Ireland consists of thirty-two islands. The northern part of it has six islands which are part of the United Kingdom. This country was not a well-developed country until the end of the twentieth century. It came back hard and is now one of the most developed countries in Europe.

The southwest region of Ireland gets plenty of rain and has beautiful castles. Under the Shannon region (north of southwest) are the County Limerick, the County Clare and the County Tipperary. In the heart of Ireland, you will find Dublin. The western part of the country has the beautiful Aran Islands.

The tourist hub is the northwest part of the nation. It offers scenic beauty and a rich culture. The climate here is the most unreliable factor. You will be sweating in the heat and then drenched in the rain in the next second. It rains here almost every day. So it is recommended you pack a waterproof jacket.

Dublin doesn’t just have great nightlife options, it also incredible shopping opportunities. Cork is known for its colorful festivals, whereas Galway is the Bohemian center of Ireland. Killarney is the launching pad of the Ring of Kerry trips. Waterford abounds in this Celtic nation. Natural and cultural heritage destinations are Bru Na Boinne (Neolithic monuments), the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, the Aran Islands and West Cork.

Ireland is an expensive country to travel to. Like many other European countries, it uses Euro as its currency. Trains can be cheaper means of travel if you book tickets ahead of time. But the best way to tour around is to book a trip by tour bus. The guides will help you know the details about Ireland and the cost is minimal. Cycling is also a good way to discover the country. But the road conditions are not great. Make sure you check your tires before you head on.

Gaelic is the official language, bur English is understood and well-spoken by many natives. For rural people, though, English is not as common. You need to learn some pleasantries in Irish Gaelic before you travel to the countryside.

The official currency is Euro. The currency exchange is available in banks, airports, and bureaus de change. All major credit cards are widely acceptable. Also, ATMs are available throughout the country. 

Food and alcohol can cost you a lot of money. Vegetarians do not have many options in Ireland. The rural areas are famous for their fish cuisines. If you are on a budget, then opt for street food or carvery lunches offered in pubs.

Taxis are multiple and easy to find. Car hire is available from all airports and seaports, as well as major hotels. You need to be over 21 and have a minimum of two years of experience. Main roads are of high quality. Cars drive on the left side of the road here.

In Ireland, they use electric sockets of type G. The standard voltage is 230V. 

August 10, 2016 12:00 am Published by 1 Comment

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