On this page we inform travelers who are preparing to visit Ireland with a range of useful information. For example what are the power plugs and sockets used in Ireland. What documents to bring to enter the country. What kind of medical care they should expect when needed. What is the currency used in Ireland. How mobile phones and the internet work in Ireland and many other useful information.
Documents: European citizens are required to have a passport or identity card valid for expatriation. Children and minors must have their own passport / identity card. Citizens of other countries outside the European Union must present the Passport. Citizens of some countries may be required to apply for a visa.
Driving license: European national driving license. In Ireland driving is on the left.
Car insurance: European insurance is also valid in Ireland.
For the documents needed to travel to Ireland we always recommend checking the country’s official website.
IRELAND: HEALTH INSURANCE, TRAVEL INSURANCE, AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Healthcare: In Ireland medical services are of a good standard. European citizens must be in possession of the European Health Insurance Card to receive the necessary medical care provided by local public health care. Before departure, it is advisable to take out additional travel and health insurance to cover any additional medical expenses.
IRELAND: MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET
Telephones: International dialing code to call Ireland: 00353.
Mobile Phones: Digital mobile phones with a GSM subscription and international roaming enabled operate in Ireland. Coverage is good.
Mobile telephone operators: Vodafone, Eir, 3.
Internet: Numerous internet cafes in Irish cities. Free Wi-Fi points are popular in the cities of Ireland. Accommodation facilities such as hotels and B & Bs almost always have free internet.
IRELAND: POWER PLUGS AND ELECTRIC SOCKETS
Electricity: In Ireland the normal mains voltage is 230 V 50 Hz
Power plugs and sockets in Ireland: The power plugs and sockets used in Ireland are G type, that is, they are the same as the ones used in the United Kingdom.
IRELAND: CURRENCY AND BANKS
Banks and Currency: The currency of Ireland is the Euro.
Almost all banks have an ATM open 24 hours a day. Cash machines can be used to withdraw cash with a credit card.
Credit cards: All credit cards of the Visa, MasterCard or American Express circuits are widely accepted throughout Ireland.
Bank Opening Hours: Banks are open from 9.30 to 16.30 from Monday to Friday, with extended hours until 17 on Thursdays.
ACCOMMODATIONS, APARTMENTS, B&B AND HOTELS
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