Ireland has many amazing sights to explore and rich history and culture that can be experienced during your visit. From the breathtaking views of the Cliffs of Moher to visiting ancient castles and ancient monuments, there’s something here for everyone! But before visiting Ireland, there are some things you will want to know. Use this guide to visiting Ireland to help you navigate.
Guide to Visiting Ireland
What Currency Does Ireland Use?
The currency in Ireland is the Euro. Euros are issued in €2, €1, 50c, 20c, 10c, 5c, 2c, and tiny 1c coins. Banknotes are issued in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500 domination.
ATMs are widely available and credit cards are accepted in most places.
What Languages Are Spoken in Ireland?
English is the primary language spoken in Ireland, and it is understood by nearly everyone. Gaelic is also spoken throughout the country, although it is not as widely used. Both languages are taught in schools and many people are fluent in both English and Irish.
What is Typical Food & Drink in Ireland?
Popular dishes in Ireland have a heavy focus on potatoes. Plan on trying Irish Stew, boiled bacon & cabbage, and colcannon & champ. And of course, let’s not forget Irish Soda bread!
Fish and seafood are also strongly featured on the menus in most restaurants.
A must-try for visitors to Ireland is a full Irish breakfast – a combination of eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato and black pudding served with toast or soda bread.
The most famous drink in Ireland is Guinness, the iconic stout beer. And while you can find it worldwide, it tastes just a little bit better in Ireland! Be sure to take the Guinness Tour in Dublin.
And if you like whiskey, there is nothing quite like Irish whiskey. The Irish don’t play when it comes to making their famous whisky. It is aged for a minimum of three years. Consider taking the Jameson Distillery Tour in Dublin.
Weather in Ireland
If you are trying to figure out the weather in Ireland during your trip, know that it can change on a dime. One minute the sun will be out, then the wind will blow and the rain will fall. Be prepared and bring a raincoat. You will be sorry if you don’t!