Parking in Dublin City
With as many as 10,000 spaces, Dublin City offers motorists a range of parking options. Price and availability can vary considerably with location. As in most urban core areas, on-street parking in Dublin's city centre tends to be both expensive and difficult to find. Private multi-storey parking garages can be a convenient if somewhat costly alternative. Outlying areas tend to have on-street parking which is more readily available and a bit cheaper.
On-street parking is charged by the hour using a "pay and display" system. Ticketing machines, which accept 50-cent and €1 coins, are installed anywhere motorists are required to use them. Double yellow lines indicate no-parking zones, and likewise it is illegal to park in any area designated for pedestrians, cyclists, buses or taxis. Parking in a zone marked with a single yellow line is illegal unless outside the time designated on the signs. Violators risk being ticketed, clamped or towed. Prices for on-street parking vary with location, day of the week and time of day. There are various parking zones throughout Dublin, and the rules for each zone are posted along the streets.
Private multi-storey parking garages - of which there are at least 20 - are planted throughout Dublin City, and many are concentrated in the city centre. Private car parks charge by the hour and tend to be more expensive than public on-street parking, so it's a good idea to check the rates before committing. Many shopping centres, including the Ilac,Stephen's Green and Jervis Shopping Centre as well as Dundrum Town Centre, have on-site car parks available to those with car hire in Dublin City.