OWLS stands for outdoor, wildlife, learning and survival. We are a children's nature charity based in Dublin. OWLS want to encourage and facilitate the enjoyment of nature. We are mostly aimed at primary school children and their families. Our activities are about having FUN outside whilst learning about nature. https://www.owls.ie/
Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Story Tours
The Jeanie Johnston tells the story of the thousands of Irish people who fled the Famine and embarked on a voyage in the hope of a better life in North America. Step on board and you will be transported back in time to join them on their journey across the sea. The tour takes approximately 50 minutes and is led by one of our knowledgeable guides. The tour begins with a walk around the upper deck, where you will see the majestic masts, admire the craftsmanship and learn about the ship’s history. Take a deep breath and go below deck to experience where up to 250 passengers spent their journey across the Atlantic. Hear how they passed the time on their voyage and discover what fate awaited them on the other side.
Dublin Zoo opened its doors on September 1, 1831. Founded as a private society by anatomists and physicists and supported by wealthy subscribers. In 1840, featuring 46 mammals and 72 birds donated by London Zoo, the radical decision was to throw its gates open to the public for a penny on Sundays. Now, utterly transformed, Dublin Zoo’s 28 hectares is attracting over 1 million visitors a year. Officially Ireland’s biggest family attraction, not only offers a great day out for all, but also a journey of learning and discovery about the world’s precious wildlife.
It’s impossible to be bored in Dublin – no matter how you like to spend your free time, with museums, mountains, galleries, markets, seascapes and more to keep you entertained.
Food & Drink
With the coast to the east and Ireland’s famed farmland to the west and south, the fresh produce on offer here is second to none.
Festival & Events
Dublin’s festivals are many and varied, spanning every season and a broad range of interests.
Nature & Outdoor Activities
Take a journey through the Biosphere's stunning seascape from historic Dalkey to the picturesque Howth Head peninsula.