Indoor activities across Ireland

Indoor Activities Across Ireland For Those Rainy Days

Car Rental Ireland is an Irish owned company, based in Dublin City offering luxury car rentals in Ireland. These Luxury car hires can be made through our online booking service. We provide informational guides on Irish destinations, activites and, attractions for your holiday planning & resources.

Whether you are traveling from Dublin Airport, Kerry Airport, Shannon Airport, Dublin City or any Irish destination we would suggest you check the weather forcast prior to your trip. It will allow you to decide what you will do each day, when the weather is good - outdoor activities are ideal. But when the weather is bad we would suggest the following list or any of our Driving Routes.

If you are planning a trip to Ireland, something you need to know is that Ireland’s weather is extremely unpredictable. So to combat this Car Rental Ireland have compiled a list of things to do across Ireland when the weather is poor. During winter in particularly it can be cold and wet so we would suggest renting a car hire in Ireland to avoid having to rely on public transport in the rain!

We’ve come up with 15 brilliant things to do in Ireland, rain, sun or snow! They are all open all year around, and of course they are all in doors.

Visit Guinness store house in Dublin:

Guinness is synonymous with Ireland and no visit to Dublin is complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse – the Home of the Black Stuff.


Kilmainham jail museum in Dublin: Today the building symbolises the tradition of militant and constitutional nationalism from the rebellion across Ireland. Leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916 were detained and in some cases executed here.


Book of Kells: This a must-see on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will transport visitors back in time to the 18th century.


Wicklow Jail: As one of Ireland’s top tourist destinations, Wicklow Gaol tells the story of its prisoners through an interactive tour led by experienced and passionate actor guides. Learn a little about Ireland’s history, while being brought back in time by experienced actors. Fun for all the family.


Wexford Agricultural Museum:This beautiful site has one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, and Johnstown Castle Gardens make a wonderful day out for all the family –no matter what the weather.


Newbridge Silver Museum in Kildare: The Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre is a contemporary shopper's paradise along with the famous Museum of Style Icons on-site.

Princess Dianna Dress

The Milk Market in Limerick: The Milk Market is the oldest weekly market in the country. The quadrangle was built in 1792 as an extension to the old city walls and has served as the hub for the sale of local produce ever since.

food market

Atlantaquaria in Galway: Here you have the opportunity to learn about fish that can be found in Irish waters, makes a change to just eating them! The staff are eager to share their knowledge with you and answer any questions you might have.

food market

Titanic Experience Cobh: Cobh is home to the original White Star Line Ticket Office a building steeped in history dating back to the early 19th century, be brought back in time as a passenger and learn the history first hand.


The Clare Museum: As the County Museum for Clare, Clare Museum tells the history of the county over a period of 6,000 years using authentic artefacts, colourful text panels and audio-visual presentations.

Clare Museum

Splashworld Waterford: Irelands very own water park, complete with a wave machine, water slides, bubble pool, paddle pool, water cannon, rolling rapids, steam room, sauna and of course a 4 lane 25 metre pool.


Arigna Mining Experience in Roscommon: During the 45-minute tour, visitors gain a first-hand glimpse of an unimaginably dangerous life in the old coal mines, in which miners were paid by the tonne to work some of the narrowest coal seams in the western world.


Mitchelstown Cave in Tipperary: Mitchelstown Cave is one of the largest and most complex cave systems in Ireland, discovered on the 3rd of May 1833, by Michael Condon who was quarrying limestone when he accidentally dropped his crowbar into a crevice.


At Cavan and Leitrim Railway: You and your family can step back in time and travel on a narrow gauge train, visit the transport museum and see an extensive collection of rail way trains.


Birr Castle in Offaly: The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre in Ireland are both rich in amazing features of science and engineering as well as rare trees and flowers, wonderful wildlife, and walks along peaceful rivers and the lake. Great day out for the whole family.


If you want to keep traveling around Ireland, why not take take your rental car and have a look at our other suggested driving routes. If you have any questions regarding car hire, please take a look at our car rental guide. There is so much beauty around Ireland just waiting for you to capture it on your cameras. Don't forget to send in your pictures and review of any of the trips you've taken, we love getting feedback from our customers.