If you've blown your Christmas load in the run-up to the big day and are now mooching around the house eating the rubbish Roses (coffee flavour, I mean who wants that?), it's time to get up and out. Why not enjoy a festive day of fun without breaking the bank?

Go Whiskey Tasting

Did you know there's a whiskey museum in Dublin? Yup! And you can do a tour while drinking whiskey for the bargain price of €26.

This fully guided tour through the museum will be followed by a tasting of four Irish whiskeys before visitors get the chance to blend their own miniature (30ml) personalized bottle of whiskey to take home as a souvenir.

There are worse ways to pass the time! 

Whiskey Blending @ The Irish Whiskey Museum costs €26 and you can book here

Go Ghost Hunting 

Seriously, this is a thing! And if you need to give your liver a rest for the evening, we say check out the Dublin Ghostbus Tour. Discover a side to the city you never knew existed. Dublin’s dark secrets include many tales that will leave you shocked, repulsed or horrified!

The Ghostbus Tour costs €28 and you can book here

Go On A Cruise

Around Dublin! But it still counts ok? Wrap up warm, bring a hot toddy on board and sit back for 70 minutes while the coastline of Dublin drifts by. If you got yourself a winter boyfriend this is a v romantic way to pass a few hours. Just sayin'!

The Howth to Dun Laoghaire Cruise costs €14 and you can book here

Go Visit The Titanic

We all love the movie, right? But did you know that Belfast's Titanic Experience is less than two hours north of Dublin? Complete with a replica of that staircase. And you can be brought there and back all in a day for €45. While also getting a whistlestop tour of Belfast and learning all about its history?

The Essential Belfast Day Tour costs €45 and you can book here

*Originally published on U Magazine 2018