Five Things To See and Do While at the Irish Open

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The 2022 Irish Open is only weeks away and many of you have been busy grinding the satellites into the €1,150 buy-in Main Event, the first live Irish Open since 2019. While those of you trying to win your 2022 Irish Open Main Event seat at partypoker have plans on taking down that tournament once you arrive at the Citywest Hotel Dublin, things don’t always go to plan, which is why we have listed five Dublin attractions for you to enjoy should you find yourself with some spare time while in the Irish capital.

Guinness Storehouse

Photo by Giuseppe Milo

The Guinness Storehouse is found at St. James’s Gate Brewery and it is a must-see attraction even if you are not a fan of Guinness. The Storehouse covers seven floors and explains the history of this iconic beer through interactive exhibition areas.

You’ll discover the entire process of producing the perfect pint of Guinness, from brewing, to storage, and transport. Expert bar staff teach you how to pull the perfect pint of Guinness (it takes 119 seconds), before heading to the top floor which is a bar overlooking the city of Dublin where you can enjoy a complementary pint of the black stuff.

Jameson Distillery Bow Street

In addition to being famous for Guinness, Dublin is the home of Jameson whiskey, and you can head to the Jameson Distillery Bow Street which is the original site where Jameson Irish Whiskey was distilled until 1971.

Like the Guinness tour, you’ll discover the history behind this iconic whiskey and discover why, when the distillery first opened, locals described it as a “city within a city.”

It is fascinating place, especially when you consider the distillery first opened all the way back in 1780.

Dublin Zoo

Photo by infomatique

Dublin Zoo is one of Dublin’s most popular tourist attractions; who doesn’t love to see exotic animals roaming around? The zoo opened its doors to the animal-loving public on September 1, 1831, some 190 years ago, making it one of the oldest zoos anywhere on Earth.

The zoo spreads over 69 acres of Phoenix and is divided up into several areas, each housing some of the world’s endangered species.

  • African Plains
  • Asian Forests
  • City Farm
  • Fringes of the Arctic
  • House of Reptiles
  • Kaziranga Forest Trail
  • Roberts House
  • Sea Lion Cove
  • South American House

Temple Bar

Head to the Temple Bar area of the city as the sun goes down if you want to experience the world famous Irish craic. The area’s nightlife is incredible, with the streets packed with revellers all singing and dancing the night away.

It is the home to the world famous The Temple Bar, a bar steeped with history and featuring traditional live Irish music until the early hours of the morning. Be warned, this place gets packed out.

Temple Bar is also where you can find the Irish Photography Centre, the Irish Film Institute, in addition to the Irish Stock Exchange. Temple Bar is not only about partying even if you do find plenty of that going on!

Croke Park

Photo by infomatique

Sports fans could must worse then paying Croke Park a visit and enjoying a stadium tour. Croke Park is a Gaelic games stadium, which serves as the principal national stadium of Ireland and the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).

The 82,300 capacity stadium has some some epic encounters over the years, in addition to concerts from iconic bands.

You can book a tour of the stadium where tour guides will have you hanging off their every word. The tour finishes with a visit to the GAA Museum, which helps immerse you in the culture and spirt of Dublin; Dubliners certainly love their sport.

2022 Irish Open Schedule

As you can see from the table below, you have the chance to play non-stop poker from April 11 through April 18, so you may not get the chance to visit any of the attractions we just blogged about!

You will be pleased to know that all COVID-19 restrictions on indoor hospitality and entertainment venues in Ireland are now lifted, meaning face masks are no longer legally required. However, feel free to wear a mask if you wish.

In addition, those travelling to Ireland no longer need to complete a Passenger Locator form, nor do they need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery to gain entry to the country.

Here’s to seeing you in the Emerald Isle this April.

Date Time (GMT) Event
Mon 11 Apr 12:00 #1: Championship Event – €350 NLHE 6-Max
14:00 #2: Championship Event – €350 8-Game Mix
16:00 #3: €150 NLHE
18:00 #4: €150 PLO
20:00 #5: €115 Main Event Satellite – 5 seats GTD
20:00 #6: €530 Satellite to €5,000 High Roller
Tue 12 Apr 12:00 #7: Championship Event €350 NLHE Heads-Up (64-cap)
14:00 #7: Championship Event €350 NLHE Heads-Up Round 2
14:00 #8: €530 Satellite to €5,000 High Roller
16:00 #7: Championship Event €350 NLHE Heads-Up Round 3
16:00 #9: €250 The Hendon Mob Championship
18:00 #10: €150 PLO Deepstack
20:00 #11: €115 Main Event Satellite – 10 seats GTD
20:00 #12: Championship Event €5,000 High Roller Day 1
Wed 13 Apr 12:00 #7: Championship Event €350 NLHE Heads-Up quarter-finals
12:00 #13: €1,150 Irish Open Main Event Day 1A
12:00 #14: €115 Main Event Satellite – 5 seats GTD
13:00 #12: Championship Event €5,000 High Roller final day
14:00 #7: Championship Event €350 NLHE Heads-Up semi-final
14:00 #15: Championship Event €350 America’s Cup
16:00 #7: Championship Event €350 NLHE Heads-Up final
16:00 #16: €115 Main Event Satellite – 5 seats GTD
18:00 #17: €150 NLHE Deepstack
20:00 #18: €115 Main Event Satellite – 20 seats GTD
Thu 14 Apr 12:00 #13: €1,150 Irish Open Main Event Day 1B
12:00 #19: €115 Main Event Satellite – 5 seats GTD
14:00 #20: Championship Event €250 Irish Open Ladies
14:00 #21: Championship Event €250 Irish Open Short Deck
16:00 #22: €115 Main Event Satellite – 5 seats GTD
18:00 #23: €150 PLO Deepstack
20:00 #24: €115 Main Event Satellite – 20 seats GTD
Fri 15 Apr 12:00 #13: €1,150 Irish Open Main Event Day 1C
12:00 #25: €115 Main Event Turbo Satellite – 5 seats GTD
14:00 #26: €115 Main Event Turbo Satellite – 5 seats GTD
18:00 #27: €115 Main Event Turbo Satellite – 5 seats GTD
20:00 #28: €150 NLHE Deepstack
22:00 #13: €1,150 Irish Open Main Event Day 1D Turbo
Sat 16 Apr 12:00 #13: €1,150 Irish Open Main Event Day 2
14:00 #29: Championship Event – €550 JP Poker Masters Day 1
16:00 #30: €150 NLHE Bounty – €25 Bounties
18:00 #31: Championship Event €350 Irish Open PLO 6-Max Day 1
20:00 #32: €2,000 Irish Open High Roller 8-Max Day 1
Sun 17 Apr 12:00 €1,150 Irish Open Main Event Day 3
12:00 #29: €550 JP Poker Masters final day
12:00 #31: €350 Irish Open PLO 6-Max final day
13:00 #32: €2,000 High Roller 8-Max final day
13:00 #33: Championship Event €250 Mini Irish Open Day 1
16:00 #34: €1,100 NLHE Mystery Bounty 8-Max Day 1
18:00 #35: Championship Event €250 Liam Flood Memorial Turbo
20:00 #36: €150 NLHE Deepstack Turbo
Mon 18 Apr 12:00 #33: Championship Event €250 Mini Irish Open final day
12:00 #37: Championship Event €250 Irish Open Seniors (50+)
13:00 #13: €1,150 Irish Open Main Event final day
13:00 #34: €1,100 NLHE Mystery Bounty final day
13:00 #38: €150 PLO 6-Max Deepstack Turbo
14:00 #39: €250 Tag Team Event
16:00 #40: €1,100 PLO 8-Max
18:00 #41: €150 NLHE 6-Max Deepstack Turbo
20:00 #42: €150 NLHE Deepstack Hyper Turbo

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