Travel to Dublin
TOURIST, FINANCIAL, AND LOCAL SERVICES
Tourist Information: Main Office, Suffolk St. ((1850) 230 330). From Connolly Station, turn left down Amiens St. take a right onto Lower Abbey St. and continue until O’Connell St. Turn left, cross the bridge, and walk past Trinity College; Suffolk St. is on the right. Books rooms for a ‚4 fee plus a 10% non-refundable deposit. Open July-Aug. M-Sa 9am-8:30pm, Su llam-5:30pm; Sept.-June M-Sa 9am-5:30pm. The Northern Ireland Tourist Board, 16 Nassau St. ( 679 1977 or (1850) 230 230), books accommodations in the North. Open M-F 9:15am-5:30pm, Sa 10am-5pm.
Embassies: Australia, 2nd fl. Fitzwilton House, Wilton Terr. (676 1517; www.austra- lianembassy.ie); Canada, 6568 St. Stephen’s Green (478 1988); South Africa, 2nd fl. Alexandra House, EarlsfortTerr. (661 5553); UK, 29 Merrion Rd. Ballsbridge (205 3700; www.britishembassy.ie); US, 42 Elgin Rd. (668 8777). New Zealanders should contact their embassy in London.
Banks: Bank of Ireland, AIB, and TSB branches with currency exchange and 24hr. ATMs cluster on Lower O’Connell St. Grafton St. and in the Suffolk and Dame St. areas. Most bank branches are open M-F 10am-4pm, Th until 5pm.
American Express: Suffolk St. in the main tourist office (605 7709). Currency exchange; no commission for AmEx Traveler’s Cheques. Open M-Sa 9am-5pm.
Luggage Storage: Connolly Station. ‚2.50 per item per day. Open M-Sa 7:40am- 9:20pm, Su 9:10am-9:45pm. Heuston Station. ‚2-5 per item, depending on size. Open daily 6:30am-10:30pm.
Laundromat: The Laundry Shop, 191 Parnell St. (872 3541), near Busaras station. Wash and dry ‚8-12. Open M-F 8am-7pm, Sa 9am-6pm, Su llam-5pm.
EMERGENCY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Emergency: 999 or 112; no coins required.
Police (Garda): Dublin Metro Headquarters, Harcourt Terr. (666 9500); Store St. Station (666 8000); Fitzgibbon St. Station (666 8400).
Pharmacy: O’Connell’s, 56 Lower O’Connell St. (873 0427). Open M-Sa 7:30am- 10pm, Su lOam-lOpm. Branches throughout the city, including 2 on Grafton St. Hospitals: St. James’s Hospital (453 7941), on James St. Served by bus #123. Mater Misericordiae Hospital (830 1122), on Eccles St. off Lower Dorset St. Served by buses #10, 11, 13, 16, 121, and 122.
Internet Access: The Internet Exchange, 146 Parnell St. (670 3000). ‚4 per hour. ‚2.50 per hr. with ‚5 membership. Open daily 9am-10:30pm.
Post Office: General Post Office (GPO; 705 7000), on O’Connell St. Even-numbered postal codes are for areas south of the Liffey, odd-numbered are for the north. Poste Restante pick-up at the Post Restante window. Open M-Sa 8am-8pm, Su 10am- 6:30pm. Postal Code: Dublin 1.
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