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Tipping in Dublin: When to leave a little, a lot, and nothing at all

Tipping in Dublin: When to leave a little, a lot, and nothing at all

Jessica Colley— Cheapos can rejoice when it comes to tipping in Dublin. While etiquette varies according to the situation, generally locals believe in keeping their money, and tips aren’t expected like they would be in other countries (especially the United States). For example, approach a bar in Dublin and order a drink. The total will » Read more

Dublin: Which neighborhood is right for your trip?

Dublin: Which neighborhood is right for your trip?

By Jessica Colley— Cheapos are faced with one difficult decision when stepping foot in a new city: which neighborhood to use as a home base? Often, affordable accommodation options aren’t in the best possible locations, leaving the choice of a few different neighborhoods. This is definitely the case in Dublin. The following neighborhood guide can » Read more

Dublin Cheap Eats: Get a taste of the Irish

Dublin Cheap Eats: Get a taste of the Irish

By Jessica Colley— Some destinations have a clearly defined national cuisine, while other places require visitors to dig a little deeper. When it comes to food in Ireland, there are many places to find cheap eats with national character in Dublin – if you know where to look. From underground options to food markets to » 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: Three scenic spots to go swimming

Dublin: Three scenic spots to go swimming

By Jessica Colley— When it comes to “not to miss” activities in Dublin, swimming might not be at the top of your list. While many locals make it their business to take the plunge into the icy Irish Sea at any time of year, visitors generally limit taking a dip to random sunny days in » Read more

Dublin: 4 ways to keep it cheap

Dublin: 4 ways to keep it cheap

By Jessica Colley in Dublin— Summer travel can be one of the most challenging for Cheapos in Dublin—when the sun is shining and loads of people are traveling budgets can skyrocket. Yet with a few tips, there are many ways to beat the crowds and keep your wallet full. Here are a few tried-and-tested tips » Read more

Dublin: The city’s best outdoor summer concerts

Dublin: The city’s best outdoor summer concerts

By Jessica Colley— Just like storytelling or making pints disappear down the hatch, the Irish have a tradition of music deep down in their bones. This tradition can be experienced not only in dark pubs, but also outdoors through summer concerts, festivals and music series. If you’re traveling to Dublin or Ireland this summer, be » Read more

Dublin Pubs: Our favorite summertime bars

Dublin Pubs: Our favorite summertime bars

By Jessica Colley— The Irish take their sunshine very seriously. This is mostly because they get so little of it in Dublin, and also because it’s the perfect weather to sit around for a few pints in. When it comes to summertime bars in Dublin, there are a few spots that are ideal both for » Read more

Dublin: 5 ways to save on food, drinks and getting around

Dublin: 5 ways to save on food, drinks and getting around

by Jessica Colley— Dublin used to have a reputation as a wildly expensive city. All of that changed in the last few years, as the financial crisis has pushed prices down. Now there are more ways than ever to save money in the Irish capital. If you’re traveling on a budget, there’s no time like » Read more

Dublin: Vintage shopping with Cheapo prices

Dublin: Vintage shopping with Cheapo prices

By Jessica Colley— During the years of the Celtic Tiger boom, it was just about impossible for a Cheapo to do any shopping in Dublin. Sure, it’s fun to marvel at the gorgeous window displays at Brown Thomas department store on Grafton Street, but buying anything? Not in the cards, especially not with the exchange » Read more

Dublin: Best parks for exploring nature and meeting locals

Dublin: Best parks for exploring nature and meeting locals

By Jessica Colley— When the sun shines in Dublin, there are two places locals go: pubs and parks. Choosing parks allows Cheapos to explore new areas of the city while holding on to those euros for a rainy day, when you might be more inclined to order an extra pint of Guinness or two. For » Read more

Dublin: 3 Cheapo day trips from Dublin

Dublin: 3 Cheapo day trips from Dublin

By Jessica Colley— Dublin is a coastal city, but wandering around city center you might never know it. Many flights from the US arrive under the shroud of night, and travelers never get the chance to see just how stunning the Bay of Dublin and the coast can be. A train that runs along the » Read more

Dublin Cafés: Where to find great coffee in Dublin

Dublin Cafés: Where to find great coffee in Dublin

by Jessica Colley— Ireland has a tea culture. It’s almost considered rude to ask someone how many cups of tea they consume in a single day. For many, the answer could be in the double digits. Others who don’t have much of a “tea habit” can drink up to five cups a day. So what » 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: Breakfast and brunch spots with a twist

Dublin: Breakfast and brunch spots with a twist

By Jessica Colley— You don’t have to order the (sort of scary?) black pudding or the full Irish breakfast to enjoy a meal that will banish your Guinness-induced headache on a Sunday morning in Dublin. While there are still plenty of places in town to find your traditional “fry” (as an Irish breakfast is often » Read more

Dublin: Hop on the city’s bike-share program for €2

Dublin: Hop on the city’s bike-share program for €2

By Jessica Colley— In 2009, the streetscape in Dublin changed for good. Almost overnight, the bicycle lanes were filled with splashes of bright blue – the Dublin Bikes (or simply “db”) bike-share program had launched. A development like this in a city as small as Dublin caused quite a stir. Suddenly, you could be almost » Read more

Dublin: 3 outdoor food markets you shouldn’t miss

Dublin: 3 outdoor food markets you shouldn’t miss

by Jessica Colley— Before I tasted the Paddy Jack Sandwich, I thought I had tasted Irish lamb. Then one Saturday I was browsing through an outdoor food market in the Temple Bar District of Dublin and my perceptions were forever changed. This €5 sandwich consists of two country-thick slices of olive bread, generous slices of » Read more

How to find affordable theater tickets in Dublin

How to find affordable theater tickets in Dublin

by Jessica Colley— In the Irish capital city, theater tickets can cost the same as a few pints of Guinness. Despite the fact that Dublin is one of the literary capitals in the English-speaking world, theater tickets have remained affordable across the board. With a long tradition of story-telling and good humor, it should come » Read more

Dublin: “Budget Travel” tips and Cheapo hints

Dublin: “Budget Travel” tips and Cheapo hints

When we cracked open the June 2009 issue of Budget Travel magazine, we were happy to see a great “Trip Coach” article on Dublin. Writing to Trip Coach, Shana asks what she and her partner should do on a spur-of-the-moment trip to the Irish capital. Budget Travel provides many good tips on where to eat, » Read more

Dublin cheap souvenir: Special (brown) sauce

Dublin cheap souvenir: Special (brown) sauce

Travel is all about new experiences, whether in a museum, a castle, or a restaurant. In Dublin’s pubs, fish and chips always please, although it’s nothing new. But, behold brown sauce! It’s tangy, very Irish, and can be found in little packets… for free! Bring home a saucy surprise The “Chef” brand of brown sauce hit the commercial Irish » 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

Dublin: Darklight Festival Descends

The Darklight Festival is Dublin’s premiere festival for filmmakers, animators, and artists. The festival explores work that investigates the intersection of art, film, and technology. This year it will kick off on Friday, June 22, 2007. In addition to screenings of digital filmmaking, a kids program, a symposium, lectures, workshops, and even virtual activities will » Read more

Festival Round-up: Taste of Dublin

Try this for some quick math: 4 days + 22 fabulous restaurants = 1 great culinary event. This year’s Taste of Dublin will be taking over the city’s Iveagh Gardens for a long weekend of fun and food from June 14 – 17, 2007. In addition to offering the chance to taste the delicacies of » Read more

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