Dublin

You’ve probably heard that “Guinness” is much more delicious in Dublin. However, you may not know that Dublin is an ideal place for a family holiday. Of course, we do not recommend your children to drink beer. Take them to the Dublin Zoo better, feed the ducks in the Stephens Green Park or go on a picnic in Phoenix Park. Connoisseurs of literature will be delighted with walks to places of Yates and Joyce, and for shopping lovers Ireland will be an ideal spot to discover something new. The most common crimes in Dublin are theft, pick-pocketing and other financial motivated offenses.

In order to make your holiday as smooth and safe as possible, SafeAround  has compiled information concerning possible risk in the Dublin’s neighborhoods.

SAFETY INDEX

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Warnings & Dangers

Mid Priority-96 OVERALL RISK : LOW

Dublin is an overall safe city with a rating of 72.7, it is ranked 41th out of 113 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.

Mid Priority-96 PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM

There are some areas with high density of pickpockets, such as Connolly Railway Station, Heuston Station and Grafton Street. We do not leave your belongings unattended and be vigilant while getting on the public transport.

Mid Priority-96 MUGGING RISK : LOW

Mugging is rare. If you avoid some areas we mentioned before, you are almost eliminating chances of being mugged. Dublin is a safe city regarding kidnapping risks.

Mid Priority-96 SCAMS RISK : LOW

Risks of being scammed are low in Dublin. Widely known that criminals which use electronic “skimming” steal credit card credentials and pin code at some ATM’s. Use only ATM’s located in the banks in order to eliminate the chances of  stealing credit card information.

Mid Priority-96 TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM

Generally, public transport is safe and reliable. Be aware of pickpockets in the public transport.

Mid Priority-96 NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW

There is flooding possible during the spring. Any other natural disasters are not common.

Mid Priority-96 TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM

Though the threat from terrorism is low in Ireland. We recommend to be vigilant of suspicious activity and abandoned subjects all the time.

Mid Priority-96 WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW

Overall, woman travellers risk seems to be on par with the main of European countries, Australia, Canada or USA. However, sexually motivated crimes are still on the rise in Dublin and Ireland. SafeAround recommends taking normal safety precautious and trying to avoid visiting remote neighborhoods late at night.

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WHAT TO DO?

Guinness Storehouse

The area near the brewery is generally safe. However, the nearest neighborhood of Thomas Street and Coombe might be places where you can be easily hassled by a drunk or junkie.

Unemployment is high, several council estates are in this area. There’s a possibility that groups of young boys and girls are wandering around as night falls, looking for someone to mess up with.

Grafton Street

The most crowded street in the whole Dublin. Numerous merchants and souvenir shops are there. Ideal place for shopping and for a walk. As a place frequently visited by tourist, pickpockets also adore this place, thus be vigilant and watch after your belongings all the time.

Ballymun

This neighborhood was known for the tallest buildings in Dublin, which were a shelter for junkies. We think you are not likely to turn out in this area because it’s quite remote from the main tourist attractions. However, we recommend avoiding visiting this area after the sunset.

Clondalkin

Generally safe area, however recently a foreing family  were forced to leave the area after the racist graffiti on their house was made.

Sheriff Street

Place, where numerous contra police graffiti were painted. Such as “Police is prohibited from entering”. This street is known in the news for drug and gang related activity. SafeAround recommends staying away from this street in Dublin.

Useful Information

You may need a visa for entering Ireland. More information about the visa can be found on the following website. Be sure that your passport valid for at least 6 months. Ireland immigration officials may ask for your onward/return ticket.
Euro is the official currency of the Republic of Ireland. Visa and MasterCard are accepted all over the country. In small towns may be maximum one ATM in the surrounding area.
Weather in Ireland is unpredictable. Its climate influenced most by the Atlantic Ocean. The summer months are considered high season for visitors.
Direct flights from Europe, UK, Middle East and USA exist to the Irish airports. In order to get more information about airports in Ireland, use the following links Dublin Airport, Belfast City Airport, Cork Airport. If you’re looking for cheap flight deals, you can find some on JetRadar.
As in any country, we advise travelers to get a travel insurance that covers not only medical problems but also theft and loss of personal items. Learn more on our travel insurance page