2 girls with their bikes in temple bar, dublin

Cycling in Ireland vs Cycling in the Netherlands

  Visiting this blog you might have come across some blogposts from the Dutch intern at An Óige, Imke. Well, I’m her partner Heleen, and not too long ago I was approached with the question if I would like to write blogs for An Óige as well, so here I am! Just like her I […]

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Meet Nada from our staff

Meet Nada from Dublin International Hostel

We’re lucky to have had Nada as an intern and on our reception team at Dublin International Hostel. We had a lovely chat with her about living in Dublin and hostelling in Ireland. What were you doing before you came to Ireland? Before I came to Ireland, I spent some decent time in Canada and […]

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Gruesome History of Dublin

Gruesome History of Dublin

The gruesome history of Dublin could fill a number of blogposts. It seems like every corner you turn has another bloody deed or strange happening. We asked our members and staff what were the spookiest bits of history that they knew about Dublin and we were surprised by what they came back to us with. […]

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Hostelling in Ireland

Meet our intern Hristos

We were very fortunate to have had Hristos on our team of interns at Dublin International Hostel. He came to us from France and quickly became a part of our family at the hostel in Dublin. We chatted with him about his thoughts on hostelling in Ireland. What were you doing before you came to Ireland? I actually had no idea that I would come to Ireland in […]

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Meet our intern Femke

  At Dublin International Hostel we were very lucky to have Femke on our team of interns. She came to us from The Netherlands and quickly became a part of our family at the hostel in Dublin. We had a lovely chat with her about her thoughts on hostelling in Ireland. What were you doing before […]

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Culture Night Events

Our Top 15 Culture Night Events

This year Culture Night promises to be bigger and better than ever! Culture Night will celebrate it’s tenth year, and organisers expect around 350,000 people to take part this year. Over 900 venues around the island will open their doors to the public on Friday 18 September to celebrate culture, creativity and the arts. The best […]

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water activities in galway

Water Activities in Ireland

The great thing about our hostels is that they are ideal locations for water activities in Ireland. We have lakes, rivers and puddles galore. We get a few drops of rain now and then. We have a sea to the east and an ocean on the west so we are surrounded by water. As 10 […]

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Top 10 Free Things to do in Dublin

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dublin

Dublin has loads of things to do! And many of the things you can do are free! We have compiled a list of our top free things to do in Dublin. Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dublin   1. The National Museum of Ireland – This actually includes three museums in Dublin: Decorative Arts & […]

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Hostel in Dublin

Meet Ger, the chef from our hostel in Dublin

We had a lovely chat with chef Ger, catering manger and longtime staff member from our hostel in Dublin, Dublin International Hostel. Mountain, city or coast and why? I prefer a coastal city/town as it has the advantage of a city to explore with the benefits of a beach to relax and access to fresh seafood. What […]

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Kilmainham Gaol tour

Kilmainham Gaol, a fascinating part of Irish history

  It was my first weekend in Ireland, the sun was shining in all its glory, and my new friends and I were exploring Dublin. After glimpsing our handy Dublin pocket map we discovered Kilmainham Gaol (pronounced jail) close by. I hadn’t yet heard anything about Kilmainham Gaol, but my curiosity was piqued. I mean, seriously, who wouldn’t […]

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