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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

Youth hostels and other super-cheap sleeping options in Dublin

Youth hostels and other super-cheap sleeping options in Dublin

In recent years, Dublin has shed some of its expensive reputation. Since the Celtic Tiger crash, prices have become more reasonable and there are deals to be found throughout the city. Dublin is also cheapo-friendly because it is very compact (walking everywhere is simple, no transportation required) and also because there are several affordable places » Read more

Dublin: Comedy clubs offering cheap laughs

Dublin: Comedy clubs offering cheap laughs

Comedy clubs can serve as a great introduction to the humor, accents, and gripes of a new city. The one problem is that there is often a substantial price tag attached to tickets. If you’re traveling to Dublin on a budget, here are some suggestions for enjoying Dublin comedy clubs on the cheap. 1. International » 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

Dublin: Tips for solo female travelers

Dublin: Tips for solo female travelers

There are far more dangerous places for a solo female traveler than Dublin, but still, it’s important to be prepared. During my time living in the city I learned a few tips that I hope my fellow females will find useful during a trip to the Irish capital. 1. Always keep a close eye on » 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

The Best Beaches Near Dublin

The Best Beaches Near Dublin

Perfect pints and traditional music, sure—but beaches? In Dublin? While Ireland isn’t known beyond its borders for beaches, the country is actually home to lovely stretches of sand and world-class surfing spots. While the best surfing is found on the west coast of Ireland, there are several beaches near Dublin that are ideal for a » Read more

Dublin: The “City of a Thousand Welcomes” program connects tourists and locals

Dublin: The “City of a Thousand Welcomes” program connects tourists and locals

Few cities have civic initiatives with the purpose of demonstrating the warmth of its citizens. In Dublin, hospitality is part of the national character, and one program is helping visitors to see it: the City of a Thousand Welcomes. The program connects first-time visitors to Dublin with hospitable locals: 1,000 of them to be exact. » Read more

Dublin: 5 easy ways to save on dining

Dublin: 5 easy ways to save on dining

By Jessica Colley— Dining in Dublin can put a dent in your budget. While this city is full of opportunities to spend big on food, you can utilize a few simple strategies to keep prices down. Plan ahead and you will taste the best of the local dining scene without emptying your wallet. 1. Seek » Read more

Dublin Alfresco: 5 picnic spots (and cheap eats!)

Dublin Alfresco: 5 picnic spots (and cheap eats!)

By Jessica Colley— Picnics are a Cheapo’s best friend. Stocking up in a market, grocery store, café or takeaway saves cash on tips and overpriced entrees, leaving more room in the budget for delicious picnic supplies. Spending an afternoon eating outdoors is also a great excuse to explore new neighborhoods. Here are some of my » Read more

Dublin: Best summer festivals for 2012

Dublin: Best summer festivals for 2012

By Jessica Colley— Planning a trip to Dublin this summer? There are several summer events kicking off in June that are worth scheduling your trip around. From one-time events like the arrival of the Olympic torch to old favorites like Bloomsday, Dublin is full of fun festivals this summer. June 6, 2012: Olympic Torch in » 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: 5 places for late-night cheap eats

Dublin: 5 places for late-night cheap eats

In this guest post, Colm Hanratty of Hostelworld.com tells us his favorite places to go for a late-night snack in the Irish capital.  Dublin is famous for many things—friendly locals, outspoken rock stars and pubs being three. After sampling the local Guinness in one of its celebrated “boozers,” chances are you’ll be in search of » 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

Dublin: 3 treats worth a little splurge

Dublin: 3 treats worth a little splurge

By Jessica Colley— Part of the fun of cheapo travel is saving enough on your daily expenses to be able to afford breaking free once in a while for a big splurge. For some travelers it might be a special boutique hotel, for others it might be an unforgettable lunch. Read on to discover some » 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: A quick guide to Irish beer and drinks

Dublin: A quick guide to Irish beer and drinks

By Jessica Colley— The craft beer craze hasn’t caught on in Ireland. At pubs in Dublin, it’s all about the classics. If you ask the barman for a pint, you will get a pint of Guinness. Beyond the black stuff, there are a couple other Irish beers of note, and a few hot drinks that » 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: A full day in Dublin for under €20

Dublin: A full day in Dublin for under €20

By Jessica Colley— A single €20 note can be stretched pretty far in Dublin. Unlike other European cities where transport can be a drain on your budget, Dublin is a compact, walkable city. As long as you have an umbrella for those impromptu showers, it is easy to spend an entire day in Dublin without » Read more

Dublin: 5 Christmas traditions for budget travelers

Dublin: 5 Christmas traditions for budget travelers

By Jessica Colley— Don’t worry about the cold – Christmas is the perfect time of year to travel to Europe, as the holiday season brings out old traditions, favorite songs, outdoor markets, and a variety of strategies for warming up. Dublin is no exception. This compact, walkable city is ideal for budget travelers looking to » 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