7 ideas for a first date in Dublin 8

Azaliya Dautova

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Love is in the air. First messages, calls and talks. You finally met a person you really like and now you want to get to know him/her closer. First date is one of the most heart-pounding moments in the relationships. You ask yourself one thousand and one questions like what to wear, what to say and the main one is where to go? As a person who lives in Dublin 8, I interviewed some people in this area to share with you a list of ideas for a first date in Dublin 8.

Phoenix park

Phoenix Park. Photo credit: Reuben Gray (Flickr)
Phoenix Park. Photo credit: Reuben Gray (Flickr)

Do you remember your last trip to the zoo? Mine was a while ago but I still remember that exciting day. So if you want to make an original date which you will both keep in your heart and mind, go to Phoenix Park, one of the most beautiful and largest parks in Ireland. You can also bring some food and drinks along with you to set up a picnic by the river afterwards. Just don’t forget  to check the weather beforehand.

Grand Canal (Portobello)

Swans in Grand Canal. Photocredit: Azaliya Dautova
Swans in Grand Canal. Photocredit: Azaliya Dautova

What can be more romantic rather than watching sunset and feeding swans with the person you love? Invite your better half to the walk along the Grand Canal and spend a good time together.

Gravity climbing centre (6a, Goldenbridge Industrial Estate, Inchicore, Dublin 8)

If you want to keep it active, this place is exactly for you! Good choice for those who have sport in common and are not afraid of any challenges. New emotions and loads of fun guaranteed!

Salsa dancing at the National Stadium ( 145 South Circular Road, D8)

Salsa. Photo credit: Anton Kudris (Flickr)
Salsa. Photo credit: Anton Kudris (Flickr)

If you both like dancing, salsa class is the perfect option for you! As we all know, dance is a way which makes people closer. So if you don’t have ideas what to talk about, use your body language instead. Moreover, you will have a reason to invite your better half on a second date, as classes run every week.

Sister Sadie brunch (46, 46 Harrington St, Dublin 8)

Afternoon coffee date or brunch on the weekend for a first date, why not? This place has a cozy atmosphere and exciting menu for those who want to enjoy

Smock Alley Theatre, 1662 (6/7 Exchange Street Lower, Dublin 8)

One of the world’s oldest theatres in sympathetically restored original space and church buildings!

Light House Cinema (Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7)

This cinema isn’t really located in Dublin 8, but still not far. Who doesn’t like movies? Cinema is one of the basic date ideas, but the Lighthouse Cinema is a bit fancier than standard cinema…

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