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Ireland - tourist guide for holidays

Ireland is a country which is worth your visit. It is full of natural wonders and historical monuments so you can surely spend here a nice time. Ireland is a country you can visit on your own - or you can choose one of organized trips with a travel agency as well.


Ireland - the best places to see

Ireland Ireland is quite a small country. Though it is not easy to choose the best places for your visit, because we don't want to forget the others. But we are trying to choose:
  • Dublin (the capital - Dublin Castle + excellent pubs + interesting architecture)
  • Cork City (university town + historical places + pubs + festivals)
  • Connemara Peninsula - valleys + hills + Atlantic ocean
  • Brú na Bóinne - Neolithic complex - World Heritage Site
  • Galway City - live city
  • Rock of Cashel - ancient fortress
  • Cliffs of Moher - cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean

Ireland - useful information

~ Roman Catholic: 87 %
~ other: 7 %
~ unspecified: 2 %
~ no religion: 4 %
Religion - Ireland
Ireland: flagCapital: Dublin
Area: 70,273 km2
Number of inhabitants: 4,723,200
Currency: euro, EUR, €
Language: Irish, English
Time zone: GMT0 (GMT = London)
International telephone dial code: +353
Mobile phones system: GSM 900/1800
System of measurement: metric
Common languages: only English
Serious travel risk: none
Voltage in electric network: 230 V
Electric plug:
Electric plug - Ireland

Ireland - Travellers Forum

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  Just Brú na Bóine
If just for Brú na Bóine you just must see Ireland. It is a wonderful place! Loved it so much!
Z Irska jsem byl bohužel jen v Dublinu, ale i tak to bylo super. Hospůdky v části Temple Bar rozhodně stojí nejen za vidění, ale i za návštěvu. Překvapilo mě, jak dobře se leckde i vaří. To jsem od Irska vlastně ani nečekal.
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Ireland - the map and typical itinerary

Ireland - map
Itinerary 1: Dublin (the capital - Dublin Castle + excellent pubs + interesting architecture) - historical landmarks + culture - days: 2, Brú na Bóinne - Neolithic complex - World Heritage Site - historical landmarks - days: 1
Itinerary 2: Dublin (the capital - Dublin Castle + excellent pubs + interesting architecture) - historical landmarks + culture - days: 3, Rock of Cashel - ancient fortress - historical landmarksCork City (university town + historical places + pubs + festivals) - relax
Itinerary 3: Dublin (the capital - Dublin Castle + excellent pubs + interesting architecture) - historical landmarks + culture - days: 3, Galway City - live city - relax - days: 1, Cliffs of Moher - cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean - trekking - days: 1, Connemara Peninsula - valleys + hills + Atlantic ocean - trekking - days: 3
Itinerary 4: any combination of the previous itineraries

Prices of rooms and meals

Prices symbolIreland is quite an expensive country for tourists. In some seasons and in some areas you can make holidays for a very reasonable price, but generally speaking you should not expect pleasant prices everytime and everywhere. On the contrary - for lower prices you will often get very low quality.
  • Cheap accommodation: $20
  • Medium accommodation: $80
  • Expensive accommodation: $600
  • Cheap meal: $4
  • Medium meal: $15
  • Expensive meal: $50
The prices are per 1 person (and 1 meal or 1 night) and are in US Dollars.
It is often possible to buy cheap meal on streets or in fast-food restaurants. Medium priced meal is usually available in standard restaurants, expensive meal in expensive restaurants. We do not include extreme prices of accommodation and food (for example luxurious apartments in high quality hotels). (Prices are usually very different in different places and in different seasons. In the main season may be in touristic destinations the cheapest rooms unavailable.)

Ireland on the Internet

Are you looking for more information? On the Internet there are a lot of information. Here are some advices: Ireland may have different names in different languages. For example Irsko, Irland, Irlande, Irlanda. Use these names in search engines. It is good idea to precisely specify what are you looking for. If you need information about a place, use the name in a search engine. You may use other names of the place as well. If you need - for example - an information about history of the place, add the word history to the search engine.

What Others say

Ireland is asovereign state in Europe occupying about five-sixths of the island of Ireland. It is a unitary parliamentary republic with an elected presidentserving as head of state. The head of government—called the Taoiseach—is nominated by the lower house of parliament (Dáil Éireann). The state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, Saint George's Channel to the south east, and the Irish Sea to the east. The modern Irish state gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1922 following a war of independence resulting in the Anglo-Irish Treaty, with Northern Ireland exercising an option to remain in the United Kingdom.

Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than seven centuries of Anglo-Irish struggle marked by fierce rebellions and harsh repressions. A failed 1916 Easter Monday Rebellion touched off several years of guerrilla warfare that in 1921 resulted in independence from the UK for 26 southern counties; six northern (Ulster) counties remained part of the UK. In 1949, Ireland withdrew from the British Commonwealth; it joined the European Community in 1973. In 2006, the Irish and British governments developed and began to implement the St. Andrews Agreement, building on the Good Friday Agreement approved in 1998.
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