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Population : Metropolitan Area: 1,000,000+

Greater Dublin Area: 1.4 million.

Area: 44 square miles

Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time: 5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in New York.(6 hours ahead of central time in Chicago, etc.)

International Dialing Code: to place telephone calls outside Dublin but within Ireland, add ‘01’ to the front of the number. From outside Ireland, use Ireland’s international code as a prefix: 353. Dublin’s city code is 01. Calling cards can be purchased at news stands and post offices in Ireland to use in placing calls from public or private phones. To call the operator: dial 1190.

Emergency ( police; fire; ambulance): 999.

Currency: euro (EUR).  Credit cards are accepted at larger restaurants, but cash is still the preference in Dublin. The easiest method of securing cash at the best exchange rate is to make withdrawals using a US credit card from the ATM machines found at the major banks.

Customs Regulations: Telephone: 1 855 4045 in Dublin for information.

Average Annual Temperatures

Temperature Range

High

Low

January

46

34

February

47

35

March

51

37

April

55

39

May

60

43

June

65

48

July

67

52

August

67

51

September

63

48

October

57

43

November

51

39

December

47

37

Weather forecast: 1 550 123 854

National Holidays:

Jan. 1 New Year’s Day

Mar. 17 St. Patrick’s Day

Good Friday and Easter Monday (dates vary each year - Mar. or April)

1st Mon. of May May Day holiday

Whit Monday (late May or early June)

1st Mon. of August August holiday

Last Mon. of Oct. October holiday

Dec. 25 Christmas day

Dec. 26 St. Stephen’s day

Electricity: 220 volt A/C. Most hotels have 110V shaver outlets. Plugs have 3 square pins.

Visitors with disabilities: Disability Federation of Ireland will assist with suggestions and publications: 295 9344.

How to get around: Buses are the main form of public transportation. Dublin Bus operates Mon-Sat 6 AM - 11 PM and Sun. 10 AM - 11:30 PM. (exact fare needed) 873-4222. Schedules and prepaid tickets are available at Dublin Bus office and some news stands.

Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) is a light rail service running from Howth in the north to Bray in the south. Trains run every 15 minutes - every 5 minutes during rush hour.

Taxi stands can be found outside hotels, train and bus stations.

Air Travel: Dublin Airport is 7 miles north of the city. There are taxis and an Airlink express bus service to the city center that operates 6 AM -11:30 PM with departures every 20-30 minutes. The cost is minimal.

Rail Service: There are two mainline rail stations in Dublin. For rail information call Irish Rail at 836 6222.

Ferries from the United Kingdom sail into the ports of Dublin and Dan Langhaire (9 miles south of the city)

Note: Traffic drives on the left side of the road in Ireland.


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