Dublin–Tips to Stretch Your Holiday Budget

Dublin is seen as an expensive city by many people. The current economic crisis hitting Ireland though has meant that it is now possible to bag a few bargains in the city and make that holiday budget stretch a bit further.

When you arrive in Dublin you have the option of a car hire, a taxi (which costs about 25 euro to the city centre or an express air coach (seven euro). There is also a local bus for two euro but this can be very slow with sometimes less than patient drivers willing to help tourists out.

Once you are aware of you surroundings it may be worth considering a day/week bus pass. The Luas is an overline train service which runs on both sides of the city but does not connect in the centre.

There are tour buses in Dublin which visit lots of interesting sites around the city. You can buy a day pass for 15 euro and get on and off the bus anytime you need to.

There are plenty of special offers on hotels at the moment.  Jury’s inn offers cheap comfortable accommodation in locations throughout Dublin. Bewley’s Hotels are also worth checking out.

When it comes to eating out there are lots of options. Pub grub (carvery) usually means a good sized reasonable quality meal for around ten euro. The Temple bar area of the city is full of restaurants offering early bird menus from around 5 -7.30.

If you plan on spending a good few days in Dublin then a Dublin Pass which offers entry to thirty plus attractions, food discounts and a guidebook is well worth a look.