The capital of Ireland, Dublin City is crowded with some traces of their tempestuous past but the city wears history’s weight relatively light. You should come here to experience the elegance of Georgian architecture, a robust pub culture, wonderful galleries and museums, attractive seaside location and evident with words, the city is a reflection of the designation given by UNESCO as the City of Literature. Also, you should visit the city for a great dining experience, in the past, it is not known for their food culture but today, the food is increasingly interesting with their excellent local produce as well as their wonderful coffee and of course, a pint of stout.
Generally, the sunniest months are May-June and September while washout months are July to August. During winter season where the streets are chilly, the indoor culture becomes cozy and a charming atmosphere. In February, it is the film festival and September to October is the theatre festival months.
There are important things you should know before going to Dublin, they are the following:
- The British Embassy is located in 29 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin with telephone number 00 353 1 205 3709.
- The emergency services are 112 or 999.
- Tourist information is ireland.com.
- Information and tourist office is at Dublin Tourist Centre (00 353 1 437 0969), Suffolk Street, Dublin 2.
- Currency: euro
- Telephone code from outside Ireland: dial 00 353 1
- Flight time: 1 hour and 20 minutes from London to Dublin.
- A tip is a norm in the restaurants, usually 10%-15% of your entire bill. This is given if you are satisfied with their services. There is also taxi tipping.
- The public lavatories in some restaurants and bars display Irish names, men are labelled as Fir and women are Mna.
- All bus services in the city display destinations in both Irish and English.
These are the most important information you should write down when travelling to Dublin.