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Full of culture, history, entertainment and with some of the best restaurants and bars in the world it will never be hard to find ‘things to do’ in Dublin. However, with the weather here in Ireland, you are never too far from the sunshine or a rainbow. Some say four seasons in one day, and they’d be right, but sure there’s no point complaining. Pack your umbrella in your bag, but remember even if it does rain, your day doesn’t need to be a wash out because Dublin is awash with things to do on a rainy day in Dublin too.
I’ve selected “Five Free Things To Do on a Rainy Day in Dublin” for you to consider the next time you find yourself tempted to stay at home. Pick one ‘thing’, choose three!
Top Free Things To Do on a Rainy Day in Dublin
1. Get to know Art. Dublin has a number of galleries for you to visit from public to private. One of my favourite galleries can be found on the north side of the city on Parnell Square. Hugh Lane Gallery, also known as the Dublin City Gallery is a celebration of modern and contemporary art, old and new. Admission is free and its open Tuesday through to Sunday. A must see is the Francis Bacon Studio and if you’re about on a Sunday, try get there for noon as concerts take place there from September to June, and these again are free.
2. Get to know Science. The Science Gallery at Trinity is one of the best places to visit on a rainy day in Dublin, or on a sunny day mind you. Exhibitions are a fusion of science and art, with some probing the questions you were too afraid to ask. Get that brain working, and those creative juices flowing. Admission is always free.
3. Get to know History. The National Museums of Ireland in Dublin are spread across three different locations for you to explore. If you want to explore archaeology visit their building on Kildare Street. If Decorative Arts and History is your thing, visit Collins Barracks. If you love all things nature, visit the Natural History Museum on Merrion Square. Each museum is open Tuesday to Saturday and admission is free.
4. Get to know Photography. From past to present, visit the The Gallery of Photography in Meeting House Square in Temple Bar for your fix on contemporary photography. This is the national centre of Ireland and along with exhibitions; there are also workshops available to attend (not free). Admission to the gallery is free and the gallery is open seven days a week.
5. Get to know Fashion. Window Shopping doesn’t cost a thing. Browse the latest in high-end fashion in Brown Thomas. The latest high street fashion can be found in the Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, the Ilac Centre or the Jervis Street Shopping Centre. Each centre free from falling rain. Or you could do what I’d personally prefer to do – take a stroll and window shop your way through George’s St. Arcade, dodge the rain drops on Drury Lane in between the likes of Om Diva, the Irish Design Shop and Industry. Then make your way to The Powerscourt Centre for more fashion and style inspiration.
Explore Dublin and what it has to offer. Then at the end of your day of spending very little but gaining a lot why not keep the memento going by enjoying a scrumptious meal and delicious unique cocktails in Fade Street Social. Take a look at our menus HERE
Written by our guest blogger – Edwina from www.thelifeofstuff.com
Edwina is the Founder of The Life of Stuff and a Freelance Writer. The Life of Stuff is an Irish pop culture, travel and lifestyle blog that was established in 2012.