Life in Dublin is varied, energetic and comfortable. This compact city has everything you need, either on your doorstep or a short trip away via a comprehensive public transport and roads network. The people are friendly, the culture is rich and the history is fascinating. Here’s everything you need to know.
Compact and easy to navigate; mild no matter the season; filled with history, energy and opportunity: there are a lot of reasons Dubliners love the Fair City. But if there’s one reason to move here, it has to be the people – we’re some of the friendliest in the world!
Dealing with the authorities doesn’t have to be a headache. We’ve drawn together some of the essential things you’ll need to get sorted as you set up in Dublin.
Dealing with the council? Here’s our handy guide to the city council’s services. Organising a visa? Here’s advice on the type that you’ll need and for it. Want to get on the road? Here’s the lowdown on getting licensed and making sure your vehicle is
As with any international move, there’s a lot to consider before moving to Dublin. Where do you want to live? Will you already have a job, or will you be looking for one? How do you find the right schools for your children? How will you transport your pet? Luckily for you, we have answered some of the biggest questions you’ll have on your mind.
17% of people currently living in Dublin were born outside of Ireland; as the city’s international population continues to grow, the rich array of activities, cuisines and events on offer has expanded in kind. So whatever your interest, you’re sure to find others to share it with.
If you’re missing home, it won’t be difficult to find food, festivals and friends from your own country in Dublin. Rest assured that you’ll be able to practice your religion freely here too. The Pew Research Centre has found that the Republic of
The Irish are mad about sports and Dubliners are no different. The three most popular sports in Ireland, by attendance at senior games, are Gaelic games (Gaelic football and hurling), soccer (commonly referred to as ‘football’) and rugby. But a huge variety of other sports are also played across the county and country.
Sports clubs tend to be very community-orientated and are a great way of meeting like-minded people, either as an individual or as a family. Whether your children participate in sport, you take part yourself or you volunteer to help out, getting involved with your local club will really help you settle-in to Dublin.
We’ve listed the most popular sports a
It’s impossible to be bored in Dublin – no matter how you like to spend your free time. Whether you’re a history nut, an art aficionado, a sports fiend or a night owl, this city has the museums, mountains, galleries, markets, nightlife and more to keep you entertained.
HALFTONE is an initiative by PhotoIreland Foundation, hosted every year at The Library Project. Running for a month in this 5th edition, the fair brings together a large selection of works by established and emerging artists, showcasing Ireland’s exciting Art scene.
HALFTONE is the ideal place where to get to grips with a diversity of printing techniques while discovering new work for your collection or finding an excellent present. It is a great opportunity to purchase fantastic artworks at enviable prices!
9 to 5 the Musical - Tumble outta' bed and stumble to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to see Dolly Parton's smash-hit musical starring Louise Redknapp and Amber Davies!
Fresh from 5* reviews and sold-out houses in London's West End, 9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?
With an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the 'Q
A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever.
Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old, and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna – recently separated – never liked school, never liked teachers.
So are they going to trust this one? And should they?
CLASS is an explosive triple-confrontation in a classroom over learning difficulties, love and entitlement. Funny, heartbreaking and beautifully observed, with rave reviews and a sold-out run
Eight Irish novels among 2020 DUBLIN Literary Award longlist nominees
Eight novels from Ireland are among 156 books nominated by libraries around the world for the 2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award. With the winner receiving €100,000, the Award is the world's most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English. Nominations include 50 novels in translation with works nominated by libraries from 40 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, the US & Canada, South America and Australia & New Zealand. Organised by Dublin City Council, the 2020 Award was launched today by Cllr. Mary Fitzpatrick, representing Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe, Patron of the Award. Cllr. Fitzpatrick commended the Award for its promotion of excellence in world literature and the opportunity it provides to promote Irish writing internationally;
It's almost a decade ago since Dublin was awarded the title of European Capital of Sport in 2010. Dublin is a city with a proud sporting heritage, with thousands of Dubliners making the pilgrimage to watch live sporting events in stadia across the capital most weekends. Sport has always been a form of entertainment that has sparked debate and excitement in the city’s pubs and even on its street corners. Given that the city of Dublin and its local communities are often defined by their proud sporting allegiances, visitors to the capital will be keen to know where to catch the best live sporting action and mix with the locals. Whether it's Gaelic football, football, rugby union or equestrian events, the following sporting arenas in Dublin are a metaphorical place of worship for many.
Deirdre Kelly was only 61 years of age at the time of her passing in 2000, but by then she had done so much. In the words of Dublin’s finest historian, David Dickson, she “became the most fearless community activist – on the streets, in the courts and with her polemical Hands Off Dublin.”
Author, activist and conservationist, she was to the fore of the battle for Dublin, founding the Dublin Civic Group and instrumental in bringing about the Dublin Crisis Conference in 1986. Together with the work of others like Uinseann MacEoin and Frank McDonald, she helped to shine a light on poor planning and the threat to the heritage of the city. She was centrally involved in the campaign to save Hume Street from demolition, which first brought her to public prominence.
Crucially, Kelly (earlier Deirdre McMahon), MacEoin and others were important in changing the image of heritage activism in the city, concerned as much with the proper provision of houses and facilities for Dublin in the present as with saving the past.