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This article was the Collaboration of the week between 16 October and 23 October 2007.


It is on a par with many bigger European cities in terms of its vibrancy... I've seen reports that Salamanca and Trieste both vibrate at a much higher frequency, and that Tblisi is somewhere in the gigahertz range (although it's arguably Asian rather than European). --Evan 14:38, 22 Jan 2005 (EST) P.S. Joke!

Which is called Salamanca (city) or Salamanca (province)?. Do we have to use parenthesis, It looks ugly in URL's -- elgaard 13:53, 23 Jan 2005 (EST)

Trains[edit]

The part in the article discussing the rail interconnecter proposed is a bit off the mark - it's not supposed to be between Heuston and Connolly stations, it's supposed to connect Heuston to the Northern line, bypassing Connolly altogether. This would permit dircect Cork to Belfast services, but Galway to Wexford would require the train to switch directions on exiting the tunnel, a bit awkward. This section is a bit misleading, so it should probably be removed. So I've done it. 193.120.116.177 18:00, 6 January 2008 (EST)


External links[edit]

User:Shoestring brought back the External Links section that had been removed once according to our "new" templates. I'm removing them again (and placing the official link into the text) - please see Where did the "External links" sections go?. -- Ricardo (Rmx) 07:24, 23 April 2006 (EDT)


Buses[edit]

Hmm, the article is really against using the normal buses back from the airport. Did it today and they were fine, a bus came straight away, cost 1.80 euros, and took around 40 minutes to get into the city. Unless you're in a major rush it seems like the best option. 213.79.46.170 16:51, 6 July 2006 (EDT)

Parks![edit]

Well, the Phoenix park certainly can't be the second largest city park in the world? It's only 1.700 acres or something. According to this list, http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0933260.html, there are 30+ parks in the US alone that are bigger.

To the best of my knowledge, it should be "2nd biggest in Europe" (One in Birmingham is supposed to be bigger). I'll change it. 86.42.237.27 16:38, 15 March 2007 (EDT)

CotW[edit]

In the Wikitravel:Collaboration_of_the_week note by Tim, he mentions the need for a map and for more photos. I have a huge collection of Creative Commons photos of Dublin on flickr, and at home -- I just need some guidance as to what to contribute. Also, I'd be willing to make a map. Is there an example on Wikitravel of an ideal city map? WillB 03:34, 19 October 2007 (EDT)

As for map-making, have a look at our How to make a map article.Texugo 04:19, 19 October 2007 (EDT)

Postal codes?[edit]

Is that what those are--the Dublin1, Dublin 2, Dublin 4, etc.? Are those useful to the traveler? OldPine 19:55, 20 October 2007 (EDT)

In general even numbers are southside Dublin and odd numbers are Northside, there are one or two exceptions I think , is it worthwhile mentioning this?

Zozimus Haunted Tours[edit]

I think the link is dead, I didnt want to edit it , not sure what the policy is on link removal!

Style for directions[edit]

I'm new to Wikitravel and I'm wondering what the style is for north, south, east, west. Is the first letter upper case or lower case? Obviously, it's upper case if it's at the start of sentence. Thanks in advance for your help!

--Liz Westover

I don't think there's a firm policy on this, but I'd go with lower case. Jpatokal 01:16, 12 June 2008 (EDT)
Just go with standard English rules. It is lower case if you're talking about a direction ("go north three blocks") but capitalized if talking about a region ("in the South you can find great seafood"), but not when just describing an area ("we are staying north of Dublin").

Cycling in Dublin[edit]

"Dublin has a large student population and is relatively cycle-friendly" Dublin clearly has a large student population. But cycling-friendly!!! Relative to what? The Antartic? No seriously - at best you can say that Dublin has an average policy towards cyclists but there are hundreds of cities worldwide with much better infrastructure than Dublin. Only this year did Dublin Corporation recruit someone to overlook the development of cycling in Dublin (Cycling Officer - advertised some months back). I have been cycling in Dublin for 15 years and have often been accosted by drivers. I have seen people, driving in the opposite direction, roll down their windows to shout abuse. Its amazing. The vast majority of cycling infrastructure are narrow on-road cycling lanes. There are very few safe cycling-exclusive paths (along the Dodder - near Miltown is about the best of it). Cyclists are at best tolerated, but cycling in Dublin is seen as a leisure activity and not as a means of transport. Irish people are friendly, ine general, but they are not particularily friendly to cyclists.

Offensive sentence about safety and tracksuits[edit]

"Young people wearing tracksuits generally are troublemakers who prowl the city at all times."

This statement needs to be removed quickly. I think it over generalises to the point of being downright ignorant. Overt working class youth style should not be identified with overall safety issues in Dublin. I think large groups of youths in Dublin should warrant increased vigilance but saying what sort of clothes the said troublemakers will be wearing is the result of a class biased mind. Why don't we provide a less stupid and ignorant face for potential visitors to Dublin?

I think you may be missing the realities of what thugs (and thug-wannabees) are like. They often choose certain clothing to signal to the world that they're troublemakers (usually as a way to fit in and gain status with their peer group, or to feel powerful by intimidating others). In some places it's wearing your pants down around your knees. In some places it's wearing certain color baseball caps with the store's stickers still on them. If in Dublin the de facto thug uniform is the tracksuit, I don't see why this commentary wouldn't be fair and relevant. The issue should be whether it the tracksuit in Dublin is just working class youth style, or if it actually is more associated with a smaller sub-culture that travelers should be weary of.

British isles[edit]

Ireland isn't in the British isles, as the navigation suggests.


Um, yes it is. It is a geographical term, not a political one. Ireland is in the British Isles.

Taxis[edit]

Reading the brief mention of Taxis in the article would lead me to believe that Taxis in Dublin are an inexpensive way to get around. In my own experience (living in Dublin for most of my life), I've found them to be some of the most expensive Taxis in the world, far more expensive than even places like New York & Tokyo. It would be great to see some examples of distances/prices (say Airport to City Centre etc.) to show the real expense. The only experience I have with them these days is from the Airport to home and this costs anywhere between €20-€25 for a 9km journey!

Please amend the article as you see fit. --Burmesedays 08:40, 6 December 2009 (EST)

Dublin 1 or D1[edit]

Someone changed all instances of D1, D2, etc. to "Dublin 1," "Dublin 2," etc. It strikes me as repetitive to have "Dublin" named in virtually every listing. Would anyone mind if I change this back? Also, at least when used in listings, it is our policy to abbreviate words like "street" and "road." This is harder to fix, though. --Peter Talk 15:30, 17 March 2010 (EDT)

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