When planning a trip abroad it is good to be aware of any requirements that the country you are visiting has in place, such as driving regulations and what type of passport or visas you might need in order to enter. On these pages you will find useful information about travelling to Ireland to help you prepare for your trip.


Ireland is a fantastic place to visit. Filled with its own unique traditions, you can enjoy the lush green countryside and amazing cities, as well as expecting to receive a warm welcome filled with all the wit and humour that the Irish are so famous for.

You can almost guarantee to be met by a smile and enjoy an equally great atmosphere as people in Ireland are very friendly and sociable.

Irish culture is steeped in song and dance with traditional Irish folk music abundant. Created using the fiddle, Irish flute, tin whistle, Celtic harp, uilleann pipes and bodhrán you will find it very distinctive and unique to this wonderful country.


The currency of Ireland is the Euro.

Banking Hours
Monday to Friday: Generally 0930 – 1730

Credit Cards & ATM
The major credit cards (Mastercard, American Express and Visa) are widely accepted by shops, hotels, restaurants and petrol stations.

There are cash dispenser machines (ATMs) throughout the country which accept some debit and credit cards.

Travellers' cheques can usually be exchanged at most major banks. Cheques in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros are preferable