Following the abolition of the county as an area of local government, the area was split between three modern administrative counties and the city of Dublin. The counties are:
- Fingal – covering the north part of the former county.
- South County – covering the south-western part of the former county
- Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown – covering most of the south-eastern part of the former county
Cities, towns and villages
- 2 Balbriggan (Baile Brigín)
- 3 Dún Laoghaire – Seaside town with a large marina
- 4 Lusk (Lusca)
- 5 Malahide (Mullach Íde)
- 6 Rush (Ros Eó)
- 7 Swords (Sord or Sord Cholmcille)
The Visa requirements for entry into Ireland and County Dublin are very straight forward. All citizens of the EU and EEA countries do not need a visa to visit Ireland on holiday. Most people from these countries are free to live and work in Ireland, but countries such as Romania have restrictions applied. Many countries have visa agreements with Ireland and as such don't need any special documentation before arriving in Ireland. For more information about this topic please see the Department of Foreign Affairs.
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).
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.
While public transport is available in County Dublin, the City of Dublin is well catered for by bus, taxi, train and tram systems.
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.
Outside City Centre
The locations are accessible by the DART which is a regular commuter train service covering most of the coastline north and south of Dublin.
- Mulhuddart - don't miss this thrilling outpost of civil society; challenging conversation guaranteed
- Howth and Howth Harbour
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.
Climb Killiney Hill and see the stunning views out around the bay and to Dalkey Island.
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.
- Dun Laoghaire
Climb Bray Head, or walk on its sea front esplanade.
Temple Bar is a bit of a tourist trap but it does have some nice things to see.