It's the end of the month and we're all feeling the pinch in the run-up to pay day.
However, that doesn't mean you have to hole yourself up on the couch every night eating whatever remains in the fridge.
There are plenty of delightful, cheap or free things to try in Dublin, and here are a few of our faves:
1. Cherry Comedy – €5.00
Cherry Comedy brings the laugher to Whelans every Monday night.
For a very reasonable €5.00, comedy fans are treated to a line-up of both new and seasoned comedians.
Just last night, both Neil Delamere and Foil, Arms and Hog took to the stage as secret guests at the show. And did we mention that gin and tonics are only €5.00 too?
2. Bubble Waffles at Eatyard €4.50
As if delicious confectionery wasn't enough to get you down to Eatyard, the Instagram opportunities from the Bubble Waffle Factory should seal the deal.
A bubble waffle, for those not in the know, is a delectable dessert inspired by the street food of Hong Kong.
The factory describe themselves as creating 'a bubble waffle, filled with ice cream, fruit, sprinkles, and any topping you can dream of, all so it looks like a cone.' We're so ready for dessert before dinner…
3. The Botanic Gardens – Free
If you feel like getting lost in the beauty of nature, The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland is the place to be.
If sprawling acres of beautful flower beds wasn't enough, the labyrinth of glasshouses is enough to keep any budding botanist enthralled for hours.
Check out the Palm House for truly breathtaking plants you won't see anywhere else in Ireland. And the little cactus room? We could stay there forever.
4. Aungier Danger – €3.00
Aungier Danger has become a Dublin institution.
The store creates some of the fluffiest, most delicious pastries, many of which have a great cause behind them such as raising awareness for homelessness or abortion rights.
Aungier Danger has a few locations dotted around Dublin, so find your closest one and get munching. We recommend the Very Berry or the Alice In Dangerland.
5. Women Should Be Both Seen & Heard – Free
Feel like brushing up on your feminist theory and gender equality knowledge for free?
Head down to Trinity College for the third in a series of seminars for women and other under-represented groups, including non-binary folks, in research and academia.
The talk will focus on women making waves in the academic world, and Angela Mezzetti will lead the seminar.
It's free, but you have to register here.