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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘hello ’
English
‘dia dhuit ’
( dee-ya gwit )
Irish
Plug type g
Electricity
230V/50hz
May-Sep
Best time to go
Summer
Tuesday
HRS
03
03
MINS
50
50
Current Time
GMT +1

Money and costs

Currency
Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated May 29, 2019 4:48AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€80
  • Dorm bed: €12–20
  • Cheap meal in cafe or pub: €8–15
  • Inter-city bus travel (200km trip): €12–25
  • Pint: €5–6.50 (more expensive in cities)
Midrange
€80–150
  • Double room in hotel or B&B: €80–180 (more expensive in Dublin)
  • Main course in midrange restaurant: €15–30
  • Car rental (per day): from €30
  • Three-hour train journey: €60
Top end (more than)
€150
  • Four-star hotel stay: from €200
  • Three-course meal in good restaurant: around €70
  • Top round of golf (midweek): from €100

Visas

Not required by most citizens of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada.

Get the latest visa advice for Ireland from our community.

When to go and weather

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IRL
Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland

Getting to Ireland

Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Getting around Ireland

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.

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