In a list released by Lonely Planet today, Dublin has ranked amongst the top 18 cheapest cities for cultural breaks this October.
Now I know what you’re thinking; Dublin…cheap? Well, while certain things (*read coffee) are certainly not cheap, the city’s cultural attractions are amongst some of the only free ones in Europe.
The Cost of Culture report by the Post Office Travel Money compares the price of ballet, opera and concert tickets in 18 cities, along with the cost of entry to each city’s top museum, art gallery and heritage attraction.
Aiming to find the destination with the best bang for your buck, Dublin came in sixth on the list. Preceded only by Moscow, Stockholm, Warsaw, Prague and Budapest, which topped the list for the second year in a row.
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DYK: The Sam Maguire Cup was based on the Ardagh Chalice The Ardagh Chalice is one of the greatest treasures of the early Irish Church. It is part of a hoard of objects found in the 19th century by a young man digging for potatoes near Ardagh, Co. Limerick. It was used for dispensing Eucharistic wine during the celebration of Mass. The form of the chalice recalls late Roman tableware, but the method of construction is Irish. The Ardagh Chalice represents a high point in early medieval craftsmanship and can be compared in this regard to the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Paten. See it on display at the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
According to the lovely folk at Lonely Planet, Dublin is “a small capital with a huge reputation”. The National Museum of Ireland impressed for its cultural offerings as did other attractions such as the Long Room in Trinity College Library.
Pricing Dublin’s cultural activities at €195 or £173, you could do a lot worse than our fair city.