Thursday, February 26, 2015

Where To Watch The Rugby 6 Nations – Ireland v England

RBS 6 Nations – Ireland v England

Watch Ireland take on England in the RBS 6 Nations on Sunday March 1st LIVE on our big screens. Just minutes from the Aviva Stadium you can take in the atmosphere and the excitement in the area as it fills with all of the match goers. 

Enjoy a tasty dish from our carvery or BBQ while watching the game and then later on be entertained with fantastic LIVE MUSIC.  It going to be a very good Sunday here at the Gasworks! 

Grand Canal Hotel |  Grand Canal Street Upper | Ballsbridge Dublin 4. | 01-6461000


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Where To Watch The Rugby 6 Nations – Ireland v France

Ditch The Romance For The Love Of Rugby

Usually when you hear February 14th you think Valentine’s Day but this year it’s all about the Rugby 6 Nations. We have a cracking weekend lined up for you and we couldn't be more excited. The Gasworks is the place to be this weekend for all of the rugby action and brilliant live music.

Kick start your weekend with a Live Trad Session by Celtic Moods on Friday night from 10pm & then on Saturday  it’s a full day of MATCH MADNESS with Ireland v France and England v Italy. Join us before/after the match or if you aren't lucky enough to have a ticket to see it at the Aviva, watch it here in the Gasworks on our big screens. Enjoy all the buzz and excitement in the air that comes with being just 5 minutes from the stadium. Set yourself up for the day with a delicious carvery dinner or enjoy something tasty from the BBQ.  Then, later on, you can dance the night away with The Auld Triangle playing live from 7pm and our DJ taking over from 10pm.

So this weekend, be sure to join us at the Gasworks!

Grand Canal Hotel |  Grand Canal Street Upper | Ballsbridge Dublin 4. | 01-6461000


Monday, December 22, 2014

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Christmas is just a few short days away and the excitement is really setting in. Have you bought all of the presents for your friends and family yet.....or have you even had the chance to get started? If you still have some last minute shopping to do and you're worried about finding something special for a loved one well then worry not. We have some fabulous gifts for you to chose from.

This year why not treat someone special to a night away at Grand Canal Hotel? Who doesn't love a break away?!

Winter Package

We have a fabulous winter offer that runs until January 31st. Give someone the gift of a night away this January. After the mad rush of Christmas, they can enjoy;
  • a relaxing night stay
  • afternoon tea with Prosecco
  • all day parking
  • breakfast the following morning
We are also a short stroll from the shopping district of Grafton Street should they wish to make the most of the January sales.

Theatre Package

Do you know someone that loves the theatre? If so, we have the perfect gift for them. Our theatre package is always a popular choice and much loved by all of those who receive it. We are just 7 minutes walking distance from the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and have lots of shows for guests to chose from. Our theatre package includes;
  • 2-course pre-show meal
  • Tickets to show of guest's choice
  • 1 night's accommodation
  • Full Irish breakfast
  • Complimentary car parking

Book this great package today

Gift Voucher

Looking to treat someone to a fabulous trip away but not sure when or what type of package to get them? Why not purchase a gift voucher for a monetary amount and allow them to choose? Our gift vouchers can be used for accommodation and/or in the Gasworks bar. 

For more information on any of the above or to purchase a voucher or package visit or call us on 01-6461000.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October at The Gasworks

October at the Grand Canal Hotel & Gasworks Bar

We have so much happening in The Gasworks this month. October is always a great month. We all accept that summer has gone and we look forward to all of the great things that we have to look forward to from the rest of the year – the colder weather setting means cosying up indoors with an open fire, hot drinks and the cosy autumn/winter wardrobe, and of course there is all the fun-filled events like Halloween and dare I say it…..Christmas! J

It’s going to be a very fun month! So what do you have to look forward to in October?

Football: Ireland v Gibraltar at the Aviva Stadium. 
Our proximity to the Aviva Stadium means there is always a fantastic buzz about the place when there is a match on in the stadium and we expect this one to no different. We’ll be serving food all day and we’ll be playing the match on our 9 large sports screens for those of you who don’t have a ticket. We’ll also be giving you the chance to WIN A DINNER FOR TWO. All you need to do is check-in to The Gasworks on Facebook on Saturday 11th October to be in with a chance of winning.

Guinness Amplify: All about the Girl – Boys!
No Arthur’s Day this year? Fear not, Guinness have now launched Guinness Amplify which is all about discovering new music in Ireland and we have THREE great gigs lined up for you on Fri 10th, Sat 11th and Sun 12th October.  


Concert Specials: Lady Gaga & Il Divo.
Going to a concert in the 3Arena this month? We’ll have the ever popular early bird dinners for you to enjoy before the concert as well as plenty of tasty cocktails to get your fun night out started in style!

Don’t forget about the fantastic Grand Canal Hotel 3Arena Package which includes a dinner, transport to the concert, accommodation, a full Irish breakfast and FREE car parking. For availability and the best rates, call our reservations team on 01-6461000 or email

Dublin Marathon
Running the Dublin Marathon? We have some great things in store for you that you are going to love. On Sunday night we will have live music on in The Gasworks for you to sit back and relax. We'll also have a number of delicious pasta dishes for you to enjoy in preparation for the following day. 

We'll be starting breakfast early on Monday (6.30am) and will have plenty of healthy option for you to choose from. We'll also have you covered when you return to the hotel after completing the marathon - we'll have water stations in the hotel lobby, showers, ice baths. This year we are also offering recovery packs available to purchase at reception for just €7 each. A perfect way to get you re-energised.      

Halloween Night at the Gasworks

We LOVE Halloween here at The Gasworks and cannot wait to top a great month off with a brilliant Halloween night. We’ll have creepy cocktails, magical and monstrous music and all round haunted Halloween fun. Don't forget to try our Halloween cocktail special - The Slaughterhouse - only €5. This year Halloween falls on a Friday night which makes it even better so when the working week is done get your costume on be spellbound by a night of trick or treat!!  

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 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?


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

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 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. 


 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:  

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.