Thursday, July 3, 2014

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


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). 


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! 

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with special offers and events. 

Grand Canal Street Upper
Dublin 4


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

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

Italy: Polpette Arrabbiata

Spain: Patatas Bravas & Chorizo Empanadas

USA: Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings

Australia: Bbq Spare Rib

Mexico: Quesadillas & Salsa

England: Mini Beef & Ale Pies

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

Japan: Kirin

Brazil: Brahma

Italy: Moretti

Spain: Estrelle

USA: Budweiser

Australia: Tooheys Dry

Mexico: Sol

England: Wells Bombadier

Germany: Aktien

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
Dublin 4. 


Friday, May 30, 2014

Dublin Summer Explorer Bike Package

See Dublin By Bike

Dublin is such a beautiful city with so much to offer. It’s so easy to get around and to see all the top spots even if you visit for just a short trip and what better way to see the city than by bike.

Grand Canal Hotel have teamed up with See Dublin By Bike to offer a fantastic 2 Night Explore Dublin by Bike Summer Package;
  • 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast
  • 3 Course Evening Meal On One Night
  • Taste of Dublin Bike Tour
  • Take-Away Lunch For Tour Incl. Sandwiches, Crisps, Fruit & Bottle Of Water

Take in Dublin’s culture and history and see so many of its gorgeous buildings.The Taste of Dublin bike tour takes in College Green, Dublin Castle, the Guinness brewery, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Temple Bar, the ‘Italian Quarter’, the fashionable southside, Parnell Square and the Georgian northside, Merrion Square and the Oscar Wilde memorial. Along the way, you will hear about Dublin’s literary and rock ‘n’ roll traditions and the events and personalities that shaped the city’s character.

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, the hotel is also within walking distance of the Aviva Stadium, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The RDS, The O2 and the The Convention Centre. And perhaps most importantly, the shopping Mecca of the south city centre, Grafton Street. 

All 142 bedrooms are modern with feature such as 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.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Flora Women's Mini Marathon

Flora Women's Mini Marathon 

Monday June 2nd 2014

(The Flora Women's Mini Marathon start line at Merrion Square)

Not long now to go until the Flora Women's Mini Marathon. Going since 1983, the annual 10k charity run is the largest all-female event of it's kind in the world.

The event has grown in size year on year with women of all shapes and levels of fitness taking part. Since 2007, the number of participants have exceeded 40,000 and last year a record number of 40,717 took part. Although it is not a requirement, most of those who take part use this fantastic event as an opportunity to raise money for their chosen charity and since 1983 approximately €137 million has been raised for charity. 

(Flora Women's Mini Marathon 2014 Route Map)

The mini marathon will take place, as always, on June bank holiday Monday (2nd June 2014) and will start at 2pm. The start and finish line are just minutes from the Grand Canal Hotel. 

Stay at Grand Canal Hotel and get: 
- A great Mini Marathon overnight rate of €69RO
- FREE late parking, 
- Showers for after the race 
- Luggage storage 

You can avail of this rate on both Sunday & Monday night. For more information or to book, call us on 01-6461000 or email

(Flora Women's Mini Marathon Participants)

Have you taken part in the Flora Women's Mini Marathon before? Will you be taking part this year? Let us know about your experience if so.  


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Giro D'Italia

Giro Start 2014

Dublin May 11th 

Giro D'Italia will make its way from Belfast and will arrive in Dublin on Sunday May 11th. The finish line in Dublin will be on Merrion Street, a five minute walk from Grand Canal Hotel and Gasworks Bar. To celebrate this amazing event we have created a special Giro D'Italia menu which is just €17.50 for 2 courses. We are also offering FREE secure bike parking for the day for those who book a table. 

To book a table or to enquire about our Giro D'Italia overnight B&B rates please contact us on 01-6461000. 

Find us on: 

Gasworks Bar 

Grand Canal Hotel 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Easter Weekend in Dublin City

Easter Weekend in Dublin’s fair city

Wondering what to get up to this Easter? Well we have listed 5 great events that are taking place this Easter weekend in the city. From kids chocolate feasts to a night at the theatre, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

1. Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trail at Croke Park Stadium

Date: Monday 14th April to Monday 21st April (excl.Friday 18th)
Time: Daily at 13.30

As part of the Croke Park Museum guided tour, there is an extra special tour for the little ones whereby they will follow clues to find tokens which they can then use to collect their Cadbury Easter Eggs.
The fun and interesting tours take place behind the scenes at Croke Park where visitors get the chance to access areas such the players’ lounge, the dressing rooms, warm-up area and pitch side. Then top it all off by enjoying a bird’s eye view of the stadium from the top tier.


Child €8.50 (under 5: Free)
Adult €12.50
Students/OAP €9.50
Family (based on 2 adults & 2 children): €34.00
Family (based on 2 adults & 3 children): €38.00
Easter Egg Hunt Tour prices (including a Cadbury Easter Egg for every participant)
Booking: Booking is essential as places are limited Tel.  +353 1 8192323

2. DL Kid’s Easter Party

Dates: 14th to 18th & 22nd to 25th April. David Lloyd Riverview.   

There are Easter camps available for kids of all ages;

  •  Mini Camp for children 3-4yrs, which runs from 9am to 1pm.  
  •  Holiday Active camp for children 5-11yrs who can choose from a full day (9am to 5pm) or half day (9am to 1pm).  

There are session plans in place each day to entertain your kids with an array of sports, and arts and crafts activities. Kids will have the opportunity to swim, play tennis and meet new friends plus lots more.
Non-members are welcome. From €24 for half day to €35 for full day.  (Non-members are €28 and €42 respectively). Lunch and snacks are also included.

3. The Viking Big Dig and Viking House!

Dates: Saturday the 12thof April to Sunday the 27th of April.
Times: 10.30/11.30/12.30pm and 2.30/3.30pm.

The Viking Big Dig and Viking House will celebrate the 1000 year anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf. At the Viking big dig, children will experience what it is like to be an archaeologist and find Viking treasures dating back over 1000 years. For the adults, there will also be a full size reconstruction of a Viking house within the Dublinia courtyard, showing how a Viking house was built, and you can even get involved in the build too.

Adult €8.50
Child €5.50
Student/OAP €7.50
Family €24 (2A +2C)

4. The Battle of Clontarf Festival  

Dates: 19th – 20th April  

Dublin City Council proposes to stage the largest Viking village and living history battle re-enactment ever produced in Ireland. The Viking village will contain static and interactive displays of Viking life and include demonstrations of Viking Skills and Crafts such as weapons displays , storytelling,  Blacksmith, Leather working, Pole Lathe, Coin Striking, Silversmith, Hnefatafl (Viking Chess), Archery Display and Viking Long Boat, Falconry Displays, Mounted Viking Displays.

Taking place at St. Anne's Park & Rose Gardens, Raheny, Dublin 5, this is a free event suitable for the whole family.

5.      War Horse

27th March – 27th April

War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the English in World War I. Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in no man’s land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage. 

Suitable for both adults and children.  Experience the emotional journey that charges through the battlefields of history straight to hearts of audiences around the world.

Make a night of it and get the Grand Canal Hotel Theatre Package

Looking for accommodation in Dublin city? Check out Grand Canal Hotel. Located in the picturesque location of Ballsbridge, Grand Canal Hotel is walking distance from Dublin City Centre, The Bord Gais Energy Thaetre, Aviva Stadium, The RDS, Dublin Convention Center & The o2. 

Easter Weekend At The Gasworks