It’s no secret that travelling is expensive. Don’t worry about breaking the bank on your trip to Dublin when you follow our guide to some of the best free or cheap things to do in Dublin. Before you plan your trip, enjoy great value accommodation when you book a stay in PREMIER SUITES Dublin Sandyford, a quick commute to the city by bus, train or road.
Enjoy Some Free Entertainment
Free entertainment is everywhere in Dublin, from fantastic buskers to people watching in the park. A stroll down one of the primary shopping streets is usually full of music, art, dancing and more. At almost any time of day, you’ll be able to find buskers and street performers on Grafton Street or Henry Street. Once the evening hits, stroll around Temple Bar and enjoy free street performances or go into a pub for a show, free of charge. Even though it isn’t compulsory, we encourage you to enjoy a pint in the pub or tip the performer. You have to pay for the beer but the music is plentiful and free. One of our favourites is The Cobblestone in Smithfield where you’ll enjoy a fantastic Trad Session.
Museums and Galleries
Did you know that most of the national museums, galleries and collections in Dublin are free to visit every day? From Vikings in Ireland to the most interesting modern art, Dublin museums have something for everyone. There is a lot to discover at the National Museum of Ireland, especially if you love history and archaeology. The National Gallery of Ireland gives you and your children a stepping stone introduction to Irish art and nurtures your own artistic nature. For a more contemporary look at the artistic world, the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) is a short walk from the city and give will you a very unique perspective. The possibilities are endless!
The jewel in our crown, Phoenix Park has always been an oasis for young and old, locals, visitors and everything in between. Visit the park for free, enjoying the gardens, lakes, playgrounds, flower gardens, rolling fields and open space free of charge. One of the highlights of your visit is sure to be Farmleigh House, the official Irish state guest house. You can explore the house and grounds all year round and enjoy the schedule of free events including great bands and musicians at the bandstand during the summer months. You can also catch a glimpse of Aras an Uachtarain, the president’s house situated within the park. It’s not free of charge but Dublin Zoo, located inside the park, is a great day of entertainment for all the family.
Discover a New Neighbourhood
While guidebooks will give you the history of the city centre, the best way to get to know Dublin is to ramble around without a map and discover a new neighbourhood. Enjoy a walk to the Guinness Storehouse discovering the most colourful part of the city, The Liberties, along the way. You’ll find local shops, markets, and pubs and meet plenty of locals along the way. On the other side of the city, Stoneybatter is one of Dublin’s coolest neighbourhoods with bars, pubs and cafes proving our point. They have a great selection of independent and small retailers as well as friendly locals who are happy to recommend a personal favourite place to visit.
Great Value Accommodation in Dublin
We’re a capital for export, finance, tourism and so much more drawing millions of tourists and visitors to the city each year. Get the best value accommodation without dropping your standards when you book a serviced apartment in Dublin. PREMIER SUITES Dublin offers you better facilities than a standard hotel room including a fully equipped kitchen and dining space so you can dine in or enjoy takeaways in comfort. Our one and two-bedroom apartments mean you can cut costs by sharing with friends or family. We offer you a home from home experience while travelling
Booking your stay on our official website means you are guaranteed our lowest available rate and access to our special offers. We’ll also leave you a welcome gift as an extra thank you for booing directly