Moving to Dublin: the things you need to know

Moving to Dublin: the things you need to know

Moving to Dublin is a great life decision.

It is one of the most popular tourist cities in Europe – great people, excellent hospitality and lots to see and do.

But, like any city, you need a few pointers from the locals to get you by.

At Storebox, we have years of experience of navigating Dublin, seeing and doing the most interesting things that the city has to offer, and where is best to base yourself.


Dublin can be an expensive place to rent – but there are still bargains to be had.

Depending on what you are moving to Dublin to do, the good news is that it is a relatively small city and most things worth doing are within a walk of the city centre.

Moving to Dublin involves getting to know the different parts. If you are relocating for work, find your office’s location and scope out the areas nearby.

If you are open to sharing, you can get some good deals, particularly with the COVID situation meaning rents are falling. is a good spot for identifying the best rooms, and gives you the chance to chat to potential roommates.

Moving to Dublin: where to go out

Moving to Dublin opens up a lot of opportunities to socialise. The city has some of the best pubs in the world, according to Time Out magazine.

Toner’s on Baggot Street is a great place for a quiet pint or a rowdy night out and has accessible screens for those minded to follow sport.

The Gravedigger’s pub in Glasnevin is located right next to the cemetery; a shrine to some of Dublin’s most famous figures. It also offers a great pint at a reasonable price, and traditional Dublin comfort food.

In their own words, Mulligan’s pub on Westmoreland street is a ‘cultural phenomenon’ and it’s hard to disagree.

For a good night out, Temple Bar is a haven for tourists and live music, while Camden Street and South William Street has some great pubs and places to eat cuisines of all kinds.

Moving to Dublin: travel

Depending on where you base yourself, you need to get to know the bus routes, as well as the tramline (LUAS).

They can be useful, but the buses can be a little unreliable.

In many cases, a bike might be the way forward, in more ways than one. The best place to get a new or secondhand bike is Done Deal, an online marketplace.

Moving to Dublin: the lingo

Dubliners have an accent known the world over, but phrases that might be a little… unfamiliar to someone arriving.

Thankfully, the lads at Foil, Arms and Hog have covered all the bases, so we don’t have to!

Give Storebox Ireland a call on 01 506 5525 or get in touch here!