When planning your trip to Dublin you may be surprised to find that accommodation does not come as cheap as many other European cities. People flock from all over the world to visit this city with a quaint downtown and culture oozing out of it's pores. This simply means that you should be booking your accommodation sooner rather than later.
Whether you're planning a vacation to the emerald isle or hoping to have a summer internship, Ireland welcomes you without a visa. For everyone visiting for 90 consecutive days or less, and not getting paid, you can visit as a traveler. Things get a bit more complicated once you stay longer than 90 days or are a paid employee.
One of the best aspects to Dublin is the fact that is that it's for the most part a walking city. Downtown still has mostly cobblestone streets and many bridges that connect north and south Dublin. In a short walk you can get to Trinity College, St. Stevens Green, Temple Bar and enough shopping to redo your wardrobe 10x over.
For rainy days when you don't want to walk or when you want to escape downtown, Dublin has several great options that connect the city as well as suburbs.
There are a variety of tickets that gain you access to Dublin's public transportation but the easiest to use is the Leap card. The leap card is a refillable card and similar to London's Oyster card.
things to do and culture
There is a reason that if you travel to any city in the world you will be able to find an Irish pub. It is impossible to think about Ireland and not think about the beloved Irish culture. From the wide spread Irish charm to the very real love of Guinness, when visiting Dublin you can't help but feel like an irishman. For a small island they are able to pack a cultural punch.