I am originally from a small village in the North East of Ireland. Since I am now living and working in Dublin, I like to explore the city and find new things to do in my free time. Here are 5 fun, free and feel-good activities to do in Dublin when work is done. Enjoy!


Howth cliff walk is the perfect location for a Sunday stroll. Not only that, but the cliff walks finish in the picturesque village where there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to feed your appetite.

Trinity College Dublin:

Situated in the city centre, Trinity College is world-renowned for the Book of Kells and stunning architecture. Perfect for Instagram ready photos and for sitting on the cricket pitch on a summer’s day, watching the world go by.

National Botanic Gardens:

Situated North of the city centre, this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The gardens contain important collections of plant species and cultivars from all over the world, contained in historic glasshouses.

Science Gallery:

Located on the grounds of Trinity College this hands-on and interactive two-story Science Gallery is devoted to explaining the intricacies of science and how it applies to everyday life. Exhibitions explore big ideas so bring your curiosity with you.

South Wall Walk:

For a unique perspective on Dublin, the 1km walk out to the Poolbeg Lighthouse along the South Wall that stretches into Dublin Bay is unbeatable, especially on a summer’s evening.


Are you interested in living and working in Dublin? Visit our Dublin page to learn about our current open roles, or contact our team at dublin@collinsmcnicholas.ie.


Sarah Boyle,

Recruitment Consultant,

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group