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Ireland Facts: What to Know Before You Go to Ireland

Ireland Facts: Things to Know Before You Go to Ireland

Many travelers can begin to feel overwhelmed when they start planning for their International vacation, due to the vast differences between the country they are from and the country that they will be visiting. To help reduce some of this stress, we have compiled a list of things you should know before you go to Ireland.

How will I charge my devices?

  • To use American appliances in Ireland both a converter and adapter are required, except for dual voltage appliances, which need only an adapter – for example laptops. The electrical current in Ireland is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC). Wall sockets take plugs with 3-flat pins, as in the United Kingdom.

What currency is used?

europound currency
  • Ireland has two different currencies depending on where you are visiting. The Republic of Ireland uses the Euro and the Pound Sterling is used in Northern Ireland.

What will the weather be like?

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  • Ireland has a temperate climate. While summers may experience some hotter days, the general daytime average in the summer months is around 65°F, with the colder winter months in the average of 40-45°F during the daytime. Also, you should always prepare for rain in Ireland

What language do they speak in Ireland?

  • English and Irish (Gaeilge) are the two official languages of Ireland

When Should I Visit?

when to travel
  • Low Season: January - March, November - December
  • Shoulder Season: April, October
  • High Season: May – September

Do I Need a Passport?

  • Surprisingly this is a common question that is asked when people are looking to travel to Ireland. To enter Ireland, you need a valid passport with an expiration date of at least 6 months after your return date.

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