Dublin travel guide

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: Highs of 20 (°C) in summer and lows of 5 (°C) in winter.

Best time to visit: During the summer for warmer days.

Dublin doesn’t have dramatic fluctuations in temperature during the year, but there’s always a chance of rain.

DUBLIN IS BEST FOR...

Literature buffs: Crawl from pub to pub and watch professional actors perform from the works of Samuel Beckett, James Joyce and Oscar Wilde.

Beer drinkers: Tour the Guinness Storehouse, have a free pint, and take in the panoramic view.

Families: Take the kids to the western side of town for the nature trails of Phoenix Park and the Dublin Zoo.

FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Dublin is English.

Currency: The currency used in Dublin is the Euro (EUR).

Local time: The local time in Dublin is the same as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Dublin Airport (DUB) is approximately 10km north of the city centre.

Flight time from UK: 45 minutes.

Tourist information: Further Dublin tourist information can be found at www.visitdublin.com.

Visa / health: Before your holiday to Dublin, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ireland for recommendations and advice on visas and health.

GETTING AROUND

By foot: The city centre's compact size makes it one of Europe's most pedestrian-friendly.

By bus or tram: The public transport system in Dublin is dependable and affordable.

By bicycle: The 'Dublinbikes' scheme offers 450 bicycles for hire from 40 locations across the city. The first 30 minutes is free.

EVENTS

Dublin festival season: From the beginning of September to the end of October, a continuous run of festivals and events will bring world-class culture, arts, theatre, music, and architecture to the Irish capital.

Dublin Fringe Festival: One of Ireland’s largest performing arts festivals, this popular event includes music, dance, street theatre, puppetry, visual arts and comedy. The festival takes place every September.

Dublin Theatre Festival: Established in 1957, the Dublin Theatre Festival is the oldest dedicated theatre festival in Europe. The festival takes place from the end of September until mid-October.

Oktoberfest: Celebrate a little bit of Germany in Dublin, when authentic Bavarian beer, Oktoberfest barmaids and German markets take over the city.