Ireland destination information

All you need to know before visiting Ireland

Ireland summary

Ireland is a small country with around 6M Irish. Official languages are Irish and English. Ireland uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+00:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Ireland is Euro (EUR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 123
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 22

ATMs in Ireland are Very common. Internet speed in Ireland is on average 12.8 Mbps. In Ireland you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Dublin
🗣️ English Irish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 6M ☀️ ~9 °C 🌧 ~96 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 70k km2 (27k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Ireland uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • Irish


Currency 💱

1 EUR = 1.1 USD

Ireland uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦

Very common

Automatic teller machines are very common in Ireland. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Ireland. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Card 💳

Widely accepted

Credit cards are widely accepted within Ireland (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.


Mobile Phone 📱

Ireland uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Ireland upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Ireland, dial +, then 353 (the country code for Ireland), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Ireland, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 22 .

international: + 353 22 1234567
calling local: 022 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Ireland is on average 12.8 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Ireland is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about €9.01, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: 3 (Three), Vodafone or eir.


Rules 🚗

In Ireland you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on undivided highways, 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on motorways and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on expressways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Irish embassies

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