Dublin isn’t just the home of the second #rpDUB running, it’s also a city well worth exploring. We’ve put together a little package of ideas and tips of things to do and see in Dublin. While you’re at it, why not take a closer look at our complete #rpDUB programme and speakers, our #rpDUB side events and the #rpDUB party programme?
We look forward to meeting you at #rpDUB 2017!
How do you say hello in Gaelic?
What are some hard facts about Dublin?
Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland. The River Liffey divides the city into the Northside (where #rpDUB will be held) and the Southside (where you’ll find most of the landmarks and tourist attractions). The inner city is laid out like a cross, formed out of the River Liffey and the main axis of O’Connell Street–Grafton Street–Harcourt Street. You pay in Euro, with the Pound Sterling being the currency of Northern Ireland.
How do I get from the airport to the city?
The airport is situated about 12 kilometres from the city centre, making it about a 20 minute drive.
Dublin bus Routes 16 or 41 (cheaper than the express bus routes and almost as quick). Both routes head to the city every 15 minutes, last stop on Route 16 is Ballinteer (Kingston), with the city centre stop located on O’Connell Street. Route 41 runs to Abbey Street Lower in the centre of the city. Both routes take about 45 minutes. Tickets cost 3.30 € per person and can be purchased from the bus driver.
Taxis are located directly outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Ask the driver to start the taximeter if they happen to forget it when they get going (tends to happen, apparently). A ride to Dublin city centre will cost around 30 €.
Where will #rpDUB be taking place?
In the Lighthouse Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7. You can find the entire programme here.
Tips for exploring the city?
Get your contemporary and modern art fix at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), where they’re currently showing a Lucian Freud exhibition. Anyone looking to dig into some great vegetarian food can follow Fernanda from Dublin’s recommendation and hit up the Cornucopia on the Southside. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy an evening beer with a view, then the Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar and its 360 degree terrace is just the place for you.
Guided tours of Dublin?
Dublin offers the so-called “Free Walking Tours”, but we’ll also be organizing a tour for you on 7 September. After a day of intense listening and idea intake, we’ll be offering a little something for your eyes too, showing you the city on our special tour. Meeting point is in front of the Light House Cinema. The tour has a maximum capacity of 25 people. You can find all our events here.
Looking to network?
Then head over to the Cobblestone Pub – 77 King Street North, Smithfield, Dublin – on 7 September at 7 pm. You’ll be able to meet with the other re:connecting Europe participants and listen to some traditional Irish music.
Dancing in Dublin?
We’re hosting a party on 8 September, starting at 8 pm in Wigwam – 54 Abbey Street Middle, North City, Dublin.
Singer-songwriter Michelle Daly will be kicking things off and will be followed by a selection of DJs from Dublin and Thessaloniki.
20:00-21:00 Michelle Daly (Dublin/Berlin)
21:00-23:00 DJ Pyro:tek (Dublin)
23:00-01:00 DJ MissFitz (Dublin)
01:00-03:00 DJ DAPEACE (Thessaloniki)
Got some more time and a Game of Thrones fan?
Northern Ireland is home to many of the locations where “Game of Thrones” is shot, and is only about a two hour drive from Dublin. The Haunted Forest, where the White Walkers began their march on the realms of men, for example, is the Tollymore Forest Park in County Down.
Photo Credit: William Murphy