Useful Information for visitors to Ireland

Bear Essentials

Teddy bear paradise in Ireland at this workshop and exhibition space where visitors can see teddy bears being painstakingly created by hand.

Visiting Ireland at Christmas

Because Ireland kind of stops dead over the Christmas period, it may not be the best time to travel.

Irish Tweed

Hand woven Irish tweed is a wonderful and timeless fabric that never goes out of fashoin, and tweed is one product that is definitely best bought in Ireland.

Aran Knitwear

Aran sweaters, hats and scarves are a popular purchase in Ireland, with their fascinating history and intricate patterns.

Aran Stitches and their Meanings

Traditional stitch patterns in Aran sweaters include the wonderfully named tree of life, blackberry, honeycomb, moss, diamond and lattice patterns.

Choosing an Aran Sweater

Aran knitwear can be hand knit, machine knit or hand loomed and there are significant difference between the three.

Emergency Contacts for Visitors to Ireland

When something goes wrong in a foreign country, it's easy to panic.

Foreign Embassies Based in Ireland

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 …

Getting gear ready for the trip…and the Irish weather!

While the changeable weather conditions in Ireland means great light and interesting pictures, it also means you need to be prepared for what the …

Taking Photos in Overcast & Rainy Conditions

Rain can come suddenly in Ireland, but it is not always a bad thing.

Taking photos on a clear, bright day

In spite of what you may hear, it is not always raining in Ireland - you need to be ready for the says when the sun shines and the light is clear and bright.

Taking photos inside castles, cathedrals and museums

You may not always be allowed to take photos indoors, and even when you are you won't always be permitted to use flash.

Photo Opportunities

If there is one thing you will not be short of in Ireland it is photo opportunities.

Gay Friendly Ireland

Although homosexuality was not decriminalised in Ireland until 1993, things have changed rapidly since and there is an active and lively gay scene in …

Renting a Mobile Phone in Ireland

It is very convenient to have a mobile phone (or cell phone) while in Ireland, and one option is to rent a mobile phone while you are here.