Friday, September 19, 2014

Dublin Marathon 2014 Accommodation

Dublin Marathon 2014



Are you running the Dublin Marathon this year? We always have such admiration for our guests running the marathon. It is such a huge achievement and everyone that completes it always seems so exhilarated (and exhausted!!) after it. 



We are just minutes from the start & finish line and have always been a firm favourite when it comes to accommodation for people taking part in the Dublin Marathon. Book your accommodation with Grand Canal Hotel and you will also get; 
  • Early breakfast, available from 7am the morning of the Dublin Marathon with lots of high energy options for all those taking part
  • Complimentary all day car parking 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Shower rooms will be available for you on return. 


We'll also have a special pasta menu available on Sunday evening in The Gasworks Bar from 7pm – 9pm with a live acoustic set so that you can sit back and relax the evening before!



Call our reservations team on 01-6461000 or go to www.grandcanalhotel.com for the best available rate. 



Have you familiarised yourself with the route yet?
  


Let us know if you have run the Dublin Marathon before or if this is your first? Do you have any special tips for others taking part?








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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jogging Routes in Dublin 4

Jogging Routes Nearby Grand Canal Hotel 


Do you like to keep up your fitness regime while on holiday or away with work? We are located in such a picturesque area with lots or great places nearby to go for a run or even just for an evening stroll to unwind or see the surrounding areas so we’ve put together some routes for you to use.  You can do them in full if you like to run long distance, do them in sections, or use them as a guide and pick your own route.


Herbert Park

Herbert Park is just up the way from the hotel and it is beautiful. It is perfect to go for a nice walk or a jog. The length of the walking/jogging circuit around Herbert Park is 1,570metres (approx.).  

(Image  from http://www.dublincity.ie/)


If you are looking for a longer route, the surrounding areas are also suitable and there are some really lovely residential areas in this part of Ballsbridge which you can take in.  The route below around Herbert Park is around 10Km




View of the gorgeous Herbert Park: 
(Image from Google Images)


Sandymount/Ringsend

Sandymount is just a short distance from the hotel and even has a beach. Sandymount strand is a perfect spot to incorporate into your route. Take in the fresh air and the contrast from the usual hustle and bustle of the city.

Sandymount Stand (Image from Google Images)




The route below is a mix of the Ballsbridge area and Sandymount and is is just over 10Km




For a shorter distance run/walk with a view you can take the following route(s) to South Bull Wall in Ringsend.

(Times mentioned on the map are one way)

South Bull Wall (Image from Google Images)

No matter which direction you turn when you step out from the hotel, there are so many beautiful areas around Grand Canal Hotel. If you're more of a free spirit when it comes to your running/walks and you prefer to just see where the wind takes you rather than following a route, you can't go too wrong around here. There are so many lovely sites to take in including Grand Canal Dock and Merrion Square as well as some areas seen on the maps above. 

If the impending colder weather turns you off, don't forget all our guests can enjoy complimentary use of the gym during their stay so there is plenty of ways to keep up your healthy lifestyle.......or kick start it while away from home.  

Looking for more information on the local areas or for a map with routes just ask at reception and they will be more than happy to help. 


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 The Grand Canal Hotel enjoys a fabulous location in the picturesque and leafy areas of Ballsbridge. With many lovely walks around the area including the banks of the Grand Canal and Herbert Park, the hotel is also within walking distance of the Aviva Stadium, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The RDS, The 3Arena and the The Convention Centre. And perhaps most importantly, the hotel is only a delightful stroll away from the shopping Mecca and historical haven that is Dublin city centre itself.

Modern rooms at the contemporary style Grand Canal feature free high-speed Wi-Fi and interactive smart TVs.  Executive rooms & suites are also available. Guests can enjoy casual food and drink in the lively Gasworks Bar or opt for more formal dining in the Epic Restaurant. The Grand Canal Hotel has a fully equipped gym and offers guests free private parking in its 2-story car park.



Monday, August 25, 2014

Dublin Events 2014

Events in Dublin over the coming months



Summer is a time of fun, excitement and making lots of great memories with your friends and family and as much as we may not like it, summer is really coming to an end now. But fear not, we’ve pulled together a list of all the great events that you have to look forward to over the coming months.

Grand Canal Hotel is located so close to everything happening here in Dublin so whether you are already planning to go to one of the below events or looking for an inspiration for a city break make sure to visit our website for great deals now!

Oktoberfest (19.09.14 – 05.10.14)

Taking place in the IFSC, Oktoberfest is always a brilliant event. Last year over 120,000 people visited this unique FREE Bavarian event. Experience traditional German fun, food and entertainment with over 30 German barmaids dressed in traditional Dirndl's. 

Enjoy ice-cold, fresh tapped German Erdinger “Fischer’s Hell” and “Weizenbier” (wheatbeer) or non-alcoholic wheatbeer! If you’re not a beer drinker, you will be happy to know that there will also be a German wine bar with excellent German white and red wine, longdrinks (havanna-coke, vodka-red bull) and many more! There will also be a coffee-bar (coffee, tea and hot chocolate) for you to try out. Taste some delicious German cuisine with your drinks. There will be over 30 German food stalls at the Oktoberfest.






Theatre Festival (25.09.14 – 12.10.14)

Going back as far as 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival is an annual event that brings together artists, theatre-makers and audiences from Ireland and around the world. Dublin city, its people and its stories, is at the very heart of the festival.  

Throughout the festival you can see performances in venues & locations all across the city. The festival combines theatre, music, dance and family events as well as artist talks, public discussions and artist development programmes.  






Bram Stoker Festival (24.10.10 – 27.10.14)

From 24th – 27th October, Dublin City will celebrate the life, work and legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel “Dracula”. The festival incorporates a range of events from large-scale spectacles including a gothic ball, to intimate performances in unusual spaces and a whole range of film and literary events. Last year’s festival saw more than 20,000 visitors from near and far descend upon the city. Check out the many events that took place last year: http://www.bramstokerfestival.com/events/.  






Shows at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre

The Bord Gais Energy Theatre is just an 8 minute stroll from the Grand Canal Hotel. We have a fantastic theatre package which includes show tickets, dinner, night’s accommodation, full Irish breakfast the following morning and free car parking during your stay.  You can get all of this from just €109pps. If you already have your ticket for a show you can also get this package minus the ticket from €69pps. There are many great shows coming up between now and the end of the year.

Blood Brothers (29.09.14 – 11.10.14)
Elvis Costello (16.10.14)
Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra (17.10.14 – 18.10.14)
Shrek the Musical (21.10.14 – 9.11.14)
The Mousetrap (10.11.14 – 15.11.14)
The Snowman Special (13.12.14 – 14.12.14)





Shows at the Gaiety

The Gaiety Theatre also has many great shows coming up. It’s located just off Grafton Street and is about a 15 – 20 minute walk from the Grand Canal Hotel or a short 5 minute bus ride. Here is what you can look forward to;

Grease (05.11.14 – 16.11.14)
Ballet Ireland Swan Lake (19.11.14 – 22.11.14)
Peter Pan Christmas Pantomine (01.12.14 – 11.01.15)






Concerts at the O2
The O2 line-up is packed full of a variety or great concerts and events over the next few months. We also have a great O2 package for you to avail of when attending an event at the O2. Get dinner, transport to & from the O2, night’s accommodation, full Irish breakfast the following morning and free car parking all from just €79pps. Upcoming shows at the O2;

Ed Sheeran (03.10.14 – 06.10.14)
Lady Gaga (17.10.14)
One Republic (19.10.14)
Il Divo (26.10.14)
The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour (02.11.14)
Paolo Nutini (03.11.14)
WWE Live (06.11.14)
Kylie (08.11.14)
Splash (10.11.14)
Lee Evans (11.11.14 – 12.11.14)
Andrea Bocelli (14.11.14)
James Blunt (20.11.14)
Passenger (22.11.14)
Enrique Inglesias (23.11.14)
The War of the Worlds (27.11.14)
John Bishop (04.12.14 – 05.12.14)
AndrĂ© Rieu (06.12.14 – 07.12.14)
Kasabian (08.12.14)
Elton John (09.12.14)
Peter Gabriel (10.12.14)
Ennio Morricone (12.12.14)
Diversity (15.12.14)
Madness (16.12.14)
Imelda May (019.12.14 – 20.12.14)













The Grand Canal Hotel is located in the picturesque and leafy areas of Ballsbridge with many lovely walks around the area including the banks of the Grand Canal and Herbert Park. Modern rooms at the contemporary style hotel feature free high-speed Wi-Fi and interactive smart TVs.  Executive rooms & suites are also available. Guests can enjoy casual food and drink in the lively Gasworks Bar or opt for more formal dining in the Epic Restaurant. The Grand Canal Hotel has a fully equipped gym and offers guests free private parking in its 2-story car park.

00353-1-6461000



Friday, August 1, 2014

August Events at the Gasworks Ballsbridge Dublin



August @ The Gasworks 


August Bank Holiday Weekend

This August Bank Holiday Weekend we have some great music, fantastic food and plenty drink promotions on offer for you to enjoy. 

With many of our Sunday night guests doing the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon on Monday we have put on some delicious pasta specials on Sunday. Best of luck to all taking part. Fair play to you! We'd love to hear how you got on when you're done. 



Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show

Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show will take place in the RDS from the 6th - 10th August and we have some delicious specials for you while it is on. Carvery will be served as always from 12.00 to 2.00 and our bar menu and specials will start from 3.00pm and will be served daily. 




GAA All Ireland 

Up the Dubs!!! We are huge supporters of the the Dublin teams and will be playing all of the games on our 9 large screens. All pints are €4 while the Dublin games are on and we will have brilliant Traditional Music on following the matches. It has been going down a treat so far so join us for the next game and enjoy the live music.





Early Bird Dinners

As always you can get our ever popular Early Bird Dinner. Every evening you can get our 3 course dinner for just €19. So what shows are on this month? In the Bord Gais EnergyTheatre you can catch Show Boat (29th July - 2nd August), Avenue Q (5th - 9th August) and Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (12th - 23rd August) and in the Gaiety, it is the last month to see the 20th Anniversary Riverdance Show.







The Gasworks Bar, Upper Grand Canal Street, Dublin 4.

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The Gasworks Bar, part of Grand Canal Hotel, is the perfect location for dinner & drinks. Located just minutes from the Aviva Stadium & Bord Gais Energy Theatre it is the perfect spot to stop off at before going to see a game or a show. The Gasworks Bar has a great pre-theatre dinner as well as plenty of other special offers on food & drink.

With 9 sports screen, the Gasworks bar is a great choice for watching any sporting events. Enjoy great weekend entertainment in Gasworks Bar every weekend with Live Music on a Friday & DJ every Saturday.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Accommodation & competition for The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show August 2014

THE DISCOVER IRELAND DUBLIN HORSE




The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show is one of Ireland's largest events. Welcoming 100,000 visitors both from Ireland & from all over the world, it is without doubt one of the highlights of the summer.
The 141st Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show will take place this year from Wednesday 6th August - Sunday 10th August 2014. With live music & entertainment, award winning exhibitions and children's entertainment (including pony rides, fun inflatables & a magic show) as well as a fashion shopping village and bars & restaurants plus the best in national and international show jumping, there really is something for everyone.   
The Blossom Hill Ladies' Day will be held on Thursday 7th August and will be awarding the "Best Dressed Lady", "Most Colourful Outfit", "Most Creative Hat" & "Elegance is an Attitude" as well as "Best Dressed Male".

The Grand CanalHotel is located only a half a mile (0.5 miles) from the Dublin Horse Show Arena in the RDS. We have:
·         Secure, Free Parking Facilities
·         Hotel Bar & Restaurant
·         Free Wireless Internet
·         Balcony Rooms Available




We, along with the RTE Guide are giving you the chance to WIN AN AMAZING PRIZE of two tickets to the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS plus a night’s stay in the Grand Canal Hotel on any one of the days of this year’s Dublin Horse Show. The prize includes B&B for two people, champagne & chocolates in the room on arrival, dinner with a bottle of wine & two tickets to the Horse Show. Checkout our competition, which is in celebration of our 10 years in business, in next week’s edition of the RTE Guide (out Monday 7th July). 



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Friday, June 27, 2014

Dublin Events in July

July at The Gasworks Bar





4th July

We're celebrating all things American this 4th July! We'll have special American inspired food and drink promotions as well as American Rock music playing in the bar.  







World Cup

We're loving the World Cup here at The Gasworks. We have all of the matches playing on our 9 sports screens and great beers & tapas specials from around the world. Get the full low-down on our World Cup promotions HERE  









Garth Brooks

We are so excited about Garth Brooks coming to Dublin this July. What better excuse than Garth Brooks is there to have Country Western themed evenings? We're going all out in The Gasworks from 25th - 29th July. Enjoy plenty of food specials, cocktails & Country Western music..........which of course will include lots of songs from the main man himself, Garth Brooks.




Dirty Dancing 

Going to see Dirty Dancing on stage at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre? Drop into us here at the Gasworks for pre-theatre meal. We're just a short stroll to the Theatre so you can take your time and enjoy your food and then make your way to the theatre when you are ready. Why not pop back over after the show for cocktails! 







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Grand Canal Street Upper
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4

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The Gasworks Bar, part of Grand Canal Hotel, is the perfect location for dinner & drinks. Located just minutes from the Aviva Stadium & Bord Gais Energy Theatre it is the perfect spot to stop off at before going to see a game or a show. The Gasworks Bar has a great pre-theatre dinner as well as plenty of other special offers on food & drink.

The Gasworks bar is a great choice for watching any sporting events. With 9 sports screen enjoy great weekend entertainment in Gasworks Bar every weekend with Live Music on a Friday & Boogie Nights every Saturday.


 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Gasworks Bar Ballsbridge showing all of the World Cup 2014

World Cup Carnival




It’s World Cup time again!!! Ireland may not have qualified this time around but the Gaswork’s Bar will still be in full World Cup mania mode for all of the games. No matter what team you are cheering on, come to the Gasworks where all matches will be played on the 9 large sports screens, we’ll have tapas & beers from World Cup countries and plenty of specials to choose from.

Beers and Bites
We’ll have both food and beers from competing countries so whatever your team…or your taste, we have something for everyone.

World Cup Tapas:

Japan: Grilled Chicken Teriyaki & Slaw
€3.50/€5

Brazil: Bolinhos De Bacalhau Fuma, Smoked Code Croquettes & Dip
€4

Italy: Polpette Arrabbiata
€4

Spain: Patatas Bravas & Chorizo Empanadas
€4.50

USA: Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings
€4.50

Australia: Bbq Spare Rib
€4.50

Mexico: Quesadillas & Salsa
€4

England: Mini Beef & Ale Pies
€5

Germany: Frankfurter Hot Dog In Bun With Crispy Onion & Mustard
€4

Beers:
Japan: Kirin
€5

Brazil: Brahma
€4

Italy: Moretti
€4

Spain: Estrelle
€4.50

USA: Budweiser
€4

Australia: Tooheys Dry
€5

Mexico: Sol
€4

England: Wells Bombadier
€5

Germany: Aktien
€5

We will also have a “Match Of The Day” special whereby you can get the tapas and beer from the teams that are playing on that day for just €7.50.   





We are going all out for the next few weeks for the World Cup. We've picked our team to support this year and every time our team score we are going to take out tapas samples from that country COMPLIMENTARY for everyone in the Gasworks. Bar staff will also be wearing the team colours on the nights when they are playing. Care to take a guess on who we will be supporting?


We’ll also be running competitions on Facebook. Check out the GasworksFacebook page to see how each match day you can be in with a chance of winning a free a pitcher of beer.  



Plan to watch the matches as a groups? Great, the more the merrier. Contact us today on 01-6461000 to enquire about reserving your space in the bar. We even have a special offer for group bookings over 20 pax – a pint and BBQ burger for just €8pp. 



World Cup 2014 Thursday June 12th - Sunday July 3rd.  
See the full list of matches HERE 






The Gasworks Bar, part of Grand Canal Hotel, is the perfect location for dinner & drinks. Located just minutes from the Aviva Stadium & Bord Gais Energy Theatre it is the perfect spot to stop off at before going to see a game or a show. The Gasworks Bar has a great pre-theatre dinner as well as plenty of other special offers on food & drink.

The Gasworks bar is a great choice for watching any sporting events. With 9 sports screens enjoy great weekend entertainment in Gasworks Bar every weekend with Live Music on a Friday & Boogie Nights every Saturday.


Gasworks Bar
Grand Canal Street Upr
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4. 

01-6461000