Culture! Dublin isn't exactly exotic. It's something else entirely. It's an atmosphere in and of itself. The people are incredible; humorous, joyful and drunk on life (and beer). The city has a tradition of craic; which means anything from having a good time or a normal story blown ridiculously, laughably out of proportion. The streets of Dublin are filled with diverse cultural identities from Irish, English, Polish, Nigerian, Middle Eastern to Asians. Pubs! Dublin's called the City of A Thousand Pubs. It's the land of Guinness.
The city has pubs for every type of drinker, from writers, musicians, sports fans etc. The spigots operate at full swing all year around, making the city a perfect weekend getaway. History! It's nearly ridiculous the number of authors Dublin had produced. The best way to get around the city and let it sink in is on a tour bus. It's not just the beer. Every corner of the city is rich with anecdotes and stories and the Dubliners will be only to happy to narrate them to you. Of course, the architecture is sublime.
The weather of Dublin is pleasant throughout the year. Generally, the days from Easter to October bank holidays is said to be the tourist season for Dublin, which drives lots of travellers to the city and one should make advance booking for hotels when coming during this season.
Summer: Months are usually from May to September, being the high at 22°C and low varies between 12-15°C. If you want to see the sunny side then May & June is the best month to visit Dublin.
Winter: Is much colder especially in the months of January & February with low going to 3- 5°C. To see a snowfall is very common in the month of January.
Dublin is well connected. An airport ten miles north of the city is served by several airlines, including Ryanair (Europe's largest low fare airline). The airport is connected to almost every major European airport. Buses ply between the airport to pretty much all of the city; the express routes are more expensive than otherwise. If you're carrying too much baggage, some buses might turn you away for lack of space. Take a taxi in such a case.
Heuston and Connolly are two railway stations within the city that serve much of the destinations around the country, as does the single bus station, Busaras. Passenger ferry services run between Wales and England.
Dublin is divided north and south by the River Liffey. This is reflective in the city’s postcode system. All areas to the north are designated with an odd number, and to the south with an even number. City centre is both Dublin 1 and Dublin 2. As a general guideline, the larger the number on the postcode is, the further it is from city centre.
On Foot: The streets of Dublin are crowded, both with motorists and people. For short distances, it is quicker to travel by foot than car or bus. As a benefit to foreign visitors, pedestrian crossings are well marked to indicate the direction of oncoming traffic.
By Cycle: Cycling in the city centre of Dublin is uncommon but growing in popularity, especially as street bike hire racks have been implemented. There are few bike lanes in the city, so cyclists should prepare to pedal with traffic. The suburban areas outside the city centre are much more biking friendly.
By Car: Driving in city centre should be avoided if possible. The infrastructure is marginally disordered, with unexpected one-way streets and complicated intersections. Compact vehicles are recommended. Numerous parking garages are available throughout the city but fill quickly.
By Bus: Almost every corner of Dublin can be reached by bus via local services.
By Train: Dublin has two light rail systems that transport commuters to locations throughout city centre and to surrounding suburbs and towns:
Plan to spend at least a few days in Dublin to fully appreciate the attractions on offer. Guided city bus tours are recommended.
Pubs and Nightlife
Bed and Breakfasts
Trip Plans for Dublin