Dublin is a city of contrasts and contradictions! Medieval and Georgian
architecture provide a stern backdrop to the bustling and lively
streets filled with street entertainers of all kinds.
The City Centre Dublin with its bustling city centre provides the ideal
setting for shopping, offering the visitor a wonderful array of products
from traditional Irish hand-made crafts to international designer
labels. You can experience the hustle and bustle of Henry Street or
take a leisurely stroll down the trendy and demure Grafton Street or
even sample the unique mix of colourful outdoor stalls and exotic
looking shops of Temple Bar. .
Opening Hours: Shops generally open from 9am - 6pm,
Monday-Friday with late opening on Thursdays until 8pm. In the city
centre some department stores and bookshops open on Sundays
from 12 noon until 6pm.
Pubs open from 10.30am -11pm Monday-Saturday (11.30pm in
summer). Sunday pub hours are 12.30pm - 2pm and 4pm - 11pm.
During festivals many city centre pubs have licenses to stay open
Climate: Ireland is famous for its 'soft ' rainy days and there are
plenty of these throughout the year, whatever the season. Ofjficially
Ireland has a 'temperate' climate, and extremes of heat and cold are