Picking the right tour company to organise your trip to Ireland is the first major decision you take when planning your vacation – and possibly the most important.
This isn’t an descision you can just throw money at, here are good, mediocre and poor operators at all levels of the market – these tips will help you pick the one that’s right for you.Read More
When choosing the best time to visit Ireland you need to take account of the weather, but since nobody comes here for sunshine the more important things to consider and prices and what special events will be on during your trip.
We look at the pros and cons of visiting at various times of the year and how your interests will be best served by choosing the right time of year for your trip.Read More
It’s tempting to bring nothing but waterproof gear when packing for a trip to Ireland, but the sun does shine sometimes – honestly!
We’ve some useful tips here, whether you are coming for a long holiday or just a short stay, including recommendations for some items you may not have thought of!Read More
The weather in Ireland changes through the seasons, and while there are few extremes knowing about seasonal variations can help you pick the best time to visit.
Never rely on the weather though, it can and does change with remarkable rapidity. You can literally be in baking sunshine one moment and running for shelter in a torrential downpour the next.Read More
Travelers checks have largely been replaced as a means of carrying money safely in Ireland by credit cards and ATM Cards.
Information here about the various ways of getting access to cash and of paying for things while in Ireland – as well as some tips on keeping your money safe.Read More
People in Ireland are generally pretty laid back and casual but it is useful for visitors to know how a little about to behave in social situations.
There is info here about meeting and greeting, how to behave in pubs, tipping in Ireland and a little about both religion and profanity.Read More
When something goes wrong in a foreign country, it’s easy to panic. Don’t.
Hopefully you’ll have a trouble free stay in Ireland, but if the worst happens it is comforting to know that there are people ready and able to help. Print out this list of emergency contacts and take it to Ireland with you, just in case.Read More
You don’t go on vacation expecting to need to contact the embassy of your country in Ireland while you are here, but it’s a good idea to at least know the contact details just in case.
This is a full list of the addresses, phone numbers and emails of all foreign diplomatic missions in Ireland – if nothing else maybe you can go along and have a look at your embassy!Read More