Dublin is a small easy to get around the city, the centre is very compact, one can walk from one side to other in around 30 minutes. Most of the tourist related "things to do" are between Parnell Square on the North side to Fitzwilliam Square on the south side. This is more or less covers all the tourist related sights with the exception of Kilmainham Jail and The Guinness Hop Store.
Dublin has no Metro system, so all our transport is above ground. Our latest addition is the Luas Tram system that covers a lot of Dublin, and more routes are being added. Luas can be an excellent way to get around if you manage to get a seat that is.
Taxis are another option but can be expensive, deals can be had, if before you get into the cab, ask for a "fixed rate". With so many cabs, they will generally give you a deal. If you want a Taxi, fear not, Dublin have more taxis than New York City. Everywhere you look.
When you are out and about, walking around the city streets or venturing a little further afield into the suburbs here are the areas or streets you are likely to find yourself in, on or around.
Location of Trinity College and Book of Kells. A nice open space to go for a stroll and visit the Book of Kells. A little Escape away from the city traffic. Read more
Very close to the city centre and most famous for having Croke Park in the area. Many Bed and Breakfasts, small shops and local bakeries and Close to Fairview Park. The average tourist is unlikely to find themselves around this area unless staying in one of the Bed and Breakfasts. Read more
Dublin's Premier shopping Street and home to most of the major brands. Dublin's top store, Brown Thomas is located here. Many of Dublin's, if not Ireland's most famous pubs / bars are located in the streets off Grafton Street. Read more
Our capital's main street. Named after the great Daniel O"Connell. The street has never really recovered from the 1960's / 1970's planning decisions during which time the street lost many of its original buildings to be replaced by horrible looking office blocks. Has recently required a new "Spire" as the centre point of Dublin. Read more
Rathmines / Rathgar
A 10-30-minute drive or walk depending on traffic to Rathmines. Rathmines is traditionally know as flatland where thousands of civil servants, mostly from outside Dublin and students lived Monday to Friday when they would all travel back home to their families. During the boom years, it did change a bit, when many houses were converted back into one family homes as they were originally built. Rathgar is a more upper-class version of Rathmines. Nice squares, some lovely houses, small busy streets. A little more relaxed than Rathmines. Read more
Home to the Garden of Remembrance, a nice place to relax for a while and the Parnell Monument, The Gate Theatre and The Rotunda Maternity Hospital. The Georgian Square itself is nothing special which the exception of one or two buildings, the rest are quite plain. Read more
The largest enclosed park in Europe. A great spot to chill out. The Dublin Zoo is located here as is the famous POPE Cross where back in 1978 the then Pope John Paul 2nd said mass to over 1 million people. At the time, we had around 3.5 million population in the entire country. Read more
Temple Bar AKA Temple Of Bars
Temple Bar, back in the 1980's was to be turned into a bus depot. A place to park the cities buses but was rescued by the then prime minister Charles J Haughey. He decided it was going to be like the Left bank in Paris, little cafes serving coffee and afternoon tea, wine bars with lovely street terraces. He set up a company Temple Bar Properties and they were given the job of transforming the area into a left bank cultural centre. Read more
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