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 Dublin is a city that everyone raves about. Displaced locals get all misty-eyed about the pubs, the hilarious, friendly people they left behind. It is a modern, hard-working, affluent centre of commerce and industry as well as a cultural capital and it is home to some of Europe's most renowned artists. It is a city that deserves to be taken seriously. And, for those who do, it is a richly rewarding, fascinating place with its incredible beautifully preserved mansions and castles, meticulously curated museums, churches, cathedrals, and parks.

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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

hours

Shops are generally open 09.00-17.00 Mpn-Sat and open late to 20.00 on Thur. Larger chains also open 12.00-18.00 on Sun.

population

1.8 million

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Extreme Ireland
Tourism Office,
37 College Green
Dublin 2
Ireland

Mobile: +353 86 3169788
Landline: +353 1 4100700
Email: [email protected]

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The City

Dublin boasts a cracking zoo, the 11th-century Christ Church Cathedral, and a plethora of literary pubs befitting its status as one of just five UNESCO Cities of Literature on the planet. You can raise a pint to writers like James Joyce and Bram Stoker, or explore the life and works of poet WB Yeats at the National Library.

City footwork:
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. Walk these streets and you'll be taking a 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, along gracious Georgian streets and past grand buildings, as well as museums, theatres and several parks where to take a rest from the city life.

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Book of Kells

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Guinness Storehouse

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The Little Museum of Dublin

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Iveagh Gardens

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The National Gallery

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Kilmainham Gaol

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Aboveboard

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Dublin Bay Cruises

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Dublin Zoo

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National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology

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Malahide Castle

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Dublinia

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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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Dublin Castle

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Irish Museum of Modern Art

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Christ Church Cathedral

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Chester Beatty Library

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Croke Park Skyline Tour

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Dining

Dublin has an exciting food scene – there’s naturally lots of good Irish grub, in both traditional and modern forms, but you'll also find a tasty selection of ethnic eateries spanning most global cuisines.

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Mulligan Grocer

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Oxmantown

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Da Mimmo

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Chapter One

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Fade Street Social

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Fallon & Byrne

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Coppinger Row

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Saba

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The Exchequer

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Whitefriar Grill

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Dax Restaurant

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Le Bon Crubeen

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BANG Restaurant

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Il Vicoletto

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Pearl Brasserie

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Cafes

The pub is a place dear to the heart of every Dubliner but you'll find that cafés, coffee shops 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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Dolce Sicily

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Network Cafe

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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 Oriental Café

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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 our living culture. So much could be said about the fascinating atmosphere, culture and history of Dublin pubs but really, there’s no substitute for experience. Choose among 1000 pubs to spend some time in with your friends or family.

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McDaids

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O’ Donohugues

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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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Palace Bar

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Library Bar

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The Bernard Shaw

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Pygmalion

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The Long Hall

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The Bank on College Green

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Shopping

Whether you're after Waterford crystal, jewellery by a local contemporary designer or handmade stationary, the options are exciting and vast in Dublin. The two main shopping districts in Dublin are located either side of the Liffey and have a wealth of high street shopping interspersed with expansive department stores and open air markets. If you want to intersperse your shopping with a look at some of the city's landmarks then taking a stroll down Grafton Street or stop by The Spire that overlooks Henry Street to enjoy the sightseeing before hitting the shops.

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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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Carousel

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Siopaella

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Grafton Street

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Henry Street

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George’s Street Arcade

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Dublin Markets

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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 to contact the embassy or consulate in your country.

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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 center.
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.

Address: Dublin Airport Switchboard

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353 1814 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 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 street 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 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 to 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 whici 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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Phone: +353 6772222

Website: www.nrc.ie

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Post

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

Address: O'Connell St. 56, Dublin

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353 1705 7000

Website: anpost.ie

More Information: Closed on Sunday.

Pharmacy

Hickeys Pharmacy
O'Connell Street Lower 55, Dublin
+353 1873 0427
08.30-22.00 Mon-Fri; 10.00-22.00 Sat.
www.hickeyspharmacies.ie

Pure Pharmacy
Collins Av. E 38, Dublin
09.00-18.30 Mon-Fri; 10.00-17.00 Sat.
www.purepharmacy.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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