From the buzz of Temple Bar, the beautiful seaside of Howth, to the roving hills of Wicklow National Park and Glendalough, Dublin has everything that you could want! Whether you want to walk, hike, or drive, everything is within reach of Dublin City Centre.
Unearth the culture, history, and the craic with the locals.
Ireland has produced many iconic artists and loves “the black stuff”, Guinness. With
over 1000 pubs, most of which have live music, it’s an amazing opportunity to meet locals and experience true Dublin, if you know where to look. Come and witness a nations love and passion for music and a chance to have the craic with others.
As W.B Yeats said himself
“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t met yet".
While Dublin may be considered small in comparison to other capital cities, it has a remarkable reputation worldwide. The Emerald Isle is known across the world for its literature, history, culture and most of all its people.
As a native Dubliner, it is an amazing thing to witness people filled with joy to be here and to proudly proclaim that they are of Irish heritage.
Check out the below for how we would suggest spending your 2/3 Days in Dublin, to walk away with an insight to the history, culture, and people. This will leave you wanting to come back.
ARRIVING TO DUBLIN
Getting to Dublin is very easy. If you fancy bringing your car, there are multiple ferry routes from the UK and France to Ireland. If you want a car, but not a ferry that’s not a problem either. Just remember we probably drive on the wrong side of the road for you!
Dublin Airport is just a short distance from the city centre. Within an hour you will be next to the spire, although this may be known by some other names like the “stiffy by the Liffey” by locals.
Airlink Express: This service will bring you directly to the city, Heuston station and Connolly station. It costs roughly €7 per single ticket and €12 return. Book online for discounts!
Aircoach: Offers bus services to Dublin City Centre and South Dublin on a 24- hour basis.
Taxi: There are ample taxis to take, no need to book. You can find taxi ranks located outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
GETTING AROUND DUBLIN
Once you get to Dublin, everything is normally within walking distance. However, if you are in a hurry and a taxi is needed, you can download the “Free Now” app. The driver will pick you up and take you wherever you desire.
Alternatively, Dublin is well connected via public transport that can take you around the city and to coastal villages.
Dart (Local Trains)
Dublin Bikes (Bikes can be picked up and rented from terminals across the city)
A leap card may be the best option for Public Transport depending on how much you think you may use it. This card allows you to cross the city or suburbs by, bus, tram, or train.
1 Day (24 hours) – €10.00
3 Days (72 hours) – €19.50
7 days (168 hours) – €40.00
You can buy leap cards in the city centre from shops and tourist offices and can find more information here: https://about.leapcard.ie/leap-visitor-card
You can also pay with coins for the bus – But you need the exact amount. They will give you a refund receipt if you do not have the exact coins. This can be redeemed from Dublin Bus head office.