As Trinity Hall opens its doors to its new residents this weekend, we want to welcome all Trinity students who are new to Dublin! Dublin is a fantastic city for students, with tons of things to do – and Trinity’s location at the heart of the city means you can really take advantage of all the city has to offer.
Here, we’ve put together a list of things to do in your first few months in the city, but you can also check out our Pinterest board for more ideas!
Make the most of festival season
Luckily for us, festival season is in full swing in Dublin during the autumn months. As clichéd as it sounds, there is a Dublin festival for everyone – from horror addicts to flamenco aficionados. Popping along to some festival events is a great way to get to know cool venues across the city. Also, many of Dublin’s festivals make great use of quirky nooks and crannies in the capital, as well as outdoor spaces. All in all, you’re guaranteed to get a true feel for both the cityscape and cultural scene. We’ve listed some of our top picks of upcoming festivals here.
24th – 27th September: Indian Film Festival of Ireland
25th September – 10th October: Dublin Festival of History
1st – 3rd October: Hard Working Class Heroes Music Festival
10th – 25th October: Dublin Flamenco Festival
22nd – 26th October: Irish Film Institute Horrorthon
23rd – 26th October: Bram Stoker Festival
12th – 15th November: Dublin Book Festival
Grab a coffee and people-watch
Even if pumpkin spice lattes aren’t your thing, there’s something quite autumnal about cosying up with a coffee when the weather is a bit gloomy outside. Dublin is home to lots of cool cafés,
Start off the week with some spoken word
Dublin is famous worldwide for its literary and musical scene, and is probably
The Monday Echo – spoken word and songwriter showcase every Monday night. The €2 entry fee means you shouldn’t have to break the piggy bank just yet.
Take a trip along the coast
Dublin’s fortunate location by the Irish Sea means that you can get from the bustling city centre to the coastline in just a few minutes on public transport. The Dublin Area Rapid Transport (DART) train station on Westland Row (Pearse St. Station) is just off campus, and from there you can take a trip north to Howth or south to Dun Laoghaire (pronounced “Dun Leery”) and take in some of the breath-taking coastal views. A nice feature of the DART system is that bikes are allowed on board, so you could always cycle home and take in that fresh sea air.