Where is your favourite escape from the city?
One of the great things about our capital city is that within an hour, north, south or west, you can be totally in nature. For me, you can’t beat Wicklow, which is just 40 minutes down the road. Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry is gorgeous and after another half hour or less, you’re at Glendalough or Lough Tay. Wicklow is considered to be ‘the garden county’ and to have that on Dublin’s doorstep is just fantastic. There are plenty of day tours that leave the city each morning and drop you back in the evening so there is no excuse not to see a bit more of Ireland’s beauty!
What is the best way to see Dublin on a budget?
The best way to see Dublin on a budget is to take a Hop On Hop Off bus tour. The bus drivers alone are one of the many high points you’ll discover, with live commentary and even a bit of singing! It maximises your time, while minimising effort and expense. If you want to see the whole of the city in two days, take the bus. You can see so much from the top. For eating out, Dublin has come a long way too. You can have a very decent meal for under €15.