About County Dublin
Hip shops, cool pubs and stacks of history make Dublin a top city break destination
Have you met the taxi driver in Dublin who swears blind he knew James Joyce? Have you climbed to the highest pub in Dublin for a Hooley? Or was it the loudest - even without music? Have you laughed out loud at your crash course in comedy on Wicklow Street (or even as you learned the art of conversation with a bunch of friendly Dubliners)? Have you sung out chorus and verse of Molly Malone, not realising you know all the words by heart?
You haven’t? Well, if you’re looking for a memorable weekend, then you’ve got to head to Dublin – the most hospitable of cities! But don’t just take our word for it...TripAdvisor thinks so, too! ‘Dublin,’ the travel experts say, ‘is Europe’s friendliest city, with the friendliest locals!’
You can talk to anyone – the waitress serving your coffee, the women selling flowers on Grafton Street, the guy behind the bar who is slowly and precisely pulling your pint of Guinness, – and you’ll suddenly find yourself getting to know far more about Dublin (and Dubliners) than you ever thought possible! Yes, well, we are a rather friendly bunch...
And it’s not just TripAdvisor! ‘One hour in Dublin,’ says Cosmopolitan Magazine, ‘and you’ll be high on the craic – its explosive mixture of energy and warmth, music and style, not to mention more than 1,000 bar counters where the chat and banter will welcome you in.
Dublin, it’s as friendly as a village and as intimate as a pub, so do as ParisMatch suggests: ‘Let yourself be seduced by the charming hospitality of Dublin and the Dubliners marvellous sense of celebration.’ What are you waiting for?
Travelling to Dublin
Dublin Airport (DUB) is located about 10 kilometres (6 miles) north of Dublin City Centre. Ireland’s largest airport, it connects Dublin with the UK, continental Europe, the USA and the Middle East.
Getting around the Dublin area is easy. Jump on our coastal train, the DART, to discover the beautiful towns and villages dotted along the coast, or use our extensive public bus network to travel the city and suburbs. There's the Luas tram system to get you out to the suburbs too
Heuston Station is in the west of Dublin city centre and caters for travellers visiting the south and west of Ireland.
Dublin Port is centrally located, only minutes from the city centre while Dun Laoghaire Port is situated to the south of the city, approximately 30 minutes from the centre. There are excellent ferry connections daily from the UK and mainland Europe.