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5 free ways to spend a sunny day in Dublin

5 free ways to spend a sunny day in Dublin

When it’s blue skies in Dublin everyone is out soaking up the precious rays of sunshine. Forcing yourself inside a museum will only make you feel awkward and guilty for not taking advantage of the situation. Here are five outdoor spots to stroll around, people watch or lounge about in Dublin, when weather permits. 1. » Read more

Dublin: 7 kid-friendly activities that are fun for the whole family

Dublin: 7 kid-friendly activities that are fun for the whole family

By Jessica Colley— A lot of Dublin coverage focuses on fun for adults, such as pints of Guinness or the local theater scene. Yet the Irish capital is also full of kid-friendly activities—if you know where to look. From encountering wild animals to climbing to the top of the city’s biggest stadium, here are some » Read more

Dublin: Arthur’s Day and the Guinness Storehouse

Dublin: Arthur’s Day and the Guinness Storehouse

There’s one day of year when the spotlight in Dublin is completely on Guinness: Arthur’s Day. This holiday celebrates the man, Arthur Guinness, who gave the city its quintessential drink. On Thursday September 27, 2012 Dubliners have an extra excuse to head to their local for a pint. Some will celebrate by simply raising a » Read more

Free Museums in Dublin

Free Museums in Dublin

Rainy day in Dublin? A Cheapo looking to wait out the storm indoors can explore one of the free museums in city center. Whether you’re interested in art, literature or natural history, there is a free Dublin museum to match. 1. The National Gallery of Ireland Merrion Square West Web site You could spend hours » Read more

Dublin: 5 hidden gems in city center

Dublin: 5 hidden gems in city center

By Jessica Colley— There are many beloved sights in central Dublin: Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street, St Stephen’s Green, Trinity College, the National Gallery… All of these are must-visit icons, but equally enticing are some of the lesser known spots right in their midst. They may be tucked away off side streets or missing a large sign to announce » Read more

Dublin: Tips for visiting the Dublin Zoo

Dublin: Tips for visiting the Dublin Zoo

By Jessica Colley— You might not expect to see elephants, penguins, or giraffes during a trip to the Irish capital—but as it turns out, the zoo is one of Dublin’s most visited attractions. First opened in 1831, Dublin Zoo is one of the world’s oldest zoos and today is home to over 600 animals, many » Read more

Once in Dublin: Movie locations from the movie “Once”

Once in Dublin: Movie locations from the movie “Once”

By Jessica Colley— In 2007, an Irish film, simply titled “Once” stormed onto the film scene. The story of two untitled character (“guy” and “girl”)—who meet by chance in the streets of Dublin and share a love of music—resonated immediately with audiences around the world. While the Irish (and music fans) recognized Glen Hansard from » Read more

Dublin When It’s Cold: Fun winter activities

Dublin When It’s Cold: Fun winter activities

By Jessica Colley— Winter is one of the best seasons for Cheapos to visit Dublin. Not only are airfares and hotel rates at their cheapest for the year, but the cold temperatures offer a great excuse to get snug in the pub and order up an Irish coffee. From shopping to sports to comedy, there » Read more

Dublin: 10 fun activities for less than €10

Dublin: 10 fun activities for less than €10

By Jessica Colley— Only have €10 in your pocket? There are still many ways to spend a day in Dublin. Whether you’re craving some fresh air, want to indulge in culinary pleasures, or even do a little shopping, here are 10 activities in Dublin that will set you back less than €10. 1. Kilmainham Gaol » Read more

Dublin: Favorite art galleries, from classical to contemporary

Dublin: Favorite art galleries, from classical to contemporary

By Jessica Colley— Of all Dublin’s renowned art genres – literature, music, theater – visual arts usually takes a back seat. Yet beyond famous theaters, bookstores, and traditional music sessions, there is also a great art scene to be found in Dublin. From the Irish masters to more contemporary galleries, art aficionados will find plenty » Read more

Dublin’s Rainy Days: What to do in Dublin when it rains

Dublin’s Rainy Days: What to do in Dublin when it rains

By Jessica Colley— Expect rain in Dublin. A trip that lasts a day or longer will inevitably include a little rain, a short shower, or as the Irish say, a “soft day” of persistent mist that isn’t quite strong enough to warrant the opening of an umbrella. Locals are thankful for any sunny days that » Read more

Dublin: Tourist traps in Dublin to avoid

Dublin: Tourist traps in Dublin to avoid

By Jessica Colley— Tourist traps are the same everywhere: Prices are higher than they should be and they’re packed with tourists instead of locals. In some cities – like Dublin – certain tourist traps change by day and by night. It isn’t enough to avoid entire areas, you need to know when to avoid them. » Read more

Dublin: The best lookout points around Dublin

Dublin: The best lookout points around Dublin

By Jessica Colley— As the end of summer draws near, it’s only natural to try and squeeze in one more picnic, one more scenic hike, one more swim before the colder weather creeps in. While temperatures never reach soaring heights in Dublin, the same sensation is felt in the Irish capital. Before the days get » Read more

Dublin’s Free Museums: Three freebies in Dublin’s center

Dublin’s Free Museums: Three freebies in Dublin’s center

By Jessica Colley— Dublin might have a rainy reputation, but this city has many free museums where you can leisurely wait out a storm. Travelers might automatically be drawn to free art museums, but there are also fascinating literature and science exhibits, too. The center of Dublin is packed with free museums–the following three options » Read more

Dublin: Free visits to great government buildings

Dublin: Free visits to great government buildings

A quick tour of Southeast Dublin will land you in the cobblestoned Merrion Square, home of many of Dublin’s government buildings. Here you’ll find at least two great structures well worth a visit. Leinster House, the former residence of the Duke of Leinster, today houses Parliament, and is surrounded by gardens and sculptures. Nearby, on Upper Merrion » Read more

Dublin tip: Free castles and modern art

Dublin tip: Free castles and modern art

  When visiting any city, we’re always relieved to find free activities to take the burden off our wallet. We’re happy to report that enchanted, moody Dublin offers a wide-range of high class sightseeing opportunities that won’t cost you a euro-cent. Our three faves: Dublin Castle For die-hard history buffs, reaching the Dublin Castle is » Read more

Dublin: Scribblers Corner at the Irish Writers’ Centre

Dublin: Scribblers Corner at the Irish Writers’ Centre

Writers, get your pencils, pens, and laptops ready! Every Wednesday, the Irish Writers’ Centre hosts a free Scribblers Corner from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., a time slot that corresponds with the city’s lunch hour. City residents and visitors alike are welcome. Each week, writers receive a topic and then spend approximately 20 minutes writing » Read more

National Gallery Dublin: The Other Yeats

National Gallery Dublin: The Other Yeats

If you’re not familiar with the work of Jack B. Yeats, brother of famed poet W.B. Yeats, now is a great time to swing by the National Gallery in Dublin. The Gallery’s impressive collection of oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings by Yeats recently moved from the Dargan Wing to the newly renovated Beit Wing, which » Read more

Dublin: Unitarian Church, Free Wednesday Meditation

Holy Catholic Ireland may still be the stereotype, but in truth Dublin has become as multicultural and diverse—and in many cases more so—than other European capitals. This diversity extends to spirituality. The Unitarian Church at St. Stephen’s Green has seen a booming increase in its membership in recent years. This surge is against the demographic » Read more

Dublin: Free O’Keefe at Irish Museum of Modern Art

Dublin: Free O’Keefe at Irish Museum of Modern Art

Photograph by Amelia PS Until May 13, 2007, Georgia O’Keefe: Nature and Abstraction will be on display at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Like most Irish museum exhibits, the Georgia O’Keefe exhibition is absolutely free to visitors. Presented in association with The Irish Times, this O’Keefe exhibition will next travel to the Vancouver Art » Read more

Dublin: Free Fun at the Chester Beatty Library

Dublin: Free Fun at the Chester Beatty Library

The Chester Beatty Library sits on the ground of Dublin Castle (right next to a Garda Siochana office, so mind your p’s and q’s!) and provides exceptional value for the entry fee of, well, nothing. Like most Irish museums, the Chester Beatty Library charges no admission fee, though donations in any currency are accepted and » Read more

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Dublin

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Dublin

St. Patrick’s Day may be celebrated around the world, but only in Dublin do Paddy’s Day celebrations extend into a week-long celebration. Though every pub will surely celebrate Paddy’s Day in its own style, the St. Patrick’s Day Festival team has lined up some awesome activities over five Dublin days and nights. Starting on Thursday, » Read more