You may find some of the following useful - it has been provided by my friends from abroad as well as myself. Please let me have your tips:
- Money for public transport: Trains and trams (luas) are much easier to manage since most city centre stations have ticket kiosks or machines. Dublin buses do not give change and sometimes won't take large notes, so ensure you keep some change before jumping on a bus.
- Walking tip: William Roach found the "Look-right-left-right" instructions painted onto kerbsides extremely useful as a reminder that the traffic might approaach from a different direction from that to which you are used! NEW
- Cautionary money tip: Newsletter subscriber Mike Dunn reminds us all to check our credit card receipts before leaving shops, restaurants, etc: "I had an unpleasant experience with the Galleon restaurant in Galway where they overcharged my visa 105 euros. I suggest you check your bill if you eat there. Thanks for the news letter, Mike Dunn March 2005).
- M.S. Duleep from India has tried this driving tour of Ireland and highly recommends it
- It can be quite expensive to fly into Dublin airport from Europe or the UK at weekends (and sometimes during the week also). If you have time, have a sense of adventure about you and want to cut costs, consider flying to/from Belfast with Easyjet. There are two airports - City (which is most convenient, rail-connected and only a couple of miles from the city centre) and Belfast International (bus 300 takes 45 minutes from Great Victoria Station and costs GPB £3.60 single). Belfast is connected to Dublin by a flagship rail service called "Enterprise"; journey time is just over 2 hours and the "turn-up" fare is about 35 Euro return [33 euro single!]. I would recommend it as a relaxing and comfortable way to leave Dublin
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