We recently got back from a wonderfully frugal trip to Dublin the capital of Ireland. Dublin certainly isn’t the cheapest place to visit in Europe however you can experience a lot of what this marvellous city has to offer on a budget.
To help you do just that I’ve compiled together my favourite four free things to do in Dublin…
A gentle stroll through the grounds of Trinity College, Ireland’s most oldest and most famous university is completely free. Alumni include; Samuel Beckett, Jonathan Swift and Bram Stoker.
The campus is beautiful and highly photogenic. Situated right in the centre of Dublin City.
A trip through Trinity College is one of the free things to do in Dublin. However, you will be unable to access sights such as the Book of Kells is displayed without a guided tour.
The most up to date information on tours of the college can be found on the Trinity College website.
Irish Museum of Modern Art
My second favourite and completely free thing to do in Dublin has to be a trip to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Set in a former 17th century Royal hospital located slightly outside the city centre, the IMMA has established itself as the country’s foremost modern art gallery’s.
IMMA boasts more than 400,000 visitors a year and hosts a mixture of both permanent and temporary exhibitions from prominent contemporary artists. For the most up to date information on exhibitions and special events be sure to check the IMMA website.
The Science Gallery
Hands-on and super interactive, the Science Gallery is devoted to explaining the intricacies of science and how it applies to everyday life. Better yet, it’s one of the completely free things to do in Dublin.
Since opening in 2008, over a million visitors have visited the Science Gallery. An while it might seem like it’s very straightforward it is in fact an experience of curiosity, innovation.
The different exhibitions hosted in the Science Gallery can last anything from weeks to months. Each tackling different thought processes or ideas.
If you’ve read my article on 7 things to do in Dublin then you’ll have no doubt seen me mention Dublin City Hall.
Dublin City Council have funded this fantastic, historical and informative exhibition on the ground floor of the city hall that is completely free to visit.
There we have it. My four completely free things to do in Dublin, Ireland. I’ve included a map with each of the places discussed in this post highlighted for your convenience.
As always I would love to know what you’re favourite free things to do in Dublin are? Let me know in the comments below if you think I’ve missed something off the list.