dublin Castle is located just a short taxi drive from Maldron Parnell Square.

Shopping areas

Maldron Hotel Parnell Square is very close to all the main shopping areas including Henry Street, Grafton Street and Temple Bar and is an ideal hotel for a break away with family or friends.

Close to Dublin tourist attractions

If you are interested in visiting the main tourist attractions, the location of the hotel is very convenient for seeing all the sights. Trinity College, the Old Jameson Distillery, the National Gallery and the National History Museums are all located just a few minutes walk from the hotel.

Events, conferences and concerts in Dublin

If you are attending an event, conference or concert in Dublin, Maldron Hotel Parnell Square is very convenient for visiting Croke Park, The 3Arena, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, the Convention Centre and the RDS.

Whether you are visiting Dublin for business or pleasure Maldron Hotel Parnell Square is an excellent choice for any type of break.

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