County Dublin

County Dublin is a traditional county in Ireland. It is located in the tourist region of East Coast and Midlands.

Understand

Following the abolition of the county as an area of local government, the area was split between three modern administrative counties and the city of Dublin. The counties are:

Major population centres

Talk

A funny well rounded chat website for County Dublin is called Hidden Dublin http://www.hidden-dublin.com it's written by a Dubliner and is packed with money saving tips.

Get in

Visa requirements

The Visa requirements for entry into Ireland and County Dublin are very straight forward. All citizens of the EU and EEA countries do not need a visa to visit Ireland on holiday. Most people from these countries are free to live and work in Ireland, but countries such as Romania have restrictions applied. Many countries have visa agreements with Ireland and as such don't need any special documentation before arriving in Ireland. For more information about this topic please see the Department of Foreign Affairs.

By plane

Air: Dublin International Airport.

By Boat

There are two major ports in County Dublin for the transit of passengers, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire Port. These services are supplied by either Stena Lines or Irish Ferries. These services run daily and connect County Dublin with Wales (Holyhead) and England (Liverpool).

By Car

County Dublin is well connected to the rest of Ireland through the road network. The M50 that runs through County Dublin around Dublin is the main focus point of the countries road infrastructure. From the M50, radial routes can be taken to all locations in Ireland.

Get around

While public transport is available in County Dublin, the City of Dublin is well catered for by bus, taxi, train and tram systems.

Car Rental

All of the main car rental firms are focused around Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre. From North County Dublin, Dublin Airport is easily accessible, while those looking to rent a Car From South County Dublin would have easy access to locations in Dublin City Centre.

Get around

See

City Centre

See Dublin#See

Outside City Centre

The locations are accessible by the DART which is a regular commuter train service covering most of the coastline north and south of Dublin.

Dalkey village/town is listed as an Irish heritage town and as such has a rich history, with no less than three castles within the town borders, making it a great day trip from the city.

Climb Killiney Hill and see the stunning views out around the bay and to Dalkey Island.

Walk along the strand, visit the famed Blackrock market, a flea market open on weekends and bank holidays, and have a drink at O'Rourke's, the old haunt of the Irish author Flann O'Brien. Serviced by the DART and the 4, 4A, 5, 45, 7, and 8 buses.

Climb Bray Head, or walk on its sea front esplanade.

Do

Temple Bar is a bit of a tourist trap but it does have some nice things to see.

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