Top three for free

Dublin is a city that’s always buzzing with things to do. Unfortunately, many events hosted in this fair city can leave you with empty pockets and a sore head. So if you’re feeling frugal, we here at The City have put together three of the best free things to do in Dublin for the coming week.

Martcade Thrift Market

190a Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Open the first and third Sundays of every month and emulating the food halls and markets of Berlin, the Martcade Thrift Market is just the thing to blow away any lingering cobwebs from the previous Saturday night.

With some of Ireland’s best vendors in attendance selling everything from fresh juice to repurposed furniture, handmade jewelry and local arts and crafts, this thrift market could be just the place to pick up a hidden gem.

National Print Museum

Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Meanwhile, over at the National Print Museum they’re hosting the Irish debut of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London touring exhibition, A World to Win, Posters of Protest and Revolution.

The World to Win exhibition explores a century of protest posters which have encouraged the world towards social change and revolution from the votes for women campaigns of the early 20th century to the Occupy Movements of more recent times. This exhibit shows the evolution of protest literature and is well worth a visit.

Be quick though, the exhibition is only running until the 8th of November.

Science Gallery Dublin

Naughton Institute, Trinity College, Pearse St, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery has a wealth of interesting exhibits pretty much all year round and serves great coffee to boot, so if you want to pique your scientific curiosity and satisfy your need for caffeine at the same time this is a no brainer.

Open 12-8 Tuesdays to Fridays and 12-6 Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday.

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