Category: Things To Do

Local Tips for Saving Money in Dublin

March 12, 2015

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With the recent drop of the Euro, 2015 looks to be a good year to plan a budget trip to Europe, but while your money might go further, exploring the Irish capital can still be pricey. To help you get the most out of your trip for the least expense, here are our top local tips for saving money in Dublin.

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Watching Gaelic games in Dublin

February 26, 2015

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Gaelic games in Dublin

Football (soccer) and rugby are both hugely popular in Ireland, but to really experience the thrill of an Irish sporting event, nothing beats watching Gaelic Games in Dublin. The traditional games, organized by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), are played all around the country (as well as in Irish communities around the world), but the best place to watch a match is at Dublin’s Croke Park, the GAA headquarters and host of the National League Semi-Finals, Finals and Play-Offs, among many other fixtures.

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Hiking the Wicklow Way from Dublin

February 12, 2015

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Hiking the Wicklow Way from Dublin

Ireland’s first waymarked trail and now one of the country’s busiest long distance hiking routes, the Wicklow Way stretches from the southern suburbs of Dublin through the rugged Wicklow Mountains range, finishing at Clonegal village in County Carlow. Stretching for 129km, hiking the whole trail takes an average of 7 days, but less enthusiastic walkers can also enjoy day or weekend hikes, taking in the most scenic sections like the hike to Glendalough, a popular day tour from Dublin.

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[CONTEST] Win 2 Tickets to St Patrick’s Festival 2015 at the GUINNESS STOREHOUSE!

February 10, 2015

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This month, one lucky traveler will win 2 Skip the Line: Guinness Storehouse Entrance Tickets! Read on to find out more…

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Dublin’s Best Live Music Venues

January 29, 2015

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Check out a gig at one of Dublin's best live music venues. Photo courtesy of batintherain via Flickr.

The birthplace of popular rock bands like U2 and The Script, and renowned for its traditional Irish folk music, Dublin has earned itself a solid reputation among music lovers over the years, and the city hosts live music gigs and jam sessions every night of the week. While mega-venues like The O2 and the National Stadium are the top choice for international bands and pop acts, the real pulse of the capital’s music scene is its pubs and small music venues, where you just might find yourself listening to the next Bono. To get you started, here are some of Dublin’s best live music venues.

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Dublin’s Best Craft Beer Pubs

January 15, 2015

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Try out Dublin's best craft beer pubs

Dublin and Guinness seem to go hand-in-hand and with a history dating back to 1759 and a beer-brewing empire that spans more than 60 countries worldwide, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Ireland’s National Brew is the only beverage served in the capital’s pubs. Guinness’ fame may be well deserved, but beer lovers in Dublin can also find a growing range of independent breweries and brewpubs springing up around the city. For a real taste of the city’s beer scene, add some of Dublin’s best craft beer pubs to your pub-crawl itinerary too – here are a few of the top choices.

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Shopping at the January Sales in Dublin

December 18, 2014

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Get ready for the January Sales in Dublin

Christmas shopping in Dublin isn’t just about gift buying and browsing Ireland’s Christmas markets – the capital is also the best place to bag a bargain in the post-Christmas sales. Shopping at the January Sales in Dublin is a long-standing tradition and if you’re in the capital until the New Year, be sure to save some money for the famous sales, which see reductions of up to 80% on a myriad of goods.

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Celebrating the Winter Solstice at Newgrange

December 4, 2014

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Celebrating the Winter Solstice at Newgrange

While huge crowds descend on England’s Stonehenge to celebrate the longest night of the year, across the Irish Sea, only a lucky few will be gathering to watch the annual Winter Solstice sunrise at the mysterious Neolithic tomb of Newgrange and tickets are so sought-after that you’ll have to enter a lottery to be in with a chance.

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Where to Escape the Cold in Dublin

November 20, 2014

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Escape the cold in Dublin

Thanks to its lively Christmas markets and legendary New Year celebrations, Dublin is a fun place to spend the winter months, but with temperatures plummeting and more than a few rainy days, a warm coat and umbrella are essential. Don’t let the weather put you off sightseeing though – many of the city’s attractions are indoors and there are plenty of ways to escape the cold in Dublin.

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Dublin Book Festival

November 6, 2014

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With iconic writers like Bram Stoker, James Joyce and Oscar Wilde hailing from the city, Dublin’s literary heritage is world-renowned and the Irish capital has no shortage of literary-themed events. There’s the Dublin Writer’s Festival in Spring, the Ulysses-inspired Bloomsday celebrations on June 16th, the Bram Stoker Festival held to coincide with Halloween, and for those visiting during the winter months, the annual Dublin Book Festival.

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