In this page:
Entry Requirements |
Organizing Your Trip |
Living Conditions |
Different Forms of Tourism
Blarney Stone - Brownshill Dolmen- Bunratty Castle - Delvin Castle - Dublin Castle - Rock of Cashel.
For all tourism spots click here.
Several sites are protected by the UNESCO World Heritage.
Many festivals and cultural events also take place.
Ireland is well known for its wildlife and its National Parks.
Ireland is a jewels of megalithic monuments. A lot of sacred sites let enter the Celtic legend.
Lisdoonvarna is a spa town in north County Clare.
As an island, Ireland is surrounded by beaches. Click here to get more information.
- Winter Sports
Skiing, snowboarding, surfing, canoeing, walking...
- Outdoor Activities
Walking, hiking, cycling... For further information, see the Island Ireland website.
Special purchases include hand-woven tweed, hand-crocheted woolens and cottons, sheepskin goods, gold and silver jewellery, Aran knitwear, linen, pottery, Irish crystal and whiskey...
Shopping hours: Mon-Sat 09h00-17h30/18h00.
Many towns have a late night opening on Thursday or Friday until 20h00/21h00.
Sunday: 12h00 - 17h00/18h00 (main shopping centres, larger department stores). Many smaller supermarkets in towns and villages are also open.
Time Difference and Climate
- Time and Time Difference
It is %T:%M %A In Dublin (GMT in winter, GMT+1 in summer)
- Summer Time Period
From March to October.
Map of the Time Zone
- Type of Climate
The temperate climate is due to mild southwesterly winds and the Gulf Stream. Summers are warm, while temperatures during winter are much cooler. Spring and autumn are very mild. Rain falls all year.
- For Further Information
Met Éireann, weather forecast
Average Annual Temperatures and Rainfall
- Food Specialties
Barmbrack (a currant loaf), boxty (potato pancakes), scones.
Dublin Bay prawns, seafood, smoked salmon, trout...
Oysters (served with Guinness and wholemeal bread).
Irish stew ( mutton, lamb or juicy beef, served with potatoes, stock, onions, carrots and garlic).
Crubeens (pigs’ trotters).
Colcannon (a mixture of potatoes and cabbage cooked together).
Soufflé made with carrageen (a variety of seaweed).
Guinness, Kilkenny, whiskey, stout, tea...
- Dietary Restrictions
There are no specific restrictions.
- Domestic Currency
- ISO Code
- To Obtain Domestic Currency
Currency exchange: available in banks, airports and in bureaux de change. ATMs are widely available, catering for Cirrus and Maestro symbols.
- Possible Means of Payment
Credit / Debit Cards and ATMs: American Express, MasterCard and Visa are all widely accepted.
Traveler's Check Advice: Accepted throughout Ireland. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take traveler’s checks in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.
- Official Language
Irish (Gaelic), spoken as a first language by about 55,000 people (mostly in the west).
- Other Languages Spoken
English. Official documents are printed in both languages.
- Business Language
- Getting Some Knowledge
Click here for some useful phrases in Gaelic.
- Free Translation Tools
Google : Translation
Reverso : Translation
Foreignword : Translation
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