Ireland’s capital has long been a popular choice for city breaks and weekends away. This fascinating city is full of surprises and exudes its rich history and culture. There’s a wonderful blend of traditional Irish and modern culture here where you’ll discover a vibrant nightlife as well as many cultural attractions and other areas of interest. As a city, Dublin is considerably large however the city centre is relatively large, with most areas of interest within walking distance. Also considered an ideal place to indulge in a little retail therapy, Dublin is a popular choice for those wanting to hit the large shopping centres and bespoke boutiques. You’ll also discover the scenic side of this wondrous city by taking a stroll through many of its landscaped parks amongst the cosmopolitan backdrop. The weather tends to be much, much warmer over the summer months than in winter, reaching temperatures of 20˚C in July and August but can hit as high as 30˚C during very hot summers.
The streets of Dublin can be very tight, and are extremely pedestrianised in the city centre. As such a quick, small car is preferable – the roads can get quite busy.
Driving in Dublin
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Important things to note
It’s advisable to exercise a good level of personal security and be aware of pickpockets or other petty crimes such as bag or wallet snatching.
Park in well-lit or secured parking areas of Dublin and never leave valuables in the car.
Stay cautious when walking through the area of Gardiner St, O’Connell St and Mountjoy Square during weekends and at night, as these areas are prone to drink-induced trouble.
Highlights & Hotspots
A historic walk through the north of Dublin is possibly the best way to experience and discover all that the city has to offer. You’ll see the famous monuments and statues and admire the historical building and fantastic architecture. Be sure to include a trip to the Dublin Writers Museum too!
Visit the magnificent art collection at the Dublin City Gallery for a true look into the cultural history of the city, where you’ll discover a range of works from impressionists to modernists.
Temple Bar has plenty in store, both for those wanting to explore the range of shops and vintage boutiques as well as those that want to hit the bars and unique cafes and restaurants. This tangle of cobbled streets and alleyways running between Trinity College and Christ Church Cathedral is one of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods.
Fancy experiencing Dublin’s moat notorious pubs and bars? Then book yourself onto the Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl where you discover Dublin’s finest and discover traditional Irish music and learn its history.
Dublin Airport is located approximately 6 miles north of Dublin city and accessible via the M1 and M50 roads.