Ireland Travel Guide

Continent: Europe
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Ireland Travel Essentials

Ideal Duration: 7-10 days for exploring Dublin, Galway, and the Cliffs of Moher; 2 weeks for a more comprehensive exploration including the Ring of Kerry and Giant's Causeway

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Best Time: Summer (June-September) Read More

Accommodation Cost (per night in USD):
Dorm bed: $15-30
Budget: $50-100
Mid-range: $120-200
Luxury: $250 and above

Budget for Food & Drinks (per day in USD):
Budget: $10-20
Mid-range: $30-50

Visa Policy for Indians:
Short-stay visa required

Visa Policy for Other Nationals:
Short-stay visa required for many countries

Getting In Ireland :
Dublin Airport (DUB), Shannon Airport (SNN)
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Getting Around Ireland : Buses, trains, rental cars Read More

"The mythical island of Europe"

Ireland Tourism

Located in the northwestern Europe, the island of Ireland is famous for its ancient rocks and great legends. Apart from the natural beauty of the beaches, lakes, mountains and limestone deserts, the country is also known for its numerous festivals. It is also known as the Emerald Isle as it is rich is poetry, prose, painting as well as tourist literature. With proper warmth and hospitality, Ireland is very popular among the tourists.

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Best time to visit Ireland

Though the best time to visit is the late spring and early autumn for the best weather, people flock to Ireland during the summers and especially in the months of July and August. Seaside destination (Read More)s are too crowded during these months as well as the remote areas get a considerable amount of tourist footprints.

Holidify's opinion on Travel to Ireland

What's Great about Travelling to Ireland ?

Mythical natural beauty. St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Irish food. Culturally Rich.

What's Not So Great about Travelling to Ireland ?

The unpredictable weather. Not maintaining punctuality. Too much crowd in summers.

Who should Travel to Ireland ?

Adventure lovers, beach lovers, family

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Exchanging Money in Ireland

The currency exchange in Ireland is not a problem as there are a lot of banks in all the towns and cities. One can also exchange their currency at the airports. There are organisations like Foreign Currency Exchange International or ICE international currency exchange which help to change your currency.

Nightlife in Ireland

The nightlife in Ireland is renowned all over the world because of the variety of it. From the lively city nightclubs, rooftop bars to the cosy country pubs, there is everything here. The best place to spend the night is in a pub. Ireland is famous for its traditional pubs which have good beer, frills and is a great place to have a good conversation. There are also some continental style bars,Ênight clubs and disco bars in the major towns and cities. Dublin has one of the best nightlife in Europe, the other popular ones being Cork, Belfast and Galway.

Shopping in Ireland

Ireland being a small country, may not have huge shopping districts like London or Milan, but the major cities like Dublin, Galway and Cork offer a good experience for shoppers. The best things to buy there are traditional Irish products like Waterford Crystal, Aran sweaters and linen. These are found in the main boutiques,Êand always look for the 'Guaranteed Irish' symbol which reflects authenticity. Other items for souvenirs can be pottery, tweed, jewellery, Irish whisky and good quality glassware.

Festivals of Ireland

Ireland is a culturally rich place which lots of events and festivals take place throughout the year. There are annual food, music, drink, dance and theatre festivals held every year. The most popular festivals are Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, Dublin International Film Festival, Dublin Horse Show, the Rock Festival and the Gourmet Festival at Kinsale. The St. Patrick's Festival on 17th March is celebrated with grandeur every year.

Hygiene in Ireland

Ireland is a pretty clean country and is well maintained by the government. The public healthcare is also really good here which is provided by the Health Service Executive. But due to lack of enough hospitals, most corridors of the health care places are brimmed with people, and they have to wait a lot before getting their check up done. Some vaccinations to take into account are MMR, DPT, Varicella, Polio and the yearly flu shot.

Customs of Ireland

As a common knowledge, Ireland is of the most courteous nations. It is customary to greet Hello to anyone you meet, followed by questions like how are you or how have you been. While accepting gifts from someone, it is better to refuse politely for the first time. It is customary to shake hands when you meet for the first time and always make eye contact while talking to others. Dressing modestly is advisable when going out in public. In order to tip after a meal, it is preferred if you pay 10 percent of the entire bill amount.

Tips for visiting Ireland

The police in Ireland is approachable and courteous, so they are always there for help whenever needed. Crime is comparatively lower here than other European countries, though late night empty streets may be dangerous. The emergency number is either 112 or 999. The most important thing one must not forget to carry is a raincoat or an umbrella as the weather in Ireland is pretty unpredictable, and it is common to rain during any time of the year.

Food of Ireland

Food, though a bit expensive in Ireland, is one of the most outstanding features for the tourists. The Irish cuisine is considered to be very hearty as it includes a lot of meat, potatoes and cabbage in most of their dishes. The classic Irish dishes include Boxty, Champ, Coddle, Colcannon, Mixed Grill, bacon and cabbage and seafood pie. Irish stew made with potatoes and lamb with celery, carrots and onions is a must try. The Irish breakfast spread consists of bacon, eggs, sausages and a white or black pudding. Donegal in Ireland is considered to be the seafood capital of the country for the enormous amount of seafood dishes it has.

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How to reach Ireland from India?

There are direct flights from Delhi tu Dublin via Abu Dhabi and Dubai, from where one can take flights to other parts of the country. Major airline operators are Etihad Airways, Jet Airways, Air zindia, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines.


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