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Dublin

There are 13 interesting places in and around Dublin.

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Coronavirus in Dublin

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Dublin

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to travelling in Ireland. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Ireland.

Money in Dublin

Currencie(s): Euro

  • 1 Euro = 1.09 $
  • 1 Euro = 0.89 £

Tipping: It is uncommon for Irish people to tip taxi-drivers or cleaning staff at hotel. Tips are often given to reward high quality service or as a kind gesture. Tipping is most often done by leaving small change (5–10%) at the table or rounding up the bill.

Corruption: Ireland has a corruption score of 27/100.
If your itinerary runs through Ireland, you're pretty safe. According to Transparency International, Ireland is one of the least corrupt nations around the world.

Ireland is not concidered to be a dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 1.39 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Dublin

Language(s): Irish & English

Food & Drinks in Dublin

National dish: Irish Stew.

Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Dublin is 18.

Religion in Dublin

Ireland contains a few regions that are considered as a religious. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, only 54% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Roman Catholic 88.4%, Church of Ireland 3%, other Christian 1.6%, other 1.5%, unspecified 2%, none 3.5% (2002 census). Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Dublin

Age of Consent: 17 years.
At the age of 17, an individual is considered mature enough in Ireland to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is legalized in Ireland since 2015.

Ireland scores a 8/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Please note: Certain cities, tourist areas and resorts can sometimes be LGBTQ+ friendly even when the laws in Ireland are very anti-LGBTQ+. In all cases, do your research, check official government data for up-to-date news and if you feel apprehensive consider travelling to a more LGBTQ+ friendly country.

National Sports in Dublin

A lot of countries and cultures have an obsession with sports, almost reaching religious proportions. In this case, Gaelic games is Ireland their national sport.

Other practical tips for Dublin

Timezone: UTC

Driving: Left-hand traffic.
WARNING: You might want to rent a car, but remember: this is a left-hand driving country. This might be the opposite side of the road than you’re used to, so it will require more concentration to keep from turning their car directly into oncoming traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug G

Weather: Currently clear sky, with a temperature between 31.1 and 38°C (88 and 100.4°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 8.21 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to Ireland.

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