Businesses, museums, galleries and attractions in Dublin have taken a further step to re-open in line with phase three of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. Hotels, cafés, restaurants, hairdressers, salons, gyms and pubs which serve food are amongst the businesses that have re-opened. The Government has announced that face coverings must now be worn in all shops, retail settings and shopping centres. Here’s our FAQs for getting the most out of a trip to town:
Can I take public transport to the city?
Yep, but if you can walk or cycle, please do. If you’re taking public transport, please be mindful of not travelling at peak times, as we need to leave capacity for essential workers. A cloth face covering is mandatory.
Does social distancing still apply?
Yep, it’s important that social distancing is maintained. Businesses have put a lot of money into ensuring they’ve created a safe environment for customers, so please assist them by using hand sanitizer stations and wearing a mask where appropriate (like when getting a haircut).
Are the pubs open?
Pubs that serve food are open. You’re required to have a substantial meal and can’t stay longer than 105 minutes. Pubs that don’t serve food are still closed until Monday 10th August.
Should I decide where I’m going in advance?
Yes, it’ll likely save you time and possible disappointment. Certain businesses are now appointment only, so it’s best to check in with them in advance. See DublinTown’s updated list of businesses that are open in the city centre. We’ve also linked to directories of online Dublin shops.
Which galleries, museums and visitor attractions are open?
- 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 (Booking advised)
- Chester Beatty, Dublin Castle (No booking required)
- Dublinia Viking Museum, Christ Church (Booking advised)
- EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, chq Building on Custom House Quay (Booking advised)
- GPO Museum – Witness History, O’Connell Street (Booking advised)
- Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Kilmainham (Partially re-opens Sunday 26 July. Booking required)
- Little Museum of Dublin, St Stephens’ Green (Booking advised)
- Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), St. Stephen’s Green (Booking required)
- National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare Street (Booking required)
- National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks (No booking required)
- National Museum of Ireland – Natural History, Merrion Street (Booking required)
- National Print Museum, Beggars Bush (Booking advised)
- National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street (Booking required)
- Pearse Museum, St. Enda’s Park (Booking advised)
- Richmond Barracks, Inchicore (Booking advised)
- The Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship, Custom House Quay (Booking required)
- Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square (No booking required)
- Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar (Booking required)
- Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Kilmainham (Booking required)
- National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square (No booking required)
- RHA Gallery, Ely Place (Booking required)
- Science Gallery Dublin, Pearse Street (Reopens August 11th – Booking required)
- Airfield Estate, Dundrum (Booking required)
- Book of Kells, Trinity College Dublin (Reopens August 10th – Booking required)
- Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 8 (Booking required)
- Croke Park GAA Museum & Tours, Jones’ Road (Booking required)
- Dublin Castle, Dame Street (State Apartments only – Booking required)
- Escape Boats, Grand Canal Dock (Booking required)
- Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park (Queuing system in operation for ticketed tours)
- Guinness Storehouse, St. James’s Gate (Booking advised)
- Jameson Distillery, Bow Street (Booking advised)
- Malahide Castle and Gardens, Co. Dublin (Booking advised for tours)
- Marsh’s Library, St. Patrick’s Close (No booking required)
- National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin (No booking required)
- National Leprechaun Museum, Jervis Street (Booking advised)
- Pearse Lyons Distillery, James’s Street (Booking required)
- Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham (Booking advised)
- St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 8 (No booking required)
- Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Newmarket Square (Booking advised)
- Wax Museum Plus, Westmoreland Street (No booking required)
We’ll update this list regularly.
Where’s the jacks (public toilets)?
There are new temporary public toilets at Wolfe Tone Square (north side) and outside St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre at the top of Grafton Street (south side).