An expert travel guide to Dublin

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Essential Information

British Embassy: 29 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 (00 353 1 205 3709)

Emergency services: 112 or 999

Tourist information: ireland.com

Tourist office and information: Dublin Tourist Centre (00 353 1 605 7700), Suffolk Street, Dublin

The basics

Currency: Euro

Tipping is the norm in restaurants – 10-15 per cent of your bill, if satisfied with the service.

Taxi tipping: Round up to the nearest euro.

Public lavatories – and those in some bars and restaurants – display the Irish names for men and women, ‘Fir’ and ‘Mná’ respectively.

Though you’re unlikely to hear much Irish spoken in the city, all Dublin Bus services display the destination in both English and Irish. The Irish name for the city is Baile Átha Cliath.





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