Although Dublin has for many years been a relaxed secular city, there are two days out of 365 when the pubs, clubs, off licences/liquor shops, etc. are closed. And one of those is Good Friday, which falls on 22 April this year.
The good news for anyone who fancies a pint of Guinness, or indeed any other alcoholic beverage on that day, is that your hotel bar will serve residents. You are staying in a hotel with a bar… aren’t you?
So what else is there to do on this dry holy day? Well there’s always shopping (if that doesn’t drive you to drink…) , and most visitor attractions are also open, though do check on their websites if you’re not sure. But of course, when in Dublin on a Good Friday, you could do what the locals do: go to church. And not just any old church. Visit one of these historic buildings for a very special Good Friday Dublin experience :