8 Amazing Picnic Spots You Need To Try On A Sunny Day In Dublin

Make the most of this weather while you still can


So, if you've managed to drag yourself out of bed as far as the window, you'll know that it's pretty stunning out there.

Of course, nobody knows how long these cloudless skies will stick around for – so it's time to act fast, and get yourself to one of these picnic spots pronto.

1. The Iveagh Gardens

Huge space, plenty of benches and a dreamy water fountain – can't ask for much more than that.

Don't fancy prepping your grub in advance? Try the Green Bench Café around the corner.


2. Smithfield Square

Perfect spot for chilling out in the sun any day of the week. Home to a unique character you won't find anywhere else. It's definitely worth the visit.

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3. The Grand Canal Bank at Mount Street

Or up in the Harold's Cross direction. Minimal traffic, maximum sunshine.

4. Merrion Square

A Thursday picnic in Merrion Square is a dream come true, with the weekly food market serving all your needs (Dough Kitchen in particular).

But even on a sunny Sunday such as this one, this is a peaceful haven right in the middle of the city.

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5. Killiney Hill

Not much needs to be said about this perfect spot for a picnic. We'll let the photo do the talking...

6. The East Pier – Dun Laoghaire

Busy, buzzy and brilliant – plus, you can still bring your Scrumdiddly's along with you.

Alternatively, there's the more undersung West Pier if you fancy a bit of peace and quiet (or if you think the East Pier is, like, sooooo mainstream?)

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7. Powercourt Waterfall

10/10. It's still a mystery to us that this spot isn't a natural wonder of the world.

Pack a lunch from Avoca Café.

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8. Howth Head

Make it your mission to get to Howth Head for a picnic if you haven't already. We can't tell which is nicer, the food or the stunning views.

Bring fish and chips from the best chipper in Dublin – Beshoff Bros – and check out this lovely list of Northside walks to do while you're in the area.

Sunday sorted.

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Written By

Andrew McLaughlin

Always somewhere near a burrito