Dog Friendly Activities in Dublin, IE

There are 19 dog friendly activities in Dublin. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Dublin.

Pet Friendly Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed park in any capital city in Europe. This pet-friendly park boasts a variety of walking paths and trails for you to enjoy with your pooch. Dogs must be on-leash at all times in the park. Make sure your pooch is close by and under control as the park is also home to a herd of fallow deer, who shouldn't be approached. Certain areas in the park are off limits to dogs and their owners. Keep an eye out for signage when you're exploring the park. Phoenix is open every day of the week, all day. See Details
Killiney Hill All good dogs go to Killiney Hill. At least they ought to. It’s dog heaven. A beautiful park to walk your dog off the lead. It has spectacular views of Killiney Bay.

Suitable for: Most. Either walks has a good bit of an incline, but the main paths are laid out in tarmac and stone steps where they get steep.

Potential dangers: You won’t want to leave.
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Merrion Square Merrion Square is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pup on the paved trails of this historic Dublin park. On your wanders, you'll discover an sculpture of famed writer, Oscar Wilde; lovely trees and events throughout the year. Take a break on a bench and soak in the historic culture. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Shanganagh Park Shanganagh Park is a pet-friendly park in Dublin. The trails around the park allow leashed dogs to wander alongside their owners, but the main attraction for dog owners is the huge dog park located within it. This really large, enclosed, safe space for dogs is easily accessible. Owners are reminded to bring their own water, although bowls are provided. The park's location right on the Irish Sea make it a great destination spot to spend a few hours on your next visit to Ireland's capital city. See Details
Cabinteely Park Safe enclosed dog run where dogs can run an play with other dogs. See Details
The Iveagh Gardens A small, lovely park with tiny thickets of forests, a rose garden, an irish yew bush maze with a sundial at the middle, and open fields of vibrant green grass. There are feisty squirrels that I witnessed several off-leash puppies happily chasing up trees! See Details
Glasnevin Cemetery Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, IE is pet friendly. Ireland's National Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 1.5-million people, including Michael Collins, the revolutionary leader, Luke Kelly, the folk musician, and many more important Irish figures. Leashed dogs are invited to accompany their owners on a walk on the paved pathways that lead to different elaborate headstones around the 124-acre cemetery on the Northside of the city. See Details
Irish Rail Irish Rail is a pet-friendly mode of transportation in Dublin, IE. Also known as Iarnród Éireann, the operator of the national railway network of Ireland allows dogs to ride in Guards Vans on trains where available and on Intercity buses. Four-legged passengers are officially requested to wear a muzzle and leash on both modes of transport. See Details
The Famine Memorial The Famine Memorial is a dog-friendly sculpture in Dublin, IE, designed and crafted by Rowan Gillespie. This moving sculpture's official name is Famine, and it is in remembrance of the people who lost their lives starting in 1845. Leashed dogs are welcome to walk alongside the River Liffey and admire the sculpture. See Details
Secret Street Tours Secret Street Tours is a nonprofit and unique pet-friendly tour company based in Dublin, IE. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome to join their owners on an excursion of cultural and historic landmarks led by guides who have been affected by homelessness, who will tell you their story as they fill you in on Dublin's. See Details
Irish National War Memorial Gardens The Irish National War Memorial Gardens is a pet-friendly memorial park in Dublin, IE. The gardens were built in memory of the 49,400 Irish soldiers who died in World War I. The garden consists of paved pathways, sunken rose gardens, herbaceous borders and grassy spaces. Leashed dogs are welcome on the main lawn, but are not allowed in the Rose Garden or in the fountains. See Details
City Kayaking City Kayaking is a pet-friendly kayak rental company in Dublin, IE. Go for a paddle with your pooch along the River Liffey in the heart of Dublin City. The trips are led by experienced local guides, and kayaks are very stable, making them suitable for beginners and pups. Along the way, you'll be able to paddle underneath the iconic O'Connell and Ha'penny bridges. See Details
National Leprechaun Museum The National Leprechaun Museum in Dublin, IE is dog friendly. Your playful little friend can also learn all about Ireland’s own mischievous residents at this awesome museum. This attraction boasts interactive exhibits like giant furniture that will make Fido feel like a leprechaun and operates tours that dig into the mystical world of Irish storytelling and more. See Details
DoDublin DoDublin is a pet-friendly tour company based in Dublin, IE. While dogs are not permitted on the hop-on hop-off bus tours, leashed pups can join in the fun on the Howth Hike Adventure along the coast on a three-hour adventure. Or, stay downtown and bring your camera along to snap pics of your pooch during PicTours - Photo Tour of Dublin. This 90-minute tour includes seven different photogenic stops along the way. See Details
BigStyle SUP School and Rental BigStyle SUP School and Rental is a pet-friendly stand-up paddleboard rental company based at DunLaoghaire Harbour near Dublin, IE. Paddlers and pups can coast around 200 acres of water at the historic harbour, protected from the wind by walls that surround it to give beginners a chance of staying vertical. Go solo, take a guided tour or go for an adventure further afield. See Details
Alternative Dublin Alternative Experiences is a dog-friendly tour company based in Dublin, IE. The Street Art Tour welcomes dogs to join in the fun, as long as you don't mind skipping the one small stop inside a gallery. Learn about Dublin's underground culture on a two-hour romp to hidden locations with a certified guide. See Details
Surfdock Surf Shop & Watersports School Surfdock Surf Shop & Watersports School is a pet-friendly watersports rental company based in Dublin, IE. Rent a paddleboard and go for a self-guided paddle on the River Iffey. Visitors with pups must bring a buoyancy aide with them for their dog if they want to bring them on a paddleboard or kayak adventure. See Details
Dublin Castle Dublin Castle welcomes dogs to explore their property in Dublin, IE. While pups aren't permitted inside the castle itself, leashed dogs can join their owners on a walk around the grounds and view the former motte-and-bailey castle and current Irish government complex and conference center from the outside. See Details
A Tiny Hidden Beach A Tiny Hidden Beach, also known as Howth Secret Beach, is pet-friendly. Bring your dog for a wander on this pebbly windswept beach with great views and seclusion. See Details