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Survival guide to Dublin – what to look at for and practical advice.

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Dublin has a lot of taxis. Unfortunately due to poor regulation, the quality of these vary and the experience you have can vary too. Some are great – clean modern cars with an obliging and polite driver, but some are awful - , dirty rust bucket of a car...
Dublins city centre is compact and therefore ideal to walk around in. For example a walk from O’Connell Street to St Stephens Green would only take about 15 minutes. If you fancy a days leisurely walking while catching some sights, try this: Dublin Castle to Trinity College then to the...
The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) system is an electrified light rail system which flows along Dublins coast from Howth and Malahide in north Dublin to Greystones in the south, taking in the city centre. It’s very popular with Dublin’s working population and is pleasant to use. A lot...
A great addition to the city, a 3 day pass costs just €5. The first half an hour of use is free which should cover most of any journeys you make. If you make a journey longer than that you are charged, but these fees are fairly cheap. Purchase...
Dublin once had a rich layout of trams in the early 20th century which were operated by the Dublin United Tramways Company. These extended out over 66 miles and were a vital transport link for the workers of the city. Dublin was for a long time a pioneer in...
Dublin doesn’t have an underground rail system and while there are is light rail (DART) and an expanding tram system (LUAS), the bus network remains the largest and most flexible system for getting around Dublin. And to be fair to Dublin Bus they provide a good service overall. Buses...
The local police force is called An Garda Siochana. Or ‘The Guards’ for short. You won’t hear Irish people refer to them as the ‘police’ but they will be aware that you may call them that. They are generally friendly and efficient and recognised as one of the best...
Dublin is a safe city, one of the safest in Europe. However like any major city you need to stay sensible and watch out for danger. The usual warnings apply such do not carry large amounts of cash and do not wander into unfamiliar places late at night. Try...