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EC Dublin Travel Guide and Activities

A vibrant, cosmopolitan capital with all the heart and soul of your favourite little village, Dublin is a city surrounded by lush, green landscapes and immersed in centuries of history. This Irish gem is bursting with breath-taking sights to see and an endless list of things to do!


The weather in Ireland is usually quite mild, but can change from sun to rain, wind, or clouds all in one day. It’s a good idea to keep an umbrella on you at all times – just in case!


Euro (EUR)

Public holidays falling on a weekday

2024 Public holidays on a weekday:
1 Jan, 5 Feb, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 6 May, 3 Jun, 5 Aug, 28 Oct, 25 Dec, 26 Dec.

5 things to see
  • Trinity College
  • St. Stephen’s Green
  • Temple Bar
  • Phoenix Park
  • Ha’penny Bridge
5 things to do
  • James Joyce Tour
  • Visit the Guinness Storehouse
  • Viking Splash Tour
  • See the Book of Kells
  • Leprechaun Museum


Telephone Country Code



230 V; 50Hz – 3-pin plug

Tap water

Tap water in Ireland is safe unless there’s a sign to the contrary (e.g. on trains).

Public Transport Info

Useful Information

Driving Age

Legal age for driving is 17.

Alcohol Age

Legal age for drinking in Ireland is 18 and many places will ask for identification if you look below the age of 21.


Smoking laws

Smoking in enclosed public places is illegal in Ireland.

Country laws

Students must abide by Irish law at all times during their stay. Breach of the law could result in arrest by the police (referred to in Ireland as Gardaí) and even imprisonment.



Students must have adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes.



For Visa information please visit our Visa Requirements page

Cost of Living

Coffee/Cappuccino (Starbucks) 


Bottle of water / soda (0.33 litre) 


Fast-Food combo meal 


Meal, inexpensive restaurant 


Fitness club (monthly, 1 adult) 


Public transport (local transport) 

€2.40-€3.00 (one-way) 

Public transport (monthly pass)