City Manager Dublin

City Manager Dublin

Clara Giménez

clara.gimenez@mycityhighlight.com

Good To Know

1. Its people. Irish are known to be nice and friendly. As a visitor, you will always find people interested in you and ready to chat. Certainly, you can walk into a pub and start talking. Shopkeepers will chat as well and everyone loves the chance to tell a good story. And, if you open a map on the street, someone will come to help. In the countryside is common to stop the car in the middle of the road just to have a chat.
Traditionally, Irish society has been one of emigration. In the last years, the trend has changed. And, as a country of emigrants, Irish are really proud to have become the place that people choose to live or to visit.

2. Its eneral atmosphere. Dublin is a living and vibrant city. Every day there is something to do, somewhere to be or someone to meet. If you are looking for live music, art, theatre, Irish dancing or just a chat, you can get it in Dublin. It does not matter if it is dark or bright, raining or sunny. Dublin is a happy city.

3. Its landscape. One of the best things of Dublin is getting out of the city. Dublin is surrounded by cliffs, mountains, beaches, fishing villages, forests and castles in one hour or less by train or bus. Do not lose the opportunity to discover them. If you want to stay in Dublin, you can visit some parks or monuments that will bring you the magic of the Emerald island.


There are several ways to get to the city centre from the airport.
- You can take the public bus: Number 16 and number 41. From the airport to the city centre is around €3.30 for adults (€2.60 with a Leap Card). It takes around 45 minutes.
- You can take the public shuttle bus: Number 747 or 757 Airlink (depending on your destination). One way is €7 and a return ticket is €12. It takes around 30 minutes.
- You can take the private shuttle bus: Number 700 Aircoach. One way is €7 and a return ticket is €11 (if you book online). It takes around 30 minutes.
- You can take a taxi. The fare depends on whether you are going. But it will be around €20 - €30. If you are a solo traveller you can try and find someone to share the taxi with (it is very common in Dublin).


Police: 112 or 999,
Ambulance: 112 or 999,
Tourist Victim Support: +353(0)16610562,
For medical emergencies, you can call St James Hospital. Dial +353(0)145405607.
If you are unable to reach a hospital, you can call +353(0)18300244 and a doctor will visit you.
Taxi: +353(0)16772222.


Remember that in the public buses you have to pay with coins and the exact amount of money. You won't be given change back.

If you want to avoid difficulties when paying the bus, buy a "Leap Card". There are two types: normal and visitors. You can check them out at www.leapcard.ie
When using the Luas (tram) or Dart (commuter train) you can pay by cash or card.

Download the Dublin Bus, the LUAS and the DART apps to plan ahead every single movement.


Specialities of the town to eat:
- Fish&Chips,
- Corned Beef,
- Bacon and Cabbage,
- Irish Breakfast,
- Irish/Guinness Stew,
- Colcannon and
- Boxty.

Specialities of the town to drink:
- Guinness,
- Whiskey.
- Irish Coffee and
- Hot Whiskey.

Typical meal times:
- Breakfast: 07.00 - 12:00
- Lunch: 12.00 - 14:00
- Dinner: 17.00 - 20:00
*From 12 to 20 the kitchens are open steadily.

Tipping: 10-15% only if service is not included. Not mandatory.

Is the tap water safe to drink from the tap? Yes.


A cup of coffee in the restaurant: €3.00

A lunch menu in the restaurant:
- Approx. €30.00.
- Dinner gets around €30. If it's an "Early Bird Menu": €20.

A ride in a taxi (cost/km):
- Base price: €3.60 (from 8h to 20h), €4.00 (from 20h to 8h);
- Cost per kilometre: €1.10 - €1.45;
- Booking fee €2.00,
- Extra adults (second and additional passengers): €1.00 each.


Where to go out:
- Baggott Street,
- Wexford/Camden Street,
- William Street area,
- Harcourt Street and
- Temple Bar with its many pubs with bands every evening of course.

Opening times:
11pm – 2 am. Later on Fridays and Saturdays.


Shopping areas:
Grafton Street, Henry Street

Opening times:
9am-6pm


Tesco, Supervalu, Spar, Lidl, Aldi


- You can cycle from one side of Dublin city to another in half an hour
- Dublin has a rich and thriving art scene.
- All the city’s national museums and galleries are free.
- Many of the world’s best-known writers and musicians were born here.
- For the best deals when eating out try ‘Early Bird’ specials.
- It is illegal to drink in the streets.
- Off-licence sales of alcohol is only permitted between the hours of 10.30am and 10.00pm on weekdays and 12.30pm to 10.00pm on Sundays.


Everybody speaks English:
- Hello: Hello
- Thank you: Thank you
- Please: Please
- Goodbye: Goodbye
Sometimes you'll need to know some Irish language:
- Sláinte [SLAHN-chə] is the word used as a drinking toast,
- Craic [KRAK], there's no literal meaning but it's used as a way to refer to "fun" and "party". "What's the craic?" is used as a colloquial way of asking "How are you?".


With the help of the filter "With free wireless" you find highlights that offer free wireless.
Apart from that you can find free WiFi in Dublin very easily. Most of the coffee shops and places have their own free WiFi but you can also count on the following spots: Every Library in the City, St. Stephen’s Green Center, UCD campus, City Hall on Dame Street, St Patrick’s Park, Smithfield area, Barnardo’s Square, Clarendon Street, O’Connell Street Plaza / GPO, Temple Bar Square, Wolfe Tone Square, Frontage to the Convention Centre Dublin Merrion Square Henry Street Grafton Street.
Please take into consideration that most of the free Wi-Fi doesn't work properly.


If you’re visiting Dublin and you want an easy way to get around the city, renting a bike for a few days can be a great option.

For short trips around the city centre, you can hire a Dublin Bike from any one of the 100+ different Dublin Bike stations; you can buy a 3-day membership for €5 to be used for an unlimited number of journeys as long as they last under 30 minutes. For any journeys over 30 minutes, there’s a service charge based on the amount of time.

Bike rental for longer rides:
• Phoenix Park Bikes, located just inside the entrance to Phoenix Park.
• Neill’s Wheels, the hire bikes are available in three locations in the city centre.
• BIKE2U, a bike rental company that delivers and collects bikes to/from your hotel or guest house.
• Bike Hire Dublin, situated on Bachelors Walk and the Generator Hostel in Smithfield.
• CycleBike, next to the Red Line Luas in the city centre
• Belfield Bike Shop, located in UCD (University College Dublin) offers bike rental for 3 days, a week or a month.
• Irish Centre for Cycling, rentals available from Malahide Castle in north county Dublin, and Sutton Cross in Howth.


My souvenir recommendations

Claddagh

Claddagh

A claddagh is a symbol of love in Ireland. Buy a Claddagh ring for you or your beloved one and you'll feel the Irish love all around.

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre Powerscourt Townhouse Centre , Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, 59 William St S, Dublin 2, Irlanda

Claddagh Jewellers Claddagh Jewellers , 108 R138, Dublin, Irlanda

Irish Tweeds

Irish Tweeds

Tweed clothing is available everywhere together with merino scarves and blankets. Always look for 100% pure new wool, soft, made in Ireland.

Avoca Avoca , 11-13 Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 C653, Irlanda

Aran Sweater Market Aran Sweater Market , 115 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, D02 XK03, Irlanda

The Donegal Shop The Donegal Shop , St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Co. Dublin 2, Irlanda

Guinness

Guinness

Bring home a bottle of authentic Irish Guinness to remember the times at the pub. But remember: it will never taste like the one you have in Ireland. It's just a souvenir!

Guinness Storehouse Guinness Storehouse , Guinness Storehouse, Market St S, Ushers, Dublin 8, Irlanda

Carroll's Irish Gift Stores Carroll's Irish Gift Stores , Apartment 4, Sráid Westmoreland, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Irlanda

Irish Whiskey & Related Food Products

Irish Whiskey & Related Food Products

Ireland and Dublin are well known for whiskey which is available in all price categories and qualities.

Teeling Whiskey Distillery Teeling Whiskey Distillery , 11 Newmarket, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8, D08 HD93, Irlanda

Celtic Whiskey Shop & Wines On The Green Celtic Whiskey Shop & Wines On The Green , Dawson House, Dawson St, Dublin 2, Irlanda

Irish Atlantic Sea Salt

Irish Atlantic Sea Salt

Pick up a package of Irish Atlantic Sea Salt. It comes in a range of flavors and it's really the best product ever for foodies.

Arnotts Ltd. Arnotts Ltd. , Henry St, Dublin 1, Irlanda

Wrights of Howth Wrights of Howth , 14 W Pier, Howth, Dublin, Irlanda

Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon

A culinary treat for foodies interested in bringing home Ireland and its food. It's not a long-term souvenir but it will make you happy.

Wrights of Howth Wrights of Howth , 14 W Pier, Howth, Dublin, Irlanda

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