What time zone is Ireland in?
The time zone in Ireland is Greenwich Mean Time (G.M.T.), which is the same in the U.K. During the Summer it becomes G.M.T. plus one.
What is the weather like in Ireland?
This can help with your decision of when to visit us. The weather in Ireland is mild, humid and very changeable. The coldest months are probably January and February, temperatures are between 3 and 7 degrees Celsius, or 39 and 45 degrees F. You can check met.ie, the national weather for up to date details.
Do I need to speak Irish coming to Ireland?
A lot of people worry about this. In Ireland English is spoken by the majority. There are Gaeltacht regions that you can visit for a very different experience where you can hear the language as a living spoken language. If you like Experiencing Ireland can include this in your vacation. We could prepare you with some simple Irish phrases to get you some bonus points with the locals.
Does every guest accommodation in Ireland have air con. As standard?
No, not every accommodation would have air con. Most hotels do but we would advise to check before you get here. It is probably not as necessary as you might think. On the other hand every accommodation will have central heating.
Will my electric devices work in Ireland?
In Ireland we use 220 volt plugs with three square prongs. If your device is compatible with 220 volts, you just need an adapter. Example a U.S. device with a three pronged plug will need a second adapter to convert. However, most accommodations should have all the devices you require and if Experiencing Ireland are planning your vacation just let us know which devices are essential to you, we can sort all this for you before you arrive.
What is the telephone code for Ireland
When ringing Ireland from outside the country, the code is +353, drop the first 0 and dial the rest of the telephone number.
What are the emergency phone numbers in Ireland?
Our emergency service numbers are 999 and 112. When you ring you will get an operator who will help determine which service you need and put you through. Fire, Ambulance, Coast Guard, Gardaí (Gardee, Police).
Driving in Ireland what do I need to know?
In Ireland we drive on the left hand side. Distance is in Kilometres. For a quick conversion 80km equals 50 miles.
Speed limits are displayed throughout the country on circular signs, white background with a red border, and are only shown in kilometres. The national speed limit is 100km per hour, regional roads are 80km p.h. and motorway / highway maximum speed is 120km. There is a 50km speed limit in built up areas and towns.
What age requirements are there for car hire in Ireland?
To hire a car in |Ireland you must be 21, but be aware of a young driver fee for under 23s. Also the upper age limit unfortunately for car hire in Ireland is 75 years.
We have an excellent relationship with a car hire company and can organise this for you if you want to self drive.
If you hare booking our personal chauffeur driven experience car hire is already organized and included for you, so you have no need to panic.