Dublin Tourism

Dublin is the capital and the largest city in Ireland. The unique European city is one of the most modern and thriving travel destinations in the world. Set beside the shores of curving Dublin Bay, the city has been continuously changing and developing, with historic buildings like cathedrals, churches, Georgian squares, Townhouses, castles and monuments stand alongside the marvels of modern architecture, boasting new hotels, shopping centres, stunning new street architecture and an excellent tramway system. The traces of settlement in the Dublin Bay area date back to the prehistoric times. The reference to the earliest settlements in the area can be found in the writings of a Greek-Roman astronomer, Ptolemy that date back to 140AD. Dublin was established as a Viking settlement in the 10th century and in early 1166 that Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair, King of Connacht, proceeded to Dublin and was inaugurated King of Ireland. The city has been a witness to a glorious history and a vibrant culture, the traces of which can still be seen today. In this enchanting city, one can stumble upon a picturesque fishing village, or be pulled towards the rhythm and the tunes of a busker at a cobbled street corner, or be encapsulated by the lights and the dramatic performances of artists at the Abbey Theatre. The colourful, charming and strangely laid back capital has a perfect blend of a rich Irish culture, Victorian bars, Georgian townhouses, elegant architecture, wonderful museums and galleries, mouth-watering cuisine, mysterious folklore, great restaurants, shopping opportunities, picturesque destinations, panoramic views of the ocean, outdoor activities, adventure sports, a vibrant and thriving Irish culture as well as the traces of its glorious past. With so many attractions and sights, visiting Dublin is definitely a ‘breath of fresh air’.

Essential travel information and Dublin tips for your visit

General Info

  • Time Zone: UTC –00:00
  • Currency: Euro
  • Electricity and Internet: The electrical supply in Ireland is 230v 50hz.
  • Languages: English and Gaelic
  • Security: ROI Tel- 112 or 999.
  • Tipping: Tipping isn’t mandatory but is appreciated.
  • Tourist Traps: Dublin is a safe city, however, stay away from strangers, junkies and drunkards. 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Dublin

  • Know the pollution level of Dublin before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 30.56 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 35.71 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.92 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 26.99 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.44 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 26.74 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.07 (Low)
  • How safe is Dublin for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dublin.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.38 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.92 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.69 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 48.13 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 37.97 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50.16 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 49.15 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 70.62 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.5 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 49.3 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.52 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.31 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Dublin is 145.77 (High)

    • Safety Index 49.56 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 85.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 38.23 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.97 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.09 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 49.66 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.71 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 88.72 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dublin

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.71 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 88.28 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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