From finding out how to get around, checking out the city’s art and events, or discovering nuggets of history and places you never knew about, there are few better companions than your trusty smartphone.
Here are 16 apps you absolutely need if you live in Dublin.
Dublin Bus/Irish Rail/Journey Planner
We'll start with the basics. Public transport in Dublin is an unpredictable beast, so you really need all three of these apps to plan you way around and keep an eye on realtime travel updates. All are cross-platform: Dublin Bus, Android and iOS; Irish Rail, Android and iOS; and Journey Planner, Android and iOS.
Developed by Dublin City Council, this map of the city centre shows you interesting locations, buildings, institutions around Dublin, including favourite places, nearby places, and mysterious ‘hidden gems’.
Strapped for cash? See what free-entry concerts and events are happening around the city.
One of the most interesting cinemas in town, showing new releases, foreign-language films, arthouse, almost anything goes. Find times and tickets here.
Dublin Walls (iOS only)
If history is your thing, this little app will show you the location of the original Dublin walls, showing you what parts are still in existence, whether above ground or under. It also contains some really lovely renderings of what old Dublin maps would have looked like.
Drinking on a budget? This app keeps track of the price for pints in Dublin city pubs and helps you find the cheapest.
An interactive music app that takes in audio from your surroundings and turns it into a unique music experience. Sounds a bit crazy, but try it and you'll see that it really does make sense!
A narrated walking tour around the many spots in Dublin associated with James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and our other literary greats.
Explore the life and work of Patrick Kavanagh in this trail across the city.