Thursday, March 19, 2015

Top 5 Family Activities In Dublin

Top 5 activities for family breaks in Dublin

There's so much to do in Dublin so whether the sun is beaming down on our Capital or the rain is pouring there are plenty of activities to keep adults and children happy. Below we list our top family attractions in Dublin.

Family Activities in Dublin City:

#1 Imaginosity

A world full of creativity and life. Imaginosity has everything to keep both child and parent fascinated and entertained. All the exhibits will not only educate you but will also get you thinking in a much more creative way about all walks of life. Booking in advance is a must for your 2 hour sessions. Bewleys Hotel Leopardstown is only 6 minutes’ drive away.

#2 Dublin Zoo

One of Dublin’s longest tourist attractions. Dublin Zoo is a great day out for the family, weather you are checking out the feeding of the animals or walking around the African Plains. You will be sure to get close to all the action. All of our Bewleys Hotels are in close proximity to Dublin Zoo and all have special family Dublin Zoo packages. Check our special offers section for the best family break packages.

#3 Rainforest Adventure Golf

A rainforest in Ireland is definitely a first but when it also includes mini golf it makes the perfect family activity. Ideally located in Dundrum near the shopping centre, Rainforest Adventure Golf is open 7 days a week from 10am.  Bewleys Hotel Leopardstown is only a few minutes drive away from this fantastic activity.

#4 Aqua Zone at the National Aquatic Centre

A place where all the kids can swim and play in the pirate ship and wave pools and where the parents or Big Kids can take to the water slides and re visit their childhood. Bewleys Hotel Newlands Cross offer family breaks including access to Aquazone.

#5 Tayto Park

A short drive outside Dublin Tayto Park has everything Irish and more for the children and parents. You can take a tour of the Tayto factory, play in the playground  and check out all the new activities added in 2015. All Bewleys Hotels in Dublin offer excellent family packages to Tayto Park.

For the best value Book your Family Break in advance!

Our Bewleys Hotels are conveniently located around Dublin including the city centre and all are close to Dublin's top family attractions and all are fitted with Family rooms so all the family can relax and enjoy their stay.

For even more great family activities check out Lovin Dublin and Visit Dublin

Friday, February 20, 2015

Ed Sheeran Croke Park 2015

Ed Sheeran has announced that he will be now be added to the famous lists of artists to perform in one of Ireland's sought after venues Croke Park Stadium. Ed announced his news on Thursday 19th February for all his Irish Fans to which he refers to as “among one of the best audience in the world”

UPDATE: Both dates have now sold out.

This concert is to follow Ed’s 3 night sell out at Wembley stadium and after Croke Park Stadium he will take a well-earned break for a year. Tickets go on sale the 26th Feb at 9am and are estimated to cost around €69.50.

The Concert will light up Croke Park Stadium in Dublin on 24th & 25th July 2015.

Bewleys Hotels offer great rates if you would like to stay on the night of the Ed Sheeran concert:

Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge

Bewleys Hotel Leopardstown

Bewleys Hotel Newlands Cross

Bewleys Hotel Dublin Airport

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thomas Prior Hall Voted In Top 5 Wedding Venues

The Stunning Thomas Prior Hall at Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge was recently voted into the top 5 Exclusive wedding venues for the prestigious weddingsonline awards. These awards have now become a permanent fixtures in the weddings industry in Ireland, celebrating the hard work and dedication of the whole wedding industry in Ireland. Lisa Cannon from Xposé co-hosted the event alongside Nicholas Bukovec from weddingsonline.

Tucked away neatly behind stunning greenery and an iconic water fountain in Ballsbridge Dublin 4. Here are some of the reasons why Thomas Prior Hall is the choice of many couples. 

  • Sitting peacefully in Dublin City escaping all the cities hustle and bustle. 
  • Surrounded by manicured lawns, tall chestnut trees and iconic white water fountain which is an excellent backdrop for all your wedding photos and a civil ceremony. 
  • Most of Thomas Prior Halls original 19th Century features are still visible such as ornate oak panelling, stained glass windows, choir balcony and spectacular vaulted wooden ceiling. 
  • Thomas Prior Hall can host weddings of up to 180 guests. 
  • Designated Wedding Coordinator with years of experience to help make your day special and stress free. 
  • One wedding a day promise.
  • Three wedding packages to choose from. 

Thursday 19th September 2015 ~ from 5pm to 8pm ~ Thomas Prior Hall wedding showcase.

Come and view our stunning venue as it would appear on your wedding day. 
Enjoy Wine & Canapés on arrival and chat to our specialised wedding coordinators about your big day! This is an event not to be missed!

Exclusive showcase offers for those who book and pay deposit on the day.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Romantic Valentines Offers

Bewleys Hotel Valentines Breaks
As Valentine's Day approaches, love is in the air at Bewley's Hotels in Dublin and the UK. Valentine's Day falls on Saturday 14th February this year giving the perfect opportunity to take advantage of time off work for a relaxing weekend break, If you are planning on treating the special person in your life you'll find a choice of romantic Valentine's hotel breaks as well as Valentine's Dining options in The Brasserie Restaurant.

Valentines in Dublin


Book an overnight break with a romantic 3 course evening meal and a glass of sparkling wine. Enjoy a Full Irish Breakfast the following morning. From €69 per person sharing.

Book Online or contact Reservations on 01 293 5000.

Newlands Cross:

Treat yourself and your partner to a Valentines break including Bed & Breakfast and an evening meal in the Brasserie Restaurant plus a glass of Prosecco. Book this Valentine's package online.
€69.00pps Friday 13th and €79.00pps Saturday 14th

Valentine's Dining - Enjoy a 3 Course Evening Meal with a glass of Prosecco on arrival for just €25pp. Contact 01 464 0140 to reserve your table.

valentines hotel breaks in dublin


Celebrate Valentine's in Dublin city with a stay in Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge. Stay overnight bed & breakfast and indulge in a 4 Course Evening Meal in the Brasserie Restaurant with a Glass of Bubbles as a special treat. Book this package from €89pps
Available Friday 13th February

Valentine's Dining - Enjoy a sumptuous 4 Course Evening Meal with a glass of Prosecco on arrival for just €35pp.  Call 01 668 1111 to book.

Dublin Airport:

Enjoy a Valentines Dinner Bed & Breakfast Hotel Break at Bewley's Hotel Dublin Airport
From €69pps. Book Online

Valentine's Dining - Enjoy a 4 Course Evening Meal with a glass of Prosecco on arrival plus some loveable chocolate treats for just €29.50pp. Contact 01 871 1000 to reserve your table on Valentine's night.

Valentines in Bewley's Hotel Leeds

Enjoy Valentine's Dinner Bed & Breakfast in Leeds plus a bottle of Sparkling Wine in your room for the special price of £120.00 per couple. Book this package online.

The Brasserie Restaurant will serve up a sumptuous 4 Course Evening Meal with a complimentary drink on arrival. Call +44 113 234 2340 to book now for just £50 per couple

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Events in Dublin 2014

Christmas Events in Dublin

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Tis is the season, Christmas 2014. A time to spend with your loved ones, a time to laugh and let your hair down. There are events for everyone whether you want to go out with friends and enjoy the festive party scene or if you would like to create memories with your children, Dublin City has it all. Keep reading to find out Moran and Bewley’s Hotel Group Favourite Christmas in Dublin 2014 events.

You can start off your day in Dublin City Centre enjoying the festive cheer that the city brings or shopping for that perfect gift for your friends and family. To help make the lead up to Christmas less stressful Dublin City Centre has launched “Shop and Drop” for the second year running. This allows you to drop off your shopping at either Henry Street or Grafton Street and pick it up at a later stage in the day. For more information on this fantastic service click this link This also allows you to enjoy some of the fantastic events happening around the Dublin City Centre.

Moran and Bewley’s Hotel Group have picked out some of the best Christmas in Dublin Events for 2014.

           Visit Santa in the City.

Mr Clause has one of the hardest jobs in the world. Visiting all the children around the world. He has made sure that this year he will get to meet all of the wonderful children in Ireland. You can visit Santa in many locations in Dublin City Centre, here are a few of the best.

·         Jervis Centre
·         Powerscourt
·         Wax Museum
·         Iiac Centre
·         Arnotts
·         St. Stephens Green.
·         Santa’s pop up Grotto- the Grafton Quarter.

       Christmas Shows on in Dublin City Centre.

·         7th December to 14th December- It Sounds Like Christmas- A show for the whole family all about TimTom who is different to all the other children. He has never seen Christmas. This will change and TimTom will get to experience Christmas in a very special way with the help of all the audience. The show lasts for 50 minutes and runs from 7th December to the 15th December. This will be a sell out so book your tickets now for this free event at Powerscourt Townhouse.
·         22nd November to 21st December – A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing- The ARK. A family show that will create fun and exciting memories for all the children. This show will also highlight the wonders of winter and help all the adults re-live all their wonderful memories from childhood. Tickets are from €9 and Family tickets are from €40.
·         1st December 2014- 1st January 2015- Peter Pan Christmas Pantomime. The Gaiety Theatre presents Peter Pan its 2014 Christmas Panto! He’s behind you. No Christmas is complete without the annual visit to the Christmas Panto. Tickets start from €19.50 book now to avoid disappointment.

Why not treat yourself and your family and book into one of our 5 locations in Dublin City Centre and relax after all your Christmas activities. Our Hotels include 1. Red Cow Moran Hotel, 2. Bewley’s Hotel Ballsbridge, 3. Bewley’s Hotel Leopardstown, 4. Bewley’s Hotel Dublin Airport and Bewley’s Hotel Newlands Cross. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Christmas Concerts in Dublin City

  • 10th December- Carols by Candlelight at Christ Church- A Christmas Concert that is well known and sells out nearly as fast as One Direction. This wonderful Christmas Concert will showcase the amazing acoustics of Christ Church Cathedral. The Choir will not disappoint the audience and will amaze you with their stunning vocals of all your favourite Christmas Carol’s. Tickets are from €25.00
  •  20th December- ChristChurch annual Christmas Concert- the Mornington Singers and Conductor Orla Flanagan return to Christ Church Cathedreal for their annual Christmas Concert. Tickets are from €12
  • 19th December to 21st December- The Christmas Concert featuring the Snowman- A Concert for the whole family filled with magical carols and the very popular “Walking in the air” song. Special guest apperances by puppet animation Matthew Robins and the magical voice of Meav. Early booking is recommended, tickets are from €17.
All of our Hotels are within very close proximity off all the Christmas Concerts in Dublin City Centre. To make a booking check out our New Websites or

     Christmas Markets in Dublin City

·         13th November to 22nd December- Christmas Market St. Stephen’s Green
·         1st December to 1st January- Guinness Storehouse first ever Christmas Store.
·         12th December to 14th December-Christmas Cracker Market Smithfield Square Dublin 7

Exciting Christmas Events on In Dublin City Centre.

·         29th October to 22nd December- Festive Family Fun Fair @ Wolfe Tone Square.
·         21st November to 04th January- Christmas Kingdom at St Anne’s Park.
·         9th December to 23rd December- IFA Live Animal Crib at Mansion House- The Grafton Quarter.
·         13th December- Yuletide Greeting at National Museum of Ireland.

Moran and Bewley’s Hotels would like to wish all our guests a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If you haven’t booked yet for your trip to Dublin City Centre call us now or check out our websites for the best available prices.


Monday, December 1, 2014

One Direction Dublin 2015

One Direction have announced their UK & Ireland tour dates and will play the 3 Arena in Dublin on 16th and 17th October 2015. It has been much anticipated and the news has finally broken the world famous boy band will return to Dublin in 2015 for what will most certainly be a couple of sell out shows. the dates form part of the On the Road Again Tour.

Following sell out shows in Croke Park in 2014 the band return to Dublin to perform hits from their new album Four along with hits such as What Makes You Beautiful, Story of My Life and Best Song Ever. Irish fans will get to see Niall Horan perform in the magnificent 3 Arena Dublin with band members Harry, Zayn, Louis and Liam.

Tickets go on sale on on Saturday 6th December at 9am priced from €59.50 - €87.50.

Bewley's Hotels offer delicious food and a wide variety of spacious guest rooms including; single, double, twin, triple, family and suites.
For accommodation in Dublin for One Direction check out our Bewleys hotels including:
Bewley's Hotels will be running a shuttle service to and from each of the One Direction concerts in the 3 Arena. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Booking a Hotel for Slane 2015

Slane 2015 Line up has been announced!

Slane Castle is located in County Meath.

The concert will be held on May 30th 2015.
The big acts set to hit the stage are Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs and Hozier. More acts are to be announced in the weeks to come.

*UPDATE - Irish Band The Strypes have been added to the lineup for Slane 2015! They join Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Hozier and Ash for this summers gig at the iconic Co Meath Venue.*

Foo Fighters classic hits include “The Pretender”, “Best of You” “Bridge Burning”.

Kaiser Chiefs iconic “I predict a Riot” will get you up dancing!

Hozier is currently on his UK and European Tour. His well-known song “Take Me to Church” hit our charts by storm this year.

Tickets go on sale next Monday the 1st of December at 9am, tickets are priced €79.50.
Get your tickets fast as they will sell out quickly. 

Bewleys Hotels in conjunction with Executive Express will offer a shuttle bus to Slane castle on the day.

Bewleys Hotel offer great rates if you would like to stay the night after Slane. Get cosy in one of our Bewleys Hotels in Dublin.