Ireland international travel guide in 2024

Ireland international travel guide in 2024

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Ireland travel details 🇮🇪
Ireland has a population of 6M with main currency as Euro. The languages spoken are Irish. Ireland travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Automatic teller machines are very common in Ireland. Tipping is usually not expected in Ireland. Internet speed in Ireland is on average 12.8 Mbps.In Ireland you drive on the left side.

Ireland travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions
Demonstrations and large public gatherings regularly occur and could turn violent. Avoid areas where protests and demonstrations are occurring. Monitor the media and follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Ireland.

Issue Date : Dec 4, 2023

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Ireland essential details

Plugs

Ireland uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Irish

Money in Ireland

Currencies

Ireland uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Ireland (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

ATM

Automatic teller machines are very common in Ireland. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Ireland. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Internet in Ireland

Internet

Internet speed in Ireland is on average 12.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Ireland is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about €9.01, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: 3 (Three), Vodafone or eir. Ireland uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Ireland upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling

To call Ireland, dial +, then 353 (the country code for Ireland), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Ireland, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 22 .

Driving in Ireland

Road rules

In Ireland you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on undivided highways, 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on motorways and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on expressways. Left turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.

On the road

Road assistance is available at 0333 2000 999 (RAC), +353 1 649 7460 (AA Ireland) or 1850-227869 (CarTow). For general news on Ireland's traffic use Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). For news on Ireland’s motorways and tolls use Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). Most popular petrol stations in Ireland are Tesco, Campus, EMO, Texaco, Esso, Applegreen, Topaz and MaxOil. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called petrol or Unleaded petrol (95). Petrol costs about €1.27 per liter.Diesel option is called Diesel.

Emergecy

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Fire department
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Ireland visa advice

If you're considering exploring Ireland beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Ireland transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Ireland, understanding Ireland Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.