Many museums offer free entrance, so travelers do not have to deny themselves the pleasure to visit famous sights of Dublin in order to save money. National Gallery, the Botanical Garden, National Library, Scientist Gallery, Museum of Art and many other cultural facilities can be visited absolutely free of charge.
Budget travelers are recommended to purchase a discount card called Dublin Pass, which can be got in all tourist offices. It entitles its owner the right to a reduced fare in public transport, as well as discounts for some exhibitions, in many shops and restaurants. The pass can be valid for a period from one to six days, and it costs from 29 to 89 euros.
Smoking in public places is prohibited in the city. Violators of this rule will have to deal with large fines. Smokers should pay attention to different signs and marks. As a rule, special smoking areas can be found next to every public agency and trading center.
The best way to visit excursions is together with a tour group. In this case travellers can count on discounts. Pensioners and students are also eligible for discounted tickets to theater and museum, but for this purpose they will need to prepare all necessary documents and certificates that confirm their status in advance.