Join the locals and take a dip in the Irish Sea with a day at the famous Forty Foot baths in Dun Laoghaire. The water is chilly but it is sure to brighten you up on your trip to the south Dublin town of Dun Laoghaire. The freshest free activity near Dublin City!
Free walking tours are an excellent way to get to know the city of Dublin. You will walk the streets with local Dubliners and their great stories, yarns and historical anecdotes will bring the city alive. You will visit most of the highlights of Dublin including Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Temple Bar, Christ Church and you will get a great insight into the charm of old Dublin.
Every Sunday and Monday in the Stags Head Pub in the heart of Dublin City you can enjoy a great free comedy night. See some of Dublin's best resident comedians up close and personal in a small venue. The boisterous crowd are always a great mix of locals and visitors which creates an electric atmosphere.
Live Music Nights
Dublin City is renowned for it’s superb music scene and what is even better is that you can check out top quality musicians for free in the hundreds of venues around the city centre. From Irish traditional music to hip hop and reggae the free music scene in Dublin City is unbeatable.
They say Howth is for Health & Heather and a walk up Howth Head never fails to freshen the mind. Only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre on a train lies stunning coastal walks around Howth Head Peninsula. This is probably local Dubliners favourite spot to take in fresh sea air and Little Gem highly recommends a full trek around the peninsula.
The Botanic Gardens are located just 3 km from the centre of Dublin. A walk through the gardens is a peace filled and tranquil city experience. You will find yourself wandering through sculpted gardens that are home to over 20,000 living plants and many millions of dried plant specimens. The gardens also house the National Herbarium, some of Dublin Cities best sculptures and magnificent wrought iron glasshouses. An oasis in the soul of the city.
The Phoenix Park is a nature lovers treasure in the heart of Ireland’s capital city. The park covers over 1,700 acres of grasslands, forest, rivers and lakes and boasts a wide range of animal and flora life. The park, for local Dubliners is a place to enjoy walks amidst the wild deer that inhabit the park. The sights of the park also includes our Presidents house, Dublin Zoo, The Victorian Peoples Flower Gardens and The Furry Glen area of conservation amongst other important sites.
An old favourite of ours, A place where you will see local Dubliners out with their dogs enjoying the pine filled mountain air. Walk through forests, across bogs and get the best views of Dublin city and beyond from the Dublin Mountains. All to be found only around 20 minute drive from the centre of Dublin City
Another Gem in the heart of Dublin City is the brilliant Chester Beatty Library. The library, which originally consisted solely of the collections of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, a mining magnate is now home to one of the world’s most important collection of documents, manuscripts and books relating to the world’s main religions. The collections are divided between the main religions and take you on a journey through sacred beliefs from around the world.
The National Museum of Ireland delves deep into Ireland’s ancient past with one of the best archaeological displays in Europe. Take a trip to the time of our ancient ancestors with a visit to the excellent Bronze Age collection, see first hand the wrought of the Vikings or get an insight into the golden age of Irish history with a tour of the Treasury. The museums highlights include The Bog Body Exhibition, the Ardagh Chalice and the exquisite Tara Brooch. A tour of Dublin city is not complete without a visit to this magnificent museum.