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Travel information about Ireland

Ireland is a country located in Western Europe that has 32 counties, 26 in the Republic of Ireland and 6 in the Northern Ireland. Such a small nation but has a big reputation where the total area is 84,421 km2 (32,595 sq mi) and an estimated population of 6,378,000. The Irish are very friendly and are storytellers. Mountains and lakes are everywhere and the country has a very rich heritage.

Capital city of Ireland: Dublin

Closest neighbors to Ireland: United Kingdom is the closest neighbor of Ireland to the east.

Best times to visit Ireland: All year-round is good to visit Ireland but the best months are from March to May and September to November for the weather is not too cold as the winter. June to August is the warmest weather and the landscapes are vibrant but the place is crowded and the accommodations rates are at its peak.

How to get to Ireland: There are direct flights from European cities and North America as well.

Visa requirements for Ireland: Visa is not required for US citizens to enter Ireland for 3 months but one should have a passport valid for the duration of the visit, a return ticket and sufficient funds to support the stay in Ireland.

Currency of Ireland: Euro is the currency of Ireland.

Official Language of Ireland: The official languages of Ireland are Irish and English.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Ireland

There are 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ireland and 7 on their tentative list.

  • Brú na Bóinne – Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne (1993)
  • Sceilg Mhichíl (1996)

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.


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