Easter in Ireland is a time to spend with family, enjoying home-cooked meals and eating plenty of chocolate eggs! If you’re lucky enough to be spending your Easter break in IMI Residence in Dundrum, you’ll be wondering what to do here. Easter isn’t as big a holiday in Ireland as St Patrick’s day but there is still plenty to do for couples, families and solo travellers. Here are some of the best things to do in and around Dundrum this Easter.


Take advantage of that extra day off work over your Easter break to squeeze in some retail therapy. Shops in Dundrum Town Centre are open until 7pm across the Easter weekend, with the cinema opening much later. If you’d like to spend a couple of hours browsing, search for that perfect event outfit or just want a souvenir to bring home from your time in Dublin, Dundrum has something for everyone. They have Easter-themed events on across the weekend, including kids shows, face painting and great discounts for shoppers.

If you’d like to spend your time and money in the local community, Dundrum Village also has some great cafes, restaurants and bars to enjoy an Easter meal. You can pop in for a pamper session in one of the local hairdressers or salons or there are some cute, independent shops to browse in. It has a real ’small village’ vibe, aside from the city-sized shopping centre!


If you’re travelling with children over this Easter break, you’ll know how hard it is to keep them occupied 24/7. Irelands only dedicated children’s museum, Imaginosity, is a couple of minutes from IMI residence in Dundrum and is a great day out for children under 9. Children learn best when they’re having fun and there is no shortage of fun in this unique centre. They offer children a chance to enjoy some hands-on learning while creating brilliant memories. You can enjoy interactive workshops and learn more about science, theatre, art, engineering, health and the environment. You might even learn something new yourself!

Airfield Estate

One of the highlights of Dundrum and a great way to enjoy the great outdoors is a visit to Airfield Estate. Airfield is less than 5-minutes’ drive from IMI Residence Dundrum and is a picturesque 38-acre estate which is free to enter and explore. Home to the Overend family since 1894, Airfield House was left to the people of Ireland by Letitia and Naomi Overend in 1974. The formidable sisters understood the importance of being self-sufficient and sustainability, running a farm, a manor house, gardens and even learning how to service their cars themselves. You can visit and explore the grounds, gardens, house and the farm at your leisure.

Ballawley Park

Ballawley Park is a quiet, well-maintained residential park, a short drive from our accommodation in Dundrum. While it’s not as popular or well-manicured as Airfield Estate, it is a lovely family park, great for walking the dog or enjoying a picnic. There are two small playgrounds and plenty of wide green spaces to enjoy over your Easter holidays. You might even rent bikes and enjoy a leisurely cycle or trying out some of their outdoor gym equipment.

Leopardstown Race Course

The famous Leopardstown Racecourse is only 10 minutes’ drive from the IMI Residence or 2 stops from the nearby Balally Luas stop. Leopardstown is one of Irelands most popular and busiest horse racing grounds and hosts around 22 National Hunt and Flat Race meetings each year and numerous events. As an Easter treat, why not head to their excellent Easter Racing Weekend and spend a fun weekend with friends and family, drinking, dining and betting (responsibly!). You might even consider booking a private suite or booth for yourself and your family to secure your seats for the day. Check their website for more details on their upcoming events, dress code and how to buy tickets.

If you’re looking for your perfect Easter accommodation, IMI offers you an excellent location, comfortable and spacious rooms and excellent value when you make your booking directly on our website or with our friendly staff. Contact us today to book your room over this busy time of the year.

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