#21. Dublin Cinemas
Who doesn’t love popcorn and a good movie?
Many Dublin Cinemas have discounted movie screenings on early showings.
See what’s on at some of the following North Dublin Cinemas: Omniplex Balbriggan, Odeon Blanchardstown & Coolock, Movies @ Swords, Cineworld Parnell St, IMC Santry, Light House Cinema, Odeon Point Village, Savoy Cinema O’Connell St & Screen Cinema D’olier St.
& South Dublin cinemas: IMC Tallaght, Vue Liffey Valley, Odeon Stillorgan, IMC Dun Laoghaire, IFI Irish Film Institute, Omniplex Rathmines, Swan SC or Movies @ Dundrum.
#22. Awesome Walls Climbing Centre
Enjoy 2 hours rock climbing with an experienced instructor and meet new friends.
#23. National Botanic Gardens
If your teen is interested in plants, or even birds or insects, The National Botanic Gardens is a fabulous place to immerse yourself in all things botanical.
They have have some interesting events throughout the year, for example, at Halloween they run a Nightmare Flora event in conjunction with the Bram Stoker Festival, a rare opportunity to cross the threshold of the National Botanic Gardens after dark, for a thrilling, immersive experience in the Victorian Glasshouse.
#24. Dundrum Town Centre
Your teen will definitely enjoy Ireland’s largest shopping centre, Dundrum Town Centre, with over 100 stores and popular teen brands such as Hollister, SuperDry and H&M and of course Penney’s.
Plenty of eating options too with over 40 restaurants and cafes. The centre is served by the Luas green line.
#25. Rainforest Adventure Golf
Rainforest Adventure Golf at Dundrum is the only themed indoor mini golf venue of its kind in Ireland, and you can play whatever the weather.
They have two 18-hole South American themed crazy golf courses “deep within the rainforest”.
#26. Giddy Studios
Pottery Painting at Giddy Studios in Dundrum town centre is in a comfortable art studio. They have designed a space specifically with teenagers in mind, set up like a cafe.
It is a perfect place to spend time together catching up with your friends, having a nice coffee and exploring whether you might have an artistic edge! Drinks and snacks also available.
#27. Trinity College
Get a feel for what it’s like to be a student by having a wander or taking a group tour around Trinity College, one of Ireland’s oldest Universities.
Most people are aware that The Book of Kells is there to visit at Trinity but did you know there is a Zoological Museum with over 25,000 specimens of animals from Ireland and abroad? It also contains a collection of hand-made glass models prepared by the famous Blaschka family (c. 1860), an amazing series of life sized models of plants and animals that were made out of glass to help teach students.
A small admission fee applies.
#28. Xtreme.ie @ Courtlough
Xtreme.Ie At Courtlough Adventure Centre is one of Ireland’s largest multi activity centre for all age groups.
Activities include High ropes, Archery, Off Road Buggies, Paintball, Zip Lines and much more.
#29. Ye Olde Hurdy-Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio
Ye Olde Hurdy-Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio is located in the Martello Tower in Howth and houses a fine collection of exhibits chronicling the history of telecommunications from the 1840s to date. There are many examples of early Morse equipment, gramophones, crystal sets, valve radios and other pieces of equipment.
Pat Herbert, the curator is always happy to demonstrate some of the many working exhibits.
#30. Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum
And last but not least, how about a visit to Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum? Take a cemetery tour, visit the museum & trace your family tree online.
Led by a team of experienced guides, the famous and very popular tours include the General History Tour or Dead Interesting Glasnevin tour, both giving a valuable insight into this unique Victorian burial place and into the final resting place of the men and women who have helped shape Ireland’s past and present.
The now famous speech delivered by Patrick Pearse at the grave of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa on 1st August, 1915, is re-enacted daily at 2.30pm by an actor dressed as Pearse in full uniform.
Looking for more ideas? Check out our article with 50 Things for your Teen to do this Summer
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