What to do on your Dublin Layover

Dublin City Airport.



We are creating a series of “things to do” at each airport. This is to help you use your layover as wisely as possible. We can’t always help that we are held up at the airport. We want to help you take advantage of your downtime and use it to help you maintain your healthy routine while traveling. We have put together some suggestions for your DUB layover.

1 hour



Travelers can take advantage of the airport facilities and visit the multi-faith prayer room located in terminal 2. Giving all faiths, religions and spirituality’s a place to reflect. Use the space as a meditation center to relax before a flight. Follow one of our guided mediation videos to help you stay grounded and calm while traveling. Choose from the floor mats provided or rest on the benches!

Why we like it

This quiet, open space has certain guidelines they expect guests to follow, so everyone is respected.

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Healthy Finds!

Terminal 1

The Garden Terrace is the highest rated restaurant in Dublin airport according to TripAdvisor. Located in terminal 1, the cafe offers guests a wide variety of healthy, high quality food options, including the house chop salad or homemade soup. The menu has vegetarian and gluten free options.

Why we like it

Outdoor area available.

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Terminal 2

Diep has an extensive Thai style menu, including Thai salads, soups, veg stir fry, etc. The restaurant is located in terminal 2 and closes at 9 pm.

Why we like it

Great value for great food.

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Leave your luggage at the airport. Storage options available in the arrivals hall in Terminal 1. Click here for more information.

2-3 hours


Travel Fit!

Alsaa is located a short 650 meters away from the airport. The sports center has numerous amenities, including a gym, pool, running track, bowling alley and more. What a great opportunity to keep fit while traveling! Use your Sanctifly pass gain access.

Why we like it

The sports center is walking distance from the airport.

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Santry Demesne!

This park has it all. Exercise machines, paved trails, lots of open space and a pond. Jog the half mile trail or meditate by the tranquil pond.

Freshen up afterwards at the Crown Plaza hotel showers by using your Sanctifly pass.

Why we like it

Family friendly with bathroom facilities.

For more information

Click here for airport shuttle bus timetable.



Explore Swords Village.

Swords village has a great selection of restaurants, a historic medieval castle and plenty of retail shopping. Hop on the bus for a short 3 miles and you will arrive at your destination.

What we like about it

Great atmosphere and lots to do.

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3-6 hours


Adventure on water.

Take a tour of some of Dublin’s top landmarks, while kayaking! On the tour you’ll get a little history lesson of Dublin and the opportunity to stop in a coffee dock, without ever leaving the water! The meeting point is a 15 miles taxi journey from the airport. Follow a tour guide for a duration of 2 hours.

What we like about it

Family friendly activity with storage facilities available on site.

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Feed the mind.

Trinity Library Famous for being home to the Book of Kells, Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure and the world’s most famous medieval manuscript. The Exhibition features access to the Long Room, one of the world’s most beautiful libraries, that houses 200,000 of Trinity College’s oldest books. Open 7 days a week, purchase tickets online or at the front desk. Take Dublin airports shuttle bus for 30 minutes to O’Connell bridge bus stop. Walk a further 4 minutes and you will arrive at the library. However be aware that this is a popular tourist spot and can get crowded.

What we like about it

Attendee in the room to answer any questions.

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There are a number of bus options from Dublin Airport, for further information click here. Taxi ranks are located at each terminal. But remember Dublin is a busy city and traffic can be heavy. Always check that you have enough time to make it back to the airport for your flight.

6+ hours


Explore a Castle!

Dublin’s Medieval castle was built 800 years ago. You can join a tour and learn about the castle’s history or spend a relaxing time walking through the beautiful grounds. As you explore the grounds keep an eye out for exotic plants and 20 different butterfly species.

What we like about it

Located 5 miles from the airport, the castle is a great location for families or solo travelers.

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Phoenix Park!

Phoenix park is the largest enclosed recreational space within any European city. Located in the park is Dublin zoo, the residence of the President of Ireland, lakes and picnic areas. Locals recommend the park as a great place for a run. Located approx 14 miles from the airport Phoenix Park is the perfect place to get outside and enjoy the fresh air on your Dublin layover.

Why we like it

Admission to the park is free. (Fee occurs for zoo and tours)

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Don’t forget how flexible your Sanctifly membership is. You can use it for an hour or more to suit the time you have available. Get a single use membership or come on board for full corporate membership for your team. Don’t compromise on your health while traveling. Click here for more information on the different Sanctifly memberships.

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