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How safe is it for a woman to be travel alone in Ireland?

By Traveller July 6, 2017
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How safe is it for a woman to be travel alone in Ireland?

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By Taqiya Traveller July 6, 2017

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Hi! It's safe to travel alone for a woman. Take the usual precautions you would in any city with your belongings and be aware of your surroundings, and if you are drinking who you make friends with, but I often go home alone in a taxi from a night out in Dublin with no fear and have walked around on my own in the city at night. The occasional drunk chancer might try to chat you up but they are mostly harmless and can be politely turned down. If you want extra security download the mytaxi app so if you ever feel afraid you can summon a taxi to bring you home. The only areas I wouldn't recommend walking around are some parts of the North side of the river - gardiner street, amiens street, mountjoy square in general (or Sheriff street ever) - or Cork street on the south side, but there's not too much there to see for tourists although some of the cheaper hotels are there. O'Connell street can get rough later at night so get a taxi back to your hotel/hostel at night if you are staying near there. During the day time mostly places are safe and at night 99.9% of the time you will be fine. As with anywhere, the more people there are around the safer you are. Same applies for outside of Dublin, public transportation and licensed taxis are safe and people are genuinely nice if you ever need help.
Local July 6, 2017
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It is safe but I would take someone with you if at all possible safety in numbers 👍
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Local July 6, 2017
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Very safe, I would imagine you will be fine. What areas are you visiting and I can give you more specific help and advice?
Local July 6, 2017
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I think I will be in Dublin for the majority of my trip and then maybe Ill take day trips to see other towns.
Okay, Dublin is very safe but you should be wary of pickpockets and phone snatchers. On both sides of the city but especially the northside. If possible, avoid areas like Gardiner Street late at night. Not necessarily dangerous, as its mostly cheap hotels but can be dark, quiet and a little isolated. O'Connell St has a high police presence so no issues there. Everywhere else should be fine, I often walk around late at night and I have never been attacked or robbed. Just don't look like an obviously lost tourist and don't flash expensive things.
It's really safe! I recently had a girlfriend visiting from the US who remarked how many women she saw in Dublin walking around alone at night - something that wouldn't happen in her hometown of Austin, TX. That doesn't mean you shouldn't have your wits about you - just like in any new place you are unfamiliar with, it pays to be wise and stay aware of your surroundings - and obviously your drinks! Muggings do happen and crime is not unheard of, plus Ireland is small so it's easy to wander into rougher areas. But in general you will find that although you may get some cat-calling, for the most part it's harmless.
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Local July 6, 2017
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Hi Taqiya. It is extremely safe for a woman to travel alone in Ireland. Buses, trams and trains (all public transport) are all very safe - when on trams in Dublin city centre just make sure your bag is zipped/close to you at all times as there can be pickpocets at times. Hostels and hotels likewise are also very safe for women. As with any urban area, when in Dublin, Cork, Galway or Limerick cities or any towns, don't walk home unaccompanied at night time etc. All or our taxis are clearly marked as taxis (branding on the side and lit-up signs on the roof) so you are safe to use these clearly marked taxis. You will find Irish people in general are friendly, helpful and welcoming of tourists.
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Local July 6, 2017
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Hi Taqiya. Ireland is a very safe country for solo travellers, female or male. I would have no concerns about travelling alone in Ireland. Best of luck
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Local July 6, 2017
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It is very safe if you speak moderate to good English.

Many women travel alone, you should not have any problems.
Local July 6, 2017
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It's grand. I live in Dublin and have never had any problems. As in all cities you just need to use your common sense when out and about.
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Local July 6, 2017
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It is very safe! I wouldn't be worried, many women travelled Ireland alone, it will be easier if you speak English
Local July 6, 2017
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