Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Euro (EUR)
As several global tech giants are headquartering European operations in Dublin’s Silicon Docks, it is no surprise that the capital of Ireland is a booming business travel destination. Dublin is one of our top ten booked cities and with the likes of Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft and PayPal setting up camp in this coastal corporate hub, demand in the area is increasingly high.
Dublin is renowned as a rich historical metropolis being the home of Guinness and the stomping ground of literary greats like Oscar Wilde. If you have a business trip or relocation agreement planned in the city, here’s what you need to know before packing your suitcase.
Dublin Key Information
Annually temperate climate – mild to warm summers averaging 16° and cool to cold winters averaging 5°. High monthly rainfall with around 130 rainy days per year.
The Republic of Ireland deals in the euro, both cash and card (Mastercard and VISA) are widely accepted throughout Dublin. Withdrawing cash from an ATM using both credit and debit cards usually involves a small fee. Tipping is discretionary but appreciated.
Health & Well-being
Make the most of the mild climate and exercise outdoors in Dublin. Walk or run along the River Liffey, around Phoenix Park, The Great South Wall or around the canal paths. Exploring on foot is a great way to keep fit and sightsee as you go.
You can buy a local SIM card at any mobile phone shop such as O2 or Vodaphone, or supermarkets such as Tesco. A SIM should cost around 15 euro and it can be easier to purchase a data only SIM if you are able to call your contacts on apps such as Whatsapp so you can use your own number. Make sure your device is SIM lock-free (you can do this yourself in settings or ask in a phone shop).
Like many cities you may find free Wi-Fi in certain chain shops, but the networks are not always safe or reliable.
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Traditional Irish cuisine is made up of hearty, filling meals like stew, colcannon and coddle. Seafood is popular in this coastal town, as well as homemade soda bread and barmbrack fruit bread. Wash it down with an Irish coffee complete with local whiskey and, of course, a Guinness.
Irish Gaelic is one of the traditional Celtic languages spoken in Ireland, however English is the second national language and is spoken by the majority of the population. Road signs and some menus will feature both languages, but English is commonly spoken here.
Grand is iconic Irish slang meaning OK.
Craic: a good time, a laugh.
Up to 90: busy, on the go.
The jacks: toilets – don’t be surprised to hear somebody asking where the jacks are in the office.
The Leap card can be used to pay for all public transport in Dublin and often offers cheaper fares than purchasing a standalone ticket. Touch your card at the station before you board and after you arrive at your destination.
LUAS is Dublin’s tram network consisting of the Red Line and the Green Line. The Dublin Bus is the most commonly used method of public transport and operates four commuter buses: Matthews Coaches, Swords Express, Wexford Bus, and Collins Coaches.
The commuter rail system is formed of DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) and four main commuter lines: Northern, South Eastern, South Western and Western.
Citymapper should be your go-to, real-time transport app – track trains and buses, plan commute times and receive helpful travel tips.
Now that you’re armed with all the necessary knowledge for your stay in Dublin, browse our selection of Dublin serviced apartments and get in touch to book today.
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