About the Host City
With Dublin’s vibrant arts, fast-growing foodie rep, 100-mile-an-hour nightlife and more top class bars than you can shake a shillelagh at, in the Fair City there’s adventure around every corner. No other city on the planet combines scabrous wit and genuine warmth to quite the same degree – and often in the same sentence.
Dubliners take a special pride in their city, and they’re not backward about coming forward when discussing how much it has to offer; looking for the best pint, the finest museum, the hippest gallery, the funkiest hangout in town? Just ask…you’ll get plenty of opinions.
With over 1.5 million inhabitants, the city’s colourful character is reflected in a smorgasbord of distinctive neighbourhoods. The River Liffey basically bisects the city into the ‘posh’ Southside and the ‘real Dublin’ Northside – with each area providing surprises aplenty, even for natives.
The daily temperature in November is on average 8°C. There is a 60% chance of rain during November therefore it is recommended that you have an umbrella or light rain gear in mind when packing.
Dublin operates under Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged at 23% on most goods. Cash back is the simplest and most widely used VAT refund service that issues cash refunds on departure for a handling fee. Ask for cash back form when you make your purchase.
The currency in Ireland is the Euro.
Major credit cards are widely accepted.
Include jeans and casual wear. Smart attire is recommended for social events. Rain-wear, warm clothing and comfortable shoes are advised.