Top 5 Free Things to do in Dublin

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While our tours and other fun activities aren’t free there’s still some ways to enjoy the Irish capital without spending a single euro. From enjoying some outdoor sights to visiting some great museums we picked our top 5 free things to do in Dublin if you want to save a bit of your cash.

  • The National Museum of Ireland: located in the heart of the city centre on Kildare Street, the National Museum of Ireland is one of the best museums in Dublin. Great to visit if you’re interested in archaeology or want to learn about prehistorical Ireland.
  • The Phoenix Park: one of the largest urban parks in Europe and a lovely to chill during a busy city stay. Make sure to look for the deers!
  • Chester Beatty Library: you’ll find this interesting museum behind Dublin Castle. It showcases the collections of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty: two floors of manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings and more from all over the world.
  • The Science Gallery: another free indoor attraction worth visiting, right next to Trinity College. The Science Gallery has an ever-changing programme of exhibitions with very often interactive experiences for the visitors on a variety of themes.
  • The Poolbeg Lighthouse: walking to the Poolbeg lighthouse is a lovely stroll if you want to get out of the city a bit. Go to Sandymount Strand and walk to the Poolbeg Lighthouse through Irish Town Nature Park. It is a long walk but once you’ve reached the lighthouse you are rewarded with one of the best seaviews in Dublin.

Can you think of any other free things to do in Dublin? Let us know in the comments.


5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Dublin

We may be biased but we think there are hundreds of reasons to visit Dublin and Ireland in general. However we picked out what we think are the top five reasons to visit the Irish capital, just to give you a little teaser as to what you might expect.

  • The Food: this is obviously our number one reason as food is our passion and we want you to discover it. Ireland has some of the world’s best raw ingredients, from delicious dairy to outstanding seafood. And because we’re such a small country, food doesn’t have to travel far so it should always be fresh! We are also fortunate to have numerous talented chefs in Dublin and between independent cafes to Michelin-starred restaurant, there’s so much to choose from! To make sure you eat great food throughout your stay, it’s best to join one of our Delicious Dublin food tours at the start as we share our precious recommendations!
  • The locals: Ireland is known for being a friendly and safe country. In Dublin, if you look lost and are holding a map, locals will always help you out. Dublin is a capital city but it’s human-sized and people are welcoming.
  • The music: Of course we’re home to one of the most famous bands in the world (U2) but we’re also so much more than that. We have so many music festivals and you’ll find live music in the city every night of the week. From traditional music to electro, you will always find something you like!
  • The pubs: everywhere in the world you can find an Irish pub but the truth is it will never be like in Dublin. Make sure to visit some of the best Irish pubs in Dublin for the best craic (great atmosphere) ever.
  • The seaside: Dublin may be a busy urban centre but we’re lucky to be very close to the sea. You can easily walk from Dublin city centre to Sandymount Strand or hop on a DART (suburban train) to one of the coastal towns.

We hope we convinced you to visit our fair city!

Video: Packing for the Island of Ireland

With our highly unpredictable weather it isn’t always easy to know what to pack when visiting Ireland. We think this ‘Packing for the Island of Ireland’ video by Discover Ireland is very useful so we’ve decided to share it here.

The video include the following tips:

  • Bring layers
  • Don’t forget that we can (and very often do) get four seasons in one day here in Ireland
  • Dress warm in Winter and Spring
  • Bring sunglasses and sunblock for when the sunshine shows up
  • Comfortable shoes are a must, especially if you end up hiking
  • An umbrella and raincoat are essentials
  • Money: sterlings in Northern Ireland and Euros in the Republic of Ireland
  • Music
  • Travel adaptor for your electronics
  • A phone charge
  • A camera


Oh and here’s another tip from us: bring your appetite and join one of our Delicious Dublin food tours!

Things to do in Dublin: The Little Museum of Dublin



The Little Museum of Dublin is a great attraction for visitors and locals alike. If you’re looking for an interesting and fun indoor activity when visiting Dublin then don’t miss it.


The little Museum is full of objects, pictures and other public donations, telling the story of Dublin. You can only visit by guided tour to learn about the history of the collection and plenty of interesting pieces of information about the Irish capital.


The Little Museum of Dublin is right in the city centre, just across from beautiful St Stephens’ Green park.

Address: 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2


Open 7 days a week from 9.30am to 5pm, last entrance 4.45pm.

Final guided tour starts at 5pm and ends at 5.30pm

Open until 8pm on Thursdays

How much?

Admission is €10

Senior and student price: €8

More info

Advance booking is recommended