Life In Ireland
Useful apps to download:
- Bank apps: AIB/BOI/Revolut
- School related apps:
- Trinity Live
- Insert other school if available
- Google Maps
- LUAS and Dublin Bus app – for real time information of transport
- Leap top up: newly available on apple phones, so convenient to check the balance and top up leap card (you guys are so lucky!)
- Taxi: FreeNow
- Bike rental: Bleeper
- Food delivery apps: Just Eat, Deliveroo, UberEats
- You can use my referral link wink
- Deliveroo: https://deliveroo.ie/invite?rooit=yunh-s8jm
- UberEats: Use my code at checkout: eats-nw6n4pyrue
- Deliveroo – delivers from ALDI
- Tesco online
Most networks offer unlimited internet with affordable prices. Here is a table of comparison of the more well established networks (Three, Vodafone, Eir) and the newer networks that started in the past two years (GOMO and 48).
|Calls||Unlimited Three to Three|
60 minutes to other networks
|100 any network minutes & unlimited minutes from 3pm on Fridays until 11.59pm on Sundays||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Extras||11GB EU roaming||Full allowance roaming in Europe||10.9GB EU roaming||EU Roaming, Calls, Texts & 10GB Data||10GB EU/UK roaming|
With unlimited data and google maps in hand, you will never get lost! It is extremely easy to get around with public transport and you can walk or cycle as well!
In Dublin you have the options of the Luas, an above ground tram, the bus and the train. As well as taxis and ubers. You can also opt to cycle or walk. With cycling you can get your own bike or there are many bike renting services available e.g. Dublin bikes, Bleeper etc
In Dublin there is a plethora of choices from Asian (Malaysian, Korean, Japanese etc) to Mexican and Mediterranean.
My favourite restaurants are:
- Musashi – Japanese
- Kopitiam – Malaysian
- Jin Restaurant – Chinese
Grocery shopping – many choices of grocery shop, can choose depending on which is near, budget and brand choices
- Lidl – less well known brand, cheaper, and more plastic free options for fruits and vegetables
- Tesco – more well known brands
- Dunnes – if you spend more than a certain amount in store, you will be awarded a 5euro off if you spend 25euro and you can keep getting this discount everytime you shop there and thus if you are loyal to Dunnes.. Need to word this better will edit later.
- M&S – generally more expensive and more plastic, but they do great discount for things that are expiring the next day (things used to be marked down at EOD but apparently now they are doing it during random times of the day)
- Their ready made meals are amazing and taste great
- Their meals for 2 comes with an appetizer, main course, dessert and drinks definitely a bang for your buck
After living in Dublin for 5 years, here are some grocery shopping money saving tips:
- Things like shampoos, soaps, detergent, laundry softeners often go on discount every few months and usually the different brands take turns to go on sale. So it is a good idea to watch out for the sale and stock up on some prior to running out
- Need to think of more will add on later..
Ireland is very well known for their vibrant nightlife, hopefully by the time you guys are here, things with COVID has improved significantly and you will be able to immerse yourself in the full experience.