Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath in Irish, Dublin in English) is the capital of Ireland and the most populous city on the island.
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|Inhabitants||527,612 (2011 census)|
|Phone Prefix||+353 01|
|Postal Code||D1-18, 20, 22, 24, D6W|
According to a 2006 Economist survey, Dublin ranked 16th on the most expensive cities in the world while occupying the 24th place for quality of life. Dublin is now one of the main centers of Irish culture. The Temple Bar area, which has been crossed by the homonymous street (now pedestrian and rich in typical Irish pubs), is the main area of the night's most tourist experience, which has always been the scene of street performances. Sometimes it's only a weekend visit by people from Britain.
The town is situated on the mouth of the Liffey river, in the center of the east coast of the island and of the one now called Dublin region, bordering the Irish Sea (Irish Sea). It has been the Irish capital since medieval times.
The city consists of the area administered by the Dublin City Council together with the adjacent suburbs once owned by Dublin County and now divided between the counties of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin. The Greater Dublin area is composed of the above and the counties of Kildare, Meath and Wicklow.
When to go
Data of 2005/2006
The hotels in Dublin adopt high-season fares between July and August. June and September may also be favorable months for a visit.
Whatever time you choose, you need to pack an umbrella and a waterproof head, even if the Dublin people are keen to point out that it rains less in their town than on the west side of Ireland and even less in London. The most rainy month ever is December, followed by August.
Dublin enjoys a temperate maritime climate without significant change of temperature over both an annual and a daily period. In winter, the thermometer stands, on average, a couple of degrees above zero. The lowest recorded temperature was -10.1 degrees. Sometimes the winter season appears, but the snow is not persistent, and usually after 4-5 days it melts. Hail storms occur much more frequently, not only in winter but also in spring.
The city was founded in 1984 by the Vikings as a center for the slave trade. From the 9th century onwards, the city was conquered by the Danes, who stayed there until 1171, when Henry II of England liberated it. Since the 14th century, the king of England has been controlling Dublin and the surrounding areas.
When the British civil war ended in 1649, the revolutionary leader Oliver Cromwell also took power in Ireland.
During the seventeenth century, Dublin grew in importance and developed thanks to the arrival of many Protestants who escaped persecution from the Catholic Church. Dublin became the second most populous city, second only in London. At this time, many buildings were built in Georgian style, most of which can still be admired.
In 1800, the Irish Parliament was abolished by the act of union between England and Ireland. From this moment on, the Irish people sought to regain their independence. This will only come in 1922 after the Irish War of Independence.
How to orient
The river Liffey flowing in the latitude divides the center of Dublin into two distinct areas:
The north bank is the hub on O'Connell street, the most famous street in the Irish capital. It was opened in the 18th century. During the Easter uprising in 1916, some buildings around them suffered serious damage. These include the General Post Office, which was created in 1814 and remains the facade adorned with an ion-order porch. The artery moves from Parnell Square and ends on the O'Connel bridge.
The Moore Street, which has a picturesque fruit and vegetable market, deserves a mention in the side streets. Moore Street is also a historical place. No. 27 of this street is the home of Patrick Pearse, head of the 1916 Easter uprising. From here on April 30 he declared his unconditional surrender to British troops. A few days later, the patriot and his brother Willie were executed in Kilmainham prison, now open to the public.
Abbey street crosses O'Connell just before the bridge. The theater, the world renowned theater, is looming there
Also to the east of the O 'Connel is the Dublin-Connolly railway station and, just further south, the suburban bus station in Busáras. Further down the river lies the neoclassical Four Courts building, which marks the limits of the historic center to the east. In the west, the center is limited by Phoenix Park, a huge green area, five times the size of Hyde Park in London. The zoological garden and the Neo - classic Palace of the "Áras an Uachtaráin", the official residence of the President of the Republic of Ireland, are located there.
Through the O 'Connel Bridge, access to the South Riva is the main attraction of the city. After the College Street, we meet the Bank of Ireland building, which was built in 1728 as the seat of the Parliament. The Trinity College complex stands in front. The continuation of the College Street in the southern direction is the Grafton Street, a famous pedestrian-island street and the theater of exhibitions by prominent street artists. At the crossroads with Nassau street stands the statue of Molly Malone, a popular character by profession, who symbolizes the perseverance of poor Irish classes. Grafton Street ends in St Stephen's Green, a very curated park in the northeast of 1880, which is the so-called museum neighborhood with the National Gallery and the National Museum and therefore the Merrion Square surrounded by elegant Georgian-style houses.
If we go back to our steps and to the Bank of Ireland we go down Dame Street, we will meet, after about 500 meters, in the Dublin Castle complex, right next to which is the Temple Bar, the famous amusement block which extends to the Wellington Quay, the stretch of the river along the Ha'penny Bridge. A pedestrian bridge is so nicknamed after it because until 1919 it had to pay half a penny to cross it.
The South Riva was long regarded as the "good" area of Dublin while the North Riva was not of the same reputation. This divide is not as sharp today as it was in the past. Many working-class neighborhoods are in the south, such as Tallaght, Dolphin's Barn, Crumlin, Inchicore, Ringsend, Irishtown, Clondalkin and Ballyfermot.
On the other hand, eight wealthy neighborhoods are located north of the river such as Castleknockout, Clontarf, Glasnevin, Howth, Malahide, Portnock and Sutton.
The economic divide that divides Dublin has actually shifted to the East West. East, including coastal suburbs, is generally wealthier than West. Foreign visitors who know Dublin well and are not interested in the center prefer to live along the coast. This is the case with diplomats.
Some Western suburbs beyond Phoenix Park do not offer sufficient security guarantees for problems related to unemployment and drug trafficking. Moreover, it is very unlikely that any unlucky tourist will set foot in the area, as only residential areas, without the slightest tourist attraction.
In the wider urban area of Dublin, suburbs with some tourist interest are:
- Dún Laoghaire — Fishing point for ferries from abroad, Dún Laoghaire is also a seaside station where it is very pleasant to stay, especially in summer.
- Killiney — Situated in a picturesque bay, three kilometers south of Dún Laoghaire, Killiney is the favorite suburb of artists like Enya and Bono, but also diplomats. His bay was compared with a certain exaggeration to the Gulf of Naples.
- Bray — at the estemity south of Dublin Bay, small coastal town and holiday resort accessible with DART. Bray takes a walk along the coast to Greystone.
- Howth — at the northern end of the bay, the end of the Dart line, Howth is a port town. From Howth, you can hike on reefs and on the island of Ireland's Eye, a small uninhabited island, where a seals colony lives nearby.
- Dalkey — The City of Castle
- Malahide —
How to get
Dublin Airport is located 10 km north of the center.
By 2014, flights from Italian airport sites were operated by the following companies:
- Aer Lingus: Verona, Milan Malpensa and Linate, Venice, Bologna, Rome Fiumicino, Naples and Catania.
- Ryanair: Bergamo-Orio al Serio, Treviso, Bologna, Pisa, Rome Ciampino, Bari, Alghero, Palermo and Comiso.
There are a number of bus and coach routes from the airport to the center and vice versa. Many end up at Busáras bus station on the central store street and the nearby Dublin Connolly railway station, while others end up at Heuston station in the western part of the center. Here are the three main points:
- Aircoach: The buses leave every 15 minutes and reach the major hotels situated especially in the southern part of the city, the journey is about 30 minutes. The cost of the ticket is €7 per journey or €12 return. (2013)
- Airlink: The buses leave every 10 minutes and reach the main railway stations in the city. The cost of the ticket is €6 per journey or €10 return. (2013)
- Dublin Bus The city's buses leave every 10 or 25 minutes and reach the city center and suburbs in full, with stops on all buses stop, the journey time is considerably longer. The cost of the ticket is €2 per hectare. (2013)
A taxi and car rental service is running at the airport.
To avoid traffic, if you get to Dublin by car, you'd better leave the car at Park and Ride stations. Arriving from the south, the ideal places are the Luas station of Sandyford, just outside exit 15 of the M50 on Blackthorn Road, or the Bray stop of DART on Bray Road. And coming from the west, the ideal place is the Luas station in Red Cow, outside the 10th of the M50. From the northeast, it's best to use Howth's DART station. The rates range from €2 to €4.
At the arrival of the airport there are the desks of all the companies that rent cars, but few have offices in the city center: Sixt, Europcar and Hertz
Dublin is accessible by ferry from Wales and England. The main sections are Liverpool-Dublin, Holyhead-Dublin, Holyhead-Dún Laoghaire. The companies from Wales are Stena and Irish Ferries, and from Liverpool are P&O and Norfolk Line. It is common to arrive in Ireland from the port of Dún Laoghaire 10 km south of Dublin. The port of Dún Laoghaire is served by DART and Stena Lines by ferries from the small port of Holyhead on the island of Anglesey (Wales). The crossing from Liverpool lasts seven hours while at Holyhead it takes 2.3 hours depending on whether you take a fast ferry or not.
Dublin has two main railway stations connected to each other by buses and Luas.
- Heuston, west of the center serves the west and south of the country with a time service for Cork, which also passes through Limerick.
- 1 Connolly station (Chonghaile in Gaelic), Amiens Street (North-east of the center. From the river to the spire, then turn right and continue straight). It serves with trains regularly departing for the southeast and the east coast, for Belfast (approachable in just over two hours), for Sligo in the north-west and for all the major cities in Ireland. The station passes through the suburban services of dart (Dublin area rapid transit) and the red line of dublinese trams also arrives.
The national company is Iarnród Éireann. The trains are modern and comfortable, with the most modern trains running in 2008. There are special off-peak rates that are cheaper. You can buy food on the trains, but the prices are a little high and it's better to get by.
Busáras, the bus station, is the only terminal of the Eireann Bus serving virtually all the cities of Ireland (except for some races to Meath County and Dublin County from nearby roads) and other smaller companies such as Kavanagh with frequent races to Limerick and Waterford and Citylink whose buses are mostly to Galway and other Atlantic centers. He's in part at Connolly Station 10 minutes on foot from O'Connell Street. There are also services to Northern Ireland and Eurolines services for continental Europe. Luggage deposits on the lower deck together with paychecks.
There are several private bus companies operating between the airport and the center. Kavanaghs does services for Limerick and Waterford. Dublin Coach is an express service for Limerick from Westmoreland Street. Citylink has very good prices for Galwaye the West while GoBus is non-stop Dublin-Galway and Dublin-Cork.
How to move
Public transport has improved in recent years but is not yet at the level of Europe's major capitals. But this is a problem that affects commuters in particular. The tourists mostly wander around the city center, which is small enough to walk through.
The center of Dublin is not a huge area, and all in all, you can move around on foot.
However, for longer journeys, public transport will be necessary. These are trams (light meter), buses and commuter trains.
The light meter has two lines of tram marked with red and green colors. The company that manages them is LUAS
The green line starts at St Stephen's Green and heads south to Sandyford
The red line, on the other hand, departs from the end of the conolly Station and heads west by leading to Tallaght.
- "Dublin Pass" —In addition to the transport from the airport to the city by coach of Aircoach, the Dublin Pass allows free access to 30 museums and other attractions of the city.
- "Rambler Tickets"—Permits unlimited and free use of city buses. It costs €5 per day, €10.50 per 3 days and €16.50 per 5 days.
The Dublin area Rapid Transit connects the center of the city with the two ends of the bay. The stops are frequent (as if it were an "outdoor" subway) and allow key points to be reached in the city like Trinity College, the National Gallery and Malahide Castle. Trains are quite frequent except for public holidays. DART trains and most city buses have a free wireless internet service.
Dublin bus has a very large network which reaches virtually all of the outlying suburbs of the city. There are about 200 lines. However, the numbering is rather confusing, with letters such as suffixes and different destinations. The buses show the final destination, but the intermediate stops are not announced, so it is always better to have a map.
- Dublin Bus only accepts coins (no banknotes) for almost all lines (except Airlink 747 and services to Dublin port). Many newsagents and the Dublin Bus Office (59 O'Connell Street, near the General Post Office) have been selling 10-day, daily, three- and five-day passes that are very convenient.
- The ticket is paid directly to the driver, that is to say the destination. If you don't have the right money, you'll be given another ticket with the rest, and then you'll have it presented to the Dublin Bus office at 59 Upper O'Connell Street.
- Most buses leave or pass through the O'Connell Street area (including Mountjoy and Parnell Square, Eden Quay and Fleet Street) and the Trinity College area (including Pearse Street, Nassau Street, Dame Street, and College Green).
- The races during the day range from 05:00 to 11:30, there are also 18 night lines called Nitelink on the weekends, which have the suffix N and start from around midnight until about 4:00. The rate for Nitelink is €6.50 (€5 with Leap Card).
- Xpresso is a faster and more efficient service designed for morning and evening commutes. These routes are faster and they make fewer stops so they save time.There's 13 of them and they have an 'X' in front of the number.
- Dublin Bus has a service linking the port and Busaras central station, €3.50 tariff.
- It should be noted that in most cases, cash payers come from the left and card users go right.
- If you see the sign An Lár on a bus, it means he's going downtown.
- The times indicated at the stops indicate the time of departure from the end of the line, not the estimated time of arrival at the stop. The traffic in Dublin is high and it is impossible to say when a bus will pass. Real-time information can be found on the Dublin Bus site or as an App, many stops have timetables indicating when the bus is coming, even if it's not always accurate information.
Leap Card is a rechargeable electronic card to be used on the services of Dublin Bus, Luas and DART/Commuter within the metropolitan area. Leap cards at both terminals of Dublin airport, and in shops displaying the "Leap card" sign. It costs €10 to purchase and has a €5 credit and a €5 reserve. It can be recharged in stores, Luas ticket offices and DART/switch stations. You can also manage it through the website.
In Dublin there are more taxis than in New York. It's bad for taxi drivers but good for tourists everywhere. They're on the phone, at the stations or on the street. A trip to the center costs between €6 and €10: Many taxi drivers can also charge a fixed fee if they so request. There are standard national tariffs. Taxi application in Dublin is 'Hailo' but there are also Uber and Lync.
Renting the bike is a convenient and fast way to travel, but it should be noted that Dublin is not really a cycling-friendly city, in terms of both the quality and the amount of bicycle lanes, respect for them by drivers and pedestrians, a space where there are no cycling lanes and in general the behavior of a vehicle driver.
There are bikes at different places according to the dublinet program, one at the entrance to Phoenix Park, Dublin 8. On a bike to Phoenix Park, you'll notice a bike lane on both sides of the main trail, which is unfortunately used by pedestrians. In the center, be careful because the bike lanes are actually shared with buses, taxis, motorcycles and parked cars. Be even more careful if you approach a bus that's at a stop.
What to see
Center (North Riva)
- 1 Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Parnell Square, ☎ +353 1 222 550. Hosted in the Charlemont House, the 18th and 19th centuries residence of Charlemont's accounts, the municipal library keeps works of impressionist painters owned by collector Sir Hugh Lane who donated them to the city of Dublin in 1905. The collector died a decade later, the victim of the wreck of the Lusitania transatlantic boat. Paintings by Edgar Degas, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet are admired. The works of the Ferrarese painter Giovanni Boldini (1842 - 1931) and of the Roman Antonio Mancini (1852 - 1930) are also exhibited. The work of the painter Francis Bacon, moved from London, was reconstructed from the gallery, with the express will of the artist born in Dublin in 1909.
- 2 Dublin Writers Museum , 18 Parnell Square, ☎ +353 1 872 2077. 10:00-17:00. Inaugurated in 1991, the Dublin writers museum is dedicated to Irish literature. The exhibition features manuscripts and articles belonging to the major Irish authors, such as James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats and Patrick Pearse. You'll notice the first editions of J's "The Dublin". Joyce, "Dracula" by Bram Stoker and the 1804 publication of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's "Travels". The museum is also equipped with a bookstore, a reading room and a coffee bar. The interior decorations of the building where the collections are housed are also very interesting. It is a house in the late 18th century that belonged to James Jameson, a Scottish native who founded Irish whiskey distilleries in Dublin.
- 3 Rotunda Hospital , Parnell Square. On the central Parnell Square, you will notice the neoclassical building of the Rotunda Hospital , founded in 1745 by Bartholomew Mosse, a surgeon, called "The Dublin Lying-In Hospital" and still used as a hospital specializing in the early months and parts of babies.
- 4 The James Joyce Center , 35 North Great George's St. Dublin 1, Ireland, ☎ +353 01 878 8547. Lun-Sab 09:30-17:00 Dom 12:30-17:00. The James Joyce Center was set up in a 18th-century Georgian-style nobleman's house overburdened with polish-colored interiors to promote the life and works of the celebrated writer to the public. Joyce never lived in this house, but he went to Belvedere College as a student, the Jesuit Institute on the nearby Great Denmark Street and drew inspiration for the characters in his novels from people who actually existed who lived nearby. Among them Professor Denis J. You can imagine that right at the current address of the museum you were conducting a dance school. The professor is a recurrent figure in Joyce's novels, under the most diverse but always caricature remains. In the 10th installment of the novel "Ulysses" entitled "Vaganti Rock", his clothes are described: silk cylinder and silk liner redingote, silk coil, white but canary gloves, around the neck.
- 5 St Mary's Pro-Cathedral , 83 Marlborough Street. Opened to worship on 14 November 1825, the Catholic cathedral of Dublin has a neoclassical facade with a pronoun similar to a Greek doric temple. Every Sunday morning the "Palestrina Choir", a traditional choir set up in the early 1900s, is performed. John McCormack, a young man from 1884 - 1945, became an international renowned adult
- 6 The Custom House, Custom House Quay (easily accessible with DART, Tara Street station.). Considered one of Dublin's best buildings, Custom House was designed by James Gandon in 1791. Used as a customs office, the building burned down on 25 May 1921 during the Irish War of Independence. The building was rebuilt in 1928.
- 7 St. Michan's Church, Church Street, Dublin 7. Built in 1686 and consecrated to the Anglican cult, today's St. Michan Church is located on the site of the existing Catholic Church, which was the provisional site of the Bishop of Dublin from 1085 until 1121, the year when the construction of the Cathedral of St. Patrick was completed. Although its external appearance is rather trivial, St. Michan's Church is one of the first attractions in Dublin. The reason for this is to be found in the coffins discovered in its underground environment. Three of these sarcophagus welcome the corpse of a nun, of a man considered a crusader, and of another man with his leg and his right arm cut commonly called "the thief." The three corpses have now reached their rightful conservation status, to the point where they can be discerned. The conditions that made it possible to preserve it are due to the extreme dryness of the air to which the walls in the dive of the crypt contributed.
- 8 The Old Jameson Distillery, 7 Bow St. 10:00-17:15.
- 9 The Spire (or The Monument of Light - Monument), O'Connel Street (in front of the General Post Office). Considered by the two armored groups as a symbol of their city, the "spire" is a 120m high and 4 wide steel tower.
- 10 The Four Courts (in Gaelic: Na Ceithre Cúirteanna), 8 Merchant's Quay, ☎ +353 1 888 6000. This majestic Georgian-style building was built from 1776 on a project by architect Thomas Cooley. After the architect's death in 1784, he took over design work James Gandon. The first stone was laid by the Duke of Ruthland in 1786 and the building was completed in 1802, although it was already operational in 1796. The building consists of a central block surrounded by courtyards on all sides. The porch is backed by 6 corinium-style columns. The statues of Greek gods on top of the porch are important. Today, the Four Court is the Supreme Court of Justice in Ireland (precisely the Supreme Court, the High Court, and the Central Criminal Court).
Center (South Riva)
- 11 Trinity College , Inputs on College Green and Nassau Street, ☎ +353 1 896 1000. Trinity College is an institution of higher education of ancient tradition, having been founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592. The first buildings stood on the spaces of an ancient Augustinian monastery suppressed following the Anglican schism provoked by King Henry VIII, father of Elizabeth I. In the past, only Anglican pupils could register for college. The illustrious students include the names of Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, Edmund Burke and Oliver Goldsmith. Once the main entrance on Gollege Green passes through a large courtyard named Parliament Square in which the 1853 bell tower stands, and a sculpture by Henry Moore in 1969 stands. As you walk past the Examination Hall and the Reading Hall, you access a second courtyard called "Fellows' Square" where the entrance to the Old Library (Old Library) is the most famous building in the complex. Inside is the "Long Room", a spectacular 64 - meter long hall and from the bow ceiling. There are 200 000 texts and the oldest harp in Ireland. Among the manuscripts, the most famous is the "Book of Kells," a thoroughly decorated minuted code. It was created in 806 AD by monks who had fled from the Viking incursions to Kells, a town in the Irish hinterland.
- 12 Bank of Ireland, La College Green, in front of the main entrance of Trinity College. The Palace, now the seat of the Bank of Ireland, was set up in 1739 to welcome the sittings of the first Irish parliament. In 1792, the spaces for the House of Commons were destroyed by fire. In 1803, the building changed its destination and took over the Bank of Ireland's seat after it had been modified and renovated. They visit the Lords House of Lords from the ceiling to dumpster and furnished with 18th century tapestries and a section on the history of the Bank of Ireland.
- 13 Dublin Castle, Dame Street. For centuries, the vice-president was appointed by the King of England, and the Castle of Dublin was built in the 13th century at the time of the Anglo-Norman occupation. The Record Tower is the original structure, shown in the photo next to it. Today, it belongs to the Irish Government, which is used for ceremonial purposes. The complex has two yards: Upper Yard and Lower Yard. The "State Apartments," which were luxuriously furnished, are being visited.
- 14 Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, ☎ +353 1 677 8099, @ [email protected] €6.00. One of the religious centers in Dublin has a rich interior and crypt, among the largest in the British islands.
- 15 St Patrick's Cathedral (St Patrick's Cathedral), ☎ +353 1 475 4817, @ [email protected] €5.50. St. Peter's Cathedral. Patronage is one of Dublin's most popular attractions. Built between 1220 and 1260, the Cathedral is one of the few buildings of medieval times that remain in the city. Today, the building of worship is the official cathedral of the Church of Ireland, as well as the largest church on the island.
- 16 Tailor's Hall, Back Lane, Off Christchurch Place, ☎ +353 1 454 1786.
- 17 National Wax Museum (National Wax Museum), 4 Foster Place, Temple Bar.
- 18 City Hall in Dublin (City Hall), Dame Street, ☎ +353 1 222 2204, @ [email protected] €4.00 (Children: €2.00). A multimedia exhibition of the city's evolution is inside.
- 19 Church of Santa Werburga (St Werburgh's church).
- 20 St Audoen's Catholic Church, Cornmarket, High Stree, @[email protected]. Free. St. Audoen's Church is the only medieval parish that still exists in Dublin. The church is dedicated, as it is understood by its name, to St. Ouen the bishop of Rouen in the seventeenth century and patron of Normandy.
- 21 St Ann's Church, Dawson Street.
- 22 Mansion House, Dawson Street. Mayor of Dublin since 1715. It's not open to the public
- 23 National Museum of Ireland (National Museum of Ireland), Kildare street, ☎ +353 1 677 7444, @ [email protected] Free. Visiting the National Museum of Ireland, inaugurated in 1890, people found themselves catapulted backwards in time, to 7,000 years before Christ. In addition to the artifacts and objects from the prehistory, the museum is famous for its mummified bodies, perfectly preserved because they are buried in peat.
- 24 Irish National Gallery (National Gallery of Ireland), Merrion Square West (nearest DART station: Pearse station), ☎ +353 1 661 5133, @[email protected]. free. Founded by the parliament in 1854, it officially opened to the public only 10 years later. The museum has more than 2,500 paintings representing all the major Irish and European art movements. Among the most famous artists: Vermeer, Caravaggio, Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet.
- 25 Guinness Storehouse (approximately 1 km west of Christ Church), St. James's Gate, Dublin 8, ☎ +353 1 408 4800. Whole: €16.50, minors €10.50 (2014) The price includes, for adults, a taste of the Guinness family with an explanation from a factory employee and a glass of guinness or soft drink (for minors) at gravity bar on the top floor of the tower... Every day from 9:30 to 5:00. Multi-story museum showing: the brewing process, the history of the factory and the evolution of the means of transport used to transport beer around the world.
- 26 State Museum of Araldica (State Heraldic Museum). Monday-Saturday:9.30-17.30, Thursday closes at 20.30, Sunday:12-17.30, public holidays:10-17.30.
- Newman House .
- Newman University Church.
North of the center
- 27 National Botanic Gardens , Entry at 6/7 of Finglas Rd (Bus stop of lines 40 and 40a of Hart's Corner), ☎ +353 1 804 0300, @ [email protected] Free entry, but paid parking (2€). Guided visits: €2.00 per person. The 19.5 hectare Botanical Gardens in Dublin were founded in 1795 by the Royal Dublin Society.
- 28 Gaelic Athletic Association Museum , St Joseph's Ave (Croke Park), ☎ +353 1 819 2323. Open every day. The GAA or Gaelic Athletic Association is the association of the two Irish national sports: Gaelic football and hurling. The museum, which opened in 1884, is inside the GAA stadium, Croke Park, and through the use of interactive screens, displays memory (or exhibition) of historical events in Irish sports.
- 29 Casino at Marino , Cherrymount Crescent, Off Malahide Road, Marino, ☎ +353 1 833 1618, @[email protected] €3.00. March to May and September: 10 to 17, from June to mid-September, 10 to 18. The building was designed by Sir William Chambers for James Caulfield. The Casino contains 16 rooms divided into three floors. The style of the building is neoclassical.
To the west of the center
- 30 Phoenix Park , @[email protected]. 107 ha is one of Europe's largest city parks. 30% of the park's surface is covered by trees. At the center of the park is Áras an Uachtaráin, the residence of the Irish president, and the home of the ambassador of the United States of America. The Dublin Zoo is also located inside the park.
- 31 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham (5 minutes on foot from Houston station.), ☎ +353 1 612 900, @ [email protected] Free. Tuesday-Saturday: 10.00-17.30, except Wednesday 10.30-17.30. Sunday and public holidays: 12-17:30.
- 32 Kilmainham Gaol , Inchicore Road (Suir Road Red Line Stop), ☎ +353 1 453 5984, @ [email protected] Adults: €6.00. In the island's largest unused prison, it is possible to empathize with the life of the prisoners who were imprisoned here from 1796 to 1924. The leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916 were confined here. These include Robert Emmet and Charles Stewart Parnell. Access is only allowed with guided tours. Long waiting times often occur during the summer months.
To the south of the center
- 33 Rathfarnham Castle , 14 Rathfarnham Rd DUBLIN 6W (4.5 km south of the center. Closer bus stop: Terenure Cross. Lines 16, 16A, 17, 65X), ☎ +353 1 493 9462, @[email protected]. Wizards only by appointment. The castle was probably built in 1583 by Adam Loftus, a Yorkshire man who became bishop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor of Ireland. The interiors currently visible date back to the 18th century and were edited by Sir William Chambers and James 'Athenian' Stewart.
- 34 Pearse Museum (Músaem na bPiarsach), St. Enda's Park, Grange Road, Rahtfarnham Sobborgo (Grange Rd bus stop. of line 16 from the center), ☎ +353 1 493 4208. Museum dedicated to the memory of Patrick Pearse and his brother, William. Patrick Pearse was a nationalist teacher and writer who was killed during the 1916 uprising. The museum contains the reconstruction of some of the rooms of the Pearse school, including the teacher's study and the school's art gallery.
Turning around the city, you'll surely experience several sculptures depicting different characters. The most famous of these works is Molly Malone's statue, which is the protagonist of one of Ireland's most famous folk songs. For years, its location was the beginning of Grafton Street at Trinity College, but since 2014 it has been moved outside the Tourist Office.
In Merrion Square, in the northwest corner, there's Oscar Wilde's statue that lived right in the palace across from where the American College is now.
In Earl Street North, on O'Connell Street's side to the Spire, there's James Joyce's statue.
Along O'Connell Street, you'll see the statues depicting some of the great Irish people who contributed to the birth of the nation, including Daniel O'Connell and James Larkin.
- Phoenix Park, Dublin 1. The city's largest park and one of Europe's largest fences, occupies 712 hectares. He also found the Dublin Zoo inside.
- St Stephen's Green. The park in the middle of the town, frequented by the dublinds and tourists for some relaxation or even lunch break (when time permits).
- St Anne's Park (Among the suburbs of Raheny and Clontarf, north-east of the center). The second Dublin park in size. Inside it is the Red Stables, where there is an important market, and the Rose Garden.
- Merrion Square Park. The heart of Georgian Dublin. He also hosts cultural events such as the Dublin City Soul festival.
- Bull Island. It comes down the coastal road that passes through Clontarf and gets to Howth. Bull Island is a natural reserve and there are two of the most important (and difficult) golf clubs in Ireland.
- Iveagh Gardens, Clonmel Street 2 (Near St Stephens Green), ☎ +353 1 475 7816, @ [email protected] One of Dublin's least-known parks, but it's a real jewel.
Events & Holidays
- Temple Bar TradFest (Temple Bar), ☎ +353 1 7030700, @[email protected] Five days at the end of January. This event has been celebrating Irish culture and music since 2005.
- Jameson Dublin International Film Festival , ☎ +353 1 687 7974, @[email protected]. Mid-March. Film Festival with recent and authoritative films.
- Saint Patrick's Day (Saint Partick's Day), ☎ +353 1 676 3205, fax: +353 1 676 3208, @[email protected]. March 14-17. Although the celebrations for St Patrick's Day were not born in Ireland, but in the US, the most famous is the feast and parade for St Partick's Day (March 17).
- Dublin Dance Festival (DDF), ☎ +353 1 679 0524, @[email protected] May. The country's main dance event that attracts dancers and choreographers from around the world.
- Heineken Green Energy. May. Music festival sponsored by the well - known Dutch brand of beer.
- Dublin Pride , @[email protected]. June. LGBT rally taking place in the city's leading gay clubs with the classic final parade.
- Bloomsday. June 16. Commemoration of the famous Irish writer James Joyce, with public readings and other events taking place mainly in the places mentioned in his works.
- Oxegen (Kildare). Beginning of July. This year's music festival takes place at the Punchestown racetrack (not far from Dublin).
- Electric Picnic (Stradbally). Between August and September. Since 2004, this musical event has taken place in the Stradbally Hall, approximately one hour drive from Dublin.
- The Liffey Swim. Between August and September. Annual swimming competition on the River Liffey. It is one of the most famous sporting events held every year since 1920.
- Dublin Fringe Fest , ☎ +353 1 670 6106, @[email protected]. For two weeks in September. The annual arts festival with Irish and international participants.
- Dublin Theater Festival , ☎ +353 1 677 8439, @[email protected]. Between September and October. Founded in 1957, it is the oldest theater festival in Europe alone.
- Samhain (Halloween). October 31st night. Halloween show also known as Celtic New Year's Day.
- Chinese Carnival (Chinese New Year) (Smithfield Quarter). 9 November. Eastern festival with street artists and fireworks.
What to do
In Dublin, it may be very interesting to watch competitions of traditional Irish GAA sports at:
- 1 Croke Park Stadium (Croke Park Stadium), Jones Rd. Stadium with 82,500 seats, where hurling and Gaelic football games are played. Both typically Irish sports, hurling has entered Guinness Records because it is the fastest game played on a field (about 130 kph / 36.5m/s). Gaelic football can be described as a union of football and rugby. There is also a museum on GAA disciplines in the stadium. To buy tickets for the most important matches, you need to move well in advance.
- RDS Arena, Anglesea Road at Ballsbridge. You can see a Leinster rugby game. Sometimes the home matches are held in Aviva Stadium, the stadium built over the old Lansdowne Road plant inaugurated in May 2010. Leinster is one of the strongest teams in Europe and won the European Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and many of its players play in the Irish national team. They also play in Pro12, which includes teams from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy.
- Leopardstown Racecourse, Leopardstown, Dublin 18 (from the center followed by N11 south, on the R113 (Leopardstown Road), the plant is to the left), ☎ +353 1 289 0500, fax: +353 1 289 2634, @[email protected]. €12.55. In the Leopardstown/Foxrock suburb, events are taking place all year round. There is also a small golf course, bars, restaurants and a nightclub (Club 92).
- Walking Tours. Dublin is famous for its many characters and one way to discover it is to join the many walking tours along the city streets. There are all kinds of things, and they usually range from one to four hours. In addition to regular tours to see the most famous places, there are some on ghosts and paranormal, music and songs, literature, history, the Easter Revolution of 1916 and also about Irish mythology. You can try the ingenious Dublin tours covering medicine for Irish inventions and scientists. They also have MP3 audio tour.
- Dublin Literary Pub Crawl, 'The Duke Pub', 9 Duke Street (Grafton Street Side). €10-12. 2. One of the most famous tours of the city, which is great for tasting the typical Dublino ‘craic’. It is a kind of guide to the cultural, religious and political life of the city, coupled with street theater with actors who are at the center of the scene. In any pub, there's enough time to drink a pint.
- Conradh na Gaeilge, 6, Harcourt St.. Irish language center in Harcourt St, you can hear people speaking Gaelic.
- The Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St. Stephen's Green. Adults €6, elderly €5, underage students €4. 9:30-5pm. The little museum of Dublin tells the story of the Irish capital in the 20TH century.
There is no lack of shopping opportunities in the center, but large shopping centers are on the outskirts, a little out of hand for the flattened tourist. On the north bank, the most famous shopping street is Henry Street, a cross on the O'Connell St transformed into a pedestrian island with more than 200 shops.
The most famous road on the southern shore is Grafton Street and the adjacent area between Trinity College north and St. Stephen's Green Park south. The southern shore offers more diverse shopping possibilities. There are plenty of used goods with vintage clothes and markets covered with Eastern flavor like Castle Market. You will also find in nearby Nassau Street shops for tourists displaying products made in Ireland that are world-renowned, such as Aran sweaters, Waterford crystals and Belleek ceramics. On Dawson Street, where the Mansion House is located, the mayor's official residence (Lord Mayor) now has famous bookshops while Wicklow Street specializes in shoe shops.
With the exception of some supermarkets and department stores, shops close every day at 6 p.m. except on a Thursday when the evening closure is postponed to 8 p.m. Prices are sore and are almost always high and less expensive than in the big Italian cities.
If you want to buy some souvenirs from Dublin, or more generically from Ireland, you will have no difficulty getting into specialist shops in this area. We all remember the huge number of stores in the Carrolls chain (the largest of which is at the end of Westmoreland Street, river side).
- 1 Stephen's Green Shopping Center (near the same park and Grafton Street). Lun-mar-mer 9-19 Thursday 9-21 Ven-Sab 9-19 Sunday 11-18. Big and evocative shopping center with stores of all kinds: From clothes to food.
- 2 Brown Thomas, 95 Grafton Street, ☎ +353 1 605 6666. 9:30-20:00. Sunday: 11:00-19:00. Great warehouses, very famous but expensive. The girls might be interested in the cute prêts-à-reporter clothes that bear the signature of Mary Katrantzou and other famous fashion designers
- 3 Jervis Shopping Center , 125 Upper Abbey Street, Dublin 1, ☎ +353 1 878 1323. 9:00-18:30. Sunday: 11:00-18:30. The most crowded shopping center in Dublin. For this reason, shopping in Jervis is considered stressful, more than ever before before Christmas
- 4 Ilac shopping center , Henry St, Dublin 1, ☎ +353 1 828 8900. 9:00-18:30. Sunday 11:00-18:30. A block behind the Jervis, but less attended and certainly more relaxing than ever, the fact that the building in which it is housed also houses the National Library.
- 5 Powerscourt Townhouse Center , 59 South William Street, Dublin 2, ☎ +353 1 679 4144. 10:00-18:00 Close Sundays. A shopping center very "sui generis" has built its success on these particular features. In addition to shops with famous brands of clothing, you will find others with vintage clothes, fabrics, embroidery, buttons, jewelry and many details coming from India and Japan. You will also notice in the Loft Market area clothes made from local unrecognized couturiers internationally. Since the articles are attractive mainly for women's eyes, prices are almost always high but unlike other shopping centers, it is allowed to deal. Keep in mind that discounts given by shopkeepers often amount to 50%, but everything depends on the buyer's ability to do business
- 6 Liberty Market, 71 Meath Street, ☎ +353 1 280 8683. It is a traditional and still very well - known second - hand market. You'll find everything from old computers to books, clothes and clothing accessories (jewelry and even footwear) to toys.
Out of the center
- 7 Blanchardstown Center. Huge shopping center in the suburb of Blanchardstown with about 200 stores. The marks Dunnes, Penney's, Marks and Spencer, H&M, Barratts, Debenhams and Zara are represented. Inside, you will also find the T.J.Maxx (American) and Lifestyle Sports (Irish sports brand) department stores
- 8 Liffey Valley, Intersection of M50 motorway with N4 road.. Very well-known but reachable, preferably by car, the Liffey Valley is huge, and you could spend a whole day there. In addition to the usual marks of area shopping (Marks & Spencer, Dunnes Stores, next, etc.), it has a Multiplex (multi - layered cinema) in my Vue and a restaurant area with the best known fast foods
- 9 Dundrum Town Center (Reachable from the center via Green Line trams). Award in 2009 for best shopping center of the year
How to have fun
- 1 Abbey Theater , 26/27 Lower Abbey St, ☎ +353 1 8787222. The Irish National Theater is an excellent place to watch representations of Irish works. The Abbey theater plays also include classic and modern plays from all over the world.
- 2 Gaiety Theater, South King St, Dublin 2, ☎ +353 1 6771717. Prices vary depending on the show (first, repeat ...) and the chosen location.. The older dublin theater still in operation, the Gauety Theater hosts numerous shows such as musicals, ballets, comedies and works.
There are several cinemas in the center or at a short distance. The biggest multiplier is the Cineworld in Parnell Street: 12 rooms are arranged on four floors. The Savoy in O'Connell Street is the oldest cinema in Dublin and the venue for the opening and closing of the Dublin Film Festival. The Temple Bar area is the Irish Film Institute, and the Smithfield square is the Lighthouse. Many other theaters are located in other suburban areas. One of the most characteristic features of Dublin is the presence of street artists and musicians (buskers in English). They are especially on Grafton Street, but also in the Temple Bar and Henry Street area. Very often they improvise real performances/concerts, very often they are excellent musicians who can earn their living by the tips they get from passers-by or selling their own works.
No visit to Dublin can be considered complete without a tour of the Temple Bar area and with the entry of at least one of its many pubs, which according to a recent estimate is more than 600. The drinks in this area are a little bit expensive. a pint of stout (dark, high-fermentation beer produced from roasted barley malt) costs about €4.50 (often more). Pubs serve alcoholic beverages until 11:30 p.m., but exceptions are often granted: for example, many bars have special licenses to serve alcoholic beverages until 2:30 p.m., but often after 11:30 p.m. prices rise.
In Dublin and event guides, you can browse for music events and choose the place you like.
Since March 2004, smoking has been banned in all public places, even in pubs, since then many pubs have been equipped with bars to serve beers in outdoor areas.
In this area there is also a place of the famous chain of bars 3 Hard Rock Cafe, 12 Fleet Street. Restaurant open from 12 to 24. You can also buy T - shirts with the bar logo.
In addition to the expensive Temple bar pubs, in Dublin there are also venues with more moderate prices.
- 4 Fiber McGees (just outside of Parnell Square). Every evening, including Thursday, all drinks are served at €3. Before going to this important bar, it's important to know that this is a Heavy Metal bar, so it's not suitable for those who don't like high-volume music.
- 5 O'Reillys, Tara Street, ☎ +353 1 671 6769. Every night beers cost €3.30.
- 6 Frank Ryans , 5 Queen St, ☎ +353 1 872 5204. 6:00-23:00. A very lively place mostly attended by students. Rock, Country and Soul music night
- 7 The Cobblestone, 77 King St, N Smithfield, ☎ +353 1 872 1799. The most popular of Dublin's traditional pubs with a typically Irish music and a heterogeneous clientele
- 8 O'Donoghue's , 15 Merrion Row, ☎ +353 1 660 7194. Other club with traditional Irish live music. And that's where he performed, even before he got his reputation, the folk group "The Dublin"
- 9 The Barge , 42 Charlemont St, Dublin 2, ☎ +353 1 475 1869. The traditional "The Barge" is best known for its dishes, mostly based on fried fish and chips
- 10 Hartigan's, 100 Leeson Street Lower Dublin 2, ☎ +353 1 676 2280. The pub is frequented by students, especially Rugby fans
- 11 The Brazen Head, Bridge St, Dublin 2. Probably the oldest pub in the Irish capital, having been on the scene for more than a thousand years
- 12 The Oval, 78 Abbey Street. Renowned for its stewed beers and dishes, the pub is housed in a beautiful Victorian-style building and frequented by people of various ages, most of whom in the years
- 13 Kavanagh's (Sevave Diggers), 1 Prospect Square, Dublin 9, +353 1 830 7978. The 100 - year - old pub kept its atmosphere unchanged at the beginning of the 1900s. It's also known as "Serious Diggers" because of its proximity to the Glasnevin cemetery.
Other bars like the Cock Tavern in the Swords village north of Dublin are also found in the outlying areas.
Where to eat
Dublin has a wide range of good quality restaurants, but many of these are expensive compared to prices in other cities in the country and in Europe. Prices for the main capacity range from a minimum of €10 to a maximum of €40. Wines are also very expensive: up to 2-3 times the market price.
There are numerous Indian restaurants in the city, especially around the South William Street area, parallel to Grafton Street. They normally have a reasonable price: three meals at approximately €10. The Khyber Tandoori is notable in South William Street and Shalimar in South Great Georges Street. Good are also Surma on Camden Street and "Govindas" on Augnier Street, where you can enjoy Hare-Krishna vegetarian foods at a great price.
A high concentration of restaurants from different cultures is present on Parnell Street (Dublin 1), where many Chinese restaurants are present.
1 Leo Burdock Fish and Chips also, to be tested, 2 Werburgh St. You cannot eat in the restaurant, because only take-away is possible. The 10 menu is very rich and often one person struggles to finish it.
- 2 Bewleys, Grafton St, Dublin 2. A very famous bar in Dublin where they went for years of U2, Bob Geldof, and James Joyce.
- Bar Italia (Various locations). Italian-style coffee bars and sandwiches. Staff are mostly Italian too.
- Butlers Chocolate Cafés, various locations including: one in South William St (Dublin 2) and one in Dublin airport (take-away in Grafton St, Nassau St (both in Dublin 2) and one in the Jervis shopping center). Coffee with chocolate of your choice, the airport headquarters often have special offers.
- Zaytoon, 14/15 Parliament St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 / Camden St (Dublin 2). Restaurant where you can eat kebab or grab it to eat it elsewhere.
There are also many fast-food chains in the city center, such as subways, KFC, Burger King and McDonalds.
- 3 Idlewilde Cafe, 20 Patrick St, Dalkey, County Dublin. In Dalkey's small coastal town, Idlewilde Cafe is a charming bar easily attainable with DART or buses.
- 4 Honest To Goodness , George's St Arcade, South Great Georges St, Dublin 2, ☎ +353 1 6337727. In Cafe Bakery all products are prepared and cooked in place.
- 5 Madina, 60 Mary St. Beautiful food related to Indian and Pakistani culture. The sauces are excellent and the dishes taste rich. For spicy food lovers, the "Chicken Tikka Massala" and "Chicken Korma." Great is Mango Lassi too.
- 6 Elephant and Castle, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Very crowded at lunchtime and Saturday with a waiting time of up to two hours, is famous for its chicken wings. It is recommended that you do not order more than one portion of wings: otherwise it would be difficult to finish them.
- 7 lemon crèpe company, South William St, Dublin 2. Excellent crèpes (both French and American "style") at €4. A Lemon Crèpe company is located near Trinity College, Dawson St.
- 8 BóBós , 22 Wexford St. in restaurants have served many varieties of hamburgers (beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian) and many contours. Breakfast is good, too.
- 9 Unicorn Food Company, Merrion Row, Dublin 2. Take-away restaurant serving sandwiches (€4-5) and many Italian dishes such as pasta, lasagna, pizza, and salads. There are many pies and the price varies depending on the type of pie: €2.50-€2.85. The Unicorn Food Company is united with the renowned Italian restaurant Unicorn, open for lunch and dinner.
- 10 M J O'Neills, Suffolk St, Dublin 2. 12-16. Known pubs for roast meat.
- 11 T Smiths, Jervis St, Dublin 1 (easy to reach from Henry St.). food served until 9:00.
- 12 Govinda's, 4 Aungier St, Dublin 2 (in the middle of Abbey St, just outside O'Connell St), ☎ +353 1 475-0309. vegetarian restaurant hare krishna. The Govindas special menu allows you to taste virtually all menu dishes, and order a larger menu only if you're really hungry.
- 13 Fire , Dawson St, Dublin 2, ☎ +353 1 6767200.
- Café Fresh, Top floor, Powerscourt Townhouse Center, Dublin 2, ☎ +353 1 671-9669. One of the best vegetarian cafes in the city, many of the vegetables served come from organic farming.
- The Italian Kitchen, Stockhole Lane, Swords, Clonshaugh (Near the airport), ☎ +353 1 8711255.
Where to stay
There are a great many hostels in the city (with a price of around €20 per night), bed & breakfast (about €45 per person), and hotels (more than €50 per room). The most affordable accommodation is located around the main bus station, Busaras. The southern parts of the river have the most expensive options.
- 1 ABC Guest House , 57 Drumconducra Road Upper, (Half way between the airport and the center).
- 2 Abbington House (Abbington house Dublin), 30 St Annes Rd, Drumondra, Dublin 9 (near Croke Park), ☎ +353 1 444-1415, @[email protected].
- 3 Abraham House Hostel , 82-83 Lower Gardiner St, ☎ +353 1 855-0598, @ [email protected] Good economic hostel for the same group as Ashfield House. Each room has a single key that you have to share with other guests, even if you're not familiar with them.
- 4 Adelphi Guesthouse , 67-68 Lower Gardiner St, ☎ +353 1 836-3859, @[email protected] Bed and breakfast in the middle of town.
- 5 Almara Bed and Breakfast Dublin, 226 Collins Avenue West, Whitehall, Dublin 9, ☎ +353 1 851-0512, @[email protected] Four - star Bed & Breakfast with rooms with rooms in rooms and without, a guest lounge and a private parking lot. Recently upgraded and quickly connected to the Internet, it is the oldest open b&b in Dublin (founded in 1991). It can accommodate 40 people.
- 6 Anchor House Dublin, 49 Lower Gardiner St, Dublin 1, ☎ +353 1 878-6913, @[email protected] The Anchor House Dublin is considered one of the best and most welcoming guest houses in downtown Dublin. the structure is family-friendly.
- 7 Ashling House B&B , 168 Drumondra Rd, Dublin 9, ☎ +353 1 837-0300, @[email protected] The structure was built in the 1930s in the western suburb of Drumondra.
- 8 Avondale House , 41 Lower Gardiner St, Dublin 1, ☎ +353 1 874-5200, @[email protected] Avondale House offers economic accommodation in downtown Dublin. Most rooms don't have a private bathroom.
- 9 Backpackers Citi Hostel , 61/62 Gardiner St, Dublin 1, ☎ +353 1 855-0035, @ [email protected] In one of the main streets with tourist accommodation in Dublin, it is housed in a Georgian building which features many decorations intact. Cleaning in rooms and bathrooms is often not the best.
- 10 Barry's Hotel, 2 Great Denmark St, Dublin 1, ☎ +353 1 874-9407, @[email protected] All the rooms have a private bath and a kettle to make tea or coffee, a free internet connection available.
- 11 Barnacles Temple Bar House, 19 Temple Lane, Dublin 2 (In the heart of Temple Bar), ☎ +353 1 671-6277, fax: +353 1 671-6591, @[email protected]. Bright, spacious and clean. The rooms have a private bathroom. The staff are young and very willing and friendly.
- Camden Place Hostel, 8-9 Camden Place, Dublin 2, ☎ +353 1 475-8588. €9 per person per night. Clean and welcoming hostel located at Quarter, and a short distance from Temple Bar. The reception area is always open, the facility also has a free Internet connection, a big kitchen where guests can cook, a TV room and an outside terrace. Twelve types of rooms are available in the facility, such as private or shared bathroom dorms, double rooms or wedding rooms with a shared or private bath.
- 12 Castle Hotel, Great Denmark St, Dublin 2, ☎ +353 1 874-6949. The building is made up of 130 rooms all with a private bath and a kettle. WiFi connection is available to the Internet. Show with Irish music on the weekend.
- DCU Summer Rooms, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, ☎ +353 1 700-5736. €36 - €89. Check In: 3:00, check out: 11:00. The houses of Dublin City University are open to the public from June to September. There are three types of rooms, all with room baths. On the campus, with a small supplement, a gym and a swimming pool are available.
- 13 George Frederic Handel Hotel, 16-18 Fishamble St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (near Dame St), ☎ +353 1 670-9404. $45 per room. Check In: 3:00, check out: 12:00. In the west of Temple Bar.
- 14 Glen Guesthouse , 84 Lower Gardiner St, Dublin 1 (less than 5 minutes on foot from O'Connell St), ☎ +353 1 855-1374, @ [email protected] TV rooms, phone, kettle, shower and bathroom.
- 15 Farrington's of Temple Bar , 28 Essex St E, ☎ +353 1 671-5135, @ [email protected] about €40 per night. suitable for young people.
- 16 Jacobs Inn Hostel , 21-28 Talbot St, Dublin 1 (near the bus station, convenient for arriving from the airport), +353 1 855-5660, @ [email protected] clean and welcoming hostel with magnetic tiles for opening rooms. Toilet and shower in every room.
- 17 Kinlay House, 2-12 Lord Edward St, Dublin 2, ☎ +353 1 679-6644. Friendly and friendly staff. Quiet structure with magnetic tiles for opening rooms.
- 18 Lyndon House Bed & Breakfast, 26 Gardiner St, Dublin 1 (Near the James Joyce museum and Custom House.). about €35 per night.
- 19 Maple Dublin Hotel , 74/75 Lower Gardiner St, Dublin 1 (four blocks east of O'Connell St), ☎ +353 1 855 5442, @ [email protected] Check In: €30-40 per night. Traditional Irish breakfast is served every day from 8:00 to 10:00.
- 20 Maldron Hotel, Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 (Good position, corner with the writers' museum, Writers' Museum), +353 1 871-6800, @[email protected] Double Room: €59.
- 21 OSheas Hotel, Talbot St, Dublin 1 (A few minutes on foot from O'Connel St and Temple bar.). Familiar hotel, famous for its musical history: Both the U2 and the Thin Lizzy started their career here.
- 22 The Times Hostel , 8 College St, Dublin 2 (One minute on foot from Temple bar).
- 23 The Townhouse (Townhouse Hotel Dublin), 47-48 Lower Gardiner St, Dublin 1 (less than five minutes on foot from O'Connell St), ☎ +353 1 878-8808, @[email protected]. The facility is equipped with a private garden and parking lot
- 24 Travelodge Hotel Dublin City , Lower Rathmines Rd, Dublin 6, ☎ +353 1 491-1402, fax: +353 1 496-7688, @[email protected]. From €35. Check In: 3:00, check out: 12:00.
- Trinity College (May to mid-September only) , Various locations on the Trinity College campus, ☎ +353 1 896-1177 ext 1497. From €60. During the summer period, you can stay on Trinity College campuses in double rooms, single rooms or apartments. The structure can be uncomfortable if you come back late at night: after midnight, only a few entrances remain open.
Dublin is not the best city for people who usually live camping. The nearest center is located in the southwestern part of the city:
- 25 Camac Valley Caravan and Camping Park, Naas Rd, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, ☎ +353 1 464 0644, @ [email protected]
- 26 Abbey Hotel, 52 Middle Abbey St, Dublin 1 (between O'Connell St and Temple Bar), ☎ +353 1 872-8188. In the heart of Dublin, it offers excellent rooms and a welcoming bar.
- 27 Albany House Dublin, 84 Harcourt St, Dublin 2, ☎ +353 1 475-1092. A guesthouse in the center of town.
- 28 Baggot Court Townhouse , 92 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2 (Just five minutes St. Stepha feet from Stephen's Green and a little bit more from Trinity College), ☎ +353 1 661-2819. €65 - €135 (Irish breakfast included). In a Georgian building, a three - star hotel with a private parking lot and free internet connection.
- 29 Belvedere Hotel, Great Denmark St, Dublin 2, ☎ +353 1 873-7700. €50 per person. The hotel is equipped with 92 rooms, two conference rooms and a free Internet connection in common areas.
- 30 Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge, Merrion Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, ☎ +353 1 668-1999. €59.
- Bewley's Hotel, Baskin Lane, Cloghran, County Fingal, ☎ +353 1 871-1000, fax: +353 1 871-1001, @[email protected]. A three - star hotel with €59 rooms with free and frequent service to and from Dublin airport.
- 31 Buswells Hotel (Buswells Hotel Dublin), Molesworth St, Dublin 2 (two minutes on foot from Grafton St, outside Kildare St), ☎ +353 1 614-6500, @[email protected]. €72. A three-star Georgian hotel in the center of town, between Trinity College and Stephen's Green. Internal connection available in many rooms.
- 32 Carlton Hotel. €85 per person. A four-star hotel with a free transfer service from/to the airport. The hotel has a bar and a restaurant on the first floor.
- 33 Castle Hotel, Great Denmark St, Dublin 1 (in downtown, 2 minutes from O'Connell St), ☎ +353 1 874-6949. Albergo has 130 rooms all with private baths, with free internet access, TV, kettle and hair dryers. The hotel has a bar and a restaurant where traditional Irish music shows are held every weekend.
- 34 Days Hotel Dublin Airport, Santry Cross (7 minutes by car from terminal.), ☎ +353 1 866-9500. Check In: 2:00, check out: 12:00. Hotel near the airport with restaurant, bar and parking.
- 35 Dublin Citi Hotel, 46-49 Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (In Dame St behind the Central Bank), ☎ +353 1 679-4455, @ [email protected] All the rooms have private baths.
- 36 Express Holiday Inn Dublin Airport , Northwood Park, Santry Demesne, Dublin 9 (Although 16A/33/41 buses pass by the hotel, it is located approximately 30 minutes from the center.), ☎ +353 1 862-8866. €79. Modern hotel (renovated in 2006) on the road to the airport, adjacent to Crowne Plaza. Free shuttle for the airport (every 30-60 min), internet connection, continental breakfast buffet.
- 37 Fitzwilliam Townhouse Dublin, 41 Upper Fitzwilliam St, Dublin 2 (5 minutes walk from St. Stephen's Green), ☎ +353 1 662-5155. €55-135. In a 18TH century Georgian house, it still retains many of the characteristics of the time. All the rooms have a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi connection to the Internet.
- 38 Fleet St Hotel, 19-20 Fleet St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, ☎ +353 1 670-8124. Three-star hotel.
- 39 Grafton House , 26-27 South Great Georges St, Dublin 2 (one block from Dame St), ☎ +353 1 679-2041, fax: +353 1 677-9715, @[email protected]. €65-200. In a Victorian-Gothic building with 112 years of history, the interior is modern.
- 40 Kildare Street Hotel, 47-49 Kildare St, Dublin 2 (Corner of Nassau Street and Kildare Street), ☎ +353 1 679-4643, @ [email protected] part of Kildare St Hotel.
- 41 Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross, Dublin 13 (near the airport and Howth), ☎ +353 1 839-0000. €75-190.
- 42 Morehampton Townhouse , 78 Morehampton Rd, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 (10 minutes by bus from Trinity College on line 38), ☎ +353 1 668-8866. €45-€125 (Irish breakfast included). Check out: 11:00. All 22 rooms have a private bathroom.
- 43 Portobello Hotel, 33 South Richmond St, Dublin 2 (With a good view on Grand Canal), ☎ +353 1 475-2715, @ [email protected] Many of the rooms have a good view of the Grand Canal.
- 44 Riverhouse Hotel (Riverhouse Hotel), 23 - 24 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (in the heart of Temple Bar.), ☎ +353 1 670-7655, @[email protected].
- 45 Sandymount Hotel , Herbert Rd, Lansdowne Rd, Dublin 4, ☎ +353 1 614-2000. Rooms from €59. Three-star hotel located in the Sandymount and Ballsbridge area near AVIVA Stadium. Classic building with good rooms and large private bathrooms. cordial staff, available internet connection.
- 46 Stillorgan Park Hotel , Stillorgan Rd, Dublin 18 (at 20 min bus journey from the city by the 145 or 46th bus), ☎ +353 1 200-1800. €75-160. A four - star hotel with spa, restaurant, bar, free internet connection and private parking.
- 47 The Clarence Hotel, Wellington Quay. Representative of modern Ireland, it is located in Wellington Quay near the River Liffey. The hotel is owned by Bono and The Edge, members of the U2. If the band is planning a concert in Dublin, they can cross here.
- 48 The Tara Towers , 4 Merrion Rd, Dublin 4, ☎ +353 1 269-4666, fax: +353 1 269 1027, @[email protected]. From the hotel rooms, he enjoys a good view in the hills near Dublin and the bay.
- 49 Waterloo Lodge , 23 Waterloo Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 (10-minute walk from St. Stephen's Green via Baggot St), ☎ +353 1 668-5380. €55-€149. Good breakfast included in the price, all 20 rooms have a private bath. Private park available.
- 50 Hampton Hotel, 29 Morehampton Rd, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, ☎ +353 1 668-0995. A 4 - star hotel in a Georgian - style building with luxurious interior.
- 51 Hilton Dublin, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2 (in St. Stephen's Green area near the Luas Charlemont light rail stop), ☎ +353 1 402-9988. Welcome and modern hotels with quiet and clean rooms. Breakfast is also served in the room, but it is also the option of having breakfast in the center.
- 52 Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 (near Ha'Penny Bridge), ☎ +353 1 887-2400.
- 53 Radisson Blue Hotel Dublin Airport, Dublin Airport, ☎ +353 1 1 844-6000. A four - star hotel just a few minutes from the passeng terminal at Dublin airport.
- 54 Radisson Blue Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8, ☎ +353 1 898-2900. Double Camp €145. Hotel in five stars in the center position
- 55 Radisson Blue St Helen's Hotel , Stillorgan Rd, Blackrock, ☎ +353 1 218-6000. Five-star hotel five kilometers south of the center, 16 from the airport.
- 56 The Morgan, 10 Fleet St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (near Westmoreland St). The hotel offers normal rooms, suites and apartments that are perfectly clean and modern.
- 57 The Shelbourne , 27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, ☎ +353 1 663-4500. Five-star hotel with views of Stephen's Green Park. It belongs to the Marriot chain.
It's hard to get into trouble in Dublin, but if you don't pay attention, you can have unpleasant surprises.
- Dublin is generally safe, but there may be unprovoked attacks, robberies or attacks. The usual common sense rules apply everywhere: avoid the dark areas at night and be careful. Just a little from the center to end up in bad areas. Be very careful on weekends from 2:30 a.m. when they start closing their doors, drunken people can unleash the uproar. The area north-west of the River Liffey is considered to be the center of crime in the city.
- You can hear about the knackers. It's a derogatory term that usually indicates who lives in council houses, and above all, it indicates the groups of young people who wear suits and sneakers and who behave rudely (anti-social behavior). It's rare for them to disturb tourists, in case you're dealing with these characters who are ignored and don't give in to provocation.
- The buskers on Grafton Street or Henry/Mary Street are just doing their show, but they're very kind, and if you need to, they can give you a lot of directions. Treat them well, they're a very important part of the city.
- If someone comes up to you on the street, they can be people looking for directions, charity workers from charity organizations, people who need a lighter, etc. Remember that the two armored people are open people and it's normal to have a word with strangers (it also happens at bus stops). There are also many homeless people in Dublin: aren't they annoying, they'll ask you any change, please? for a few pennies. Be careful, there may be attempts to fool unsuspecting tourists. If someone who looks drunk or drugged asks you something say "no" and keep walking.
- Don't be afraid to approach the Gardai (policemen) to ask for help or guidance, it's their job. If you're in trouble and you're afraid for your safety, and you can't find a Gardai coming into a store or a bar and asking for help or calling 112. Many of the bouncers on the premises can help you in similar cases.
- Dublin is very busy. You're going to see a lot of people crossing the pedestrian crossings, not following their example.
- Be careful when you get the Nitelink. Sit down on the lower floor, at least to avoid the hustles and drunks.
- The Temple Bar area attracts tourists and pickpockets. Be careful.
Under EU regulations, every citizen of a Member State can apply to any embassy of a European country. However, the Italian embassy is also in Dublin:
- 2 Embassy of Italy in Dublin , 63-65, Northumberland Road, ☎ +353 1 6601744, @ [email protected]
How to stay in touch
- Moneygram/Kaah Express, 2 Hardwicke St, Dublin 1. €1/hr. Affordable internet cafe offers a reliable internet connection with well-kept and up-to-date computers.
- Dublin City Public Libraries, Central Library, Ilac center. They provide a free wireless and wired network to access the Internet within the network of these libraries across the territory.
- The Globe, 11 South Great Georges St. Bar offering a free wireless connection.
- Havana Café, South Great Georges St. A very good restaurant bar offering a free and very reliable WiFi network.
- 3 Powerscourt House (From Dublin, take the N 11 road running parallel to the south coast to the port of Wexford. After about 22 kilometers, move to the right for Enniskery village and cross it. After about two kilometers you'll meet the entrance to Powerscourt House). Powerscourt House is the most renowned of Ireland's peers' residences. It was created in 1741 by the German architect Richard Cassels on a commission from a member of the Wingfield family, originally from Hampshire, whose descendants were then awarded the title of Powerscourt's Visconti. The building incorporates parts of a 13TH century castle whose Gaelic name "La Poer" was then anglicized into "Power." In a Palladian style, but slightly gloomy, it has 68 rooms distributed over three floors and stands on the top of a hill surrounded by magnificent Italian gardens. In 1961, the property was taken over by the family of English industrialists Slazenger, who runs a well - known sports goods factory. It was seriously damaged by a fire in 1974 at the high floors and the subsequent restoration work continued until 1996. The following year, it was reopened to the public with an inaugural ceremony attended by Mary Robinson, who at the time was Irish head of state. Today, the Powerscourt House awards and awards serve as a tourist attraction and serve as a backdrop to many wedding ceremonies.
- National Park of the Wicklow Mountains — Once your visit to Powerscourt House is over, you may be tempted to continue for the nearby Wicklow Mountains, which were set up in the National Park in 1991, or to make it the subject of an excursion independent of Dublin. Whatever your choice, you'll have to have a car in your wake. The journey stretches between lonely landscapes and reaches the village of 4 Glendalough cashed in a wooded valley and a small but famous monastery built at the site of the site of the heritage of St. Kevin lived in the 7th century. C
- 5 Russell House. Another example of the country's most austere and most austere country - style residency of Powerscourt House was the architect himself, Richard Cassels of Germany. The interior decorations and splinters were carried out by two Ticino brothers, Paul and Philip Lafranchini. The developer was Joseph Leeson (1701 - 1783), 1st Earl of Milltown. His grandfather, Hugh Leeson, who was born in Culworth in Northamptonshire moved around 1680 in Dublin, where he opened a brewery that allowed him to accumulate huge sums of capital that his nephew Joseph then invested in landslide. In 1952, the villa was bought by Sir Alfred Beit, a militant in the British Conservative Party who had received a huge legacy from his uncle who had enriched himself in South Africa at the time. Alfred Beit, a collector of works of art, decided to transfer the majority of the masterpieces in his possession to his new property, mostly canvases, which had the signature of Goya, Rubens and other famous painters. It wasn't a happy idea given the isolated location of the villa. The collection in fact got four thefts. The first, from 1974, was the work of representatives of the IRA. The second took place 12 years later and was orchestrated by Martin Cahill, a well-known Irish criminal, nicknamed "the General" by the press. The third and fourth theft in 2001 and 2004, respectively, bear the signature of Martin Foley, a pupil of the General.
- 6 Emo Court , ☎ +353 57 862 6573. The park is open to the public all year from morning to sunset. The interior is available from 10:00 to 18:00 between April and September. Emo Court was made by architect James Gandon in 1790 for Portarlington's accounts, and it's a wonderful neoclassical-style example. In the middle of the 20TH CENTURY, it was run by the Jesuit order. It was then bought by a private individual who carefully restored it. The heirs gave it to the state in 1994. Emo Court is surrounded by magnificent gardens and woods crushed by lakes.
- 7 Castletown House, Celbridge village, 14 km east of downtown Dublin (Reachable by urban bus line 67 from Merrion Square), ☎ +353 1 628 8252. Guided tours only during the October-March period. Castletown House is the first example of a Palladian - style villa on Irish soil. It was almost certainly achieved between 1722 and 1729 by Italian architect Alessandro Galilei on a commission by William Conolly, president of the Irish Chamber of Commons and rich landowner. The wild card had succeeded in gaining vast land extensions following the seizure of land by Protestant King William III after his victory over the Catholic James II Stuart. The estate remained in the hands of its heirs until 1967, when it passed into the hands of Desmond Guinness, a member of the well - known family of beer makers. In 1994, it was acquired by the state.
- Archeological complex of the Boyne Valley (59 km for Motorway No 1, passing by Drogheda) — This valley has a number of monuments of the neolithic listed as UNESCO World Heritage List. The most interesting site is 8 Newgrange
- 9 Tara Hill, Near Navan Village, Meath County (40 km northwest of Dublin by traveling Motorway 3.), ☎ +353 46 902 5903. Time between 14 May and 16 September: Every day from 10:00 to 18:00. For off-season visits, please contact the Visitor Center at +353 41 982 3071. Another archeological site in the upper Boyne river valley but accessible from Dublin through the SS variation 3. The Hill of Tara is famous for having been the residence of the supreme kings of Ireland. It is likely to be a legend built by an anonymous 11th-century writer, author of a poem and prose collection on Irish history entitled "The Book of Conquesties of Ireland" (Lebor Gabála Érenn). The legend was picked up by other reporters who lived in the aftermath, but to date there has been no evidence of the existence of a supreme king who would rule over sovereign Irish children in pre-Christian times. On the top of the hill is the Stone of the Destiny, a menhir shaped by a foul 1.5 meters high and the place of coronation of the Supreme King. According to legend, the Stone of the Destiny would have issued a roar in case the sovereign candidate had the necessary skills to govern and would have remained silent if not. But we know that in the early 19th century, the stone was brought to the top of the hill from its original location, in front of one of the four entrances of the nearby "Hospital Tumulo" (Dumha na Nowall), a neolithic tunnel grave built between 3,000 and 2,500 BC.