Barnacles Blog

Hostel cooking guide

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Yes, you are travelling and staying in hostel, but that is no excuse to live off junk food or spend fortune on meals out on a daily basis! Both Barnacles hostels in Dublin and Galway have fully equipped kitchen so Read on

Dublin Street Art

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When you think of Dublin, Street Art might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but you are wrong! Complete rejuvenation of the city has brought some amazing talent out, and more and more places are being decorated Read on

Budget Halloween costumes you can make in hostel

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Are you travelling to Ireland for Halloween this year? Well, you are in luck! Both Dublin and Galway are very busy with parties and festivals over Halloween period, and because we know that some of you might not be the best Read on

October Events in Galway

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Maybe you never thought of Galway as “the happening place” in October, but believe us, there is no better place to be! With so many events to keep you entertained, it’s very hard to pick the best ones! We definitely Read on

October Events in Dublin

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Festival season in Dublin is in the full swing, and October is set to be awesome as well! There is always something for everyone in Dublin, but if you love music, architecture or getting spooked, Dublin is the place to Read on