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County Dublin

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County Dublin (Irish: Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath or simply Contae Átha Cliath) is a traditional county in Ireland. It is located in the tourist region of East Coast and Midlands.


Map of County Dublin

  • 1 Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath) – The Republic of Ireland's capital city
  • 2 Balbriggan (Baile Brigín)
  • 3 Dalkey (Deilginis) — Dalkey village/town is listed as an Irish heritage town and as such has a rich history, with no less than three castles within the town borders, making it a great day trip from the city.
  • 4 Dún Laoghaire – Seaside town with a large marina
  • 5 Howth (Binn Éadair) — with Howth Harbour and Ireland's Eye, a small uninhabited island
  • 6 Lusk (Lusca)
  • 7 Malahide (Mullach Íde)
  • 8 Portmarnock (Port Mearnóg)
  • 9 Rush (Ros Eó)
  • 10 Skerries (Na Sceirí)
  • 11 Swords (Sord or Sord Cholmcille)

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Following the abolition of the county as an area of local government, the area was split between the city of Dublin and the three modern administrative counties Fingal in the north, South County in the south-west and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown in the south-east.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Dublin Airport (DUB IATA).

By boat[edit]

There are two major ports in County Dublin for the transit of passengers, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire Port. These services are supplied by either Stena Lines or Irish Ferries. These services run daily and connect County Dublin with Wales (Holyhead) and England (Liverpool).

By car[edit]

County Dublin is well connected to the rest of Ireland through the road network. The M50 that runs through County Dublin around Dublin is the main focus point of the countries road infrastructure. From the M50, radial routes can be taken to all locations in Ireland.

Get around[edit]

Many locations are accessible by the DART which is a regular commuter train service covering most of the coastline north and south of Dublin.

Dublin is well catered for by bus, taxi, train and tram systems.

By rental car[edit]

All of the main car rental firms are focused around Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre. From North County Dublin, Dublin Airport is easily accessible, while those looking to rent a Car From South County Dublin would have easy access to locations in Dublin City Centre.


  • Mulhuddart - don't miss this thrilling outpost of civil society; challenging conversation guaranteed
  • Killiney — Climb Killiney Hill and see the stunning views out around the bay and to Dalkey Island.
  • Blackrock — Walk along the strand, visit the famed Blackrock market, a flea market open on weekends and bank holidays, and have a drink at O'Rourke's, the old haunt of the Irish author Flann O'Brien. Serviced by the DART and the 4, 4A, 5, 45, 7, and 8 buses.
  • Bray — Climb Bray Head, or walk on its sea front esplanade.



The county has many popular resturants and pubs.


Temple Bar in Dublin is a bit of a tourist trap but it does have some nice things to see.

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