Travel to Ireland

Travel to Ireland

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Ireland is fantastic rock walls, lush meadows, big cities and exciting cultural history. The green island also has a friendly and proud population that you can get to know over a Guinness or a whiskey in the pub.

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Residents: 4.9 million

Capital: Dublin

Language: Irish and English

Ireland is the country that has won the Melodifestivalen the most times?

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The island of Ireland

The island of Ireland, Europe’s third largest, is divided between Northern Ireland, which belongs to the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland. Ireland’s origins go back to around 7000 BC, when hunters moved towards the green island via headlands from mainland Europe. About 6,300 years later, the Celts came here, as was also known in Scotland, France and Portugal – here they went by the name of lattice . The Celts have been of great importance to Ireland and the modern Irish people are descended from them.

Attractions in Ireland

Dublin was founded in 841 AD. of Danish and Norwegian Vikings. The northerners remained the leading population element in Dublin until the English conquest in 1171. To consolidate their control over Eastern Ireland, the English built Dublin Castle in the early 13th century, for more than 700 years the symbol of England’s rule over Ireland. At Dublin Castle, there was also room for the royal crown jewels that were stolen in 1907 and which have never reappeared. Over the years, Dublin Castle has served many different purposes, including for the inauguration of Irish presidents. The historic building can be visited by interested visitors from near and far.

In Dublin is also Trinity College, which was founded by Queen Elizabeth in 1592. The university boasts a number of wise students – including the writers Jonathan Swift, who wrote ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ and Bram Stoker, who wrote ‘Dracula’. South of Dublin is the port city of Cobh. From here, 1/3 of the Irish emigrants traveled to the United States between 1848 and 1950. Among the travelers was teenager Annie Moore, who traveled across the Atlantic to New York with her brothers. Annie Moore is immortalized with a statue in both Cobh and New York, as she was the first immigrant to land on Ellis Island.

The green island

There are grasses and plants everywhere on the island whose mild climate is regulated by the Gulf Stream from the Atlantic. Ireland is therefore also called the green island . The coastline is beautiful with its dramatic rock walls, bays and fjords. Above all, the world heritage Cliffs of Moher takes the breath away from visitors with the steep rock walls that plunge 200 meters vertically into the water and stretch over eight kilometers.

Facts Ireland

Below you will find practical information in connection with travel to Ireland

  • Language: Irish and English
  • Capital: Dublin
  • Residents: 4, 9 million
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Surface: 70 284 km2

Worth knowing

Time difference

Ireland is one hour behind Sweden all year round.

Transport in Ireland

Ireland has a well-functioning transport network for buses and trains.

Price level

The price level in Ireland is below the Swedish, especially when it comes to food and drink.

Currency and credit cards

Ireland’s currency is the euro (EUR). All credit cards can be used, but American Express and Diners can not always be used. ATMs are everywhere.

Tip

About 10 percent can be added to the restaurant bill. In the travel description for the trip, you will find recommendations on tip amounts for bus drivers and local guides.

Electricity

In Ireland 220 V is used and the sockets are of the same type as in the UK. Therefore bring an adapter.

Telephone and internet

Ireland’s international country code is +353. If necessary, check with your mobile operator for coverage and price for calls to and from Ireland. Hotels, cafes and restaurants often have Wi-Fi access.

Smoking

In Ireland, the same smoking ban applies as in Sweden.

Good tone

The Irish are quite informal, both towards each other and tourists. Common courtesy phrases such as “Please” are used extensively.

Climate and weather Ireland

Here you can read all about Ireland’s climate. See also the weather in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN CHRISTMAS AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Dublin
Daytime temperature 8 8 10 11 14 14 17 19 19 14 10 8
Night temperature 3 3 3 4 6 9 11 11 9 8 5 4
Precipitation (mm) 69 50 53 51 55 56 53 50 71 70 64 76
Cork
Daytime temperature 8 8 9 11 14 17 19 18 16 13 10 8
Night temperature 3 3 3 4 6 9 11 11 9 8 5 4
Precipitation (mm) 148 115 97 70 84 68 65 90 97 126 109 136
Galway
Daytime temperature 9 9 11 13 16 18 19 19 17 14 11 9
Night temperature 3 3 4 6 8 11 12 12 10 8 5 3
Precipitation (mm) 127 93 103 76 79 86 84 109 107 138 127 133

According to top-medical-schools, Ireland has a temperate sea climate. The amount of precipitation is relatively high, but the warm Gulf Stream from the Atlantic ensures that it mostly consists of rain. The Irish winters are quite mild and it is unusual for the temperature to be below the minus line, even one might think so given Ireland’s geographical location.

Travel to Ireland