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 Dublin is a cultural capital with a rich history. Natives abroad yearn for the pubs and the humour (or "craic") which teem in this ever-growing city. A fascinating place with incredible beautifully preserved mansions and castles, meticulously curated museums, churches, cathedrals, and parks, the city has one foot in the past and an eye on the future.

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Euro, 1€ = 100 cent

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Police, Fire&Rescue, Ambulance: 999 or 112

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Irish Times
Irish Independent
Star
Evening Herald

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Shops are generally open from 9am–5pm Mon–Sat and open late to 8pm on Thursdays. Larger chains also open 12pm–6pm on Sundays.

population

1.43 million (2021)

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Tourist Office (Visit Dublin)
3 Palace St, Dublin
Mon–Sat 9am–5pm
In between Dublin Castle & The Temple Bar Pub

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The City

Dublin's attractions are as diverse as they are plentiful: from the 11th-century Christ Church Cathedral to the Leprechaun Museum to the Guinness Storehouse, this city has a wide selection of things to do and see. The plethora of literary pubs has earned its status as one of just five UNESCO Cities of Literature on the planet. You can raise a pint to writers like James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and Bram Stoker or explore the life and works of poet W.B. Yeats at the National Library.

Dublin is a great city to explore on foot. From the gracious city parks of Merrion Square and Iveagh Gardens to the grand Georgian architecture and alfresco café culture of South William and Drury Streets, there's a lot to divert your attention. And don't forget Temple Bar–a cobblestoned cultural enclave of galleries, restaurants, hopping pubs, and the lively Meeting House Square.

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Do & See

Dublin's streets are a busy mix of past and present. This city has always inspired writers, visitors, and political firebrands alike.

To walk these streets is to journey through history–from the city's Viking roots by the banks of the river Liffey to its atmospheric medieval churches with their mummified remains and holy relics. The more recent architecture includes the gracious Georgian streets, as well as museums, theatres, and several parks where one can escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

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90-Minute Dublin Walking Tour

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Guinness & Jameson Irish Whiskey Experience Tour

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Cliffs of Moher Tour, including Wild Atlantic Way & Galway City from Dublin

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Book of Kells Tour with Dublin Castle

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Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin

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Kilmainham Gaol

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Malahide Castle & Gardens

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National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland

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Boyne Valley

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Wicklow Mountains National Park

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Howth Head Peninsula

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The Jeanie Johnston - Famine Ship

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Guinness Storehouse

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The Book of Kells

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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Dalkey Island

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The Little Museum of Dublin

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Iveagh Gardens

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Dublin Zoo

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Dublinia

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National Gallery of Ireland

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Christ Church Cathedral

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Dublin Castle

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The Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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Irish Museum of Modern Art

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Chester Beatty

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Dublin Bay Cruises

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Croke Park Skyline Tour

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Dining

Dublin has an exciting food scene. Naturally, there's plenty of Irish fare, both traditional and modern, but you'll also find a tasty selection of ethnic eateries spanning most global cuisines.

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L. Mulligan Grocer

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Da Mimmo

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Chapter One Restaurant

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Taza Artane

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Tang

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Fade Street Social Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

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Fallon & Byrne Food Hall

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Saba

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The Exchequer

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Dax Restaurant

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BANG Restaurant & Wine Bar

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Il Vicoletto

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Pearl Brasserie

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Cafés

The pub is a place dear to the heart of every Dubliner, but you'll find that cafés and tea shops come in a very close second. There are hundreds of cafés in Dublin offering the finest coffees and teas from around the world along with a wide selection of delicious food and sweet cakes to accompany them.

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Oxmantown

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Dolce Sicily

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Network

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The Stage Door Cafe

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Beanhive Coffee

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The Cake Cafe

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Queen of Tarts

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Brother Hubbard

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Murphys Ice Cream

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Bewley’s

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Silk Road Café

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The Pepper Pot

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The Decent Cigar Emporium

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Bars & Nightlife

Dublin's pubs are slices of the nation's living culture. The eclectic atmosphere sparks "craic" in every nook and cranny of this ever-growing city's watering holes. Choose among 1000 pubs to get up close and personal with local history and culture.

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McDaids

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International Bar

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O'Donoghues Bar

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Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

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Grogan's

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The Stag’s Head

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Mulligan’s

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The Cobblestone

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The Palace Bar

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Pygmalion

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The Bank on College Green

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Shopping

Dublin offers diverse shopping options for all tastes–whether you're after Waterford crystal, jewellery from a local contemporary designer, or even handmade stationary, you're sure to find it here.

High street shopping is focused on either side of the Liffey, while department stores and open-air markets also feature. If you want to intersperse your shopping with a little sightseeing, take a stroll down Grafton Street or stop by The Spire, which overlooks Henry Street.

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Kildare Village

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John Farrington Antiques

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Dundrum Town Centre

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Celtic Whiskey Shop

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Siopaella

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Grafton Street

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Henry Street

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Dublin Markets

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George’s Street Arcade

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Tourist Information

Passport / Visa

Ireland’s passport and visa requirements vary for different nationalities: if you are a UK citizen, you can just use official photo identification, whereas if you are an EU citizen, you just need a national identity card. Visitors from EU countries (including Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein), USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, don’t need a visa to visit the Republic or Northern Ireland. South African visitors can visit the Republic of Ireland visa-free, but they need a UK visa in order to enter Northern Ireland. If you're not sure whether or not to apply for a visa, we recommend you contact the embassy or consulate in your country.

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Dublin Airport

The Dublin Central Airport is located 10km north of Dublin, in Collinstown (Fingal) with access to a large number of buses, coaches and taxis all allowing you to easily get to/from the city centre.

Dublin Bus offers many routes throughout Dublin from the Airport, including the 16 to Ballinteer, the 41 to Lower Abbey Street, and the 102 to Sutton Station. Aircoach operates regular services from Dublin Airport to the city centre and to Cork and Belfast.

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Email: customerexperience@dublinairport.com

Phone: +353 1 814 1111

Website: www.dublinairport.com

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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Dublin is during the summertime (May to August) when the weather is warmer than the rest of the year and you can enjoy numerous festivals. Unfortunately, the summer season is also the most expensive time to visit. So, if you’re planning a vacation to Dublin but you don't want to spend a fortune, Spring and Fall make for a happy medium with moderate temperatures, less crowded streets and lower prices.

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Public Transport

Dublin has an extensive bus network but only a few rail and tram lines.

Most of the buses are operated by Dublin Bus with some smaller companies operating other routes, most usefully an express service to Dublin Airport operated by Aircoach. If you plan to use buses more than a few times in Dublin, it's well worth getting some type of prepaid ticket or pass, many of which are also valid on rail and/or tram services, such as the Leap Card.

While the rail service is not extensive, a nice way to see Dublin Bay is to take a trip on the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) suburban train and travel from the city centre as far as Bray. It's not particularly expensive and you get to see some spectacular views of Dublin Bay.

LUAS trams began service in 2004. The Red Line connects the two main railway stations of Heuston and Connolly which is also the route of the most popular points of interest for tourists.

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Taxi

All taxis in Ireland have a large yellow and blue roof sign and door signage. Taxis may be hailed on the street, picked up at a taxi rank or ordered by phone.

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Post

The General Post Office in Dublin is located at O'Connell Street.

Address: O'Connell St. 56, Dublin

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Phone: +353 1 705 7600

Website: www.anpost.com

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Pharmacy

Hickey's Pharmacy
55 O'Connell Street Lower, Dublin
+353 1 873 0427
Mon–Sat 8:30am–8:30pm, Sun 10am–8pm
www.hickeyspharmacies.ie

City Pharmacy
14 Dame St, Dublin
+353 1 670 4523
Mon–Fri 9am–7pm, Sat 11am–6pm
https://citypharmacy.ie

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Telephone

Country Code: +353
Zone Code: 01

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Electricity

230 V/50 Hz.

G Type power sockets.

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