Cheap Flights to Dublin
Ireland’s capital Dublin is situated on the east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey and referred to by locals as dear old dirty Dublin but really is a city filled with a fun-filled attitude to life. Its history goes back over 1000 years to the Vikings, the Danes and the English with its invaders having left their mark in architecture of medieval towers, stately public buildings and possibly its pub ethos that has no shortage of decent watering holes. Dublin is quite a sought after destination for tourists and businessmen alike. Finding cheap flights to Dublin can be quite a time consuming task but not with us.
Combine fun with history and take the Dublin Viking Duck Tour in a remodelled World War II vehicle that doubles up as a river boat. You’ll wear a Viking helmet and be enticed to give Viking roars on unsuspecting passers-by while listening to humorous tales from the Vikings to medieval and Georgian periods. View the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, the Mansion House and take pictures of Christ Church Cathedral and St Patricks Cathedral built between 1191 and 1270 with its convoluted Gothic façade where St Patrick supposedly baptised local Celtic chieftains. Once you’ve disembarked relax with a picnic basket in the beautiful 19.5 hectare National Botanic Gardens located between Prospect Cemetery and the River Tokla.
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Cheapest Return Flights To Dublin
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Dublin Airport, Ireland
Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
Weather In Ireland
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Ireland, including Dublin doesn’t experience huge temperature fluctuations through the year. General temperatures in winter are around 5°C while summers are usually around 15°C sometimes dropping or increasing by 4 to 5°C. Although one of the driest areas in the country it can rain on any given day. July is the driest month, January the coolest, December the wettest and August the warmest.
When to fly to Dublin
Shoulder season is best from Easter to May and mid-September to October when the weather is pleasant with sunshine and rain in May but warm in September with fewer crowds, accommodation is cheaper and you will find cheap flights to Dublin quite easily.
High season from June to mid-September has the best weather but with high accommodation prices, particularly during August and with plenty of tourists.
Low season from October to Easter has reduced business hours but large attractions operate as usual. Its cold, wet and foggy.
Getting around Dublin
Dublin’s public transport system is good but as many of Dublin’s sights are concentrated in the city centre, walking is ideal provided you look around before crossing streets.
Buses are great getting between the city’s sights and comprise double and single-deckers and minibuses, known as imps. Services run daily through the city from 06h00, except Sundays from 10h00, to 23h30 and generally operate every 30 minutes. Fridays and Saturday nights the Nitelink operates to the suburbs from midnight to 04h00. Inner city fares are calculated by distance and no bus gives change or accepts notes, you pay on board using an automatic fare machine and if you don’t have the correct amount, you’re issued with a change receipt that you must take to the Dublin Bus Headquarters to receive your change. The only one exception is the Airlink route 747 bus that operates between the airport and the city, accepting note and providing change.
The DART trains travel above ground and link the centre station with suburbs and seaside towns. Services operate every 10 to 20 minutes from Fridays to Saturdays from 06h00 to midnight and on Sundays from 09h30 to 23h00.
The Luas tram system is modern with wheelchair access and operates from 05h30 to 00h30 Monday to Friday, Saturdays from 06h30 and Sundays from 07h00 to 23h30 with certain trams last journeys being a bit earlier, so check the timetable.
Taxis ranks can be found at bus and train stations, outside big hotels and on main roads but its not easy to flag one down in the street.
Driving yourself in the city can be daunting. The roads are busy, confusing with bad signage, one-way streets and parking extremely difficult to find, it’s easier to walk than drive. If you have to rent a vehicle, well-know companies such as Thrifty, Europcar and Budget including others are based at the airport and in the city.
- Grasp a true feel of Irish history and chills down your spine as you stroll through the cold atmosphere of Kilmainham Gaol where many famous military and political leaders were held, tortured and executed between 1796 and 1924 when it closed.
- Indulge in 4000 years of Irish heritage when visiting the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology comprising Viking artefacts and much more.
- Every whiskey lover will enjoy The Old Jameson Distillery founded in 1780, just off Smithfield Square.