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 0.93 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 151.32 Mbps and mobile is 72.59 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 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 2023, Ireland will celebrate 11 national public holidays. The next one Saint Patrick’s Day will take place on March 17.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2023 New Year’s DayLá Caille
February 6, 2023Moving holiday Saint Brigid’s DayLá Fhéile Bríde
March 17, 2023 Saint Patrick’s DayLá Fhéile Pádraig
April 7, 2023Moving holiday Good FridayAoine an Chéasta
April 10, 2023Moving holiday Easter MondayLuan Cásca
May 1, 2023Moving holiday May DayLá Bealtaine
June 5, 2023Moving holiday June HolidayLá Saoire i mí an Mheithimh
August 7, 2023Moving holiday August HolidayLá Saoire i mí Lúnasa
October 30, 2023Moving holiday October HolidayLá Saoire i mí Dheireadh Fómhair
December 25, 2023 Christmas DayLá Nollag
December 26, 2023 St. Stephen’s DayLá Fhéile Stiofáin

Tourism

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?

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

What is the weather like in Dublin?

Today the sun in Dublin, rises at 7:53 AM and sets at 5:25 PM. The climate of Dublin may be categorized as a Marine west coast (Cfb), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9OvercastLow: 3.7°C (38.66°F)High: 9.1°C (48.38°F)
FridayFeb 10OvercastLow: 5.2°C (41.36°F)High: 10°C (50°F)
SaturdayFeb 11OvercastLow: 5°C (41°F)High: 10.8°C (51.44°F)
SundayFeb 12OvercastLow: 2.2°C (35.96°F)High: 8.3°C (46.94°F)
MondayFeb 13Partly cloudlyLow: 4.1°C (39.38°F)High: 10.4°C (50.72°F)
TuesdayFeb 14OvercastLow: 7°C (44.6°F)High: 12.4°C (54.32°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.
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