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The main Fáilte Ireland tourism center (known as Dublin Discover Ireland Centre) is in the former (and still spectacular) St. Andrew's Church on Suffolk Street and is open July–August, Monday–Saturday 9–7, Sunday 10:30–3, and October–June, Monday–Saturday 9–5:30, Sunday 10:30–3. There is a smaller Northside branch on O'Connell Street that is open Monday–Saturday 9–5. The Dublin Airport branch is open daily 8 am–10 pm; the branch at the Ferryport, Dun Laoghaire, is open Monday–Friday 9:30–1:15 and 2:30–5.
Dublin Discover Ireland Centre (Suffolk St. off Grafton St., Southside, Dublin, Co. Dublin, 2. 1850/230330. www.visitdublin.com.)
Tourist Office O'Connell Street (Upper O'Connell St., Northside, Dublin, Co. Dublin, 1. 01/605–7700 or 1850/230330. www.visitdublin.com.)
Like many tourist capitals around the world, Dublin now features a special pass to help travelers save on admission prices. In conjunction with Fáilte Ireland (Suffolk Street Office and at many other Irish tourist offices throughout Ireland), the Dublin Pass is issued for one, two, three, or six days, and allows free (or, rather, reduced, since the cards do cost something) admission to 30 sights, including the Guinness Brewery, the Dublin Zoo, the Dublin Writers Museum, and Christ Church Cathedral. Prices are €35 for one day; €55 for two days; €65 for three days; and €95 for six days; children's prices are much lower (only €19 for one day). You can buy your card online and have it waiting for you at one of Dublin's tourist information offices when you arrive. Another plus: you can jump to the head of any line at participating museums and sights.
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