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Experience in Dublin, Ireland by Maureen

Published by Maureen McDermott — 7 days ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

What is it like to live in Dublin? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Dublin juxtaposes its vibrant culture and new-found progressiveness in an environment that appeals to many. While Dublin has made exponential gains as a business hub and European technology capital, it also acts as a worldwide leader in societal diversity. It boasts excellent transport infrastructure and well-kept open areas. For a city as small as Dublin, it seldom fails to impress as one of Europe's most desired places to live.

What is the student lifestyle like in Dublin?

With the four big Dublin universities being located in close proximity to one another, it promotes integration between students of different institutions. Trinity, UCD, TUD and DCU are all located in or close-to the city centre, where one can find anything they may need as a student without the sheer daunting size of a city such as London. This includes, but is not limited to, retail stores, bars and nightclubs, wide open areas, restaurants and other recreational amenities.

How much does it cost to live in Dublin?

Dublin is a costly city relative to other similar cities. That being addressed, the standard of living far exceeds what you may find elsewhere. With an all-time low in the unemployment rate pre- COVID 19, Dublin allows students to make a living to enjoy the aforementioned amenities whilst also studying for their degree.

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Dublin? Is there any advice you can give?

For the last 10 years there has been a shortage of housing in Dublin, causing the price of accommodation to soar. This gap in the market was jumped upon by investors so we have seen a greater provision of housing to let and a levelling-out of prices. This is positive considering the cost of renting in Dublin increased by 49% in 2017

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

Dublin has a culturally diverse community as of late. Whether you fancy a curry or a classic Chinese spice bag, Dublin can accommodate you in this respect. With deliveroo, uber eats and Just Eat, its never been easier to have food brought to your door. My favourite meal is a burrito bowl from Boojum or Tolteca.

What places would you recommend visiting in Dublin?

The pubs in Temple Bar are a tourist hotspot, so they are avoided like the plague by Dubliners. There is a vast array of historical landmarks that appeals to all ages.

Is it good to eat out in Dublin? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

Grafton street and the surrounding areas have plenty of restaurants to suit all budgets.

Is the nightlife good in Dublin? Where is good to go?

Harcourt street has a great nightlife with plenty of big nightclubs and mellow bars. Clubs such as Diceys, Dtwo, Everleigh, Copperface Jacks and Krystle are open every night of the week.

What advice would you give future students heading to Dublin?

Explore the area as there is always new things to find and experience in Dublin

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