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If you’re looking for fun weekend activities that won’t break the bank, you’re in luck! Dublin has plenty of activities that will keep you entertained without costing a cent. Between hitting up various markets for local delights to enjoying the great outdoors, we’ve got the top no-cost activities to enjoy over the weekend whether you plan to explore solo, head out with friends, or need a few kid-friendly suggestions.   

Visit local markets 

Between the sights, sounds and smells, visiting a market is all an assault on the senses – in the best possible way! From the infamous Temple Bar Market to the Green Door Market, the Dún Laoghaire CoCo Market, and more, Dublin has a market to suit all tastes and interests, and it’s one of the best ways to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. 

National parks and gardens 

Dublin is home to some of the most beautiful parks and gardens worldwide, including the Dublin Garden Trail, the Phoenix Park and the National Botanic Gardens to name a few. If the weather is nice, pack in a picnic lunch, lay down a blanket and soak up the summer sun surrounded by Dublin’s incredible natural beauty.  

Visit museums and galleries 

Dublin is a treasure trove of museums and galleries, many of which are free to enter, offering hours of cultural enrichment, art and beauty at no cost to you. From the National Museum of Ireland to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin boasts a vast selection of museums and galleries hosting some of the world’s finest contemporary art. 

Go window shopping 

There is something about window shopping that just feels luxurious, and Dublin is the perfect place to do it. Treat yourself to a day exploring various shops and boutiques as you take in the architectural beauty of the city. Top spots to visit include the iconic George’s Street Arcade, Cow’s Lane, and Liberty Market.  

Get active 

If you prefer active adventures, take advantage of Dublin’s many beautiful green spaces and treat yourself to a no-cost hike or cycle. Some of the best trails include the Bog of Frogs Loop, Ticknock Halt, and Cruagh Wood Loop. Whether you’re exploring on two wheels or two feet, you’ll have no problem finding a beautiful trail to suit your interest and fitness level. 


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