You need to start your trip to Ireland with a document check. Your travel package must include: a foreign passport or travel document for a child with a visa, a hotel or tour operator voucher for services, an insurance policy and an air ticket to Ireland.
According to thesciencetutor, Ireland is a country in Northern Europe. Ireland occupied most of one of the British Isles. In the north it borders on Great Britain, the length of the border is 360 km. It is washed by the Irish Sea from the east and the Atlantic Ocean from the north and west. The area of the state is 70.2 thousand square meters. km.
Ireland: landscape. The middle part of the territory of the state is hilly, replete with peat bogs and lakes. Along the edges of the island, the plain is replaced by low mountains. The coastline is heavily indented by fjords, bays, coves and estuaries.
Ireland: to climate. Moderate oceanic climate. The warm Gulf Stream washes the islands from the north and west, so the climate in these places is humid and warm. The average temperature in summer is 14-17 degrees Celsius, and in winter 4-7 degrees Celsius.
Ireland: population. The population is more than three and a half million people.
Ireland: religion. Ninety-five percent of the population refers themselves to the Roman Catholic Church.
Ireland: capital. Dublin is the largest city on the island of Ireland. The population of Dublin is just over one million people. Dublin is the largest port in the country and the economic, cultural and political center of Ireland. Dublin’s transport system includes: trams, buses, suburban electric and diesel trains. There is a single ticket system.
Ireland: major cities. Galway – a population of about one hundred thousand people, Cork – a population of about two hundred thousand people, Limerick – a population of one hundred thousand people.
Ireland: transport. Driving in Ireland is on the left. Most of the road signs are in miles.
Ireland: office hours. Opening hours of large stores from 9:00 to 18:00 on weekdays. Small shops are open until later. Alcoholic beverages are sold by outlets with a special permit. Banking hours: from 10 am to 4 pm, on Thursday – from 10 am to 5 pm.
Ireland: currency. Since 1999, the European currency has been the euro. 1 euro – 100 euro cents.
Ireland: mobile communications. GSM 900/1800 mobile communication standards. Telephone code (+353).
Ireland: Electrical Voltage. In Ireland, the standard voltage is 220 volts. Sockets have three holes, take care of the adapter.
Ireland: state language. The official state languages of the Republic of Ireland are English and Irish.
Ireland: visa. For citizens of Ukraine, a visa is required. Processing time – from 10 – 14 working days. The received Irish visa does not allow visiting the Schengen countries and the UK.
Ireland: time. Minus 2 hours from Ukraine.
Ireland: weekends and holidays.
New Year’s Day – January 1
St. Patrick’s Day – March 17
Holy Friday – the last Friday before Easter
Easter Monday – the first Monday after Easter
May Day – the first Monday in May
June Day – the first Monday in June
August Day – the first Monday in August
October Day – the last Monday in October
Christmas – December 25
St. Stephen’s Day – December 26