Dublin has much to offer and in the current economic climate you will be happy to hear there are so many free things to do in Dublin’s fair city.
Read our guide and find out what you can do in Dublin for FREE….
The National Museum of Ireland has three branches in Dublin and each offer free admission, The Archaeology and History Museum
Dublin Castle is situated in the very heart of Dublin’s Historic City Centre quarter just a five minute walk from Saint Stephen’s Green. This is a splendid building dating back to 930 and steeped in Irish history. Why not take a stroll through the grounds of this great landmark and relax in the courtyard and wonderful gardens for free. Should you wish to tour the inside of Dublin Castle there is however a charge but very reasonable.
Get arty at the Irish Museum of Modern Art! Better known as The IMMA is a very well established Art Museum showcasing the very best and latest in modern and contemporary art. The Museum is located in The Royal Hospital in Kilmainham just west of Dublin City Centre.
The National Library of Ireland was established in 1890 and is located in Kildare Street in Dublin City Centre. This library has a huge selection of Irish books and Irish related articles and manuscripts. You can also trace your ancestors here.
5. Dublin Tourism Information – Suffolk Street
Located in the magnificent and beautifully restored Saint Andrew’s Church just around the corner from Grafton Street you will find Dublin Tourism. Receive free advice from the friendly and helpful travel advisors. You can also pick up some free guides and a very useful and detailed city map of Dublin. There is also a Train and Bus Timetable service available.
6. Dublin Gardens and Parks
What better way to enjoy a fine day and relax or take a stroll in the park? Dublin has many parks and gardens each unique in their own way. If you have time why not visit one of the following gardens and parks in Dublin: Saint Stephens Green, Merrion Square, the Iveagh Gardens, the Phoenix Park and the Islandbridge War Memorial. Or travel further to St Anne’s Park on the northside or Marley Park in the south. Check out our blog on Dublin’s most popular parks.
7. Hit the beach!
Take a splash at Sandymount or Dollymount Strands, Seapoint, Sandymount or Killiney, or just walk the beaches there taking in the fresh sea air. Walk out to and along the South Bull Wall or Dun Laoghaire pier, or stroll the promenade at Bray.
8. Window Shopping!
Window-shopping won’t cost you a penny or a cent but with the fantastic choice in Dublin you won’t be able to resist treating yourself unless you are very strong-minded! Check out the shopper’s paradise of Grafton Street, Henry Street, Temple Bar and browse the many markets available.
9. St. Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is one of Ireland’s and Dublin’s top historical and tourist attraction. This is a magnificent cathedral that dates back to 1191 and is well worth a visit when in Dublin. The majority of tours are self-guided, however if requested in advance a 30-minute guided tour can be arranged.
10. Go walk about
Take a stroll around Dublin’s fair city, what better way to familiarise yourself with this wonderful city and take in the atmosphere of this bustling City with it’s many sights, sounds, architecture and of course it’s people.
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