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¿Planeas mudarte a Dublín?

Dublín Irlanda, un lugar maravilloso, pequeño comparado con México y mágico como ninguno. Lleno de naturaleza asombrosa y con un clima muy particular y especial lo cual lo hace único.

Aquí algunos consejos de lo primero que se sugiere obtener cuando se viene por primera vez a vivir en este hermoso país. Si se viene a estudiar y/o trabajar se tiene que obtener lo siguiente para estar legalmente en el país:

  • NÚMERO PERSONAL PÚBLICO

El “Personal Public Service Number” (PPS number) es equivalente al número del seguro social en México (IMSS), y se requiere ya sea que vengas a estudiar y/o trabajar. puedes obtener más información en la página de internet que se encuentra a continuación.

https://www.gov.ie/en/service/12e6de-get-a-personal-public-service-pps-number/

  • VISA IRLANDESA

Adicional a esto se requiere obtener la tarjeta “Irish Residence Permit” (IRP), que es el permiso de residencia. Se recomienda hacer la cita en migración por lo menos 2 meses antes de venir a Irlanda ya que las citas se saturan y lo mejor es hacer la cita con mucho tiempo de anticipación. Los requerimientos y proceso lo encuentras en la siguiente página de internet.

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/inis/Pages/irish-residence-permit

  • NÚMERO DE CELULAR LOCAL 

Otra cosa muy importante es poder tener un número de celular local. La marca “Three” es muy buena, se pagan 20 Euros cada 28 días y tienes internet ilimitado además de que funciona en toda la unión europea, entonces es una súper ventaja para todos los viajeros. 

https://www.three.ie/

  • CUENTA DE BANCO LOCAL 

Existen varios bancos locales, pero si vienes de estudiante el banco más adecuado y barato (porque no cobra comisión) es AIB. De hecho, uno de los requisitos para obtener tu visa irlandesa es poder comprobar que cuentas con 3,000 euros. Por este motivo lo mejor es abrir una cuenta local y transferir el dinero ahí para después comprobarlo en tu cita de la visa y obvio te sirve para poder pagar en la moneda local y no estar convirtiendo de otras divisas y sobre todo evitar pagar comisión si pagas con una tarjeta extranjera. 

https://aib.ie/

  • HOSPEDAJE

El hospedaje en Dublín es de lo más complicado de obtener, OJO no es imposible, sólo es muy caro y tienes que ser súper precavido y firmar todo antes de dar algún depósito. Mucha gente piensa que por ser Europa las estafas no suceden, pero ¡sí pasan! Sólo es tener cuidado y si es posible preguntar a los locales dónde es mejor rentar y que zonas son más baratas y seguras también. Daft es una página de internet en el cual se pueden buscar desde cuartos para compartir hasta casas para comprar también.

https://www.daft.ie/

Lo que más cuesta trabajo la vida en Dublín es el clima, porque de verdad el frio húmedo es muy diferente, además que se pueden tener 4 diferentes climas en un día jaja. El clima literal cambia cada 5 minutos, pero eso es el único reto que puedes encontrar aquí, pero después de un tiempo te acostumbras y ya no se siente el frío, además que la calidad del aire es súper buena!!!! Irlanda es un país conocido por ser muy amigable en comparación con otros países europeos y si es verdad, los irlandeses son muy amigables y buenas personas. Además, que hay mil cosas que hacer aquí, desde ir a un pub diferente cada noche (no por el momento por el Covid) hasta las más espectaculares montañas para escalar y actividades de cualquier tipo. 

Igualmente, hay muchísimos grupos a los que puedes unirte y así hacer más amigos, como meet-up, o grupos en Facebook “Expats in Dublin” y los clásicos “Mexicanos en Dublin”. Todos estos grupos te ayudar a preguntar a los extranjeros que ya llevan más tiempo en Irlanda y que te pueden dar más dirección sobre lo que sea.

Dublin Shopping

North or South of Dublin! Where are the best places to shop in Dublin city?

We got your covered!


Jervis Shopping Center

Jervis Shopping Center – Northside

Located on the North Side of the Liffey in the City centre at the end of Henry Street.

It is a modern shopping center with dozens of well-known outlets.

Jervis Shopping Centre has long established itself as one of Dublin’s most successful and vibrant shopping environments.

Located on Dublin’s busiest shopping street, Mary Street, the Shopping Centre is home to a wide range of stores offering fashion, leisure, technology as well as a growing selection of dining options for visitors to enjoy. Recently the centre has deepened its fashion and beauty credentials by attracting the biggest JD Sports in Ireland and a new Superdrug, it is also home to the biggest New Look in Europe, Topshop, a brand new Stradivarius, Best Menswear, Timberland and VANS; there’s even more reasons for fashion lovers to visit.

Arriving at Jervis Shopping Centre could not be easier – the Jervis Luas stop is right at the entrance and Dublin bus stops and the Dart are within a few minutes’ walk. For those preferring to drive, the Centre’s very modern car park offers 750 car spaces.

Some History..

The centre was built on a 12,000 m2 (3-acre) former hospital site, which was bought in 1994 at a cost of £5.97 million. The centre was built at a cost of £76 million. Most of the facade of the former Hospital has been retained and incorporated into the Shopping Centre. Jervis Shopping Centre opened in 1996 and extends to 37,000 sq.m. The centre was originally anchored by Debenhams, M&S and Tesco, and boasts 750 Car Parking spaces. The property is strategically located on Mary /Henry Street, one of Ireland’s busiest high streets. Since 1996 Jervis Shopping Centre has established itself as Dublin’s most successful and vibrant shopping environment.

Although its main entrance is on Mary Street, the centre is named for Jervis Street Hospital on whose site it was built following the hospital’s closure in the late 1980s. The existing Marks and Spencer store on Mary Street was incorporated into the new centre, with the other anchor tenants being Quinnsworth (now Tesco) and New Look in the unit formerly occupied by Debenhams.


Stephen’s Green Shopping Center – Southside

Located in the heart of the most prestigious shopping and cultural area of Dublin city centre, Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre hosts a wide variety of top retailers, including household names like Dunnes Stores, Argos, Boots, Eason, United Colors of Benetton, Mothercare, Elverys, Golden Discs and TK Maxx. Leading home grown retailers, such as Best Menswear, Raidar and Tribe carry all the premium names and brands found in any of the top European shopping destinations. We also cater to those with slightly more eclectic tastes, with stores such as Asha, Cactus, and Retro Nation stocking everything from Goth fashions to quirky gifts. Also a one stop shopping destination for tourists, visitors from overseas can find all kinds of high-end gifts and souvenirs at a variety of Irish craft and gift stores, including, The Donegal Shop, Carroll’s Irish Gifts and Celtic Spirit. For those wishing to take a break from shopping or sightseeing, Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre has a huge variety of top quality cafes, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes.Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre.Where Grafton Street begins!

St. Stephens Green
Shopping Center


Grafton Street

Grafton Street – Southside

Grafton Street (Irish: Sráid Grafton) is one of the two principal shopping streets in Dublin city centre, the other being Henry Street. It runs from St Stephen’s Green in the south (at the highest point of the street) to College Green in the north (to the lowest point). In 2008, Grafton Street was the fifth most expensive main shopping street in the world, at €5,621/m²/year, and the thirteenth most expensive main shopping street in the world in 2016 at approx €3,300/m²/year.

Grafton street is best known for it’s live performances, Allie Sherlock can be seen regularly on this street and a once a year pop up christmas Busking event with Glen Hansard/Bono & Hozier is becoming a regular tradition on Christmas Eve.

Shops include Victoria Secret/ Tommy Hilfiger/ Marks & Spencer / Weir & Sons Jewellery store , Disney and the Camera Center


Henry Street – Northside

Henry Street is located on Dublin’s Northside and is one of the two principal shopping streets of Dublin, running from the Spire of Dublin and the General Post Office on O’Connell Street in the east to Liffey Street in the west.

The main department store on Henry st. Is Arnotts. A traditionally Irish Department store in a wonderful historical building. The other main features of Henry Street are Jervis st. shopping center and of course Penny’s [Primark]. Penny’s is originally an Irish company that has since changed it’s location to a UK based company but it’s heritage is deeply rooted from Dublin. The original store can still be seen on O’Connell Street.

Henry Street


Georges Arcade – Southside

South City Markets was Dublin’s first purpose built Victorian Shopping Centre. In 1876 Dublin (South) City Market Company was incorporated with a share capital of two hundred thousand pounds and a loan capital of fifty thousand pounds, for the establishment, maintenance and regulation of a market on the south side of the city of Dublin. A special Act of Parliament was passed, which gave the Company power to acquire the property that was required for construction of the Market and to widen and improve the surrounding streets. Designed by distinguished British architects Lockwood and Mauson, and promoted by wealthy families with extensive property interests in the city, South City Market was formally opened by the Lord Mayor, Sir George Moyers LLD in 1881.

The occasion was marked by a large number of citizens being entertained to luncheon by the Chairman of the market company Mr Joseph Tod Hunter Pim. The absence of invitations to the native Dubliners went down badly with the locals and The Market was not initially popular with ordinary Dubliners, possibly because of the appointment of English architects and builders. In any event, tragedy was to befall South City Market on August 27th 1892 when the massive city fire of that date devastated the whole building. Miraculously no one was killed but the shopkeepers lost their premises and overhead homes, and the stallholders suffered even greater financial loss through their stock not having been insured. Some of the letters from the Stallholders to Management detailing the extent of their stock loss remain to this day. There was a flood of public sympathy for them and a fund for their relief was successfully organised.

The Centre was re-built in the same style, using local labour and craftsmen, and was re-opened on September 13th 1894 and on this occasion all local dignitaries of any standing whatsoever were invited. South City Market or George’s Street Arcade, as it is more commonly known today, has traded continuously since then, with its fortunes oscillating up and down, reflecting the varying economic circumstances of the city down through the years.

George’s Arcade


Powerscourt Townhouse

Powerscourt Townhouse – Southside

Powerscourt Centre is a speciality shopping centre set in an elegant Georgian house centrally located just off Grafton Street.Formally, 59 South William Street was home to Richard Wingfield 3rd Viscount Powerscourt (1730-1788) and his wife Lady Amelia, who bought the Townhouse to entertain guests during Parliament season. Back then, the building was a house for parties, and very much lives up to that reputation nowadays!

The townhouse, designed by Robert Mack, took 3 years to complete at a cost of €80,000 and is the third finest Georgian House in Dublin, with the magnificent Leinster House and Charlemont House leading respectively. The Lord and Lady Powerscourt spared no expense in decorating the house and employed well know artists and craftsmen. In order to dazzle their guests the hallway and landing were decorated in a rococo style and the ceiling in the music room, currently The Town Bride, and in the ballroom, The Powerscourt Gallery, are in a neo classical style.

They were designed by Michael Stapleton. Known in Dublin as the ‘French Earl’ because he had made the Grand Tour and returned home wearing the latest Parisian fashions, starting a trend that continues in the building to this day, Richard died here in 1788 and was laid out in state for two days, with the public being admitted to view him.

Over the years, the Government made expansive alterations to the property.  Francis Johnston, architect of the G.P.O. and St. George’s Church, added three groups of buildings around the courtyard for use as a stamp office.  There are other examples of Johnston’s work nearby on Clarendon Street, with the Clock tower and Bell.

The Powerscourt Centre is a fine example of Dublin’s Georgian architecture; the house is unique in showing the transition from rococo style to neo-classic under one roof.  Meldon, in his ‘Views of Dublin’ (1779) said the house ‘ may be considered in point of consequence of appearance and architectural embellishment, as the third private edifice in Dublin.’ With its historic past the centre’s architecture serves as a magnificent setting for browser’s and shoppers alike. The house has become a regular test for students of architecture.


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Top 5 Free Things to do In Dublin

We all love free stuff! so why not see the city on a budget! Below we list 5 Free places or things you can do in Dublin city whilst on a short trip. A Top tip is that most museums in Dublin are free to visit with a donation only appreciated. They are also closed on Monday’s so bare that in mind. Enough said let’s dive right in!

1. National Archaeology Museum

National Archaeology Museum

The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology (Irish: Ard-Mhúsaem na hÉireann – Seandálaíocht) is a branch of the National Museum of Ireland located on Kildare Street in Dublin, and dealing with Irish and other antiquities. In general, the museum covers the history of Ireland from the Stone Age to the Late Middle Ages. Many important artefacts from the museum were featured in a book A History of Ireland in 100 Objects.

It features displays on prehistoric Ireland, including Bronze Age work in gold, early medieval church treasures of Celtic art, Viking Ireland and Medieval Ireland. There are special displays of items from Ancient Egypt, Cyprus and the Roman world, and special exhibitions are regularly mounted.

2. Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park (Irish: Páirc an Fhionnuisce) is an urban park in Dublin, Ireland, lying 2–4 km west of the city centre, north of the River Liffey. Its 11 km perimeter wall encloses 707 hectares (1,750 acres); it is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city. It includes large areas of grassland and tree-lined avenues, and since the 17th century has been home to a herd of wild fallow deer. The English name comes from the Irish fionn uisce meaning “clear water”. The Irish Government is lobbying UNESCO to have the park designated as a world heritage site.

3. Chester Beatty Library

Chester Beatty Library

Described by Lonely Planet as ‘not just the best museum in Ireland but one of the best in Europe’, the Chester Beatty is the pre-eminent Irish museum promoting the appreciation and understanding of world cultures with holdings of manuscripts, rare books, and other treasures from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. An engaging and welcoming space, visitors from Ireland and overseas will find permanent and temporary displays, an intercultural learning programme and a broad variety of public activities for all ages and backgrounds.

A vibrant National Cultural Institution, the Chester Beatty also reaches out to the culturally diverse communities in Ireland. By drawing upon and interpreting the wonderful collections, the museum actively engages with the newest members of our society.

Once the private library of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875 – 1968), a successful American mining engineer, collector and philanthropist, the Chester Beatty is also today a research library for scholars from all over the world.

4. Free Walking Tours.

Walking Tours

What better way to see the city than with a local Guide and a group of like minded travellers. Make new friends and learn in the process about the wonderful history and culture that Dublin has to offer. Generally these tours last 2.5 hrs and are at a leisurely pace around the city, there are very few hills too so it’s great to get around easily. Top landmarks that most tours do are Dublin Castle, St. Pat’s Cathedral, Christchurch, Daniel O’Connell Statue and a famous but hidden plaque in the city! You’ll just have to do the tours to find out!

We recommend AB Tours Dublin and Dublin School Tours for your walking tour needs, they also do private tours that we can arrange for you just get in touch with us!

Although Technically free it is at your discretion to tip the guide!

5. The National Gallery

National Gallery

Grand collection of European art spanning the 14th to the 20th-century covering all major schools. Their mission is to care for, interpret, develop and showcase art in a way that makes the National Gallery of Ireland an exciting place to encounter art. They aim to provide an outstanding experience that inspires an interest in and an appreciation of art for all. They are dedicated to bringing people and their art together.

Explore the wonders of the National Gallery of Ireland’s collection, and take a leisurely stroll around their beautiful galleries from the comfort of your own home in their virtual tours.

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Dublin’s Best Coffee Shops

We all love our daily dose of Caffeine to kick start our day, or even evening depending on your dispostition. Here we list some of Dublin’s best Coffee fixes and cosy/unique places to enjoy a hot brew whilst in the City.

– Mind the Step Cafe – Strand St. Great – D1

Not only is this a fine coffee shop, but it is also home for some of Dublin’s Dance studios. In here you can find a friendly welcome from Sean and Marta, both of which make you feel right at home. The window seat is the best place to sit and watch the world go by. They have a nice selection of 3fe coffee and their minimalist approach makes it the ideal place to go and do some work or focus for a few hours. All the while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and coffee. The most unique aspect about this coffee shop is that they are open late in the evening, so if you prefer to chat and socialise in a non-bar environment in Dublin, this is your go to place. Check out their offerings of Bespoke Dance /Yoga Classes on the wall . The City center location is also right beside the millenium walk, Jervis st. Luas and the Temple Bar area.

Toasties Menu

Ham & Cheese

€6

Margherita

€6

 

Soup of the Day

€5.50
 

Avocado on Toast
€4

Joined through dancing and coffee, Marta and Seán grew this dream together of creating a home for both.
Mind the Step has a cafe on the ground floor and two Dance Studios in the mezzanine and the basement.

In the Cafe they sell and serve 3fe coffee as well as a small selection of single origin coffees that we also serve in our pour-over V60. Plus a variety of teas, ice coffee, hot chocolate, etc.To go with that, Mind the Step has pastries from the most wonderful local bakers.

Fumbally Cafe – Fumbally Lane – D8

This bohemian style Coffee shop and Community Market is well worth a visit. It’s coolness vibe is off the charts, and the food is all organic. Great for Vegetarians and Vegans alike. It is a Community cafe serving an eclectic menu of health conscious dishes and locally roasted coffee.

OPEN HOURS

Wednesday – Friday 10 – 6

Saturday 10 – 3

They are currently offering Take away and Delivery with an in house Shop/Market fresh organic produce from local farm suppliers as well as organic fruit & veg from further afield. Wholefoods, fermented foods, cheeses, olives, fresh baked sourdough bread and strong white flour (bake your own), natural wines, and all the basics like milk, butter, eggs etc.

Address:

8 Fumbally Lane

Dublin 1

Tel:  (01) 5298732

e-mail: hello@thefumbally.ie

Laine , My Love. – Talbot St. – D1

A Cosy Corner style Cafe, located under the railroad Tracks near Connolly station. Laine, my love has a great food menu also for lunches. They are convenientaly located next to Dublin’s Transport Hub for Busaras and Connolly Train station, for those on the run to catch a train of Bus to other parts of Ireland. They are also close to Molloy’s Dublin 360 Apartment’s. A typical Menu can be found here. Roasted Brown is their coffee Brew of choice and is delightfully smooth on the mouth.

OPEN HOURS

Monday– Friday 7:30am – 3pm

They are currently offering Take away service with some sit down options also.

Kaph – Drury St. – D2

Another cool Coffee house located in South Dublin, close to St. Georges Arcade on Drury St. Kaph is an independent contemporary coffee shop with specialty gourmet cakes and seating over 2 floors. They are Caffeinating Drury street and beyond. Drury st. is a designated Creative quarter of Dublin, and this little coffee shop has been open since 2013 . Their walls are adorned with adoring postcards from Customers from all over the world. There is usually a queue outside the door so that’s always a great sign and they have a nice outdoor window seat that you can sit, chat and mingle with the locals. It’s Very hipster but what coffee shop isn’t these days!

OPEN HOURS

Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm
Sat: 8:30am-6pm
Sun: 11am-6pm

In November 2017, they were able to switch to completely compostable takeaway cups, which they still proudly use today (just different artwork). Following from that, they were determined to rid themselves of single-use plastic and go either recyclable, but preferably compostable. They also have a great online store for all your custom coffee & Tea Blended , Matche Latte needs. From filters, to aerators to speciality blends of Tea and coffee.

They are currently offering Take away service with some sit down options outside also.

Jacobs Inn

Hostel Tips & Tricks

hostel tips & tricks ! according to dermo and others !

These are some general rules and advice for staying in a hostel or backpackers, we all want our Hostel experience to be enjoyable and stress free…so these are some quick Hostel tips & tricks in order to keep both you and the staff at the hostel on sweet terms..

A note on us; All of us here have been working the desk of some of Dublin’s busiest tourist hostels for too many years to mention . Me, I have also stayed in hostels around the world so I hope I can give you some good pointers on how to maximize your stay from both sides !

tip # 1: book the right date!

There is nothing worse than seeing the face of a person arriving at the desk with the sudden realisation, after we tell them that they have reserved the wrong date!. Pay attention, seeing someone’s face drop to the floor is not a pretty sight! For example one of the most common errors is reserving the day you have made the reservation rather than the actual date you want to stay..uhoo spaghettiooo L. We do our utmost to accommodate all these kinds of problems so don’t worry most staff don’t want to see you go homeless for the night.!

tip #2 : be nice!

Being polite and being nice, saying your please and thank you’s believe it or not go a very very long way!. The respect factor ups about 50 points if they appreciate your time as precious and vice versa.

tip #3 : ask questions! (or read our blog !!)

Local knowledge is key to any enjoyable stay, the whole purpose of our job at the desk is not only to check you in but to be your very own personal tourist guide! For the most part we know the cheapest best and easiest way to get to places, what’s on in the city and where the best venues and gigs are. Of course we do love the good old classics, like how do I get to the airport! Which we incidentally get asked approximately 300 times a day…and believe it or not, yes we do know how to get to the airport! Although I have to admit I like mixing it up a bit and giving people long directions to the bus stop that is 5 seconds away..in the end I tell them it’s at the end of the street..don’t fret, we are not that cruel!

tip #4 : respect fellow travellers.

Being in a dorm room with 10 or sometimes more people can get a bit out of control , but if everyone sticks to their space and tries to keep the noise down at night makes for a good atmosphere. My advice is try to get to know your fellow roommates, you may even end up going out that night and having a life long friend!. In my case that’s exactly what happened! Phil! You saved my life!…:)

tip #5 label your food!

Putting a label on the good old grub keeps the housekeepers away and also the local food nabbers! They assume otherwise someone has just left it there and will not hesitate to add that extra key ingredient that you may have to their spag Bol! Keep it tidy..keep it dated!

tip #6 have fun!

Go out on the town, try to immerse yourself in not only the touristic things but also the local spots. The locals know the very best spots and if you ever come back to your destination, you may even have a place to stay! Imagine that! Snuggles all round!

tip #7: take advantage of the free stuff!

Free Breakfast, free walking tours, free Wi-fi, free museums…if something doesn’t involve some monetary transaction, why not take advantage of it. The best way to stick to your budget is not to pay…simple rules! But I live by them and I can say I’ve had some amazing trips on a dime!

tip #8: get social within the common areas!

See that thing called your phone or Laptop..unless you are booking a flight or calling mom to say hi, close them, shut them off and talk with your fellow travellers. I see it all the time people in a foreign country online and supposedly having the best time ever…online! And not moving from the couch. Get out enjoy the sights and only use the gadgets as a necessity! Better yet talk to the guy or girl next to you, like the dorm it can evolve to some of the best friendships ever..that or the worst but at least you tried!

tip # 9: reserve early

The sooner you know your expected date book it! For some reason we here at Jacobs and Isaacs are just so darn popular these days that without fail we are booked up every weekend.. I put it down the great staff and facilities but I may be slightly biased on this front!

tip #10: come back!

My motto is places don’t go anywhere, people do so try not to cram everything into the one trip, always leave something unfinished so that if you do ever come back, you have something new and interesting to do. I’ve lived in Dublin for 8 years and I still haven’t seen everything or every pub…although I have tried, tried so hard! We have the best bars in the world and as you can imagine there are over 1000 within the city limits of Dublin alone…imagine that for a pub Crawl!

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