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26th Oct 2018

Ten Of The Best Things To Do In The City This Week That Won’t Cost You The Earth


There’s nothing worse than feeling like you can’t have fun in Dublin when you’re on a budget or trying to save for the ‘bigger picture’ things like a first home.

Luckily, you never have to feel like that because there are plenty of things to do in Dublin that are completely free.

We’ve teamed up with AIB to tell you about a handy list of things to do and see that will cost you absolutely nothing.

(Psst! With the home buying calculator you can add up all you need to save for your new home including additional costs. This calculator also helps you estimate how much you need to save each month to get to your target within your timeframe. Monitor your savings’ success with this handy savings calculator from AIB!)

1. Prix Pictet Exhibition – Space

When: 15th November 2018 – 5th January 2019

Where: Meeting House Square, Temple Bar

The exhibition features work from artists who have been shortlisted for the Prix Pictet’s seventh cycle.

This cycle’s theme is space so the exhibition will showcase how the photographers use the power of their art form to shed light on issues like sustainability.

2. Hike Ticknock Hill before Sunrise

Greet the morning from atop Ticknock Hill in the Dublin Mountains. It may be hard getting up in the darkness, but watching the sun rise above the clouds and early morning winter mist is definitely something to experience.

3. Garden Of Remembrance

This memorial garden is dedicated to “all those who gave their lives for Irish freedom.”

It’s a perfect spot for a bit of quiet reflection.

4. Jazz Sessions @ International Bar

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 pm.

Are you a jazz lover or just looking for something different? Then head to the small downstairs bar for an intimate gig by some of the best jazz musicians in the country.

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5. Walk Along The Grand Canal

Let the tranquillity of the water wash over you as you walk beside it from Harold’s Cross to Grand Canal Dock.

Did we mention the swans and ducks?

6. Check out Dublin’s Buskers

Dublin has some of the best buskers in the country, so you really should stop and listen to them whenever you have the chance. You can usually find them on Grafton Street, Henry Street, Suffolk Street or Temple Bar.

*If you do enjoy their music, it would be nice to throw a couple of quid their way.

7. Visit Dublin Castle

Check out the Chapel Royal, the Garda Museum and the Revenue Museum for free.

8. Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, and Killiney Loop Walk

This 13.7 km loop trail offers some of the most scenic views in Dublin.

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9. Francis Bacon Studio – @ Hugh Lane Gallery

Bacon’s studio was taken apart piece by piece in London and relocated to Dublin in 2001. It includes over 7,000 items and is hands down one of the best pieces of art in Dublin today.

10. Free Walking Tour of Dublin

There are plenty of free walking tours that will help you learn about Dublin’s rich and varied history.

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