Abbreviation for Dublin, Ireland


Dublin has established itself as one of Europe’s nicest capitals, where most feel welcome. You should be quite introverted and social to avoid talking to locals over a pint of Guinness at the local pub, even if you are right in the center.

Dublin has become one of Europe’s most popular weekend destinations, and especially in the Temple Bar district, there may seem to be more Swedes, Frenchmen, Englishmen and Spaniards than Irish.

Dublin is not a particularly beautiful city, although it definitely has its charm. But the city’s main draws are its residents, who are open, talkative and inclusive, just like elsewhere in Ireland. People in Dublin are extremely proud of their city, and don’t be surprised if one of them offers to show you around. Dublin has something for everyone; couples, families and singles will be able to settle here, year round.

Get to know Dublin

Dublin is the capital of Ireland and is situated in the middle of the east coast of the island around the outlet of the Liffey River. The city was officially founded in 988 as a Viking settlement, and Dublin became the capital in the 13th century, although Ireland was under English rule until 1921. The Norwegian Vikings have left their mark on Dublin, and you can still see many traces of them. Around 1.2 million of Ireland’s 4.3 million inhabitants (November 2007) live in or around Dublin.

Many people believe that Ireland is an English-speaking country, and that is partly true, even if the official language is Irish, or gaeilge as the real name is. This has little to do with the English language, but only around 350,000 of the country’s inhabitants speak Irish fluently, and most of them live in Northern and Western Ireland. You will probably still come out for the language, since public forms and documents are usually in both languages. Like Norway, the mains supply in Ireland is also 220/230 volts. However, since the system follows the UK with “three-pin connectors”, you should bring an adapter.

Dublin city center is not very large, and most attractions are within walking distance of each other. If you study a city map for five minutes, you may notice some landmarks that make the danger of getting completely lost in the city very small.

You can easily divide Dublin into four sections and use the Liffey River which separates east-west, and the main streets of O’Connell Street and Grafton Street as the axis from north to south. Most attractions, nightlife and shopping areas are in the south, although there are also plenty of good reasons to spend some time on the slightly less expensive north side as well.

Dublin and Acronyms

City Profile

  • Abbreviation: D
  • Country: Ireland

The River Liffey

Liffey is a relatively narrow, shallow and brown-green river that divides Dublin into two geographically and socially. The southern part was traditionally inhabited by the more affluent citizens, surrounded by parks, museums, cathedrals and shopping streets, while the poorer working class lived in the gray area north of the river. The differences have escalated considerably over the past few years, but there are still some ingrained old beliefs.

The southwest part of the city center, that is, south of Liffey and west of Grafton Street, is also the oldest part of Dublin. Here lay the Vikings settlement that you still find traces of, and the original center, surrounded by thick city walls, was here. Here you will also find many of the city’s major tourist attractions, such as Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Viking Adventure.

Also, the area is closest to Liffey Dublin’s premier nightlife area, the famous – or infamous – Temple Bar. Thousands of tourists flock here daily to shop and visit museums, galleries and pubs during the day, and to drink and party at night. Most of the city’s own residents prefer other areas, and see Temple Bar as an over-commercialized district reserved for tourists. In the evenings, things can go really well, with lots of stuffing and stuffing both in the pubs and in the streets.

East of Grafton Street

East of Grafton Street main street you will find many of Dublin’s parks and newer cultural features. Here are the National Gallery, National Museum, St Stephens Green, Merrion Square, National History Museum, Parliament, National Library and Trinity College. Grafton Street and most of the side streets are pedestrian streets, and in addition to all the shops, markets and shopping centers, there are always many street artists and musicians who color the cityscape.

North of Liffey

On the north side of the river it is further between the attractions. At the top of O’Connell Street’s main street is Parnell Square and The Garden of Remembrance, with its Writers Museum, a tribute to Dublin’s many world-renowned writers. Close by is the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art. Whiskey enthusiasts can take a trip to Old Jameson Distillery, a huge museum dedicated to Irish whiskey with guided tours, one mile west of O’Connell Street.

While this area is not particularly beautiful, you will find a more traditional and authentic Dublin in the streets around O’Connell Street than you do in the more commercial, restored and tourist-oriented southern Dublin. Here you meet locals at the pubs, unlike Temple Bar, where you meet Swedes and Germans. The northeastern district is more gray and delirious, and not the place for tourists to stroll around in the evenings, though during your stay you may need to visit Connolly Station main train station.

Facts about Dublin

Dublin is the capital of Ireland and naturally also the country’s largest city measured by population. The city is a very popular destination for both young people and adults from the rest of the UK. Nightlife can best be described as lively in Dublin, at least in Temple Bar.

Population About. 1.2 million inhabitants
Official languages English and Irish (Gaelic)
Control Form Republic
Religion Roman Catholic (89%)
Time Difference Ireland is 1 hour after Norway
Currency Euro. ATMs can be found almost everywhere, and the use of credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard and Diners is very widespread. Check our currency guide for exchange rates !
Tips If service is included in the bill, it will not be necessary to provide tips. If not, 10% is common. Not at the pub!
Embassy The Norwegian Embassy is located in Molesworth Street. Tel: +353 1 6621800.
Tourist Dublin Tourism Center, Suffolk Street
Telephone +353
Emergency 999/112
Electricity 220V. You need an adapter for the UK 3-pin outlet, and these are normally available in stores
Holidays and Holidays January 1, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day), first Monday in May, June and August, last Monday in October
Visa Not required for Norwegian citizens
Vaccinations No vaccines are required
Water Can be drunk from the tap
Nearest major cities Belfast, Cork, Limerick
Safety Slightly violent crime, but some filler and loot, especially in the Temple Bar area at night / night. Also pay attention to pickpockets in crowds.

D: Dublin

List of Dublin Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Dublin is D which stands for Dublin. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Dublin, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

Abbreviation Meanings
LUAS [not an acronym] Dublin Light Rail System
CODAN County Dublin Area of Need
CDBKA County Dublin Beekeepers’ Association
DECI Dublin
DRAIN Dublin
D Dublin
DAILY Dublin
DARG Dublin Abortion Rights Group
DAHC Dublin Academic Health Care
DATH Dublin Academic Teaching Hospital
DAA Dublin Airport Authority
DASF Dublin Airport Stakeholders Forum
DART Dublin Area Rapid Transit
DBS Dublin Business School
DCR Dublin Central Reservations
DCBA Dublin City Business Association
DCC Dublin City Council
DCL Dublin City Library
DCU Dublin City University
DCHS Dublin Coffman High School
DCAS Dublin College of Advanced Studies
DISCOUNT Dublin Core
DC Dublin Core
DCQ Dublin Core Qualifiers
DISCOUNT Dublin Corporation
DC Dublin Corporation
DDP Dublin Death Patrol
DDH Dublin Dental Hospital
DDDA Dublin Docklands Developers Autocracy
DDDA Dublin Docklands Development Authority
DEAF Dublin Electronic Arts Festival
DFAF Dublin Fine Arts Foundation
DHS Dublin High School
DHNA Dublin Historic Neighborhood Association
DICP Dublin Inner City Partnership
DIAS Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
DIT Dublin Institute of Technology
DIFC Dublin International Foundation College
DIFFERENCE Dublin Irish Festival
DIF Dublin Irish Festival
DJHS Dublin Jerome High School
DJD Dublin Julian Day
DLAF Dublin Lesbian Arts Festival
DMA Dublin Martial Arts
DMBB Dublin Men’s Basketball Board
DMMC Dublin Molecular Medicine Center
DOP Dublin Orchestral Players
DPIE Dublin Partners in Education
DPT Dublin Port Tunnel
DSDG Dublin Saab Drivers Group
DSBA Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
DTA Dublin Transport Authority
DTO Dublin Transportation Office
DTO-2 Dublin Transportation Office
DUSL Dublin United Soccer League
DULFC Dublin University Ladies’ Football Club
DWW Dublin Writers Workshop
DYO Dublin Youth Orchestras
DAYTON Dublin Youth Theatre
EIDWS Dublin, Ireland
DUB Dublin, Ireland – Dublin
GCD Griffith College Dublin
HSD High School Dublin
IDLA IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (Dublin, Ireland)
ODCSSS Online Dublin Computer Science Summer School
PRND Petite Riviere and New Dublin
RDFA Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association
RDS Royal Dublin Society
SDFC South Dublin Ford Centre
TCD Trinity College Dublin
TCDI Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
UCD University College Dublin
UDAC Upper Dublin Aquatic Club
UDLC Upper Dublin Lutheran Church
UDSD Upper Dublin School District
UDT Upper Dublin Township