New to living in Dublin? Getting setup in a new city always has it’s hurdles. From finding a place to live to getting around town – every city is different. However, if you’ve got a smartphone, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top apps for navigating your new life in Dublin:
Entertainment.ie is Ireland’s one-stop-shop for everything… entertainment. From cinema tickets to comedy nights, you can see listings and book tickets for (almost) everything that’s happening nearby.
Dublin’s bus network is a great way to get about town. The Dublin Bus apps include a fare calculator, bus timetables and a handy route planner so you’ll never get stuck.
Struggling with the language? Duolingo can help. This great app makes learning a new language (or improving your language skills) super easy. And if you feel uncomfortable with it, check out our blog on the best language learning apps here.
Irish Rail/ Luas Apps
Dublin has a great rail network – and trains are the easiest way to visit some of the smaller towns on Dublin’s outskirts. The Irish Rail app lets you plan journeys, check times and get updates on delays. It also includes the DART inner city trains. Dublin’s Luas is a tram/ lightrail network perfect for navigating the city centre – and it runs to lots of the tourist destinations – Guinness factory anyone?
In their own words: ‘Lovin Dublin is a new publication that celebrates the city of Dublin, the food that the city has to offer and the people that help shape it.’ The App lists 100 awesome events happening in Dublin that month – plus news about new restaurants, bars and more.
Download for iPhone here. (Note: €3.59 a month).
Looking for a place to live? Flatsharing is the best way to save money on rent (and still live within a reasonable distance of the centre of town!). Daft.ie is Irealand’s most popular site for finding a place to live – shared or not!
Time Out: Discover your city
Dublin has some of the most vibrant nightlife and culture in Europe. But you already knew that. Time Out is a great resource for finding Dublin’s best things to do, restaurants, theatre and nightlife – all in one place.
You’ve probably heard of Uber. In fact you’ve probably used it in your home city. If not we recommend downloading it. Here’s why: – It’s a super cheap way of getting a taxi. – No language barriers. If you know where you’re going you can just add the destination in the app. Simple.
And finally… TransferWise
If you need to transfer or receive money from abroad, TransferWise lets you do it 8x cheaper than using your bank.