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Dublin is a great place to raise kids. You will find baby-changing rooms in all public restrooms. There are many parks with playgrounds that are maintained regularly.
Please contact your Human Resources Director or our office for more information on reliable childcare providers and/or nannies. Also, your neighbors, co-workers and other parents at your children's schools are all good sources and will most likely be able to provide you with some good tips and point you in the right direction. Otherwise, you can get a list from the Golden Pages under Nannies or Creches or on the Internet.
Children should always be accompanied and supervised by an adult and should never talk to strangers.
Some of the most popular kid-friendly attractions in Ireland are:
- Dublin Zoo - Dating back to the 1830s, the zoo has a great history and many animals to see!
- Giraffe Play Centres
- Public swimming pools
- Public libraries
- Parks and playgrounds
- Malahide Castle
- Imaginosity Children's Museum
- Sea Safari
- Viking Splash Tours
Kids in Dublin are involved in after-school activities and sports. They enjoy going to the movies, game arcades and shopping with friends. And, they like to just hang out with their friends at each other's homes.
Being a teenager in Dublin is similar to other places. As mentioned above, they love to spend time with their friends and do fun things. Adjustment to any new place takes time, but we feel once they get settled in and meet new friends, they are going to love it here!
Please note: the drinking age in Ireland is 18.
Local schools, libraries and churches are good sources for getting all youth group and activity information for your area. Many schools offer after-school activities, sports groups, dance clubs and scouts, to name just a few.
Get your child involved in any youth club. Chances are they will be informed of all local or nearby town events. Ireland is full of culture and checking out the many sites of Dublin would be a learning experience in itself. Also, there are walking tours of Dublin that take in the culture and history of Dublin. Tours are every Saturday and start outside Trinity College in the city center. For more information, contact the Dublin Tourist Information Center, Tel: 01 6057700
Giraffe Play Centre:
National Aquatic Centre:
Viking Splash Tours:
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