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Driving to Dublin

A Motorists guide to Dublin - directions, parking and more

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Ireland’s economy is booming, and as such Dublin is undergoing something of a renaissance. With businesses flourishing and more and more tourists arriving each year, Dublin is beginning to garner a reputation as a party capital, due to the lively character of its inhabitants and the wide variety of entertainment on offer.

The city is broadly divided into north and south by the River Liffey. Most landmarks are located in the southern part, which is referred to as the ‘Georgian heart of Dublin’. On Westmoreland Street you will find the Bank of Ireland, which formerly housed the Parliament, and features some magnificent marble columns. Further along is Trinity College, the oldest college in Ireland where you will find the Book of Kells, an ancient manuscript dating back to AD800.

The National Gallery has a collection of over 2500 artworks and is free to visit. Still south of the river is the Dublin Castle, for which guided tours are available. For refreshments head to Temple Bar, a series of pedestrianised streets littered with bars, pubs and restaurants.

The north side of Dublin is considered grittier than its southern counterpart, and is the best place for shopping, particularly around Mary and Henry Streets. On a more somber note, if you wander past the General Post Office you’ll see the bullet marks of the Easter Monday uprising in 1916.

No visit to Dublin would be complete without heading to the Guinness brewery on Crane Street; furthermore Dublin’s pubs are known to have a reputation like no other city’s. Dublin also boasts Europe’s largest public park, the Phoenix Park.

Map of the area

Speed limits around Dublin

Speed Limits

Motorway: 120 km/h
Rural: 100 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from Dublin to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Dublin
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Belfast, Northern Ireland149 km (93 miles)

Derry, Northern Ireland194 km (120 miles)

Cork, Ireland214 km (133 miles)

Manchester, England270 km (168 miles)

Centre Parcs Whinfell Forest, England282 km (175 miles)

Cardiff, Wales290 km (180 miles)

Alton Towers, England295 km (183 miles)

Birmingham, England308 km (191 miles)

Glasgow, Scotland316 km (196 miles)

Stratford, England331 km (206 miles)

Bath, England340 km (211 miles)

Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest, England348 km (216 miles)

Edinburgh, Scotland358 km (222 miles)

Centre Parcs Longleat Forest, England361 km (224 miles)

Silverstone Circuit, England379 km (235 miles)

Stonehenge, England383 km (238 miles)

Thorpe Park, England444 km (276 miles)

London, England461 km (286 miles)

Centre Parcs Elveden Forest, England476 km (296 miles)

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