Itinerary, Tips, Video & Weather

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6. Three Days in Dublin – Recommended Itinerary

Day I: Wandering around the streets, visiting some pubs in the evening.
Day II: Your choice of POI, then an evening in docklands or/and Poolbeg Lighthouse walk.
Day III: Cliff walk in Howth and relax on one of the beaches.

 

7. Useful Tips & Ideas

  • Public transport in Dublin is far from great. You can buy tickets in the ticket machines for luas (tram) or pay directly to the bus driver (change only!). Uber doesn’t exist in Ireland. If you can’t walk or cycle, take one of Dublin’s sightseeing buses to move fast between attractions.The price may vary from €15 to €25.
  • Always buy tickets for museums and other attractions online. You will secure your entry, avoid long queues and very often save up to a few euros.
  • The best spots for sunrise are Howth, Bull Island, Poolbeg Lighthouse and area around Samuel Becket’s Bridge in that particular order. For sunsets take a cliff walk in Howth or walk around Phoenix Park (areas close to the Fort or Papal’s Cross).
  • Since 2020 Dublin has three bike share schemes: Dublin Bikes (JustEat), BleeperBike and electric MobyBikes. If you want a bike only for Phoenix Park, you can rent it behind the main gate in Connyngham Road (it’s obviously much more expensive). Please remember to cycle always on the left side of the road!
  • To rent a car for hours check GoCar out. Be careful where you park, as I’ve seen many GoCars clamped and it’s always on user’s expence!
  • If you plan visiting many museums and other not entry-free places, check out Dublin Pass Card.

 

8. My Video Clip from Dublin

See my video that contains many of the places described in this article. Don’t forget to leave a thumb up if you like it!



 

8. How to prepare to Irish weather?

It’s always raining in Dublin, right? Well, not really. We may have days or even weeks of constant rain, but also loads of sunshine and dry periods, when watering plants in gardens is prohibited by Irish government. I find constant strong winds (30-45 km/h) more annoying than rain, as well as many gray and cloudy days in the summer.

Yes, summers are not too hot, but winters are mild; snow and temperature below zero are rare. If it’s over 20 degrees it’s considered as a heatwave and a sun cream is required, as sun may burn you surprisingly fast at this attitude.

So what’s the weather in Ireland like and how to be prepared during the holiday? In my opinion the most accurate statement is that you never know. May be both miserable or warm and sunny. It happens that you may experience even three seasons during one day, so never refrain for going somewhere as bad weather may change rapidly to a good one (and otherwise!).

Therefore the best advice would be to expect unexpected, dress up with many layers of clothes and don’t forget a light raincoat (umbrellas have no use due to strong winds) as well as the suncream. Also, take something warm, as nights are usually cold in Ireland despite how warm the day is.

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6 thoughts on “The Honest and Practical Guide to Dublin

  1. Very good post. Highly informative for travellers who want to visit Dublin in Ireland. Nicely written. Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks, Tomek! Going to Dublin at the beginning of August, so hope to use your tips in practice 🙂

    1. I hope so Monika! Just be aware that some restrictions are still on and some places are somewhat limited for visitors. Any comments or suggestions after your trip are welcomed 😉 Have a nice stay.

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