When I visited Ireland in 2013 I went directly from Dublin airport to Galway. There are several express buses each day and in February 2013 they left a quarter past every hour.
To get to the Galway... more
If you are in Dublin without a car then using the DART is a good option to see the city and its surrounds.
DART stands for Dublin Area Rapid Transit and the line travels from Malahide and Howth in... more
You can buy a 'family rover' tocket from Dublin bus for just 11.50 Euro. As this covers two adults and 678 children (ok thats bit is a lie). Rather suprisingly it covers the 747 route from the airport... more
One of the most frequently asked questions (it would appear) on the Dublin Bus website :
Is there a bus to the Port ?
Indeed there is, the number 53 from Busaras (the bus / coach station). There's... more
This efficient and modern transport system was introduced in 2004. The tram system runs along city streets together with motor vehicles.
There are 2 Luas tram lines;the Red line (14km & 23 stops) and... more
Just a warning about the taxis in Dublin - although for the most part we were treated to fair fares in the city, one young gent took us on a zigzag tour of Dublin from our hotel to our destination.... more
Dublin is one of the best served destinations in Europe with Ryanair and Aer Lingus offering flights to many places. Both airlines offer affordable fares, with Ryanair being far cheaper, but a lot... more
Bus Eireann will take you to just about any place you'd like to get to in Ireland. The website is easy to navigate, the prices are inexpensive, there are more runs during the day and you'll reach your... more
On my April 11 trip I got a rented car from Thrifty through Argus - the online search engine. They have an office in Terminal 1 arrivals - quick, helpful and efficient - but then it’s the shuttle bus... more
On Ryanair there are cheap flights between Dublin and almost any continental European country (direct or via London/Stansted).
Flight to Dublin land at Dublin Airport, 6 miles north of downtown... more
On every front Aerlingus is lacking. To start my flight, they wouldn't outright provide me with seats together with my 5 and 7 year old children on an international flight. A flight attendant finally... more
There are some basic principles that you need to follow in Ireland to ensure a safe and happy trip, the first and most important principle, is that you drive on the wrong side of the road (ignore this... more
2010 we used the Greyline city signtseeing hop on hop off bus tour and found them to be excellent. The have some busses with live commentary whilst others have the earphones. The cost per adult was 16... more
I must confess I know precious little about bus travel in and around Dublin and I am putting this tip up here to assist with a website and contact details for the reader etc. as well as a small piece... more
I was very pleased to see a Bike Sharing Service in Dublin. It's necessary to purchase a 3-day card or a Long-Term Hire card to use the facilities, but it is well worth the cost. A 3-day card is... more
The Nightlink (also fondly known as the Drink-Link or the Fight-Link) is a late-night bus service from Dublin city centre to the suburbs, a much cheaper alternative to getting a taxi at the weekends.... more
In 2004 I flew with BMI from London (Heathrow) to Dublin. It was not the cheapest airline to fly from London to Dublin, but it was a very nice airline to fly on. The trip over to Dublin is a very... more
At the Dublin Tourist Information Centre, I purchased a 1-day Dublin Rambler bus ticket for 6 Euros. On the website, it is advertised as a way to travel hassle-free through the city. It does not... more
An Old Irish Blessing
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
A story from the Sunday Times (31/8/03) I think neatly sums up the kind of affect that Dublin and its famous black liquid can have on people :
RED FACES OF THE WEEK :
Three Italian tourist enjoyed a...