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Here you can find information including travel and general details about Dublin.

Access to the City from Dublin Airport

Taxis are always available at the Airport taxi rank – approx. €25 – €30 to the city centre

Air coach service (Website) – approx. 15 -20 minutes – €7.00 each way when bought on the coach, if booked online in advance tickets are €6.00 each way.
Airlink Express Bus (Website)  – approx. 20 minutes €7.00 each way

Getting Around Dublin

Dublin is a very easy city to navigate on foot and it’s a beautiful city to explore with most major areas and attractions within walking distance. For journeys around and outside of the city, there are regular buses, rail and tram services and taxis readily available.

Population

Ireland: 4,778,994
Dublin: 1,345,402

Banking

Bank opening hours vary according to different banks, so the following times are given as an indication:
– 10:00 to 16:00 Monday-Friday, except Thursdays when they stay open to 17:00.  Some bureau de change services may operate longer opening hours, including at the airport.

Post offices: 09:00 to 13:00 and then 14:15 to 17:30 Monday to Friday, and 09:00 to 12:30 on Saturday.  The G.P.O (General post office) on O’Connell street Dublin1 opens 8am to 8pm Mon to Sat and 10 30am to 6.20 pm Sundays.

Currency

Euro
See www.xe.com for currency calculator

Electricity

Irish electrical standards are 230V / 50Hz volts, so some North American and European electrical devices may require converters/adapters. Plugs and sockets operate using three prongs and plug adapters are widely available.

Emergency Services

The telephone number for Emergency Garda (Police) assistance, Ambulance, Fire Brigade is 999 or 112

Store St. Garda (Police) Station, Dublin City Centre 00 353 (1) 661 0562

Irish Tourist Assistance Service: 1890 365 700

There is a large hospital – The Mater hospital – located approximately 15 – 20 minutes from the city centre and is easy reach via bus, rail, tram or taxi.

Smoking

Since March 2004, there has been a ban on smoking in all enclosed public places throughout Ireland.

Tax

There is no bed tax. Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged on all purchases in shops, hotels, and restaurants at a rate of 23.00% There are no other taxes on purchases. Non-EU residents can claim the Value Added Tax (VAT) back on items bought in Ireland during their visit.

Weather

Dublin generally has a mild climate and there really is nowhere better on a sunny day to stroll around, however it is possible that conditions can change quite quickly throughout the seasons, Temperatures in November through January average around 39°F to 44°F and in the spring months of February through April bring average around 43°F to 55°F with Summer from May through July averaging at 60°F to 67°F and autumn from August through October average around 52°F to 60°F. Rainfall can be unpredictable throughout the seasons so it’s always worth packing an umbrella and jacket just in case!