What to Expect
Ireland is split up into Northern Ireland and Ireland. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and Ireland is apart of the European Union.
The main languages spoken in Ireland are Gallic and English
The currency in Ireland is the Euro and the currecny in Northern Ireland is the British Pound. Click here for current exchange rates.
Almost everywhere Ireland takes major credit cards and there are plenty of ATMs in every city and small town.
The standard voltage in Ireland is 230 V, the frequency is 50 Hz, and the plug type is G. You cannot use your electric appliances in Ireland without a voltage converter because the standard voltage in Ireland (230 V) is higher than in the US (120 V).
The minimum age for owning a driver’s license in Ireland is 17. Most car rental companies will only rent cars to persons 21 and older. People drive on the left side of the road. Ireland uses metric units (kilometers) and Northern Ireland uses imperial units (miles ) for driving-related measurements. Fuel uses the metric system and is bought in litres.
When To Visit
The best time to visit Ireland is in September when the kids have gone back to school and the crowds have calmed down. Restaurants and hotels will be cheaper during this time.
What to Wear
From September to November temperatures range from 41°F-63°F (5°C-17°C) and there can be up to 2-3 inches (60mm-80mm) of rainfall on average. Wear sweaters, jeans, scarves, waterproof boots, and a coat (waterproof is best).
From December to February, temperatures range from 37°F-47°F (3°C-8°C) and there can be up to 2-3 inches (60mm-80mm) of rainfall on average. Wear sweaters, jeans or fleece-lined leggings, scarves, gloves, hats, waterproof boots, and a warm coat (waterproof is best).
From March to May, temperatures range from 39°F-59°F (4°C-15°C) and there can be up to 2-3 inches (50mm-70mm) of rainfall on average. Wear sweaters, jeans, light scarves, waterproof boots, and a coat (waterproof is best).
From June to August, temperatures range from 50°F-67°F (10°C-19°C) and there can be up to 2-4 inches (50mm-80mm) of rainfall on average. Wear sweaters, jeans, light scarves, waterproof boots, and a light coat (waterproof is best).