County Dublin information
County Dublin is in the Ireland's East Coast and Midlands. It is named after the city of Dublin, which is the regional capital and the capital city of Ireland. County Dublin was one of the first parts of Ireland to be shired by John, King of England following the Norman invasion of Ireland.
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.
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Dublin is divided up into four separate boroughs or council areas. These are:
Fingal County - covering the north part of greater Dublin and county.
Dublin City - Further information
South County Dublin
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown - covering most of the south eastern part of Dublin.
Cities & main towns
Below you will find a list of cities and main towns within County Dublin. If a Further information link is available, please click on it to find detailed information including accommodation, restaurants, bars, pubs, shops and more...
Dublin - Further information
Malahide - Further information
What to see
There are many tourist attractions in Dublin city - Further information
Mulhuddart - a suburb situated 12 km (7.456 miles) north-west of Dublin city. Here you will find the ruins of the Church of Mary, Our Lady's Well which was used widely by pilgrims back in the early century.
Howth and Howth Harbour - Howth is a village and outer suburb of Dublin. The district occupies the greater part of the peninsula of Howth Head, forming the northern boundary of Dublin Bay.
Dalkey village - 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.
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.
Recommended accommodation in County Dublin
The Merrion, Dublin City - Dublin's five-star Merrion Hotel occupies some of the finest, most beautifully restored, and conveniently-located Georgian buildings in Dublin. The Merrion is a marriage of exquisite comfort, relaxed elegance and advanced guest facilities, including free Wi-Fi, an 18m pool, spa and gym - Visit website - Book now
Brooks Hotel, Drury Street - Brooks is a boutique Hotel that offers personalised service with luxurious 4 star hotel accommodation, from Classic and Deluxe Rooms, to Executive Bedrooms and Suites - Visit website - Book now
Kelly’s Hotel, South Great George’s Street - Kellys Hotel Dublin is a unique boutique hotel located in the Creative & Entertainment quarter at the heart of Dublin’s City Center. The hotel offers a personalised house guest experience with 16 bedrooms , stay in the Loft style Penthouse or a large executive Double room. The hotel is located above Hogans Bar one of the most popular pubs in Dublin, and the cool ‘Secret Bar/The Bar With No Name’ on Dublin’s Fade Street - Visit website
The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square - Extraordinary, surprising and luxurious, The Marker Hotel is the perfect urban retreat for those who crave the unconventional, yet still expect the exceptional standards of service that are the signature of a member of The Leading Hotels of the World® - Visit website - Book now
Pembroke Town House, Ballsbridge - This cosy hotel boasts 48 en-suite bedrooms equipped with all the modern conveniences that other hotels in Ballsbridge offer, but with a personal touch to rival any guesthouse or hotel in Dublin - Visit website - Book now
Ariel House, Lansdowne Road - Ariel House Guesthouse is your home away from home in Dublin. Situated in the beautiful, leafy suburb of Ballsbridge, Ariel House is amongst Dublin’s finest guesthouses. Their award-winning breakfasts, home baked afternoon tea and prime location, make for an exceptional stay at their elegant Victorian guesthouse in Dublin 4 - Visit website - Book now
Number 31, Lower Leeson Street - What makes Number 31 a truly unique experience is its situation between a Classical Georgian townhouse and a stunning modernist mews by noted architect Sam Stephenson. Each of the 21 ensuite bedrooms reflect this, through an exciting use of light, colour and texture. Every room is fitted with luxurious Hastens beds, pillows and duvets finished off with stunning linens from Matteo - View website
The White Cottages, Skerries - This cosy seaside home is full of charm and has been the ultimate escape for many guests who return again and again to this magical beachside home from home in Skerries - Visit website