Local Area

Here at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club you won't be short of things to do and see. Located 15 minutes from Dublin Airport and a 20 minute drive from the city we are the perfect base to begin your exploration of Dublin.

Located in North Dublin just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport and 20 minutes from Dublin city centre, Roganstown Hotel & Country Club is the ideal base to begin discovering Ireland's capital. Dublin is a vibrant city that is well known for its historic attractions, amazing food and excellent nightlife. All around county Dublin there are beautiful seaside towns and numerous parks with wonderful walking trails. Start by visiting nearby attractions such as Malahide Castle then move to Dublin city and the rest of the county to take in as much as you can.

Shopping

Pavillion Shopping Centre, Swords

Take a short 10 minute drive to the Pavillion Shopping Centre in Swords where you will find all the most popular high street brands, great places to eat and a massive 15 screen cinema at North Dublin's premier shopping centre.

Dublin City Centre

A shopping trip to Dublin is not complete without visiting Dublin city centre with its endless amount of high street and boutique shops dotted throughout its streets. Take the 30 minute journey into the city and visit the city's most popular shopping districts; such as the famous Grafton Street, Henry Street that is home to Dublin's most loved shop Arnotts or simply take a walk through Dublin's winding streets to find quirky shops mixed with well known labels.

North Dublin Attractions

Swords Castle

fingaldublin.ie | Swords | 10 mins

Stemming back from the 13th century, Swords Castle was the original focal point of the town. Home of the Medieval Archbishop of Dublin, it took 400 years for the castle to be fully completed. It is a National Monument and is well worth a visit whilst staying with us.

Malahide Castle

malahidecastleandgardens.ie | Malahide | 20 mins

This 800 year castle is steeped it history and is an iconic landmark in the North Dublin area. Take a stroll around Malahide Castle's beautiful ornamental gardens that cover over 22 acres and are home to thousands of different species of plants and flowers. Take a tour around the castle as your guide relives the colourful 800 year story of this magnificent building.

Portmarnock & Malahide Beaches

discoverireland.ie | Portmarnock/Malahide | 25 mins

On a hot sunny day there is fewer walks as nice as these two in Dublin. 6 miles of sandy beaches start from Baldoyle all the way to Malahide where both beaches meet. A lovely location for a quiet evening stroll where you can breath in the the fresh sea air.

Croke Park

crokepark.ie | Drumcondra | 25 mins

Visit the headquarters of Ireland's most popular sport our indigenous Gaelic Games at Croke Park. Ireland's biggest stadium and one of the biggest stadiums in Europe, Croke Park host both Gaelic football, hurling and major events throughout the year. Take the stadium tour to learn about the origins of our sports or take a rooftop walk and enjoy some of the most spectacular views of Dublin.

Dublin Zoo

dublinzoo.ie | Phoenix Park | 30 mins

One of Ireland's most visited attractions, Dublin Zoo is home to some of the world's most amazing animals. Set in the stunning Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo is a great day out for people of all ages as you get up close and learn all about the zoo's resident animals.

Howth Village

howthismagic.com | Howth | 35 mins

While visiting Dublin a trip to Howth is always worthwhile. Take a stroll along the coast or up to the hills overlooking the Irish Sea to take in picturesque views and the fresh salty sea air. Famous for its fresh seafood make sure to pop into one of the many restaurants or fish and chips shops for the best seafood in Dublin. On weekends the Howth Market is set up where you can choose from fresh foods, jewellery and gift ideas.

Dublin City Attractions

The Old Jameson Distillery

jamesonwhiskey.com | Smithfield | 30 mins

Where better to discover the story of Jameson then at its original home? The Old Jameson Distillery opened over 200 years ago in Smithfield, Dublin. During the Guided Tour you will learn about the history of the whiskey, how it gets it's famous taste, experience a tasting masterclass and of course at the end you can quench your thirst with a Jameson Ginger & Lime.

Kilmainham Gaol

heritageireland.ie | Kilmainham | 30 mins

Kilmainham Gaol has been at the forefront of Ireland's history since the 18th century up until the independence of our country. Not only is it one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe but it has detained many leaders of Irish rebellions since the 1798 rebellion. Experience the daily life and hardship of the prison as you relive the harshest and most important years of our island.

Guinness Storehouse

guinness-storehouse.com | St James's Gate | 35 mins

The home of Ireland's most well known drink and also the most visited tourist attraction in the country, a stop at the Guinness Storehouse for a pint of the 'black stuff' is on the to-do-list of nearly every visitor to our shores. Learn about the history of the company, how it's made, how to pour the perfect pint and at the end enjoy panoramic views of the city with a pint in hand.

National Museums

museum.ie | City Centre | 35 mins

Dublin city centre is home to three of the National Museums of Ireland. Ireland's National Archaelogy Museum, Decorative Arts & History Museum and Natural History Museum give a vivid insight into our islands colourful history. Exhibitions include preserved bog bodies, Ireland's military history and a look at Ireland's animals from past and present.

Ireland's Ancient East

Christ Church Catherdral

christchurchcathedral.ie | City Centre | 35 mins

Christ Church Cathedral has been a place of worship since its creation nearly 1000 years ago and has always been a focal point of the city. Take the tour and marvel at its intricate architecture, rich history and also go beneath the city into the cathedral's massive crypts.

Trinity College

tcd.ie/visitors | City Centre | 35 mins

Ireland's oldest university is host to exciting exhibitions such as their Zoological Museum and Science Gallery. However, a visit to Trinity College is not complete with out visiting the world's most famous medieval manuscript, the Book of Kells. This is a manuscript created by monks in the 9th century of the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ that is intrinsically decorated with beautiful images.

Hill of Tara

hilloftara.org | Co. Meath | 35 mins

One of Ireland's most mythical and sacred sites, the Hill of Tara is an important part of Celtic folklore and history. From the first Irish settlers who arrived more than 6,000 years ago and the Celts who followed after, the Hill of Tara has always been an important spiritual location and it is said that 142 kings ruled in the name of Tara.

Newgrange

newgrange.com | Co. Meath | 40 mins

Newgrange is a Stone Age monument that dates back to over 5,000 years ago and is older than the pyramids. It is a 40 minute drive to the Boyne Valley in Co. Meath. Famous for its winter solstice where the sun illuminates the whole chamber this structure is shrouded in Celtic myth and legend.