Ten Free Events Worth Checking Out In The City This Week

There's just so much to do

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There's nothing worse than feeling like you're tied to the couch when you're trying to save.

But the good news is, there are plenty of things to see and do in Dublin that are completely free.

We've teamed up with AIB to tell you about the best of Dublin this week for those on a budget or saving for something special like your first home.

You won't have to put your hand in your pocket once...

(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. Artist Residency Róisín de Buitléar @ The National Museum

When: 10 am - 5 pm every day.

Where: The National Museum - Decorative Arts & History, Benburb Street.

Irish artist Róisín de Buitléar has been selected as the Artist-in-Residence for the National Museum of Ireland for 2018.

Originally from Dublin, de Buitléar is Ireland’s foremost glass artist. Her work has been exhibited across Europe, the United States, China and Japan.

Her exhibition CAUTION! Fragile Tradition in Transit is a collaboration with three master glass cutters from Waterford.

2. People's Market, Dun Laoghaire

When: 10 am - 4 pm on Sundays.

Where: People's Park, Dun Laoghaire

A visit to one of Dublin's most popular markets is an ideal Sunday adventure.

3. Hike To The Hellfire Club

Pack a picnic and take a visit to one of Dublin's most fabled buildings. The views of Dublin at the top are to second to none.

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4. Visit Áras an Uachtaráin

Tickets for this free tour are on a first-come, first-served basis so make sure to get there early.

You might see the President’s dogs, Bród and Shadow if you’re lucky.

5. Beasts From Brazil Exhibition @ The National Museum

When: 8th September - 9th December

Where: National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West

This rare exhibition showcases Frans Post's wonderful landscapes of Brazil, guaranteed to ignite your wanderlust.

6. Jazz Sessions @ International Bar

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

Where: International Bar, Exchequer Street, Dublin.

Featuring some of Ireland's best jazz and improv musicians like Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack and Alex Mathias. This is a perfect night out for any jazz lover.

7. Visit Dublin Castle

While not all parts of the castle are free, some of the best bits like the Chapel Royal, the Garda Museum and the Revenue Museum are available to view without charge.

Book ahead to avoid disappointment!

8. Visit The Deer In Phoenix Park

Take a break from the city and go for a stroll through Phoenix Park. The park is huge, so it might take a while to find the deer, but when you do it's well worth it.

9. Swim At The Forty Foot.

There is nothing more revitalising than a dip in the sea, especially in winter. And, the Forty Foot is famous for attracting swimmers all year around.

10. Bray to Greystones Coastal Walk

We know this is technically in Wicklow, but the Bray to Greystones walk is a must for anyone living in Dublin.

Check out the stunning views.

Are you thinking about buying your first home? We've got your back. We've teamed up with AIB to bring you all you need to know about applying for a mortgage and buying your first home in our one-stop-shop mortgage hub. Keep an eye on the mortgage hub to guide you through your journey, and find out what you would be eligible to borrow by using AIB's handy mortgage calculator here!

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