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So, sad. However, I think we need to consider our safety wherever we travel and follow the State Dept's advice. As a female, solo traveler I am always careful where I go, especially at night. I also wear my money belt and I try not to dress such that it screams tourist, although the locals probably know I am immediately. I follow these same safety procedures in the U.S., too.

Posted by
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The alert was issued due to “a number of recent incidents reported in Irish media.”

Posted by
21 posts

Nick,
Just wondering why you say Talbot Street specifically? Going to Dublin for the first time on RS tour in Sept., and our hotel we reserved before the tour starts is near Talbot St.

Posted by
1995 posts

Unfortunately, it's a good reminder to be very careful after dark and always be aware of your surroundings. I know people like to think that Europe is safer but I always use the same precautions as I do at home in a big city in US. Crime is up in every country after Covid lockdowns and ignoring the issue won't make it go away. Be suspect of any stranger who wants to chat you up especially if you are alone.

Posted by
1955 posts

People seem to let their guard down when traveling. You are aware of your surroundings and know enough to be cautious when home but then you go traveling and common sense sometimes goes out the windows.

Concerned , wishing the man from NYC the best. Glad that you reminded us.

I am sad and concerned that this is happening in Dublin, Ireland.

Posted by
103 posts

I'm considering Staycity apartment city centre at Little St Mary street for our vacation next summer. Is this area okay?
We are family of 3. We don't plan to venture out late night

Thanks

Posted by
205 posts

Holly,

We (mother/adult daughter) stayed at that hotel and felt perfectly safe. Mind you, this was in October before the recent events, but we walked back from O'Connell St around 10/11pm on two nights and we were fine. We kept our wits about us, and stayed alert, but felt safer there at night than in some neighborhoods here at home.

PQ

Posted by
58 posts

We were in Dublin last week; we did walk to the Cobblestone in the evening, seemed like neighborhoods change kind of quickly ? We opted to take a taxi back to the hotel..
Heard about the state dept statement on our way back in the taxi...

Posted by
963 posts

I've removed a number of posts here. Arguments are to be kept off our boards at all times. This thread is being locked.