Dublin:A fair city set on the River Liffey
Dublin is a historic city with ancient architecture. It is colourful with buskers, museums, galleries, restaurants and cafes. Cross the many bridges, each has a story to tell, or read about the city's writers.
Weather and festivals in Dublin
Dublin is perfect for a city break or longer holiday all year round. The climate is mild and wet a lot of the time, although warm clothes may be needed in winter. Holidays and festivals are a good time to visit the city. Don a green hat for St Patrick's Day on the 17th March. September is time for the Dublin Theatre Festival and Dublin Fringe Festival.
Useful Dublin information
The Dublin time zone is the same as the UK. When you arrive, head for St. Andrew's church to the tourist office in order to get some tips on finding your way around. Dublin may well be considered an expensive city, but is generally still cheaper than London. A cheap meal can be enjoyed from around EUR 10. Enjoy free admission to the National Museums.
Getting from the airport and around the city
The Aircoach bus offers an express service that departs from the airport every 15 minutes. The journey costs around EUR9 for a single and EUR15 for a return ticket and takes about 30 minutes to central Dublin. This coach also serves Cork, Belfast and places around the country.
The Airlink 747 bus runs between the airport and Dublin Connolly Railway Station and Heuston Railway Station. The cost is approximately EUR6 (one way), or save money by purchasing a return costing roughly EUR10. The Airlink coach is faster than the Aircoach as it travels via the Dublin Port Tunnel.
Dublin is easily accessible on foot but there are plenty of local buses in central Dublin. The public transport network is extensive with buses and trams. A single ticket will cost around EUR2.20. A journey of 1 to 3 stops is priced at about EUR1.50. The Leap card is valid on buses and local city trains and is rechargeable. It costs around EUR10 and can help save 10-18 % on regular fares. Prices for taxi rides are slightly higher than in London with city centre fares being between EUR6 and EUR10.
There is a wide variety of hotels in the city. Some are expensive, but a bed in shared rooms can be had for around EUR12. Bed and breakfast accommodation costs from around EUR45 per person. 3 star hotels on average cost around EUR80 per person per night.