Your ultimate Ireland guide
From passports to public transport, if you've got questions, we've got the answers
Bantry House, County Cork
Seasons, climate, what to pack and how to make the most of our gloriously unpredictable weather.
Enjoy warm summers and mild winters
Expect four seasons in one day
Discover activities for all seasons
Visas and passports
Ireland’s visa and passport requirements vary for different nationalities so check with your local Irish embassy or consulate before you travel
Customs and borders
From customs and border regulations on the island of Ireland to duty-free allowances and how to claim VAT (sales tax) refunds
Bringing your pet to Ireland
The importation of pets into Ireland is strictly controlled to ensure diseases such as rabies are kept off of the island
When you're in Ireland
Ireland is delighted to welcome visitors with special needs and reduced mobility, and services and amenities are always improving
Making calls in Ireland
All you need to know about using phones while you're in Ireland. Don't worry – your cell phone will still work here!
Public holidays in Ireland 2024
Public holidays on the island of Ireland mean big celebrations, and some just offer a good excuse to chill out. Here's what you need to know.
Hop on a bus, coach, train or ferry and take the time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Ireland
Ireland's counties and provinces
The island of Ireland is made up of four provinces and 32 counties, and they all have their own unique charms and traditions
Make a note of the numbers and official organizations to contact in case of emergency in Ireland
Here's what you need to know about medical insurance, hospitals and pharmacies.
Thinking of coming to Ireland?
Ireland from the air – what's not to love? We can help you find the perfect flight or ferry route for your Ireland trip.
Ireland is compact, friendly and easy to navigate. So all you need to worry about is picking the right traveling companion.
May the road rise up to meet you – that’s what we say in Ireland when you're setting out on a journey. So pick your trip!