Restaurants & bars (serving outside), gyms, swimming pools, leisures centres, cinemas and theatres are the latest additions to Dublin’s reopening. They join accommodation providers, retail businesses, museums, galleries, attractions, libraries and personal services in re-opening. To cater for increased demand, Dublin City Council has installed an additional 150 portaloos, 54 large bins and 13 barrel bins at high footfall areas across the city.

Here’s our FAQs for getting the most out of a trip to town:

Can I take public transport to the city?

Yes, but capacity is limited to 50% and a face covering is required. In that context, please travel off peak if possible. If you can, please consider walking or cycling. If you need to bring the car, live data for car parks is available here.

People getting off a Luas at Stephen's Green

We should social distance and wear face coverings?

Yep, we all know the drill at this stage, please social distance and wear a face covering whilst you’re in shops and shopping centres. 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 listening to staff.

Are pubs and restaurants open yet?

Yes! Pubs and restaurants serving outdoors have re-opened. See the Irish Times’ Q&A on hospitality re-opening.

Chef in a face-mask.

Should I decide where I’m going in advance?

You don’t need to, but it might help avoid queues. Certain businesses are now appointment only, so it’s best to check in with them in advance (ie. personal services like hairdressers).

People queuing to enter a store

Which galleries, museums and visitor attractions are open?

Museums

Galleries

Attractions

We’ll update this list regularly. Last updated: 2nd June.

Where’s the jacks (public toilets)?

Northside:

  • Wolfe Tone Square (Additional toilets from 4th June)
  • O’Connell Street – Central median
  • Smithfield – South end
  • Royal Canal
  • Mountjoy Square
  • Diamond Park
  • Ilac Shopping Centre
  • Arnotts, Henry Street
  • Jervis Shopping Centre

Southside:

  • Grafton Street, near Stephens Green
  • City Hall, Barnardo Square
  • St. Patrick’s Park
  • Sycamore Street
  • Temple Bar Square
  • Chatham Row
  • South King Street
  • Coppinger Row
  • Dame Court
  • Dame Lane
  • Merrion Square
  • Brown Thomas, Grafton Street
  • Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre
  • Powerscourt Townhouse Centre

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