Visiting

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...
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Famous Irish People
Ireland is a land of culture and History. Here a list of some famous Irish people : Charles Stewart Parnell Charles Stewart Parnell was an Irish landlord, nationalist political leader, land reform agitator, and the...
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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...
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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...
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Irish Symbols
The Tri-Color Flag The Irish Flag is composed of three colored stripes : green (the Catholic population), white (harmony and unity) and orange (the Irish Protestants). It symbolize hope and political peace and was adopted...
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Air Travel
Getting to Ireland by air is increasingly easy and popular, with many airlines opening new routes and the emergence of cheap air travel in Europe there has never been a better time to fly to...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Embassies
Important Addresses and Maps Please note that NOT all the countries listed have their Embassies or Consulates in Dublin. Some who have responsibility for Ireland may be located in other places, especially London, England. Albania...
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