One Day in Dublin City: Out and About in Smithfield

One day in Dublin City Itinerary: Pot still outside the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield

About This Dublin City Itinerary

One Day in Dublin City Itinerary Rating: Leisurely
This Dublin itinerary is recommended for people with the following interests: food, culture, non-touristy experiences

Dublin Smithfield Itinerary in Brief

  1. Coffee and breakfast at Brother Hubbard
  2. Explore the National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts in Collins Barracks
  3. Lighthouse Cinema Cafe for Lunch
  4. Catch a movie at Lighthouse Cinema
  5. Take the Jameson Whiskey Tour at the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield
  6. Dinner at L. Mulligan Grocer Gastropub
  7. Play pinball and video games at Token
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Dublin Smithfield Detailed Itinerary

One Day in Dublin City Itinerary: trough on the square in Smithfield

This Dublin City day out focuses on the Smithfield neighborhood on the Northside of Dublin. Start your day with a well-crafted cappuccino at Brother Hubbard. Make your way on foot or using the LUAS to the National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts. Housed in Collins Barracks, an old army barracks surrounding a huge courtyard, the museum features a wide range of exhibits. The distances in the courtyard are marked off by paces, another throwback to the military history of this place. Inside, we discovered a wide range of artifacts from Irish military history including early vehicles and fighter planes. In an interesting twist, the other half of the museum offers an eclectic mix of household decorative items. I'm not sure what ties the two aspects of this museum together but Collins Barracks offers a welcome (and free!) diversion for the morning.
One Day in Dublin City: Collins Barracks near Smithfield

Head to the cafe at Lighthouse Cinema for a light lunch (a bowl of soup or some quiche) and then catch a movie at Lighthouse Cinema which seems to burrow underground. After the movie, sign-up for the whiskey tour at the Old Jameson Distillery. Protip: raise your hand immediately when they ask for volunteers before the little introductory video. You'll get a green cardboard cylinder which entitles you to a more extensive whiskey tasting at the end of the tour. A guide will take you through the steps of the whiskey making process. The steps in the process are: Malting, Milling, Mashing, Fermentation, Distillation, Maturation, Marrying, and Vatting. The process is quite similar to the beer making process until the distillation stage. The color deepens considerably as the whiskey ages. Everyone gets a mixed drink or whiskey on the rocks with the price of admission. With the magic green cylinder, you'll get to taste and contrast Irish, Scottish, and American whiskies.
One Day in Dublin City: L Mulligan Grocer in Stoneybatter
After your fun and educational whiskey tour at the Old Jameson Distillery, walk over to L. Mulligan Grocer in Stoneybatter for dinner. Peruse the food and craft beer menu which is tucked inside old books. L. Mulligan Grocer is the quintessential Irish Gastropub. I've tried a spicy tomato gazpacho with bits of goats cheese, salmon and a chicken burger on various visits. The Scotch egg is a perennial favorite among locals in the know. After the meal, you'll receive a small paper bag with a few gummy candies inside. So charming!

Finish the day playing old school arcade games and perhaps grabbing a final drink at Token in Smithfield. Head downstairs to the pinball room where you can play about 10 different machines for 0.50 EUR a game. So much fun!

Map of This Dublin City Itinerary: Out and About in Smithfield

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Guide to Sidewalk Safari Dublin City Itineraries

  • Leisurely: No need to get up super-early to start this itinerary which is always good if you experienced a little too much of Dublin's famous craic the night before. Take your time exploring the sights on these itineraries or take detours that you discover on your own in the process of following my suggestions.
  • Intermediate: You should be able to comfortably fit in the activities recommended even if you don't get an early start. There is a fair amount of walking involved in these itineraries to get from place to place.
  • Ambitious: Lots to see plus a lot of walking. Make sure to get an early start or you won't make it to everything on the list.
The perfect formula for a day out in Dublin City includes: breakfast/coffee, morning activities, lunch, afternoon activities, a pub stop, dinner, and evening fun.

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