Dublin in detail

Etiquette

  • Greetings Shake hands with both men and women when meeting for the first time. Female friends are greeted with a single kiss on the cheek.
  • Queues Dubliners can be a little lax about proper queuing etiquette, but are not shy about confronting queue-skippers who jump in front of them.
  • Polite requests Dubliners often use 'Sorry' instead of 'Excuse me' when asking for something; they're not really apologising for anything.