Businesses, museums, galleries and attractions in Dublin have taken a further step to re-open in line with phase three of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. Hotels, cafés, restaurants, hairdressers, salons, gyms and pubs which serve food are amongst the businesses that have re-opened. The Government has announced that face coverings must now be worn in all shops, retail settings and shopping centres. Here’s our FAQs for getting the most out of a trip to town:

Can I take public transport to the city?

Yep, but if you can walk or cycle, please do. If you’re taking public transport, please be mindful of not travelling at peak times, as we need to leave capacity for essential workers. A cloth face covering is mandatory.

Businesses, museums, galleries and attractions in Dublin have taken a further step to re-open. Here's our frequently asked questions for a trip to town. Image: People getting off the Luas at St Stephen's Green..

Does social distancing still apply?

Yep, it’s important that social distancing is maintained. Businesses have put a lot of money into ensuring they’ve created a safe environment for customers, so please assist them by using hand sanitizer stations and wearing a mask where appropriate (like when getting a haircut).

Are the pubs open?

Pubs that serve food are open. You’re required to have a substantial meal and can’t stay longer than 105 minutes. Pubs that don’t serve food are still closed until Monday 10th August.

Chef in a face-mask.

Should I decide where I’m going in advance?

Yes, it’ll likely save you time and possible disappointment. Certain businesses are now appointment only, so it’s best to check in with them in advance. See DublinTown’s updated list of businesses that are open in the city centre. We’ve also linked to directories of online Dublin shops.

People queuing to enter a store

Which galleries, museums and visitor attractions are open?




We’ll update this list regularly.

Where’s the jacks (public toilets)?

There are new temporary public toilets at Wolfe Tone Square (north side) and outside St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre at the top of Grafton Street (south side).

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