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5 Top Tips When Visiting Ireland

Wherever you may be arriving from, one thing you can be sure of is that you’ll love your journey through Ireland. In this article, we’ll present some tips to help you get the best out of your business trip.

  1. Modes of transport
  2. There are many different ways to get around Ireland. The choices available to most travellers include:

 

  • Currency
  • When you’re in the Irish Republic, the currency is the Euro. If you should venture into Northern Ireland, you’ll need British Pounds. While it may be possible to pay for some purchases with the “wrong” currency in each country, it is not advisable. If you’re planning on spending time in both countries, it is best to have a supply of both currencies on hand, or to exchange some currency before crossing the border.

     

  • Tipping
  • Fortunately most Irish workers are paid a fair wage and don’t expect lavish tips from travellers in order to survive. Tips may, however, still be appreciated, and they’ll certainly not be unwelcome.

    In restaurants you may want to consider a tip between 10% to 15% of the bill if you are satisfied with the service you have received. Do be aware that some restaurants may automatically add a “service fee” of up to 12.5% to your bill in lieu of a tip.

    Bartenders do not generally expect tips, but again most likely wouldn’t turn one down if it was offered. If you receive table service rather than bar service, your server will generally expect a tip.

    Hotel porters are not common in Ireland, but you may find them in the luxurious five star hotels. Generally one or two euros per bag will be a suitable tip, maxing out at around 5 euros. Similarly, for housekeeping in hotels, it’s generally advisable to tip around one or two euros for each night you’ve stayed.

     

  • Tourist attractions
  • There are thousands of amazing things to see and do in Ireland, but if you’re only staying for a short time, you won’t be able to see everything. The top five most popular attractions in Ireland include:

     

  • Weather
  • Ireland’s weather is fascinatingly unpredictable, which just adds to the charm of the place. Since you never know exactly what to expect, it’s best to be prepared for every possibility. Pack warm and wet weather clothes, even if you’re visiting in summer, and you won’t regret it.

     

    For the best experience, plan ahead

     

    Having a good plan is the essential key to having a great trip. If you sort out your budget, transport, packing, insurance and other essentials well in advance, you won’t have to worry about those things later. Most of all, enjoy Ireland and have a stress-free trip.

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