Dublin is divided into a series of districts, each with a number. Odd numbers are on the north side of the river Liffey, while even numbers are on the south side. The lower numbers are closer to the city centre, while the high teens and twenties are far out in the suburbs. We recommend searching in Dublin 2, Dublin 6 and Dublin 6W.
City Centre (Dublin 2)
The touristy centre, featuring Trinity College, Christchurch and St Stephen’s Green. If you stay there you will be within walking distance of the party venue. Hotels will be more expensive here but there is also a greater choice. It is relatively safe for a big city centre. Note that Temple Bar can be very noisy at night.
Portobello (Dublin 2 and 8)
Portobello sits on the Grand Canal, a stone’s throw from the city centre. It’s a young and cosmopolitan neighbourhood with lots of interesting bars and restaurants to choose from. From there, you can easily go to the city centre by foot and there are convenient bus links to the church.
The suburbs of Rathmines, Rathgar and Terenure are located on the bus route between the church and the reception venue. They are very safe areas and could be a nice place to find a BnB or self-catering accommodation.
Particularly Templeogue, Terenure, Wainsfort or Kimmage. These are all suburb areas so you will not be in the centre of city life. You will however be within walking distance of the church with many direct bus routes into town.
There are many other nice areas in Dublin, but these are the ones most convenient for the wedding. There is nothing to stop you staying in another area (perhaps by the sea!), you will just need more travel time to get from A to B.
As in every city, some areas are safer than others. While the Dublin 1 area is very central, it is not an area where everyone will feel secure. The same is true of parts of Dublin 8 and Dublin 7. If you are unsure of the area you have chosen for accommodation, don’t hesitate to ask us (send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org).