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Dublin City Guide

Dublin is located on the east coast of Ireland. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, the city later became the capital of what is know as the Republic of Ireland. Dublin is the centre of business and economy for Ireland, and was voted the fourth richest city in the world in 2009. Historically, the economy was built on traditional industries such as food processing and textiles.This has gradually declined leaving pharmaceutical companies and large corporations such as Microsoft and Google, to dominate. When you’re in Dublin make time to visit:

  • Dublin Castle: situated in the centre of the city, the castle was completed in 1230 making it one of the older landmarks in the city.
  • National Museum of Ireland: the home of the largest collection of Irish heritage memorabilia in Ireland, making it a must see for history lovers.
  • There are many other famous monuments in the city, including the “Monument of Light”, the “Famine Sculpture” and Mansion House amongst others.

Transport information

There are two main stations in Dublin, which are Heuston and Connolly. There are five lines that serve the greater Dublin area and the surrounding towns, including Dundalk in County Louth. There are also two light rail lines; the red line serves the docklands and the green line connects the city centre to the suburbs. ‘Leap Cards’ are available to buy and are travel smart cards, which enable your journey cost to be capped when they reach a certain amount; costing just €5 as a refundable deposit.

Airport

Dublin Airport is the main international airport serving the city; the airport is the busiest airport in Ireland by the total number of passenger traffic. The most commonly used route from Dublin is to London, which is also the busiest air route in the world. There’s a comprehensive list of long-haul destinations including the UAE and North America. Dublin is conveniently one of the few airports that enables preclearance for flights to the USA, and is the only preclearance airport in Europe, other than Shannon in the southwest of Ireland.

Airport lounges

  • Executive Lounges operate a lounge in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Dublin Airport. The lounges offer a complimentary bar and typically allow access for 3 hours.

Transfer details

Dublin airport is just over 6 miles from the city centre, which can be reached by bus, coach or taxi with ease.

  • Bus/coach – Dublin Bus 747, Airlink, Aircoach, and Airport Hopper are companies that all serve the airport and drop passengers off in the city centre. Advanced tickets can be purchased online.
  • Taxi – All passengers are entitled to have their fares calculated by a meter, which prevents inflated fares.

Schools

As the capital city of the country, Dublin houses some of the finest education institutions in the country. There are 20 secondary schools in the city and surrounding area. The oldest university in the country is located in the city centre, which is Dublin University.

Currency

EUR = Euro (€)

Weather

The weather in Ireland is very similar to that of the United Kingdom, as they experience a typical maritime climate. This involves mild winters and warm summers. Temperatures rarely exceed 20 degrees throughout the year, and hang around the 3 degree mark throughout the colder months of November to March.

We offer a wide range of serviced apartments in Dublin with a broad choice in amenities for every business traveller; give SilverDoor a call to chat to one of our client managers who’ll be delighted to find the perfect location for your next trip.

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Alice Brunel-Cohen

With a strong background in real estate and the serviced apartment sector, Alice has developed solid property partner relationships all over the UK and the world. You’ll usually find Alice providing up to date information on new properties, featured apartments, industry events and new property partners, as well as compiling comprehensive city guides.