Dublin is not very cheap although a recent article suggests that the cost of living in Dublin is on the decline but for now there are at least 5 different cheap reasons why you should travel to Dublin. On of those reasons happens to be the fact the city is very compact and almost everything is within walking distance.
DUBLIN -- Dublin isn't cheap. But the flat, compact Irish capital is exceptionally walkable, with a wide range of free attractions easily reached on foot from any downtown hotel. Live music might cost no more than the pint that's probably in your hand. And exhilarating seaside hikes with a salty breeze are just a 15-minute train trip away.
This year, for anyone sporting an Irish surname, Ireland is offering an eclectic and ever-growing list of family-clan events called The Gathering, http://www.thegatheringireland.com/ , a yearlong effort by this nation of 4.6 million to reconnect with the tens of millions of O'Somebodys worldwide.
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