Business Travel in Ireland

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Entry Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Department of Foreign Affairs, VISA
Diplomatic Representations
Department of Foreign Affairs
For visa requirements and health advices based on your personal details and itinerary, check IATA Travel Website.

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Organizing Your Trip

Means of Transport Recommended in Town

Ireland has an extensive road, rail, bus and air infrastructure. But no subway.
Click here to get the details of the Dublin Transportation Office.
Maps of Urban Networks
LUAS, Dublin
Maps of Dublin and area

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Transportation From Airport to City Centre:






Car Rental
Dublin (DUB) 10 km / 6 miles EUR 20-25 / 20-45 min EUR 7 / 25 min - Available
Cork (ORK) 8 km / 5 miles EUR 12-15 EUR EUR 3.90 / 20-30 min - Available

Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country

The Irish railway network is quite old. Schedules are not always respected. Travellers often have difficulties for booking tickets.
Rail Companies
Larnród Éireann, reservation, schedule.
NIR (Northern Ireland Railways)

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Name Type Domestic Flights International Flights
Aer Lingus Major yes Yes
City Jet Major no Yes
Ryanair low cost yes Yes
Aer Arann low cost yes Yes

You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Traveling By Yourself

The road network links all parts of Ireland. Be careful of the narrow country roads where the bends in the road are often very sharp and windy. The road network is extensive but the quality of road surfacing is often poor. Upgrading is in progress.

Road signs:
Freeways/Motorways = Blue
National Primary & Secondary routes = Green
Regional and local routes = White

Road Maps
Road network
Road network
Find an Itinerary

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Different Forms of Tourism

Blarney Stone - Brownshill Dolmen - Bunratty Castle - Delvin Castle - Dublin Castle - Rock of Cashel.
For all tourism spots click here.
Several sites are protected by the Unesco World Heritage.
Many festivals and cultural events also take place.
Ireland is wellknown for its wildlide and its National Parks.
Ireland is a jewels of megalitic monuments. A lot of sacred sites let enter the celtic legend.
Lisdoonvarna is a spa town in north County Clare.
As an island, Ireland is surrounded by beaches . Click here to get more information.
Winter Sports
Skiing, snowboarding, surfing, canoeing, walking...
Outdoor Activities
Walking, hiking, cycling... For further information, see the Island Ireland website.
Special purchases include hand-woven tweed, hand-crocheted woollens and cottons, sheepskin goods, gold and silver jewellery, Aran knitwear, linen, pottery, Irish crystal and whiskey...

Shopping hours: Mon-Sat 09h00-17h30/18h00.
Many towns have a late night opening on Thursday or Friday until 20h00/21h00.
Sunday: 12h00 - 17h00/18h00 (main shopping centres, larger department stores). Many smaller supermarkets in towns and villages are also open.

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Living Conditions

Health and Safety

Health Precautions
No speficic recommendations.
International Hospitals
For all usefull resources concerning Health in Ireland, visit the website of the Mater Misericordiae Hospital (Dublin) and its healthlinks.
For Further Information on Sanitary Conditions
Department of Health and Children
For Further Information on Safety Conditions
Specific information: US Department of State

Emergency Numbers

Police emergency, fire, ambulance 112 or 999

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Time Difference and Climate

Time and Time Difference
It is %T:%M %A In Dublin (GMT in winter, GMT+1 in summer)
Summer Time Period
From March to October.

Map of the Time Zone

Fuseau(x) horaire

Type of Climate
The temperate climate is due to mild southwesterly winds and the Gulf Stream. Summers are warm, while temperatures during winter are much cooler. Spring and autumn are very mild. Rain falls all year.
For Further Information
Met Éireann, weather forecast
Ireland climate

Average Annual Temperatures and Rainfall



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Food Specialties
Barmbrack (a currant loaf), boxty (potato pancakes), scones.
Dublin Bay prawns, seafood, smoked salmon, trout...
Oysters (served with Guinness and wholemeal bread).
Irish stew ( mutton, lamb or juicy beef, served with potatoes, stock, onions, carrots and garlic).
Crubeens (pigs’ trotters).
Colcannon (a mixture of potatoes and cabbage cooked together).
Soda bread.
Soufflé made with carrageen (a variety of seaweed).
Guinness, Kilkenny, whiskey, stout, tea...
Dietary Restrictions
There are no specific restrictions.

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Domestic Currency
ISO Code
To Obtain Domestic Currency
Currency exchange: available in banks, airports and in bureaux de change. ATMs are widely available, catering for Cirrus and Maestro symbols.
Possible Means of Payment
Credit / Debit Cards and ATMs: American Express, MasterCard and Visa are all widely accepted.

Travelers Cheque Advice: Accepted throughout Ireland. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take traveler’s cheques in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.

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Official Language
Irish (Gaelic), spoken as a first language by about 55,000 people (mostly in the west).
Other Languages Spoken
English. Official documents are printed in both languages.
Business Language
Getting Some Knowledge
Click here for some useful phrases in Gaelic.
Free Translation Tools
Google : Translation
Reverso : Translation
Foreignword : Translation

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