Dublin information places to visit and transport

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  • Dublin: information, transport and temperature
  • What are the places to visit in Dublin?
  • Transport in Dublin
    • Advice on getting around Dublin
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Dublin: information, transport and temperature

After an exciting journey into the wonderful Ireland and after having breathed the air of the splendid city of Dublin here I am writing a sort of guide full of advice and useful information for those wishing to visit this spectacular land, a land that has left us the desire to revisit it and return as soon as possible.



What are the places to visit in Dublin?

Dublin is a small city so a weekend is enough to visit it.

Here are the monuments and unmissable places that I recommend you visit.

The first visit is certainly to be done at the Guinness Store House in Thomas Street, with a final stop in the panoramic bar from which you have one of the best views from the top of Dublin.

A visit to the Bow Street Jameson Distillery.

Both places are within walking distance of the center, although Guinness is a bit out of the way, but at most you will walk 20 minutes on foot enjoying the scents of the city.

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Another visit to do is without a doubt the Museum of Decorative Arts and History.

I remember that the entrance is free. The museum is huge and has beautiful collections.

Go and see the Book of Kells, inside the magnificent Trinity College library.



The visit includes, in addition to the library, the vision of one of the oldest manuscripts in Europe and other valuable volumes.

The cost of the ticket is about 8 euros (for students there is a special discount on the price). Another place not to be missed is the meeting house square open air market.

It is a small market of local edible products: cheeses, strange jams, bread of all shapes, meat, fish, fresh oysters to eat with lemon, warming up with a local “mulled wine” made with apple juice, cinnamon and whiskey.

Another cute market is the South City market in Johnson Street, a market covered with second-hand items such as books, CDs, etc.

Then visit the State Apartments within the castle.

You can enter only with the guided tour, which among other things also includes a visit to the Viking ruins of one of the towers of the old castle.

The rooms of the state apartments are still used as a representative office by the Irish government.

The cost of the ticket is about 5,00 euros (or 3,50 for student students).

I recommend a visit to the Chester Beatty Library whose entrance is in the garden of the Dublin Castle a Dame Street.

Inside there is a collection of objects from all over the world, Middle Eastern illuminated manuscripts and rare Korans, collected by Chester Beatty.

Admission is free.


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I recommend going up to the top floor, there is a beautiful terrace from which you can see the castle garden.

The great one is also worth a visit Phoenix Park: the largest urban park in Europe, inside there is also a zoo and can be reached by many bus lines, including 10, 25, 37 and 38.


Unmissable is also the Christchurch, Dublin's Protestant cathedral, built in Romanesque style, is easily reached on foot from the center.

The cost of the ticket is around 5 euros (there is always a discount for students).

Last visit I recommend is to St. Patrick's Cathedral: Dublin's Catholic Cathedral, a short distance from Christchurch.

It is famous because Jonathan Swift, the author of Gulliver, who was rector of the basilica for many years, is buried there. The cost of the ticket is always 5 euros.

Transport in Dublin

Dublin it is the heart of the Irish transport system, despite its position on the side of the island.

The port is the island's main port for maritime transport and connects the city to Swansea and Liverpool.

As for air traffic, the city is served by an airport, the Dublin Airport (formerly Aer Rianta), the main one on the island. The airport is 40 'from the city center which can be reached by bus (e.g. 16A and 41) which are much cheaper (about 2 euros) than the usual airport bus, you can use the travel card for local transport (the cost depends on the number of days of validity), but for 3 days it is equal to the cost of the transfer with airCoach only.


The main train stations are Heuston station for the southern and western destinations of the Republic, e Connolly Station for Sligo and the Dublin-Belfast route.

Advice on getting around Dublin

in the city there are very many night taxis, the bus urban areas work quite well, there is no metro but the tram oh bus.


The city is not very big and can be explored very well on foot.

I recommend renting a car just to take a ride on the fantastic coast, in fact to see and experience the real Ireland you have to go around only by car.

It is easy to rent a car at any airport or station (beware of driving on the left!), But booking in advance via the internet is highly recommended: both save money and, above all, it is easier to find the car you want for the right period.

A useful tip for those who want to have a day in Belfast by train without fainting for the ticket: book the return ticket on the Irish Rail website for 18 euros, against 36 euros and go one way if you buy the ticket directly at the station. By train in two hours you arrive in the center of Belfast compared to 3 hours by bus.

The departure station is Connoly and if you are in Dublin there are two internet shops near the station, on the road that leads to O'Connell street, where you can buy your ticket on the Irish Rail website and go comfortably at the ticket office, with the number of reservation, to collect it.

If you are looking for more information on Dublin regarding hotels, restaurants and places to visit, consult a useful guide: Dublin advice on hotels, clubs and restaurants. Have a good trip everyone.

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