Dublin is the capital city of Ireland, and at the same time the largest city on the east coast of Ireland. The city's main attractions are its vibrant nightlife, its numerous historical sites (the area has always been inhabited since the 1700's), museums, and the famous Samuel Becket Bridge. More than one-third of the entire population of Ireland lives here, and especially during the summer months tourists increase the population of the area even more. Nevertheless, the city center is very compact and can be easily reached by foot from one end to the other. Dublin is a popular shopping town. Grafton Street is the largest commercial and trading center in the city. The city also has more than 600 pubs.
Monthly Weather Conditions
Many visitors worry about the Irish rain, and hold off on planning trips until summer, but the best time to visit Dublin is actually in April or May when the spring weather arrives, but the crowds stay manageable, or in October before the truly cold temperatures return.
More information: Dublin forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Dublin is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $66.45, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $257.44, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $75.53
- Hotel (3 stars): $92.95
- Hotel (4 stars): $134.19
- Hotel (5 stars): $248.09
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $13.74
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.91
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $5.56
- Meal, McDonalds: $8.90
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.68
Dublin has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 50.1 (a little better than United states average 49.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 71.2 (a little better than United states average 70.2)
- Walking alone at night: 45.0 (better than United states average 41.1)
More information: Dublin safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.