5 Free or Cheap Things to Do in Ireland this August: Events, Art, History, and More!

03rd Aug 2023 2 mins read

“Dromberg stone circle” by Superbass,  Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.


If you're craving a way to get out of the house but want to keep your expenses in check, we've got you covered. Ireland, with its stunning landscapes, fascinating history, and lively atmosphere, offers a range of affordable activities that won't drain your wallet.


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1. Puck Fair (Free), August 10th-12th.


Puck Fair is the perfect family-friendly event to enjoy in Ireland this summer. Located in the heart of Kerry, this three-day-long street fair is completely free and open to the public. Make sure to check out the programme, as each day of the fair offers different events. 


2. Dublin Wine and Cheese Festival (€10), August 10th-13th. 


It’s wine and cheese tasting without the snobbery. Tickets start at €10, which includes a complimentary glass of wine at the door. Held in the beautiful Iveagh Gardens, the festival offers a delightful atmosphere and unbeatable value for just €10.


3. Drombeg Stone Circle (Free), Open All Year


If the new Indiana Jones movie gave you a craving for archaeology, visit the Drombeg Stone Circle in Cork County. Archaeologists are uncertain about the exact significance of the stone circle, which is believed to have been constructed around 1100-800 BCE. The monument stands as a testament to Ireland's ancient history. Whip and fedora not included.


4. Sarah Pierce, Scene of the Myth, Irish Museum of Modern Art (Free), Now-September 3rd.


If you’re around Dublin and feeling artsy, make sure to visit the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and immerse yourself in the thought-provoking world of Sarah Pierce's "Scene of the Myth." Running from now until September 3rd, Sarah Pierce's exhibition asks questions to define the nature of community. Don't miss this opportunity to experience contemporary art at IMMA without spending a penny.


5. Birr Vintage Week (Free), August 4th-12th.


Birr Vintage Week isn’t just one thing to do, it’s a collection of events happening all around Birr. The events include a parade, a fireworks show, an air show, dance and musical performances, art shows, an opera, a circus, a soapbox derby, and much, much, so much more. The program is huge, there’s truly something for the whole family at Birr Vintage Week.


There’s tons of things to do in Ireland this month that don’t break the bank. If you’re looking for more money savings tips, make sure to check out our other blog posts!

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