Let's go to... Dublin!
Dublin has a perfect mixture of nightlife, culture, shopping, restaurants and much more...
You'll never be bored during your time in Ireland's capital, put it that way.
Here are our recommendations of places to go:
Even if you aren't the biggest Guinness fan, you can't be in Dublin and not visit the factory. Learn all about Ireland's famous drink and even get yourself a couple free drinks whilst you're there. Plus, you get student discount!
This is where you'll find the best shopping spots (high street or independent) within the buzz of the city centre. Did you know that Penney's is the Irish version of Primark? That's on O'Connell Street and we guarantee it'll become your new best friend.
With the Liffey running through the city, it's perfect to have a walk alongside and take in the buzz of Dublin. If the weather is on your side, book a boat tour and learn more about everything your new hometown.
This is one of the nicest places to chill with your new mates after exploring the busy city or spending your day in lectures. Find the best spot on The Wellington Monument, set up a picnic and hope that the rain stays away. Oh, and the deer...
If you're looking for somewhere affordable but delicious then this is the spot. Head to 777 every Sunday and get any meal on the menu for €7.77. Otherwise, if tacos are your thing, TACO Tuesday means you can get 2 taco dishes for just €6.
For some of the best vegan food in Dublin (yeah, we said it!) then you need to check Umi out. They do some tasty falafel dishes and a variety of other vegan treats - some which are less than €8. Even if you get slightly addicted, it's healthy so it isn't that bad.
Cloud Nine Ice Cream Parlour
When you're working hard on those essays and revision, you need to treat yourself and Cloud Nine is the perfect place for that. This isn't your standard ice cream parlour, there is an Irish whisky ice cream, a G&T sorbet and a doughnut bar - what's not to like? They even do waffles and crepes too.
One of Russel Court's many amazing venues, Krystle, is perfect whether it's day or night. Dublin's only open-air nightclub is always a great night out but have you even been to Krystle if you don't take a picture on the pink bed next to the 'playtime' sign?
Copper Face Jacks
You can't live in Dublin and not spend some nights in the 'best nightclub' in town. It's always popular with students for its cocktail bar, hot hits and singalong classics. With 3 floors to explore, there is bound to be something you'll love. Try not to lose your friends though...
What are you waiting for? Get out there and explore your new home!
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