Dublin is a sprawling city of seemingly endless suburbs. Luckily however most of the sights are within a relatively small area in the centre so the visitor should not need to do much travelling around.
City Centre The city is bisected by the River Liffey and the centre of the city is generally agreed to be O’Conneil Bridge. The area within a radius of about 2 km (1.5 miles) of O’Conneil Bridge contains most of the historical sights, cultural attractions, nightlife and shops. This area is generally simply referred to as the "City Centre", or "town" for locals. Typically if further detail is required to describe a place in the city centre, people will refer to a well-known street or landmark, e.g. "the Grafton Street area", synonomous with shops and cafes.
Temple Bar Probably the best know example of this naming system is the Temple Bar area which is the rectangle immediately south-west of O’Connell Bridge and bounded by the Liffey to the north, Dame Street to the south, Westmoreland Street to the east and Fishamble Street to the west. Officially dubbed "Dublins’ Cultural Quarter" it is better known as home to a large number of pubs and restaurants. The cobbled streets and old street pattern contrast with the more modern and ordered street layout in the rest of the city centre. On Saturdays a popular food market is held in Meeting House Square while jewellery and clothing stalls line Cows Lane off Lord Edward Street.
Georgian Dublin Most of the streets in the centre of Dublin were laid out in the Georgian era of the 18th and early 19th centuries but in most cases the original buildings have been replaced at some stage. However in the southeast section of the city centre, around Baggot Street, Merrion Square and Fitzwiliam Square, most of the original townhouses remain. The elegant streets with their colourful doors are still popular with the city’s lawyers and estate agents as offices and the area is well worth a wander.
The Liberties Immediately southwest of the city centre lies the residential district called "the Liberties". Its name derives from the fact that it was the part of Dublin granted a certain amount of autonomy by the British monarch in the Middle Ages. The Guinness brewery complex lies in the Liberties along James’s Street. Their visitor centre, called the Guinness Storehouse, is one of Dublin’s most popular visitor attractions. Traditionally a poor part of Dublin it has become popular as a residential location due to its centrality and a large amount of new building and regeneration has taken place.
The currency used in the Republic of Ireland is the Euro, although English, Scottish and Northern Ireland Notes are accepted in some places. There are also many banks and bureau de change's around the city, including in travel agents.
Banks in Dublin ussually open from 10am to 4pm, Mon to Fri, although most open until 5pm on Thursdays. Post Offices are usually open from 9am to 5pm. Most shops in the city open every day from 9am to 6pm, except on Thursday, which is late night shopping and open until 8pm, and on Sunday when they only open from 12pm to 6pm. It must be noted though, that not all shops open on Sunday.
The best methods of transport in the city are buses, which service most of the city. Trains don't service as much of the city but are good (especially the DART) if they go to your destination. Taxi's are also very easy to get in the city, though can be much more expensive
For ringing any of the phone numbers listed on this website, and you are outside Ireland, you have to include the country code, which is +353 for Ireland, and then a 1 for Dublin, making it 003531 + the number
Malahide, a town on Ireland's east coast known locally as â€śthe villageâ€ť has a certain charm that draws people back, again and again. For the sailor, the location is ideal for cruising this scenic stretch of coastline. But when it comes to shore-leave, there is no better place for a stop-over.
Dublin city based Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club has completed developing its state of the art 100-berth marina facility in the heart of Ireland's capital. Situated in Ringsend, a harbour area with a colourful maritime tradition stretching back to the 17th century, Poolbeg Yacht / Boat Club & Marina is in a prime location just 3 kms. from the cultural, historic, social and retail centre of Dublin.
The club has been welcoming locals and visitors alike for over thirty years. Members old and new, appreciate the friendly, family-oriented atmosphere of this highly sociable club.
The new â‚¬1.5million marina development is a major new city attraction, particularly for visitors wishing to berth their vessels near the heart of Dublin and for Dublin based owners who like their vessels moored near the office for a quick getaway on Friday evenings! The marina also meets the international standards required to satisfy any yachtsperson who visits a European capital city.
Welcome to Howth Yacht Club and Marina. Prior to arrival, intending visitors are requested to call Howth Marina on Channel M (37 A) or 80 so that a berth may be allocated to them. On arrival please register at the Marina Office at the top of the Marina bridge. We offer complete marina services including 24 hour toilets and showers, 24 hour laundry and water and electric.
Inside GUINNESSÂ® STOREHOUSE you'll take an incredible journey throughout 250 years of brewing history, discover the pride & passion which goes into making this world -famous beer & uncover a few unexpected surprises
Marine Parts Direct is a fast growing Irish based chandlery. Located in swords our new 3000 sq ft store is packed with a huge range of boat parts and accessories. Initially we started as purely an engine parts supply company for inboard and outboard applications .This Is still a major part of our programme as we are the Irish distributor for American aftermarket giants SIERRA and GLM which offer a very comprehensive range of parts for Mercury , Mercruiser , Omc , Volvo , Yamaha , Johnson ,Evinrude and many other leading marine engine manufacturers.
Address: Unit 3 Seatown Business Campus, Seatown Road, Swords, County Dublin