Dublin is located on the east shore of the beautiful and rich country of Ireland. It is an extremely young and lively young city in Europe so much to offer for the guests on a short weekend break or on a long vacation.
Over the last years it has grown in popularity and among the most renowned weekend destinations in Europe. Dublin provides exceptional locations and atmosphere to entice the guest to spend more time doing the popular landmarks and having fun. Dublin has turn out to be an expensive place to go to and to visit; on the other hand some of the best means to enjoy and to really get to know the place are indeed free.
If you are planning to visit Dublin, you don’t have to carry huge cash. You can enjoy the place through considering these 10 free things to do in Dublin.
10. Visit St. Stephen’s Green
St. Stephen’s Green is located at the Grafton Street. It is one of the popular shopping places in Dublin. St. Stephen Green is a big Victorian park that covers a remarkable area of about 9 hectares. You can go to this place for free. You can do picnic here with friends or loved ones, relax on the benches, and feed the duck on the pond and many other things to do. A remarkable place for a restful stroll, the pathways and gardens offer guests with a haven of calm at the centre of crowded city.
9. National Galleries
Here, you can find the two of the most popular galleries in Ireland; the Irish Museum of Art or IMMA and the National Gallery of Ireland. You can visit these galleries for free. Inside the National Gallery of Ireland, you will see a wide selection of pieces from the fourteenth to twentieth centuries which include artworks by renowned Irish and worldwide artists including Monet, Jack B. Years and so much more. On the other hand, if you are fanatics of modern art paintings, sculpture and photography, the IMMA is the best place to visit.
8. Trinity College Dublin
Situated right in the middle of the city alongside Grafton Street, Trinity College has hosted renowned playwrights including Samuel Beckett and Oliver Goldsmith. The book of Kells and the old library are the main attraction of Trinity College.
7. Drop by The Science Gallery
This gallery is a place for many exhibitions that change on a daily basis. Together with these exhibitions, the Science Gallery also hosts many workshops, talks and various kinds of events.
6. Phoenix Park
When you want to be free from the hustle and bustle of the city, then the best place to visit is the Phoenix Park. This is considered one of the biggest parks in Dublin and all over the world as well.
Covering 710 hectares, the Phoenix Park is a place to large green fields, remarkable monuments, many colourful flowers beds as well as benches abundantly making it a remarkable place for a walk or a relaxing sit. This is also a place to one of the Dublin’s top attraction like Dublin Zoo that you need to pay to visit. You can visit the place for free.
5. Georgian Dublin at Merrion Square
Merrion Square is indeed the biggest Georgian Square in the city. Covering this square you will see many great samples of Georgian structural design in the type of redbrick townhouses. Take a walk around the park area at the middle of the Merrion square and you will encounter a number of figures which take account one of a lounging Oscar Wilde who was an occupant on Merrion Square back 1800s.
4. Witness the Dublin’s free National Museums
The rich culture and history of Ireland are chronicled by some of the national museums situated around the city, including the National Museum of Ireland- Archaeology wherein you will be capable of seeing artefacts dating back to primaeval Ireland which take account of remarkable gold pieces and many more. Decorative Arts and History branch is indeed so easy to reach because it is just beside the Museum.
It is certainly worth a visit because the collection takes account of coins, furniture and clothing, alongside a number of displays that covers The Easter Rising. Currently reopened after complete renovations or facelifts, the Natural History Museum comes with a wide collection of animals from Ireland and other parts of the county which take account of birds, mammals and a whole lot more.
3. Dublin Castle
Situated on Palace Street near Dame Street, Dublin Castle was the place for English control until the Free State take place in 1924, Free State effect meant the stop of British rule in this county. The Tours are superb and will only cost you 4.50 euros. You will know some interesting things about the history of the place with a drop by in Dublin Castle.
2. Take a free walking tour in Dublin
Sandeman’s New Dublin Walking Tours provide free walking tours in the city taking in a number of the Dublin’s main sights that last about 3 hours, guests get a good look at many top sights of the city for free including the Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Temple Bar and plenty more.
1. Enjoy free live music in Whelan’s
Whelan’s is indeed considered one of the best live music venues in the city of Dublin. It is also considered one of the best places in Dublin that has renowned pubs, attracting huge numbers of party goers, drinkers as well as music fanatics every week.
If you are on a tight budget, you don’t have to be fret because this place also provides a regular choice of free live music events in conjunction with their ticketed offerings. Pay attention to the Midnight Hour for free entry prior to 10.30 and some of the finest in up and coming talent. A number of DJ sets, acoustic sessions and so much more could also be enjoyed without wasting too much.
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