Sights, Art & Culture, Gastronomy, Shopping
Weather Conditions in Dublin
Dublin’s climate is mild and changeable, Winter temperatures average 7°C (44°F).
Electricity, Time & Telephone
220/240 volts (50 cycles) is the standard electrical current and a 3-pinned adapter may be required. From 27 March to 30 October, Dublin follows the Ireland Standard Time, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1hour. The international calling code for Ireland is 00 353. The local area code for Dublin is 01.
Shops are usually open from 09:30 – 19:00 from Monday to Saturday and from 12:00 -18:00 on Sunday. Supermarkets keep longer hours, typically 08:00 -21:00, or later. On Sundays supermarkets typically open 12:00 -19:00.
A normal tip for good service in Dublin restaurants is between 10%-15%. Service charge is normally automatically included for groups of six or more.
Banks & Local Currency
The Euro is the only currency that is officially recognised as legal tender in the Republic of Ireland. In general, banks open Monday-Friday, 10:00-16:00 with late opening on Thursdays until 17:00. Foreign Exchange facilities are widely available. All major credit cards are widely accepted. Foreign exchange facilities are available at the Dublin Tourism Centre, Suffolk Street.