Is Dublin safe for new and unexpecting travelers?
When you think of Ireland, it’s difficult not to picture the rolling greenery, a pint of Guinness, and ‘the Pale.’
Dublin is the iconic capital for the great Republic of Ireland, and it has its fair share of history.
It’s found on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey.
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Is Dublin Safe?
The historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and the imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral founded way back in 1191.
For those not in the know, Dublin is a smart city and is going down the right path in becoming a sustainable city of the future.
Ireland can seem like the safest country in the world. However, this shouldn’t mean you let your guard down when visiting Dublin.
How Safe is Dublin?
Dublin is an interesting place when it comes to the question of safety.
On the one hand, it’s just like any other major European city with petty crime problems, organized crime, and the highest chances of crime happening to visitors being pickpocketing or other petty crime.
We like to carry a Pacsafe (or an equivalent style backpack) when exploring cities like Dublin to help conceal any valuables.
However, it’s still seen by some visitors as one of the safest capitals in the world. This is due to the fact that the population of Ireland is actually quite low so crime is quite sparse nationally.
There are thousands of people, however, that live in the busy streets of Dublin and are in fact criminals.
In our opinion, Dublin is a very safe city because of just how many tourists visit here and the main touristy spots being normally very quiet.
If we had to criticize Dublin’s tourism, we would say the drug problem in neighborhoods such as Ballymun and Ballyfermot is the main problem.
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