Find yourself with a bit of free time this week, but no money to spend on doing things or going places?
One of the best things about living in the capital is that you don’t need money to have a good time – making it so much easier to save for the important things, like a first home.
We’ve teamed up with AIB to show you that saving for a home doesn’t have to be a misery.
Here’s a handy guide of free things to do around the city this week.
(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. Jesters @ Sin É
Where: Sin É
When: Every Tuesday & Wednesday, 7:30 pm – 10 pm.
Free comedy night in one of the best bars in Dublin. What’s not to love?
2. Free Meditation – Sahaja Yoga
Where: Sahaja Yoga Ireland, Eustace Street, Dublin
When: 7:30 pm – 9 pm, Every Friday.
This yoga takes places on chairs, so there’s no need for special clothing or mats. Just yourself and a willingness to try something new.
3. Free Guided Tour of – DOING THEIR BIT: Irish Women and the First World War
Where: Dublin City Hall
When: Every Saturday, 11:00am – 12:00 pm
This exhibition explores women’s experiences during the First World War including women who worked in the munition factories, the anti-conscription movement, nurses, and members of volunteer groups.
4. Intimacy @ The Science Gallery
When: 19th October -3rd February
Neuroscience, trust, belief and behaviour are examined in this new exhibition in the Science Gallery.
5. People Watching in St. Stephen’s Green.
Ok, so this is not technically an organised event, but have you ever sat on one of the benches in St. Stephen’s Green and watched the world go by?
One of the best things to do for your mental health and it’s completely free. Plus, loads of people bring their dogs to the park, so there’s always loads of doggos to make friends with.
It really is a win-win.
6. Mary Swanzy ‘Modern Irish Master’ Exhibition @IMMA
When: 26th October 2018 – 17th February 2019
Ireland’s first modernist painter predating Mainie Jellet and Evie Hone. Swanzy took lessons with Jack Yeats and travelled extensively throughout the Balkans, Samoa and Hawai.
‘Modern Irish Master’ is the first extensive retrospective of Swanzy’s work since 1968.
7. Explore The City
Take advantage of the fact that Dublin is super easy to explore on foot. Download a Dublin Discovery Trail on your phone, and off you go!
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8. DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama
Take advantage of the free entry to their Monday lunchtime concerts and listen to some music guaranteed to brighten up your day.
9. Collins Barracks
A former military barracks that is now a museum? This is essential for any history lover. All exhibitions are absolutely free.
10. Visit City Hall
An impressive building that was witness to many key events in our nation’s history.
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!