According to themakeupexplorer, Ireland (Irish: Éire) is a country in Europe on the island of the same name, Ireland. The Northern Ireland region that is part of the United Kingdom is also located on this island. The capital of Ireland is Dublin. Some major cities in Ireland are: Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford and Dundalk. Off the Irish coast are also the Aran Islands, which consists of the islands of Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Óirr.
Ireland is best known as a green island with many National Parks. In nature reserve there are rock formations, waterfalls, mountain areas, caves and rivers. On the island you will find various remains of monasteries, churches, castles and other buildings. The Irish people are known for their hospitality and open mentality. The most famous sport in the country is Rugby. Ireland offers excellent diving, golf and fishing. See weddinginfashion for top 10 tourist attractions in Ireland.
Where is Ireland?
Travel information of Ireland
Official name: Republic of Ireland
Area: 70,273 km²
Country code: IE, IRL
Population: 5,176,569 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 1,038 m (Carrauntoohil)
Distance (Amsterdam – Dublin): 759 km
Flight time: approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Ireland that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs in Ireland, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Ireland. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Ireland?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Ireland at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Ireland has a temperate maritime climate. In the summer months the temperatures are around 15 to 25 degrees. In the winter months the temperatures are around 0 to 15 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Ireland can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Ireland can be found at Climate info.
May, June and September are the best months to travel to Ireland. This avoids the months with the most precipitation.
Irish and English are both official languages in Ireland.
Would you like to translate from or into Irish and/or English for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy and Consulate in Ireland: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Irish Embassy in the Netherlands: embassyofireland.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Ireland.
Money and Currency
In Ireland, payments are made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs in Ireland can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Ireland are slightly higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +7% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (2% more expensive), food (12% more expensive), imported beer in catering (42% more expensive), cigarettes 66% more expensive) and public transport (11% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Ireland it is not customary to tip. Generally a 15% service charge is already added to the bill.
In Ireland it is 1 hour earlier than in the Netherlands.
Summer time in Ireland is equal to that in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Ireland can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
You must drive on the left in Ireland.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Ireland.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Ireland.
In Ireland you need a power plug adapter.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Ireland can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 999 or 112
– Fire: 999 or 112
– Ambulance: 999 or 112
Tap water is safe to drink.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Ireland can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Ireland can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Ireland end in.ie.
Ireland’s official websites: gov.ie and discoverireland.com.
The country code (international prefix) to call someone in Ireland is 00353 or +353.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Ireland? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Ireland Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in Ireland’s Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Ireland.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Ireland.
Holidays and School Holidays
Ireland’s National Day is March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day).
An overview of all other public holidays in Ireland can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Ireland in the Eurydice school guide.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Ireland, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Ireland?
At Waarbenjij.nu you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Ireland. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Ireland can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Ireland can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Ireland? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Ireland, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Ireland, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Studying and internship
Are you considering a study, internship or gap year in Ireland? You are by no means the only one and certainly not the first. To help you on your way, Nuffic (the Dutch organization for internationalization in education) has set up the WilWeg.nl website. On this website you will find all the information that can help you on your way, such as admission requirements, forms of education, accommodation, scholarships, internships, health insurance, study costs and of course experiences.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Ireland.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5 (0.2 for novice drivers up to 2 years old).
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoke from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know…
…The harp and clover are national symbols of Ireland?
…20% of the island of Ireland belongs to the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)?
…Ireland was called Hibernia by the Romans?
…Halloween originally comes from Ireland?
…Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest the most times (7x)?
…The famous rock band U2 comes from Ireland?