Dublin is a city that almost has it all: warm and friendly people, rich and colorful history, gorgeous architecture, overflowing beer, and many must-see attractions. But before you pack your bags and head to this city, you must first have a Dublin travel plan.
Upon arrival, the best idea is to go to one of visitor centers. Dublin Tourism operates 6 walk-in centers in greater Dublin. They are open everyday except December 25. The principal center on Suffolk Street in Dublin 2 is open June-August, Monday-Saturday from 9 am-8:30 pm.
The Suffolk Street center is open Sunday and bank holidays from 10:30 am-3 pm, and the rest of the year from Monday-Saturday 9 am-5:30 pm. It comes with a car-rental counter, a currency exchange counter, an accommodations-reservations service, a gift shop, rail and bus information desks, and a cafe. You will be surprised to know how visitor centers can make your Dublin trip hassle-free.
The 5 other visitor centers are located in the and the ferry terminal at Dún Laoghaire Harbor, Arrivals Hall of Dublin Airport, Baggot Street Bridge (Baggot Street, Dublin 2), Exclusively Irish (O’Connell Street, Dublin 1), and the Square Towncentre (Tallaght, Dublin 24). All these visitor centers in the heart of Dublin are open all year-round with the following hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-5:30 pm and every Saturday 9 am-5 pm.
You can pick up free Tourism News at any of the visitor centers. You can also get the Event Guide for free. It is a biweekly entertainment guide, available online at www.eventguide.ie. These guides will be helpful for your Dublin travel plan. Here are what you will see in these page:
1. When to Go
2. Dublin Accommodations
3. Getting to Dublin
4. City Transportation
5. Dublin Sightseeing Tours
6. Ireland Visas
7. Safety and Emergencies