7 things to do in Dublin this week if you're off for mid-term

By Fiona Frawley

February 13, 2023 at 9:36am


We have to take our hats off to the teachers.

If all those months of homeschooling taught us anything, it's that keeping a classroom in check is not an easy job, and this mid-term break is well deserved! If you find yourself in Dublin looking for something to do this week, we've got you covered with everything from active hikes to chilled out coffee mornings. Treat yo self.

Head for a walk up to the Scalp in Shankill

If you're looking for a Dublin walk you might not have done before, take yourself on the DART out to Shankill for this 12.2 kilometre loop trail with panoramic views of Killiney Bay, the Sugarloaf and the Dublin Mountains. You'll also discover the Scalp (a glacial outflow formed at the end of the last Ice Age) and the former Ballycorus Lead Mine site. Find out more HERE.

Take a trip to IMMA

Make the most of your time off by enjoying one of the amazing exhibitions currently on display at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. At the moment you can catch Revenants by Cork-based artist Kevin Mooney, a look at Ireland's art history and material culture caused by poverty, famine and mass migration.


Go out for a quiet coffee

There are so many to choose from, but a few of our fave spots for a midweek flattie include.

Or wherever your own favourite haunt may be! This is your week after all.

Get your nails done

Go wild. Get a cheeky bitta nail art. Relax while your nail tech works magic on your cuticles, relishing the luxury of a midweek appointment. Spend the rest of the day tapping surfaces with your new talons and taking cheeky snaps for Insta. It's the ultimate act of self love.


Bridesmaids watch party at the Sugar Club

If celebrating Galentine's is high on you agenda list this mid-term, get yourself to the Sugar Club tonight for a screening of comedy classic Bridesmaids. There'll be drinks, prizes and movie bingo, all expertly organised by our pals at her.ie. Tickets are priced at €20 and available HERE.

See a show at Scene and Heard

Dublin's favourite festival of new work is now underway - make the most of not having to stick to your rigid, school-night schedule by catching a show by one of Ireland's hottest up and coming creatives. Scheduled for this week alone there's musical theatre, stand up comedy, poetry - find something that suits you HERE.

Go for a bookshop rummage

Pick yourself up a novel to sink your teeth into, and take your time choosing - there's nothing like a good rummage through the shelves when you've got time to spare. Dublin's independent bookshops  are among some of the best places to get lost in of an afternoon - grab yourself a coffee, bring your tote bag for precious purchases and go wild.


How will you be spending your mid-term? Let us know if we missed out your go-to way to unwind!

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