Hands up who is on a countdown to January payday? If you spent too much on presents, overdid it at the Sales and are now as poor as a church mouse, then read on. We have 10 fantastic free things to do in Dublin this January.
First Fortnight – Throughout January
First Fortnight is a charity-based organisation that are challenging mental health prejudice through the creative arts, during a nationwide festival. There are lots of brilliant events planned, many free. See their website for more details – www.firstfortnight.ie
Inspectorium: Skullduggery – Wednesday, 2nd January
When a scientist discovers a new fossil, how can it tell what that animal eats? Find out this and more at the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History during this family friendly, fun drop in activity. More details here
Mandy O’Neill In Conversation – Thursday 10th January
Mandy O’Neill, winner of the Zurich Portrait Prize 2018, will be in the National Gallery of Ireland for a free conversational tour on Thursday evening. A must for art lovers. Find you more here.
Pipeworks Organ Recital – Peter Barley – Friday 11th January
Bach and Mozart are on the programme for a night of sublime music in the National Concert Hall at this free but ticketed event. For details see here.
Irish Quidditch Cup 2018/2019 – Saturday 12th January
The second Irish Quidditch Cup will take place at Trinity College Dublin, right in the middle of the city on College Green. The event will decide who is the best Irish quidditch team. Find out more here.
Silk Worm Club: Mythical Animals, Heros And Tales – Saturday 12th January
Inspired by creatures and myths in the ‘Gift of a Lifetime’ exhibition, this workshop at the Chester Beatty Library is all about making 3D models from your favourite story. Suitable for ages 6 -11 years old, book here.
Starman Sunday As Part Of The Dublin Bowie Festival 2019 – Sunday 14th January
Free family events celebrating space and the Starman as part of the Dublin Bowie Festival at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. Expect talks, music, stargazing and cool science experiments to blow your mind. For details see here.
Get Dublin Dancing 2019 – 13th – 18th January
Is one of your New Year Resolutions to get fit? Or maybe learn a new skill? Do both with Salsa Dublin. And even better, it’s free.So if you also resolved to save money, then your New Year will be off to a flying start! Find out more here.
Afternoon Lecture: Health And Well-Being In Gardens – Wednesday 16th January
Explore the links between our well-being and our access to nature at the National Botanic Gardens. Find out the details here.
Give Trad A Try 2019 – Saturday 26th January
Have a go at playing traditional music on one of a range of instruments at The Ark’s popular drop-in sessions for beginners. For details, see here.
Lots more Free Things to Do in Dublin and Around Ireland
But this is only a small selection of the fantastic events happening around Dublin and all over the country. To find out what’s on near you visit InspireMe.ie. And of course don’t forget to sign up to get reminders of these great events.
Finally all details were correct at time of publication. But please check with local organisers before you travel.