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Accommodation Ratings

The star gradings listed alongside accommodation on our website are those assigned by the official tourist board, Fáilte Ireland. Criteria for each rating depends on the type of accommodation. ... Read More

Currency and Money in Ireland

The Euro (?) is the currency of 17 of the 28 EU countries including Ireland. Notes and coins came into circulation on 1 January 2002. Northern Ireland uses the Pound Sterling (£) but many places will accept the Euro. The ... Read More

Drinking Customs and Laws

Ireland is packed full of pubs, from the old man's locals to ale emporiums to chic café bars. For those in Dublin, Temple Bar is a good place to start, the small size of the area making it ideal ... Read More

Ireland’s Timezone

Ireland's standard time is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) or Universal Time Co-ordinated, as in London. From the last weekend of March until the last weekend of October, clocks move one hour forward for daylight savings time. ... Read More

Tourist Office Locations is a private company, operating only through the internet. We do not operate any offices. However Fáilte Ireland operate tourist offices across the island. ... Read More

Tourist Safety and Security in Ireland

In case of emergency, dial 112 or 999. These calls are free from any phone. ... Read More

When to Visit Ireland

The peak months of the tourist season are July and August, so consider visiting in May, June or September if you can. The weather is likely to be at least as good and hotels are less busy. Spring flowers are ... Read More

Workplace Smoking Ban

Please note that this law only affects the Republic of Ireland: Northern Ireland (i.e. counties Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone) is excluded. ... Read More

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