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Practical Information

Festival Info Point

Find out about the exciting exhibitions, workshops, films and events going on throughout PhotoIreland Festival, with leaflets and the festival catalogue on offer at the Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar. Our friendly volunteers will help you with all the information you needed to make sure you will enjoy the Festival in full!

Tourism Information

Dublin Tourism Centre is located next to Grafton Street on Suffolk Street. The tourist office offers a range of useful information services and can assist with booking a tour around Dublin, recommending places to visit and to eat and drink.

To See & Do
National Gallery of Ireland
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College
National Museum of Ireland
Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle
National Library of Ireland
Dublin Writers Museum
Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane
James Joyce Centre
GAA Museum at Croke Park
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol
The Old Jameson Distillery
Trinity College, the Book of Kells
Christ Church Cathedral
Science Gallery
Temple Bar

But there is loads more to do in Dublin! Check VisitDublin.ie, Le Cool, Totally Dublin, Entertainment.ie, and  Temple Bar Cultural Trust for a good selection of listings.

City Shopping
St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre at the top of Grafton Street provides you with the best of Irish and international fashion to Irish gifts and craft ware. There are many streets and lanes off Grafton Street where you will discover some hidden shopping delights such as the Powerscourt Centre and the Georges Street Arcade. Across the river Liffey you will find Henry Street, which is the other main shopping street in Dublin. Henry Street offers the best choice in high street fashion and popular Irish chain stores. Click here for more information about the shopping in Dublin (pdf)

Getting Around
Dublin Bus
How To Use the bus
Full List Of Timetables
Airport Services
Tourist Tickets
Fare Information
Sightseeing Tours
Cash Fares
Intercity services run from Dublin’s Heuston and Connolly Stations to the major towns and cities in the country. The DART – Dublin’s coastal train, is ideal for exploring beyond the city. Download the DART Map (447KB)
Luas (translated into English means speed) is Dublin’s fast, frequent and reliable tram. There are convenient stop locations to some of Dublin’s visitor attractions such as National Museum of Ireland, Guinness Storehouse and the National Library of Ireland to name but a few. Download the LUAS Map (2.01MB)
Dublin Bike has 40 Dublin Bike stations throughout the city center. The service is free, but you must register your details. Or why not discover the largest urban park in Europe, the Phoenix Park, and hire a bike and travel at your leisure!

If you are searching for accommodation, we would recommend that you stay within the following areas: Temple Bar, Trinity College, St Stephen’s Green, Aungier Street, Merrion Square, Leeson Street, Haddington Road or Harcourt Street.
We have pre-reserved a number of rooms at the Mespil Hotel at a special rate for PhotoIreland festival visitors. To avail of the discounted rate (subject to availability), please mention the PhotoIreland reference code PHOT130712 at the time of booking. Other options nearby include:

For low budget accommodation, we recommend the Avalon House.
You can find further hostel listings at hostelworld.com