From a leisurely stroll along the Liffey to discovering the old haunts of James Joyce, your holiday in Dublin will be filled with unique experiences. Dublin has a fantastic nightlife for you to enjoy during your holiday. In fact, Dublin was voted as the friendliest city in Europe, so make sure to take the time to meet some of the locals. There are hundreds of pubs and nightclubs for you to explore. Be sure and tour the Temple Bar area, often referred to as "Dublin's cultural corner." Temple Bar is quite charming with its old cobblestone streets and amiable atmosphere.
During your time in Dublin pay a visit to the Christ Church Cathedral. Construction on this medieval church was first begun in 1038 A.D., by King Sitric Silkenbeard. Over the centuries a number of additions were constructed by the various kings and religious leaders. Both the interior and exterior of the cathedral are exceptionally beautiful. The stained glass windows, vast arching ceilings and grand, ornate exterior are incredible to see in person. The church's bell tower is home to a world-record setting 19 bells so try to plan your visit during one of their famed ringing times. Tours are available for a small fee, and recordings of the music can be purchased in the gift shop.
It is a requirement that visiting motorists carry their valid Australian State or Territory driving licence. It is recommended that you also carry with you an International Driving Permit, which must be obtained before you leave Australia. Some suppliers require this document to hire a car. The minimum age to rent a car in Ireland is 23 years, though most suppliers may have a minimum age between 25 and 30 years. Most suppliers charge a fee for young drivers (25 and under) usually for insurance purposes.
Some suppliers allow rental cars to be driven in Ireland and Northern Ireland without restrictions. Some cars are permitted to travel to the United Kingdom for an additional fee, though you will need to confirm at the time of booking that the car is permitted to be transported on ferries. Both international and domestic one-way rentals are on a request basis with the suppliers and include minimum duration conditions.
There are a number of toll roads, bridges and tunnels around Dublin. Generally, you will pay at the barrier to the toll zone. The toll charges vary anywhere from €2 to €10, depending on the time of day, the type of vehicle, and the particular road, bridge or tunnel used. The M50 bridge in Dublin has no toll-booths, and unless your rental car has a pre-registered tag, you will need to pay for any crossings of the bridge by contacting e-flow online or by phone.
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