About Dublin

In the province of Leister, on the east coast of Ireland lies the city of art and intelligence, Dublin. Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and is also the largest in the country. Dublin was established as a Viking settlement in the 10th century. It is situated at the mouth of River Liffey and covers land approximately 115 square kilometers (44 sq mi) in east-central Ireland. The city is surrounded by a low mountain range to the south and by flat farmland in the north and west. Dublin is a historical and prominent center for education, arts, administration, and intellect. It is one of the primary centers of education in Ireland and is home to three universities. This city has a significant literary history and produced many literary figures, including Nobel Laureates William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, and many more. Dublin is the center of both media and communications in Ireland, with many newspapers, radio stations, television and telephone companies taking root in the thriving city.

Public Transport System

Taxi, Buses, Tram, Trains, Walking, Lazy bike tours

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness: High; Efficiency: High

Mode & Cost of Transports

Leap Card and other Transport Passes:-

Possibly the simplest to use is the Leap Card. The Leap Visitor Card offers tourists 72 hours of unlimited travel on Luas, DART, Iarnród Éireann’s short-hop zone and Dublin Bus – including the return trip between the airport and the city center on the Airlink Bus – for €19.50.

A helpful ticket is the Freedom Pass, which covers covers 3 days of transportation (72hrs). The Adult Freedom Pass is €30.00 and the Child version €14.00: this is a pretty good value since the Dublin Bus Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour costs €19 and the Airlink costs €6 each way.

Taxi:-

You can get a Taxi by booking or by the stop and per km, it takes €1.20 (per km), every 10 km it takeS € 24. Normal tariffs are € 4, available in every 1 hour.

Buses:-

The majority of buses are operated by Dublin Bus with some smaller companies operating other routes. Most usefully, there is an express service to Dublin Airport operated by Aircoach and per km, it will take €1.60 (per km) and available in every 20 minutes. 

Trains:-

While the rail service is not as extensive, a nice way to see Dublin Bay is to take a trip on the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) suburban train and to travel from the city center as far as the Bay. Trains run roughly every 15 minutes. It will take € 6.00 (per km).

Trams:-

The modern LUAS trams commenced service in Dublin in 2004. The route is of great interest to the tourists is the Red Line, that connects the two main railway stations of Heuston and Connolly. It will take €3 (per km) and available for every 30 min.

Lazy bike:-

This bike you can use throughout the city and it will take €5 (3 days) and it's available every hour.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.00
Cup of Coffee USD 3.49
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.16
Rice/Kg USD 2.33
White Bread USD 2.33
Eggs (12) USD 3.49
Combo Meal USD 9.31
Fine Dining USD 69.80
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.33
Domestic Beer USD 6.98
Imported Beer USD 5.82
Bottle of Wine USD 13.96
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 13.96
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.16
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 3.49
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1861.44

Do’s

  • Buy a Leap Card for transportation; you can buy one at the airport or in various shops.
  • Public transportation in Dublin is very good. Using the Leap Card will make fares 20% cheaper than regular fares.
  • On the Hop on Hop off, there is a recorded guide explaining some history, a rooftop where you can sit outside and take it in, and the opportunity to hop on and off at any time all day. 
  • Do see various Distillery, because Ireland is famous for whiskey making.
  • Walk down Grafton Street and listen to buskers. This street is famous for shopping as well.
  • Grafton Street is the biggest outdoor shopping street in Dublin, and there are always live musicians and other acts set up trying to make a little money.
  • Go to O’Neill’s Pub for some well-priced food where all you can eat is the traditional Irish food.
  • Temple Bar Area is great for tourists and getting that “typical” Irish pub feel. 
  • Do not forget to go for a run or rent bikes in the popular Phoenix Park.
  • Howth, Malahide, and Dalkey are connected via the Dart and offer stunning water views, boating, and adorable shops.
  • Spend an afternoon eating fish and chips from Beshoff’s. 
  • Bring a travel umbrella!! It will come very handy, depending what time of the year you are travelling.
  • Dress in layers. It can be slightly warmer during the day but gets very cool by nightfall. 
  • A cardigan and a raincoat with pants and good walking shoes will work magic for summer and act as something warmer for winter months. 

Don’ts

  • Don’t go to Ireland at Christmas unless you know family, because many shops and pubs will be closed for many days.
  • Don’t expect to drink all night, because the majority of pubs close at 11.30 on weeknights and 1 on the weekends
  • Don’t call an Irish man or woman, British or English, as this is not very appreciated
  • Don’t attempt to imitate an Irish accent, it is not seen as a good gesture.
  • Don’t drive in Dublin as the traffic is reportedly horrendous
  • Don’t cross the streets without looking the right way. 
  • Don’t expect table service. 
  • Don’t be surprised by the use of swear words; you will hear them generously around Dublin.
  • Don’t try to get inside Oscar Wilds birthplace.
  • Don’t take a photo next to Molly Malone.
  • Don’t smoke in enclosed public areas or workplaces.
  • Don’t take a photograph without permission.

Night Life

Dublin has an incredible nightlife and its pub-to-person ratio is the source of envy of many other cities all over the world.  Dublin has a great variety of clubs regardless of your music tastes, sexual preference, and entertainment requirements. Late bars serve the same purpose as nightclubs but are essentially pubs that don’t charge you to stay open late. Dublin is a much sought after spot for many international superstars and hot upcoming bands alike. With so many live music venues, there is a gig on virtually every night of the week!. There are five modern multi-screen cinemas in Dublin’s city center. From the gigantic Cine World complex to the ultra-stylish Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin cinemas emanate their own uniqueness and charm. The relaxed atmosphere and diverse choice of nightlife options make Dublin a firm favorite for stag nights and hen parties. Dublin is the perfect city to celebrate any special occasion or a holiday!

Must See

  • Visit the Aviva Stadium, it is famous for international rugby and Soccer.
  • See Tymon Park, it is the largest park in Dublin.
  • You must visit the National Botanical Garden, as it is famous for its natural landscape and palm house.
  • Do visit an airfield Estate for its heritage and gardens.
  • Do visit Bushy Park. It is famous for its woodland and sports facilities.
  • Do visit the Secret book and record store. It's a small shop for new books, and is popular with locals. 
  • Do visit Dalkey Castle. It is a15th-century tower
  • Do visit Glendalough; it is famous for its Monastery and lake. 
  • Do visit the Irish house party for Irish music and dance in a tower house venue.
  • Do visit the Dublin Writers Museum for its literary history in 18th-century mansions.
  • You must see Iveagh Gardens. It’s famous for its natural waterfall!
  • You must visit the Dublin Castle and the customs house.
  • Do visit the Irish Museum of modern art. 
  • Do visit Green on Red Gallery, it’s famou for being a prominent dealer in contemporary art.
  • Do visit Dublin for its interactive Viking and Medieval history exhibits. 
  • Do visit the National Wax Museum Plus for its Celebrity Waxwork Attraction.
  • Do visit the Butlers chocolate factory and the Coffee shop, which is especially interesting for children.
  • Do visit Powerscourt Waterfall for its 398 ft waterfall and a picturesque park.

Experiences

  • Go to Viking Splash tours as the guide tells very interesting stories about Dublin.
  • Do visit the GAA Museum for Ireland’s distinct athletic heritage.
  • Participate in the Gaelic Games.
  • Do visit the St. Vincent GAA club for playing Rugby.
  • Do visit the Leopardstown Racecourse to participate in horse racing.
  • Do visit Dun Laoghaire for the harbor walks, its seafood, and Maritime Museum.
  • See the Killiney Hill, a hiking spot with sea and mountain views.
  • See Cliff walk as its famous for its hiking and trekking. 
  • Visit the 40 Foot for its Iconic Promontary with ccean swimming.
  • Do visit Aqua zone, it’s an indoor water center with a pool and slides. 
  • Do visit Ardgillan Castle and Demesne for its 18 Century Manor with coastal views.
  • Do visit Barnaslingan for its wooded hill with an Ice age valley.
  • Do visit Bull Island, a natural area for hikes and wildlife views.
  • Do visit the Djouce mountain .
  • Do visit the Funtasia Drogheda, it is famous for Egyptian Themed entertainment center. 
  • Do see the Incognito Escape Room and try to escape!
  • Do visit the Kippure mountain for hiking.
  • Do visit the Kylemore Karting for go karting. 
  • Do visit the National Aquatic Centre for swimming, fitness classes, and water slides.
  • Try to participate in the football club of Dublin.
  • Dublin has two ODI Cricket grounds in Castle Avenue and Clontarf Malahide.
  • Try to learn how Irish food is made from different cooking classes.
  • Try to learn Irish music.

Activities

Sandy mount Strand
Beach
Sandy mount Dublin 4 , Ireland
Distance From City Center
4 km from the city center
Killiney Beach
Beach
Killiney Beach Car Park, Killiney, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Distance From City Center
17 km from the city center
Safari Childcare Kilmainham
Safari
Kilmainham Square, Inchicore Rd, Inchicore, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Distance From City Center
4.8 km from the city center
Merrion beach
Beach
Merrion 4, Dublin, ireland
Distance From City Center
5 km from the city center
D1 Club
Casino
63 Dorset Street Lower, Inns Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Distance From City Center
1.6 km from the city center
Dublin zoo
Zoo
Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
Distance From City Center
3.9 km from the city center
Playland Casino
Casino
9 Talbot St, North City, Dublin 1, D01 RD25, Ireland
Distance From City Center
1 km from the city center
The Fitzwilliam Casino and Card Club
Casino
Clifton Hall, Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Dublin 2, D02 XP89, Ireland
Distance From City Center
2.2 km from the city center
Ski Centre Dublin
Ski
26 Rowan Avenue, Still than Industrial Park, Dublin, Ireland
Distance From City Center
10.5 km from the city center
Sea Safari Tours Limited
Safari
Poolbeg Marina, Southbank Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Distance From City Center
4.5 km from the city center
Ski Club of Ireland
Ski
Ski Club of Ireland, Killegar, Kilternan, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Distance From City Center
19 km from the city center
Sea point beach
Beach
Monkstown, co. Dublin, Ireland
Distance From City Center
12 km from the city center
The Sporting Emporium
Casino
5 Anne’s Lane, South Anne Street, Dublin 2, D02 AK30, Ireland
Distance From City Center
2.8 km from the city center
White Rock Beach
Beach
Whiterock, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Distance From City Center
17 km from the city center
Irish Cycling Safaris Limited
Safari
University City Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, D04 PR94, Ireland
Distance From City Center
7.6 km from the city center
Sandycove beach
Beach
Sandycove Beach, Sandycove Ave W, Dublin, Ireland
Distance From City Center
14 km from the city center
Castle knock Golf Club
Golf
Porterstown Road, Diswellstown, Dublin 15, Ireland
Distance From City Center
12.7 km from the city center
Howth Golf Club
Golf
13 Carrickbrack Road, Sutton North, Sutton, Co. Dublin , D 13 F3C1 , Ireland
Distance From City Center
14 km from the city center
Fitzpatrick's Casino Dublin - Slots and Roulette
Casino
153-154 Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 RK25, Ireland
Distance From City Center
750 m from the city center
The Royal Dublin Golf Club
Golf
Clontraf East , Dublin, ireland
Distance From City Center
5.3 km from the city center
Amusement city
Casino
D02 W951, Westmoreland Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 HY52, Ireland
Distance From City Center
750 m from the city center
The Safari Expert
Safari
38 Pearse St, Dublin, D02 DD83, Ireland
Distance From City Center
1.5 km from the city center

Shopping

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Buy famous Irish Chocolate. Its made of pure milk. 

• Buy Claddagh Ring which is a traditional ring which represents love, loyalty, and friendship.

• Buy Irish Aran Wool Knits, traditional Irish Aran sweater, gloves, scarf or hat.

• Buy Avoca Woolen Throws made by Ireland’s oldest weaving mill.

• Buy some pottery for the home. There are a diverse range of artists creating unique ceramic and pottery pieces.

• Buy Irish Whiskey! Ireland is the home of quality whiskey.

• Try iconic Irish literature from James Joyce or, Oscar Wilde. Must try are the Great Irish Legends for Children written by Irish author Yvonne Carroll.

• Buy Irish Leather Goods that are handcrafted using 100% genuine vegetable tanned Italian leather. 

Buy some silver at New bridge Silver- it is Ireland’s premier designer and producer of silverware.

• Buy some Irish Crystal, Ireland is home to two leading crystal companies, Galway Crystal and Waterford Crystal.

• Buy some Irish Art, a bronze Celtic plaque from Wild Goose or framed pieces of actual Irish bog cut into adorable art pieces by Bog Buddies

• Buy some Irish Musical Instruments that are famous in Ireland, such as the bodhrán and whistle.

• Buy some Irish Linen Tea towels. 

• Buy some scented candles, soaps, and diffusers made by Bog standard, an Irish company that is famous for its fragrance collections that reflect the Irish heritage.

Official Language

Gaelic

Other Language

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Currency

Euro (EUR)

Population

2.0 (Millions)

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Weather

Scattered Clouds 16.92°C

TimeZone

15:01 PM (GMT +01:00)

 

Ambulance

997

 

Police

999

 

Electric socket

Type G
Type G ( 230 V 50 Hz)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Dublin International Airport - DUB

Airport Name / IATA Code

Cork Airport - ORK

Best time to visit

June, August, September, October: The temperatures are warm and festivals fill the streets. The festivals, flock in crowds at this time because of school breaks. Therefore, hotels raise their room rates as do airlines. The weather in the city is cool and comfortable, but not cold. (Warning: - August is also the wettest month of the year with precipitation averaging 80mm.)

Moderate time to visit

March, April, May, July, December: May receives 6 hours of sunshine a day. July is the warmest month. The precipitation average barely exceeds 50mm. December receives the least daily sunshine at roughly 1 hour per day. This makes these months moderately favorable for planning a visit to Dublin, if you are looking for weather that is not too over the top.

Worst time to visit

January, February, November: January is the coldest temperatures of the year in Dublin. In February, temperatures are consistently low.. Winter is cold, but you’ll find the best hotel deals if you don’t mind the cold weather. (Warning: - January is one of the coldest months of the year)

Taxi

Start Tariff: EUR 4.00

1 Km. Tariff: EUR 1.17

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: EUR 24.00

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