About Dublin

13-17 November 2017 – Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland

There are many layers to the city of Dublin amongst which every visitor finds their niche. It is a bustling city with a population of over 1.7 million and is home to over 100 different nationalities all of whom contribute to the fabric of Dublin. While it has a genuine cosmopolitan feel, Dublin has still managed to retain its own distinct culture which is expressed in a love of literature, drama, traditional music and sport.

Browsing the shops on Dublin’s Grafton Street or O’Connell Street is a renowned pastime as the shopping can also be combined with sight-seeing. The city is abundant with unique buildings and quirky stores; and the streets are always bustling.
The wide-ranging choice of hotels, restaurants, and pubs meets every visitor’s pocket and taste and whether it is a chic boutique hotel, world-class international accommodation or a quaint B&B, Dublin’s menu suits every palette.

The quintessential Dublin Pub provides the focal point of Dublin’s social life, illuminating the vibrant hues of Dubliners and their culture. Conversation flows freely unleashing the unique atmosphere that defines the city.

Dublin is one of the oldest cities in Europe and with ancient churches, grand buildings and fine museums, cultural riches abound. From the ancient to the avant-garde, from history, architecture, literature, art and archaeology to the performing arts Dublin has it, with the real advantage to the visitor being that everything is contained within a small area. Furthermore, Dublin boasts the largest park to be found in a European City, the Phoenix Park.

When congress business is over, there is a wealth of activities and culture to attract the delegate. Due to Dublin’s coastal location, the sea is an integral part of Dublin life. This inheritance allows for a wide variety of water activities, sports or just strolling. Inland, Dublin offers a pick of events from greyhound racing, a variety of many fine gardens, old stately homes and picturesque parklands.

Dublin accounts for 40% of Ireland’s GDP

Dublin has 47% of all Foreign Direct Investment Projects in Ireland

50% of Dublin’s population are under the age of 36, the youngest capital city in Europe

25% of Nobel Laureates for literature written in English were awarded to writers from Dublin

Some of the biggest multinational companies have offices in Dublin

including Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, AOL, eBay, Microsoft, Amazon and Yahoo

Language English

Currency EUR €

Time zone GMT (+01:00)

Country code +353

Voltage 230 V

Electrical socket Type G Plug

Travelling around Dublin

Dublin Bus
Dublin Bus is the main provider of public transport in the Irish capital. If you are planning on following the established tourist routes, joining a hop-on-hop-off tour of Dublin is advised. Tickets are valid the whole day and the buses will take you to the major attractions on circular routes. You can only pay for Dublin bus with coins. An average bus trip costs €2.70 each way.

LUAS Light rail
There are at present two routes or “lines” - the Red Line and the Green Line. Please note that the colour designation refers to the route, all trains are steel-grey with a yellow band. It is important to note that there is no interchange facility between the two LUAS lines, a brisk five to ten minute walk is the quickest connection. There are ticket machines at all LUAS stops. For more info, see www.luas.ie

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