Dublin is an enchanting city, best known for the Guinness Storehouse, where 10 million pints of the 'meal in a glass' are produced each day. This small but charming city is also home to the largest walled park in Europe.
Dublin's climate is best described as wet and mild. You'll not find extremes as far as weather is concerned, so it's safe to travel all year round. On March 17th the whole of Ireland celebrates St. Patrick's Day and in September, the Dublin Theatre Festival and Dublin Fringe Festival can be enjoyed. The main tourist office in St. Andrew's Church gives excellent advice on local activities.
Dublin is an expensive city, although prices here are not as high as those in London. You can find an inexpensive meal for around €10. The National Museums have a free entrance policy, which most definitely helps to keep costs down. There is no time difference between Dublin and the UK.
Transportation options to the city centre
The Aircoach express bus service runs every 15 minutes and a single ticket costs around €9, while return tickets cost about €15. The journey time is approximately 30 minutes. These buses also run to surrounding cities including Cork and Belfast. Airlink 747 buses travel to Dublin Connolly Railway Station and Heuston Railway Station, for around €6 for single journeys. Return tickets cost about €10. The Airlink journey time is faster than Aircoach. The number 16, 41 and 102 local buses also travel to central Dublin.
Dublin has lots of accommodation available to suit all budgets. Shared rooms start from around €12 and bed and breakfast accommodation starts from approximately.