Dublin has a population of 1.2 million and is Ireland’s political, economic and industrial capital city. Dublin is built at the mouth of Liffey River which cuts the city into two, the ‘North side’ and the ‘Southside’. Dublin is alongside the sea however it is still near to both the Dublin Mountains and the countryside.
The city has a lot of attractions which includes castles, museums, art galleries, Trinity College, cathedrals and the renowned Guinness factory which brews the well-known alcoholic beverages of Ireland. On the Southside of the city you will discover the Christ Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedrals, St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street and Trinity College. On the North side is O’Connell, Henry and Talbot Streets, where some of Dublin’s best shopping can be done.
Temple Bar is a region south of the Liffey and is a very popular attraction with tourists. This is where you will find the pubs, restaurants, galleries, cafes, shops and other social comforts.
There is an excellent public transportation network available at Dublin City Centre. There are over 1200 buses in Dublin and Dublin Bus covers more than 200 routes in the city. The DART visits coastal regions in the greater Dublin area. They cover as far as Malahide and Greystones in Wicklow, on the north and south respectively. The DART make stops at Pearse, Tara Street and Connelly city centre stations. There is also the Luas line which has the red and the green line. The green line covers southern Dublin to as far as Sandyford while the red line links west Dublin to Tallaght.
The city is organised into twenty-four different postal code with even numbers for the south of the city and odd numbers for the north. The lower the postcode the closer you are to the city centre.