Useful Travel Information & Links
Calling in Ireland (country code +353)
Phone credit is available in multiple locations around Dublin Airport. Phone credit machines are located outside the pharmacy in the Terminal 1 Departures Hall and another at the Kiosk shop in the Arrivals Hall. The Wright's Food Emporium in the Short-Term Car Park Atrium also sells phone credit for the major mobile companies.
You can get a simcard at any Vodafone, O2, Meteor, 3 or Tesco shop in the center of Dublin or in another town that has a phone shop. At Dublin Airport is a Vodafone store.
The Climate in Ireland is unique and most of the times subject of conversation. There is an old saying, "You don't go to Ireland for the weather". However, the weather in Ireland can be quite pleasant. The temperature remains relatively moderate throughout the year, never getting too hot to or too cold. Temperatures typically range between 4 to10 Celsius in the winter months and 16 to 21 Celsius in the summer months. It rains a lot, and seldom snows. Storms can blow in from the Atlantic without notice. It can be sunny one minute and raining the next. It can be sunny, quickly shower, and once again become sunny. A few moments later, you would never know it rained at all. Often the rain does not last long and comes as soft showers or a fine mist. They often produce absolutely spectacular rainbows. During the summer months daylight can last well into the late evening, and the nights can be described more like twilight than darkness.
For more information about the Irish weather please see www.met.ie
The Euro is in the Republic of Ireland the national currency. In Northern Ireland and Great Britain the national currency is the pound sterling.
In Ireland credit cards of Visa, MasterCard or American Express are accepted. If you use other debit or credit cards you will have to make sure that you can use them.
From Monday till Friday the banks normally open from 09:30 and close at 16:30. Mostly you will find cashpoints at the bank.
Electrical supply is 240V AC. It is important to note that the power supply in Ireland & the UK is quite different from that in the USA & Continental Europe. The plugs & sockets we use here are very different from those in the USA & Continental Europe. Therefore it is recommended to bring your adapter.
Ireland & UK, frequency 230v 50hz, plug/socket 3 square pins
Continental Europe, frequency 230v 50hz, plug/socket 2 round pins
USA, frequency120v 60hz, plug/socket 2 prongs
You do not need a visa to land in Ireland if you are a citizen of the EEA. The EEA are the 27 countries of the European Union (EU), together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. For information about other countries please visit www.citizensinformation.ie