Most visitors opt to spend a weekend in the capital, but with so many sights to visit and easy transport links to all of Ireland’s top attractions, it makes sense to extend your trip a little longer. With one week in Dublin, you’ll have ample time to discover the city, as well as the surrounding sights, and you’re unlikely to be short of things to do. But just in case – here’s our suggestions for the perfect week in Dublin.
Category: Free Things To Do
June 4, 2015
With more than 1,752 acres of grassy parklands, landscaped gardens and attractions, Phoenix Park clocks in as Europe’s largest enclosed urban park and it’s an enchanting spot to escape the bustle of downtown Dublin. First established as a royal deer park in the 17th century, it boasts an abundance of woodland and natural wildlife habitats, and is still home to a herd of fallow deer, as well as the Dublin Zoo, famously one of the world’s oldest zoos.
May 7, 2015
Dublin is at its best when the sun is shining and whether you want to explore the coast, party at an open-air festival or relax in the city’s beer gardens, there’s plenty to keep you busy during the summer months. To help you make the most of the sun, here are 50 things to do this summer in Dublin. See how many you can check off the list!
April 23, 2015
Despite being located on Ireland’s rugged Irish Sea coast, Dublin is rarely thought of as a beach destination, and many visitors to the capital never venture further than the River Liffey. For those looking to escape the busy center or cool off during the summer months, there are a number of great beaches near Dublin, linked by a network of scenic coastal drives and hikes.
March 12, 2015
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.
February 12, 2015
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.
November 20, 2014
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.
November 6, 2014
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.
October 9, 2014
Endless sightseeing and nights out might have to be put on hold if you’re traveling with kids in tow, but thankfully there are plenty of fun things to do in Dublin as a family. Whether you’re entertaining hard-to-impress teenagers or looking for something to keep under-10s amused, here are 40 amazing things to do in Dublin with kids.
August 28, 2014
With its hard-drinking, hard-partying reputation, you’d be forgiven for thinking the only place to go after dark in Dublin was the pub, but while crawling the city’s pubs is an unforgettable pastime, there are plenty of other ways to explore Dublin at night. Here are some ideas.