The New York Times says that Dublin is "rich in history and beer" - and we couldn't agree more. Here's how to experience the city in the cheapest and cheerful way!

Lucas Peterson, a renowned budget-friendly travel writer, witnessed the storied Ireland of one thousand welcomes. 

Writing for the New York Times, the journalist managed to complete a comprehensive 'Dublin bucket list' all on a shoe-string budget.

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Inspired, we took note of his recommendations for those heading to the capital city - those in pursuit of a bona fide, authentic Irish experience without blowing their bank balance.

"A Cheapskate's Guide to Dublin"

1. Consider an AirBnB in one of Dublin's many suburbs. Peterson opted to stay in Ashtown in Dublin west, instead of shelling out hundreds for a city center hotel.

2. Purchase a three-day Leap Card for visitors - for €19.50, you will have access to unlimited public transport, including the Airlink airport bus (potentially saving you a bundle on an expensive taxi to the airport in north Dublin.)

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3. Pick up a SIM card from a mobile phone carrier such as Three. For just €20, you will have unlimited data within Ireland, a life saver when you need to refer to maps/online recommendations.

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4. Find your bearings as you soak in the city's rich history in one go with a comprehensive walking tour, which cost around €12.

5. Consider a visit to the Irish Museum of Modern Art, or many of Dublin's art galleries, which have no admission costs.

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6. While the Guinness Storehouse is worth a visit - pints taste just as good for a quarter of the price in most of the city's lively bars.

7. Ireland's most famous attribute is its people - so remember that making some new friends, as Peterson did, is absolutely free!

Read the whole piece here.

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