Not required by most citizens of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada.
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Transport in Ireland is efficient and reasonably priced to and from major urban centres; smaller towns and villages along those routes are well served. Service to destinations not on major routes is less frequent and often impractical.
Car The most convenient way to explore Ireland's every nook and cranny. Cars can be hired in every major town and city; drive on the left.
Bus An extensive network of public and private buses make them the most cost-effective way to get around; there's service to and from most inhabited areas.
Bicycle Dublin operates a bike-share scheme with over 100 stations spread throughout the city.
Train A limited (and expensive) network links Dublin to all major urban centres, including Belfast in Northern Ireland.