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About Ireland Known as “The Land of Saints and Scholars”, Ireland has a rich history of culture and education. Numerous great writers, poets and musicians have hailed from these parts, from James Joyce to W.B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett to Seamus Heaney, or even Bono himself. Irish people are also well known for their friendliness and hospitality, making it […] Read more
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Customs and Traditions Meeting and Greeting For the most part, Irish people are relaxed, laid back and welcome visitors warmly. But it’s always a good idea, when visiting a foreign country, to know customs and traditions in order to avoid misunderstandings and to make social interaction easy. When meeting people the best advice is to keep it casual: the […] Read more
FAQ Visas for tourists visiting Ireland Tourists from certain countries require visas if they wish to enter Ireland. Find out more. Visas for people visiting Ireland on business Certain people who wish to travel to Ireland for business purposes require visas. Find out more. Student visas to study in Ireland People from certain countries who wish […] Read more
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Bus Services Information Public bus services in Ireland are licensed and regulated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. There is a range of public bus transport services in Ireland (both private and State-owned) offering services on a range of routes. Coras Iompair Éireann (CIE) is a state company that operates the largest volume of services […] Read more
Car Rental Information Hiring a car in Ireland on holidays can be a great way to travel around this or another country without having to buy a car. You may also need to hire a van or a larger vehicle so that you can transport large items. Normally consumers have no problems renting vehicles but there are […] Read more
Ferries Irish Ferries is Ireland’s leading ferry company operating ferries between Ireland and Britain and a car ferry between Ireland and France. Telephone Numbers Ferry & Holiday Bookings to Britain and France €15 service charge applies to all motorist bookings made by telephone or at our ports and offices. Book your car trip on-line and save […] Read more
Rail Services Information Iarnród Éireann, a subsidiary company of a State-owned company, Coras Iompair Éireann (CIÉ), is responsible for operating rail services in Ireland. Iarnród Éireann falls under the remit of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. The company operates passenger rail services nationwide and provides commuter rail services, including the DART service in Dublin and […] Read more
Taxi In Dublin, taxis can be hailed on the street or in taxi ranks – three of the main taxi ranks in the city centre are located on O’Connell Street, St. Stephen’s Green, and closest to Temple Bar at College Green. The Commission for Taxi Regulation provides information and advice to the public in relation to […] Read more

Apartments If you are not one of those people who moves from town to town after only a couple of days, if you prefer to get to know a place more slowly, or if you just appreciate only having to unpack once and then taking day trips from one centrally-located home base, you are going to […] Read more
Country Homes and Farm Houses There are hundreds of country homes and farm houses offering bed & breakfast on a daily or weekly basis with other meals often provided. This type of accommodation gives visitors the opportunity to share in the life of an Irish family in an urban or country setting. They may live in a Georgian residence, a […] Read more
Guest Houses Guest houses are smaller, more friendly places often managed by families. There are over 490 guest houses registered and inspected. These range from converted country houses to purpose-built accommodation. Meals range from bed & breakfast to full board. The minimum number of bedrooms is five and the availability of meals is not a requirement. Fáilte […] Read more
Hostels Youth Hostels A total of 24 youth hostels are operated by An Oige (Irish Youth Hostel Association). They provide simple dormitory accommodation with comfortable beds and facilities for cooking meals. Usage is confined to members of An Oige or other youth organisations affiliated to the International Youth Hostel Federation. Non-members can buy stamps at hostels entitling them to further […] Read more
Hotels There are over 800 hotels inspected, approved and graded by Fáilte Ireland (Tourism Ireland in Ireland). Hotels in Dublin Ballsbridge Hotel Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland Phone: +353 (0)1 637 9300 Ballsbridge Hotel is one of Dublin’s most renowned city hotels. The hotel has 392 guest rooms equipped with everything you need for your […] Read more
Self Catering There is plenty of self-catering in Ireland. Self-catering holidays are available for those who like to come and go without any restrictions. There is self-catering accommodation to suit all needs, including houses, self-contained apartments, cottages and caravans. There are even traditional-style thatched cottages that are fully equipped and located in carefully selected beautiful places. Self […] Read more
Town houses There are hundreds of townhouses offering bed & breakfast on a daily or weekly basis with other meals often provided. This type of accommodation gives visitors the opportunity to share in the life of an Irish family in an urban. All homes that have been inspected and approved by Fáilte Ireland are listed in the […] Read more

Practical information Climate Overall, Ireland has a mild, but changeable, Oceanic climate with few extremes. The climate is typically insular, and as a result of the moderating moist winds which ordinarily prevail from the South-Western Atlantic, it is temperate, avoiding the extremes in temperature of many other areas in the world at similar latitudes. Precipitation falls throughout […] Read more
Embassies Albania Embassy of the Republic of Albania2nd Floor, 24 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6LB United KingdomTel: 004420 – 7828 8897Fax: 004420- 7828 8869 Web: www.albanianembassy.co.ukAlgeria People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria54 Holland Park, London W11 3RSUnited KingdomTel: 0044171 – 221 7800Fax: 0044171 – 221 0448AndorraEmbassy of the Principality of Andorra63 Westover Road, London SW18 2RFUnited KingdomTel: 004420 – 8874 4806Fax: […] Read more
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