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Things to Know Before Traveling to Dublin Ireland

If Dublin is not on your travel bucket list for 2023, here are some reasons to convince you to consider this city for either a solo travel, baecation, or group trip. Its major selling point is the culture and history. Dublin has plenty of landmarks and attractions to explore, including St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Book of Kells, and the Guinness Storehouse, just to name a few.

Another thing I love about this city is its accessibility, and how easily you can move between these beautiful sights. The city is accessible on foot, by public transport or by taxi, making it easy to explore on your own or with others. Dublin is a great city for a layover for a couple of hours, or if you wanted to do a stopover for a few days before getting to your destination. I recently had a 3-day stopover in Dublin and had a wonderful time!

For those of you who don’t know, Dublin is known for its fantastic drink scene. It is honestly one of the reasons why I wanted to visit. However, I was not expecting for the food to be so succulent and flavorful. For a moment, picture yourself eating a leg of lamb that was made with local Guinness beer. And for those of you who think they do not like Guinness because it is heavy, I'd say there is no taste comparable to a fresh pint.

When visiting Dublin, you can also count on friendly locals. The Irish are known for their warm hospitality, and Dublin is no exception. The locals are welcoming, and help make your trip a memorable one. If you want to hear more about my experience in Dublin as a woman of color, check out my Ireland highlights on my Instagram page.

No trip to Dublin is complete without experiencing the lively music and entertainment scene. There are many music venues and theaters to choose from. I will be sharing a few recommendations in my forthcoming Dublin Itinerary.

I hope I have convinced you to add Dublin to your 2023 travel list. Here are some things to know before you travel there:

Language: Irish and English are the official languages of Ireland, with English being the most widely spoken.

Currency: Euro is the currency used in Ireland.

Climate: Ireland has a temperate climate with mild winters and cool summers. It also rains a lot so be sure to pack a light rain jacket.

Transportation: The best ways to get around Dublin are by walking, cycling, and using public transportation such as buses and trains. Taxis and ride-hailing services are also available. Most locals use buses (like the one shown below). During my time in Dublin, I walked every where, and only used public transportation to get me to and from the Airport.

Food and Drink: Irish cuisine features hearty dishes like shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, and Guinness stew, along with a strong tradition of beer-making.

Safety: Dublin is generally a safe city, however, you should still take precautions and be mindful of your belongings in busy tourist areas.

Tipping: Tipping is common in Ireland for good service, with rounding up the bill or leaving 10-15% being the standard.

Travel Adapter: Adapters are the same for continental Europe. Ireland uses a three-pin plug, with 220V, 50Hz electrical voltage, so visitors will need a travel adapter. You can purchase one at the airport or in the city center.

I hope this was helpful. If you are looking for more information on where to stay, places to eat, and activities, stay tuned for my comprehensive Dublin Ireland itinerary.

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