Flying to Ireland has become more affordable over the last few years, making an exploration of Dublin way cheaper than you would have imagined. Try a hostel for accommodation and start with the free things to do in Dublin list. Visit the Chester Beatty Library and be dazzled by its huge collection of rare books and manuscripts, or take a walk with a herd of deer at Phoenix Park – which is incidentally the largest enclosed recreational space in a European capital.
You could budget shop over the weekend at Blackrock Market, which is the city’s oldest; or head to the Pavilion Bar at the cricket pitch in Trinity College for what is rumoured to be the cheapest pint in Dublin – at just INR 190. In the mood for some rural flavour? Head to Galway, where prices are about 20% lower than the capital, across the board. If it is action that you seek in the rural setting, then sample the city’s pulsating nightlife, thanks to the student population! You could spend the better part of your evenings pub hopping and listening to live music – all the time being partial to Guinness which is about 15% cheaper than in Dublin.