Important Information for Visitors
Dublin is very easy to get to. The city is less than an hour from London, less than two hours from Paris or Brussels and just six hours from the east coast of the US by air. Dublin International Airport is only 12 km from the city centre and the city itself is small and compact.
Dublin has an excellent transport system, which includes an urban rail system (DART), a tram network (Luas) and an extensive citywide and national bus service. Taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced by international standards. https://www.transportforireland.ie/
The Dublin bike scheme makes it easy to explore on two wheels and is compact enough to enjoy on foot. https://www.dublinbikes.ie
Dublin’s weather is generally mild, which is due to the influence of the North Atlantic Drift, or Gulf Stream. November to February tend to be the coldest months, with temperatures between 4° and 8°C. Major snowfalls are very unusual. As the weather is mild, it is advisable to carry a light jacket or sweater as well as an umbrella.
The population of Dublin City and County is almost 1.4 million. English is the spoken language throughout Ireland. Irish (or Gaelic) is the original native language of Ireland. Place names and signage are usually in both languages.
Ireland’s currency is the euro €, which is divided into 100 cents.