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Best free things to do in Ireland


Are you planning to visit Ireland? We all know that the cost of living in Ireland is quite high, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy touring around experiencing Ireland, even when on a budget.

There are lots of attractions in Ireland that you can visit free of charge. Whether you are a tourist or a local, you can visit following free attractions across Ireland, this is a list of our favourites.

Free Festivals

In Ireland, many towns organize free festivals throughout the year. One of the famous festivals is the Galway International Arts Festival which is 2 weeks long. Moreover, it includes live music, street performances, and comedy acts. If you want some traditional Irish music, then the Fleadh Ceoil festival will be best.

National Park

Ireland has 6 national parks full of wild and beautiful. The best thing, they are all free to visit, these include Killarney National Park in County Kerry, Glenveagh National Park in Donegal, and the Wicklow Mountains, etc. All of these places are free to visit and full of natural beauty.

Game of Thrones Territory

Have you seen the famous game of thrones season? It was shot in Northern Ireland. You can visit all the shooting spots and without any fee. Moreover, you can find a detailed map and guide for the tour of famous sites.


One of the best attractions on a tour of Ireland is to enjoy its amazing coastine. The east coast is beautiful, but if you want real spectacular and wild coastlines then the west coast is the place to visit. You will also find wonderful beaches for a stoll and you might be lucky and get some sunshine for a swim! Ireland is blessed with a hundred miles of pristine beaches. They are so vast even you can drive your car on some of them.

Climb Croagh Patrick

It is the name of a famous mountain in Ireland. Moreover, it is famous as a historic and religious site. You will have fun while hiking. It is not very difficult to make up to the top of the mountain.

Aran Island

Most of the things on this island are free but you may need to pay for the ferry to reach there. It is one of the islands that are perfect for natural-lovers. You can go cycling or swim on the beaches there. There are also great walks to take. You can go as a day trip or stay overnight there.

Dublin Free Museum

Dublin has a great selection of things that you can do for free including visiting museums these include the National History Museum, Chester Beatty and the National Museum of Ireland.

Leitrim’s Waterways

Leitrim is a great place in Ireland to see scenery and lakes and to go boating on the River Shannon. It is a choice location for relaxing holidays. There is all kind of canals, waterways, and rivers that can be explored.

Giants´s Causeway Coastal Route

The Giants Causeway Coastal Route in Ireland is spectacular and can be explored a leisurely pace by car. It is truly an amazing wonder of nature to behold.

Surf the Best Waves in the World

If you are a surfer then Ireland has some best waves for surfing. Even you are not a surfer these places are best for visit. Castlegregory in Kerry, Lahinch in Clare and all along the Sligo and Donegal coasts are most famed for surf towns.

Getting around Ireland

Ireland also has some of the best bus and train services that you would expect from a European country´s public transport infrastructure. The buses and LUAS light train in Dublin are best for tourists looking to stay in the city. You can easily pick up your car hire from Dublin airport when you arrive in Ireland. This is the preferred way for tourists to explore Ireland, especially if you want to see anything outside of Dublin city as the attractions are best seen by exploring and driving around.


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