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5 Fun & Free Things To Do In Town Today On Your Lunch Break

By Sarah

September 19, 2017 at 11:23am


If you're anything like us, the words 'lunch' and 'work' usually mean a quickly eaten sambo at your desk, with a trip to the outside world for a coffee if you're lucky.

In actuality, this is a pretty unnecessary form of self-punishment. 

Think about it: You're entitled to a whole hour of freedom from your desk shackles.

So make the most of it, you busy bee! Here's what to do today...

1. Sound Check, Science Gallery

Trinity College's incredible Science Gallery is coming to the end of its slick exhibition Sound Check this weekend, which will see visitors become performers alongside hackers, designers and scientists, inventing new instruments and collaborating to explore the outer edge of sound. 

The works presented in the exhibition delve into the moment between practice and performance, design and reality, where new musical tools make us hear our world differently.

And the best bit? It's totally free. Grab a grilled cheese afterwards...

2. Visit the 'Dead Zoo'

If you can't pet fluffy animals in work (*boo), then you should at least admire exotic breeds and ancient fossils in the Natural History Museum.

Okay okay, the animals are stuffed and you can't touch them - but the range of the collection, which dates from 1792, is out of this world and makes for a really fun pit-stop.

3. Feed the ducks in Stephen's Green

The city's playground is an ideal place to spend your break.

Bring your lunch with you (enjoy the outdoors before it gets seriously freezing) and some bread crusts for the ducks if you're feeling sound, and enjoy an hour wandering around the trees and lakes.

4. Explore the city with an audio tour

Make the most of the fact that Dublin is an easy city to walk around, and download a Dublin Discovery Trail on your phone for easy exploring.

You can learn about Dublin's Viking origins, the havoc caused by the 1916 Easter Rising or the city's creative side which leads you through Powerscourt Centre. The tours take two hours so you can split them up over a few days.

5. Visit Dublin Castle 

You probably pass tourists milling around Dublin Castle every day and never pay much attention. 

Not all of the attraction is free, but you'll be able to access The Chester Beaty Library and The Revenue Museum with no charge.

Feeling peckish? The Silk Road cafe does incredible Middle Eastern food at fairly reasonable prices...

See, why stay in the office?

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