It’s January and the weather is dismal. The Christmas cheer has well and truly faded from the streets and we’re all strapped for cash. How do you cheer yourself during the most miserable month of the year? If you’re planning a trip, choose a city that never sleeps. While we cannot guarantee good weather, Dublin has so much to do throughout the year, most of which are indoors! You can save money while enjoying Dublin when you enjoy the great value offered by Aspect Hotel Park West. We’re offering great value with a weekend stay for an unbeatable €69.00 per night. 




January is the best time to visit if you’re planning a shopping trip. January sales are in full swing and Aspect Hotel is ideally located close to all major shopping centres including Liffey Valley, The Square in Tallaght and Blanchardstown. Our closest train station is directly outside the hotel bringing you to Heuston Station in Dublin City in just 12 minutes. You may also wish to visit Kildare Village, who offer huge reductions in over 60 luxury boutique and brand name stores. Our close proximity to the M50 and ample free parking makes the Aspect Hotel Park West the ideal choice when travelling to Dublin for a January shopping trip.


Museums and Galleries

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Retail therapy is an ideal way to cure the January blues but unfortunately, many of us are strapped for cash this time of the year. Lucky most of the museums, galleries and public spaces in Dublin are free to visit all year round. The city wants to make culture, history and art as accessible as possible for everyone, not just those who can afford it.

This is just a small selection of free attractions to visit in January.

  • Science Gallery
  • National History Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • IMMA
  • National Art Gallery
  • National Museum of Ireland
  • National Library
  • Hugh Lane Gallery
  • Chester Beatty Library




January is a great time to get active and fulfil your New Years Resolution to become more active. Not only is it great for your body, but it’s also completely free! Not only do Aspect Hotel Park West offer great value accommodation, but we’re also a great starting place for many scenic walks and hikes. You could visit the Dublin Mountains, anywhere along the Dublin Coast or go further afield to the Wicklow Mountains or Wicklow National Park. Public transport to and from the hotel is cheap and quick and will deliver you to a DART station for onward travel or straight back to Park West. Don’t forget to pop into Rueben’s Bar for a well-deserved pint when you’re done!


Temple Bar Tradfest

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If you’d like to learn more about our native music and enjoy some craic agus ceol in Dublin City, Temple Bar host a popular Tradfest, a celebration of all things relating to Irish Traditional Music. The Temple Bar area has a great atmosphere rain, hail or shine but especially in January when there are dozens of musical events taking place. There are many types of events, from well-known musicians to children’s groups and each brings their unique sound and style to show the evolution of Trad music.

Most of the events are free but you’ll need to get tickets on their website, where they also have a full listing of exciting musical events. Rueben’s bar and restaurant is also open throughout the year, offering great quality, freshly prepared food and drink for a romantic night in.



Definitely, Dublin has a lot of awesome stuff to offer! And visiting it in the first month of the year is an extra special way to welcome every new year! There are many beautiful places to visit, things to buy, sights to see and experience to gain! What’s more, after all the strolling and having fun, you can find exceptional Dublin hotels where you can rest and relax happily!

Author Bio: Katie Corcoran is a resident writer for Aspect Hotel Park West Dublin, a contemporary hotel, providing outstanding accommodation and dining experiences for leisure breaks, family vacations and corporate travelers across Dublin.