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The Local Tourist - Things to do, see and eat

Ever get to the weekend and the only plans you have are to stay on the couch and eat your own body weight chocolate? Not that they aren’t amazing plans or anything but maybe leave that for Friday night and shake a leg Sunday. Making those small little decisions on where to go and what to do seem so daunting after slaving away in work for the week. That’s where we come in. Every week we are going to be taking you guys through the perfect day in Dublin. So you can sit back, relax and leave all the decision making to us.

The slowest month of the year is well and truly living up to its name. We are only halfway through January and already there seems to be a blizzard en route. Only in Ireland would you make it through Christmas without the sight of snow and as soon as January comes along it’s like Anna and Elsa have taken over.

Now that the weather is getting that bit colder we can get away with staying in nice and cosy but Sunday is the day to be out and about.

The snow is well and truly on its way and it’s looking like there could be another snow storm on the horizon. Typical January, trying to be as difficult as possible. If, like the rest of the country, you are counting down the days until pay day, we have put together a list of the best things to see, see and eat do. Considering the weather outside, we won’t be making it to any parks this week.

As we all know, January is the slowest, longest and coldest month of the year. Making it the perfect time to start planning that Summer getaway. There’s nothing better than having a holiday to look forward to, and The Holiday World Show is the perfect place to window shop all the best offers.

The Holiday World Show

The Holiday World Show runs from 25th January – 27th January and is on in the main hall in the RDS. Bringing all the nest offers, packages and destinations together under one roof. It’s the perfet weekend activity, hopefully ending in a Summer holiday. The Local Tourist - Things to do, see and eat - The Holiday World Show

If the January blues don’t have you too bogged down and your’re looking for a pick me up for you and the whole family, WigWam has the perfect event.

Family Rave - Dublin City Mum

The Local Tourist - Things to do, see and eat - WigWam Family Rave If you and the whole family are looking for something fun and different to do, we have found just the thing. Wig Wam and Dublin City Mum are hosting a family rave this weekend. Kicking off at 1:30pm this will surely get you and the gang out of those January blues. Tickets range from €6-€11 and are available by following the link.


Yet again, Vaults.Live is the perfect activity to do on a cold and wet day. Bring the whole family, grab your friends or even impress a date by bringing them along.

What most people don’t realise about Vaults.Live is how entertaining and funny the experience really is. It’s not the run of the mill history lesson or museum tour. Yes you will learn a great bit about Irish history here but you won’t even realise it because you are being transported to different time zones and laughing away with Molly Malone herself. Don’t believe us? Why not check out our TripAdvisor reviews yourself. The Local Tourist - Things to do, see and eat - Vaults.Live


Believe it or not, Ukiyo is home to one of the best steaks we have ever had. That along with it’s amazing €10 lunch menu makes It the perfect food decision, no matter what time of the day. The Local Tourist - Things to do, see and eat - Ukiyo

If you do plan on going for dinner we highly recommend booking out a karaoke room and having a night to remember. We just had our staff Christmas party there last week and we are already talking about going back. Between the mouth-watering food, the hilarious karaoke and the wonderful staff, it was a night to remember.

After a fine feed there is still plenty of room for a pint, and we know just the place.

John Kehoes

Possibly one of the best pints of the black stuff you will get in the city centre. With a sitting room feel upstairs with a fireplace, it’s the perfect spot to sit down, warm up and people watch out the window. The Local Tourist - Things to do, see and eat - John Kehoes

Be sure to view prices to visit and experience Vaults.Live. Book tickets in advance online and save up to 20% on one of the best things to do in Dublin.