THE BUDGET TRAVELLER - Dublin on Foot in 1 Day
Jul 2, 2015
About the Guidebook
In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty you will not be excused sitting in Temple bar savouring your large pint of Guinness. You have to earn it! Unless you want to literally stand on Grafton Street earning a dime through song. I was more thinking along the lines of you have to get active first and then get the treat after. But don't worry my workout is one of slow city walking while seeing the best the city has to offer. It's a win-win really. You will save a dime (using public transport adds up), do it at your own pace and actually see things in your own time.
Local Knowledge & Cool Perks
It is pretty amazing how you can get around and see amazing places in Dublin for free. For instance, many of the museums are free of charge and you can walk around the premises of cathedrals and churches without having to pay to see it from the inside, that is unless you want to. Public transport is cheap and you can use trams, trains and buses easily.
One thing you should particularly open your eyes to are the many statues found all over the city centre. Most of them were built before the economic crisis that still haunts Europe in an effort to support local artists. Artists of all kinds find great support in Ireland.
In case you are more into music, then the many buskers around town with definitely be something for you. Did you know that Damien Rice and Ed Sheeran started out on Grafton Stree? Also, many scenes from the Oscar winning film Once were shot here as well (as its set in Dublin).
If you get sick of the city life and want to experience the charming countryside, please consider the Wicklow Mountains and Howth.
The best time to see excited crowds and feel the Irish cheer is of course for St. Patrick's Day. Be sure to come at least one day earlier to see the ceilidhs at Stephens Green and watch the traditional college boat race early on the 17th of March. Just don't expect to meet locals. They tend to flee the city and the people that dress up all in green (which you should too unless you want to be pinched), are tourists from all over the world. That doesn't lessen the fun, though.
About the Author
Hi there! I'm Annemarie, full time traveller, serial blogger and chronic foodie on her way through the big wide world. With restless feet and an insatiable curiosity, I want to take you along on my whirlwind romance with the world and inspire you to follow your dreams. After all, if a chaos magnet like me can do it, so can you! #feetfollowheart