Ireland

Capital Dublin

Population 6,378,000

Area 70,273 km2

Key facts

Ireland is a member state of the European Union located in Northern Europe. Ireland has only one border country: United Kingdom. As for languages, the country's residents speak Irish and English.

The national currency in Ireland is Euro (EUR). The euro (€) is subdivided into 100 cent (c).

With today's currency rate, 1 USD is worth 1.03 EUR.

Irish
Banknotes

€5€10€20€50€100€200€500

Irish
Coins

€1€25c10c20c50c1c2c

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Ireland is 139.33 Mbps and mobile is 68.83 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Ireland has more ATMs.59.91 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Ireland without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in Ireland. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Ireland will celebrate 10 national public holidays. The next one October Holiday will take place on October 31.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayLá Caille
March 17, 2022Saint Patrick's DayLá Fhéile Pádraig
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayAoine an Chéasta
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayLuan Cásca
May 2, 2022Moving holidayMay DayLá Bealtaine
June 6, 2022Moving holidayJune HolidayLá Saoire i mí an Mheithimh
August 1, 2022Moving holidayAugust HolidayLá Saoire i mí Lúnasa
October 31, 2022Moving holidayOctober HolidayLá Saoire i mí Dheireadh Fómhair
December 25, 2022Christmas DayLá Nollag
December 26, 2022St. Stephen's DayLá Fhéile Stiofáin

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Ireland?

There are no Mariott hotels in Ireland.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Ireland.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Ireland.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Ireland.

There are Radisson hotels in 7 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Ireland.

What fast food chains are present in Ireland?

Ulster fry are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Ireland. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Ireland below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Ireland.

The KFC chain operates in Ireland.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Ireland.

The Subway chain operates in Ireland.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Ireland.

The Starbucks chain operates in Ireland.

Weather

Today the sun in Dublin, rises at 7:21 AM and sets at 7:09 PM. The climate of Dublin may be categorized as a Marine west coast (Cfb), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29OvercastLow: 8.4°C (47.12°F)High: 16.4°C (61.52°F)
FridaySep 30RainLow: 11.4°C (52.52°F)High: 17.2°C (62.96°F)
SaturdayOct 1OvercastLow: 11.6°C (52.88°F)High: 16.2°C (61.16°F)
SundayOct 2OvercastLow: 10.3°C (50.54°F)High: 17°C (62.6°F)
MondayOct 3OvercastLow: 9.7°C (49.46°F)High: 18.7°C (65.66°F)
TuesdayOct 4Rain showersLow: 16°C (60.8°F)High: 19.3°C (66.74°F)

Weather data for Dublin (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Dublin. You can use Bolt in 3 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Ireland.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.6, Ireland is placed 42nd out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Ireland traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  985.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 3.10 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Ireland

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

Individual travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Individual travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume.

Tobacco allowance

Individual travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco.

Individual travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Ireland?

Currently, citizens of 88 countries can enter Ireland without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Ireland.

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