3. Killiney Hill
Home to Bono and the Edge of U2, singer Enya and former Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine, the gorgeous coastal village of Killiney on the southside of the city is easily accessible by DART; the journey from the city will take you just 30 minutes. If you can, be sure to climb Killiney Hill for amazing views of Dublin Bay. If you’d rather a less strenuous walk, there’s a car-park viewing point part of the way up, where you can relax and take in the view. Explore a little while you’re there and you’ll find the remains of an ancient church and the ‘Druid’s Chair’.
4. The Marker Rooftop Bar & Terrace
From the rooftop bar of the luxurious Marker Hotel in Grand Canal Square, you’ll see right out to both the Dublin Mountains and the Irish Sea. It’s the perfect spot to watch the sun go down; the Grand Canal’s iconic, red light sticks add to the atmosphere as the area moves into night time, and the restaurants and bars buzz. Look out for the multi-coloured Convention Centre and eye-catching Aviva Stadium too.