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Whether you are looking for Dublin tourist information because you are one of the many thousands who flock here on St. Patrick's Day or if you just need a vacation in a friendly city, there are a few things you should know. The city is easily navigated around as it's not overly large and pretty much everyone speaks English.

Currency used in Dublin is euro however, many places will accept Scottish, English and Northern Ireland notes. If you need to exchange money, there are plenty of bureaux de changes, banks and travel agents who can accommodate you but many places are closed on the weekend, especially Sunday so you will need to use an ATM machine which you can find almost anywhere.

Like other popular vacation destinations, petty theft is about your biggest concern when it comes to safety tourist information. Blend in with the locals and stay away from questionable areas at night; even the locals will tell you streets that get a little rowdy when the sun goes down. Other than that, there are rarely problems. If you have an emergency, call 999 or 112. There's also a crime hotline you can call at 116 006.

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If you are looking for tourist information about transportation, you will be excited to learn that the city has seen some serious improvement in this department in the past few years. If you are in the heart of the city, you can travel by foot or rent a bicycle. Be aware, there are bicycle lanes in only some parts of the city, you always need to pay attention around bus stops.

The extensive bus system here is the way most people choose to get around. There are about 200 different routes that travel through the city to the suburbs but it can be confusing; obtaining tourist information map of the system will help. Dublin buses do not accept notes, only coins for most routes. Buses generally run from 5:00 AM to 11:30 PM but there are also 18 late-night routes that operate until 4:00 AM on the weekends.

The Luas tram system is another way to get around the city quickly and the DART suburban rail offers service along the coast. If you prefer taxis, Dublin now has more taxis than all of New York. They are readily available on the streets or you can call for one.

Are you looking for Dublin tourist information because you are not quite sure how to pack? The climate here is pretty steady with cool summers and mild winters. Dublin rarely sees extreme temperature variations like most other areas. An average daily temperature in January is 8.3°C while July is the warmest month averaging 19.6°C. Although Ireland is well known for its rainfall, Dublin actually sees the least amount of precipitation in the entire country so rain will rarely hold you back from sightseeing.



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