Dublin is the capital and largest city in Ireland, near the midpoint of Ireland’s east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region. Founded as a centre of Viking settlement, the city has been Ireland’s capital since mediæval times.
Dublin is a vibrant city known for its nightlife and tourist attractions. It is the third most visited capital city in Europe (after Paris and London) with over four million visitors a year.
Cruise Season – March – Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English & Irish
Land Area – 115 sq km’s
Population – 506,000
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – Smaller cruise liners can come up the River Liffey right into the city centre and the larger ships berth at Alexandra Quay which is only 2km further away.
Transport Links – Dublin is served by a single terminal airport approximately 10km north of the city. Aer Lingus flies to Dublin from a large number of British and European cities, from the USA and Dubai. Some ferry services are available from Dublin port, however the port of Dún Laoghaire 10km south of Dublin city, is more popular. The single bus station, Busáras, serves the entire country and is next to Connolly train station.
The city is easy to get around on foot, however suburban train and bus services are available. Bikes and motorcycles are available for hire.