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. 188.8.131.52 18:00, 6 January 2008 (EST)
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)
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. 184.108.40.206 16:51, 6 July 2006 (EDT)
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.
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)
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
I think the link is dead, I didnt want to edit it , not sure what the policy is on link removal!
Style for directions
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!
Cycling in Dublin
"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
"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?
Ireland isn't in the British isles, as the navigation suggests.
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!
Dublin 1 or D1
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)