Fast Facts: Ireland

Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.

What is the weather like?

Overall, Ireland has a mild but changeable oceanic climate with few extremes. In Ireland you may indeed experience 'four seasons in one day', so pack accordingly and keep up-to-date with the latest weather forecast. No matter the weather, expect it to be a topic of conversation amongst the locals.

You may notice slight differences in temperate between the north and south of the country, and more rain in the west compared with the east.

Regardless of when you visit Ireland, even in middle of the summer, you will more than likely experience rain, so if you intend being outdoors, a waterproof coat is recommended.

Check out the current weather conditions in Ireland.

What is needed for entry?

See our Visa page for information on passports and visas to Ireland.

Are there any health precautions I should take?

There are no health precautions or requirements to enter Ireland. Food and tap water are safe to consume.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

What is the currency?

Ireland uses the euro as its currency. Please review the current exchange rate for the euro.

ATMs are widely available in every city and town in the country and credit cards are accepted in 90% of outlets. Fees are not generally charged by Irish ATMs (but your bank may charge a fee).

What items should I shop for?

Some of the most popular items sold in Ireland are Waterford Crystal, Irish Whiskey, Butler's Candies, traditional Irish music, Celtic crafts & artwork.

What are the voltage requirements?

230 volts. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Can I take my cell phone?

See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.

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