Travelling can be quite expensive especially when you are trying to learn all about the people, history and culture of the country you are visiting. Visiting Ireland can be quite expensive but today I am going to give you a list of free things to do in Dublin that will save you some money.
I always love visiting the Phoenix Park. There is so much for you to see and do there for free. The Phoenix Park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe. With such a huge space there are many things to see and do throughout the park. Starting with the recreational facilities for football, GAA, cricket pitches and also polo grounds.
The park still contains a herd of fallow deer and is the site of Dublin Zoo,( visiting the zoo is not free) the Peoples Gardens and Áras an Uachtaráin, the home of the President of Ireland. There is also the Papal Cross, that was built for the visit of Pope John Paul II, and the Wellington monument.
Garden of Remembrance
Every time I visit Ireland I always make sure I find some time to just sit in The Garden Of Remembrance. It has a huge significance to Irish history and commemorates many Irish uprisings. Throughout history, there have been many uprisings planned to fight for Irish freedom. This Garden commemorates six of the most recent rebellions.
The 1798 rebellion of the society of United Irishmen.
The 1803 rebellion of Robert Emmett.
Th 1848 rebellion of young Ireland.
The 1867 rising of the Fenian Brotherhood.
The 1916 Easter Rising of the Irish Volunteers and The Irish Citizen Army.
The 1919-1921 Irish War of Independence of The Irish Republican Army
This is such a quiet and peaceful place to visit that has a lot of historical meaning. Each and every person should definitely visit this gorgeous remembrance garden even just for a few minutes
Walk through Temple Bar
Temple Bar is a great place to visit when you are in Dublin. It is widely known for the Irish pubs located here while Ryan and I spent four days in Dublin we walked through Temple Bar a lot. I really enjoyed walking through here because there were many tourists out and about taking photographs and enjoying the traditional Irish music sneaking through the open doors of each pub.
While in Temple Bar Ryan and I found an amazing dessert placed called The Bubble Waffle Factory. Although this is a free guide to the things to do in Dublin I highly recommend finding this amazing spot. I promise you, there will be no regrets as soon as you get handed your waffle!
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum sometimes known as “ The Dead Zoo” is another great must do when you are visiting Ireland. Walk through this museum exploring natural history, zoology & geology. Meet mammals, insects, birds & sealife of Ireland & the world.
Ryan and I really enjoyed our visit here. Find out more about the Museums Ireland has to offer.
St. Stephen’s Green
Finding St. Stephen’s Green using Apple Maps was an absolute nightmare. It took us about two hours to be finally able to sit down and have our little picnic when it should have only taken us a twenty-minute walk.
Angry was not the word for how I was feeling the first time we visited here. I was full of rage so close to exploding while Ryan laughed at me as per usual. Throughout this whole ordeal he was calm and collected like always while my blood started to simmer and then eventually was at boiling level.I’m surprised steam didn’t fly out of ears!
Once we arrived at St. Stephen’s Green I was in awe at how beautiful this park was. I couldn’t believe how easily concealed it was to the busy street outside.
Our second visit to St. Stephen’s Green went a whole lot smoother and we got there in 20 minutes, we had another picnic and then feed the ducks and birds that were chilling out in the pond that day. St. Stephen’s Green is a definite must see when you visit Dublin.
I hope you enjoy your visit to Dublin! What is one thing that is on your bucket list for when you visit Ireland? Let me know in the comments below!