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Travel tips for Ireland - what to prepare in advance and what to obey

1. Don’t confuse the inhabitants of Ireland with the inhabitants of Northern Ireland. In Northern Ireland, mostly British and Scots live. Ireland is an independent state.
2. Ireland is a member of the European Union, and therefore it is possible to pay the euro in it. You can exchange money at banks or exchange offices.
3. The best time to visit Ireland is July and August. You can enjoy both excursion and beach holidays during these months.
Ireland is very popular among fans of outdoor activities. The country features magnificent emerald slopes, plains, moors, and low mountains. A mild …
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4. The official language in Ireland is a complex Irish language based on Celtic. Nevertheless, all residents of the country speak fluent English, which is the second official language. However, it is worthwhile being ready for the peculiarities of the Irish pronunciation of English words.
5. Public transport in Ireland goes irregularly. It is better to choose a taxi or rent a car.
6. the Irish spend most of the free time, especially evenings after work, in pubs or local bars. It is not customary to leave tips to bartenders.
7. Try not only the local dark Guinness beer but Irish whiskey in local pubs. It is matured for about 7 years, so it has a unique saturated aroma. Copyright
8. Ireland has a very low crime rate, which makes journeys comfortable and safe.
9. Leaving the country, tourists will be able to return VAT tax. Ireland has a tax free system. For this, you need to get a special filled form when making a purchase and give it to employees at the customs. The tax-free system applies only to citizens of countries outside the EU.
10. In Ireland, tourists are treated very kindly and with all the cordiality. You can fearlessly ask for directions or help.
11. You can call another city or country from the telephone booths installed on the streets. To do this, you need a special phone card. You can buy it in shops and at gas stations.
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12. Irish people love sports. The most popular sports in the country is Gaelic football, which can be played with both hands and feet. Hurling and soccer are popular too.
13. One of the most important cultural events of the country is the festival in honor of St. Patrick's Day. It takes place on March 17 in the capital of the country and other major cities. Visiting this festival is the best opportunity to plunge into the culture of the country.
14. Irish people never eat at someone's place. They prefer to eat food that they cook by themselves or buy fast food.
15 . Do not enter into a dispute with the Irish, especially upon the national questions. The local population is very fond of arguing and knows the art of the dispute in perfection. That is why a conversation or even a joke can turn into a multi-hour dialogue.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Ireland

Colorful and unique places in Ireland

Doe Castle

From the series “Ireland's Greatest Castles”
The legendary Doe Castle is located in the vicinity of the village of Creeslough. It is known as the stronghold of the MacSweeney Clan. The castle was built in the 16th century. It is one of the most beautiful castles in the country. The historical building is perfectly preserved to this day. The castle was built on a natural peninsula. Water surrounds it on several sides. This served as a natural defense for the fortress. It is noteworthy that not only the castle itself but also its high external walls are perfectly preserved from the moment of construction.

The fortress has changed more than a dozen owners over the years. It became state property in 1932. The fortress was declared a monument of national significance. Restoration work began in the castle in the first half of the 20th … Read all

Kilkenny Castle

From the series “Ireland's Greatest Castles”
Kilkenny Castle is located in the town of the same name. It was built on the banks of the River Nore in the 12th century. Earl William Marshal was the founder of the castle. The old fortress has been owned by the Butler Family for the last 600 years of private ownership. The castle was handed over to the municipal authorities in 1967. The last major restoration of the historic building was completed in 1969. The garden surrounding the castle is a favorite place for locals and visitors to the town today.

You can see beautiful old fountains and sculptures on the territory of this garden. Some of the sculptures are more than 300 years old. The luxurious castle has been used for important state events and receptions for many years. Visitors to the castle can see the Great Hall with its … Read all

Glenveagh Castle

From the series “Ireland's Greatest Castles”
Glenveagh Castle is located in County Donegal within the National Park of the same name. It is one of the youngest castles in Ireland. Its construction took three years. It was fully completed in 1873. The castle is located in a very beautiful mountain area. Impenetrable forests surround it. There are also lakes in the vicinity of the castle. They serve as a natural defense. Captain John Adera was the founder of the magnificent castle. He initially sought to build the most luxurious fortress that would surpass the Royal residence in the beauty of design and grandeur.

Wealthy American Henry Plumer McIlhenny became the owner of the castle in the first half of the 20th century. The historic building became the property of Ireland in 1981. The old castle with a garden is one of the main … Read all
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Advices for popular cities of Ireland

1. Summer is considered the most favorable time for rest. During this time of year the temperature is about 20 degrees and it rains extremely rare, so nothing can prevent tourists from their excursion programs. 2. Trains remain the most optimal form of public transport. By their means tourists can easily get not only to any part of the city, but also to nearby neighborhoods. The city is distinguished by a well-developed bus system. However, taxi rates are quite high. Tourists who expect to … Read more
1. It is recommended to exchange currency in banks, as private exchange offices offer a less favorable rate. Next to banks there are always ATMs working around the clock, where you can withdraw cash from your plastic card. Also it’s worth considering that banks are open on weekdays from 10:00 am to 04:00 pm. 2. Going on a journey, you should definitely take some warm clothes that can be useful even in the height of summer, as evenings can be quite cool. Certainly, it’s worth to take your … Read more

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