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Travel Tips

Entry (Visa) Requirements

All visa applications are made on the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) using their AVATS on-line application facility: www.inis.gov.ie

Delegates can check their visa requirements on the site and apply for the Visa appropriate for their nationality. Applicants should note that all non-EU citizens, whether visa-required or not, will be subject to ordinary immigration controls at the port of entry. An Irish visa is not an entry permission in itself but is rather a document giving permission to present at a port of entry to seek admission to the State.

Vaccinations

There are no vaccination requirements for entry into Ireland.

Safety

Dublin is a safe and welcoming city. The city is one of the friendliest in Europe and maintains a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. However should any unfortunate incident arise the following are contacts that may be of use.

Emergency Police, Fire, Ambulance:

Republic of Ireland

Tel: 112 or 999

VAT

VAT registered organisations can also reclaim VAT on accommodation costs for their participants.

Tax Benefits

Non-EU residents are entitled to reclaim the VAT paid on items purchased and taken home with them.

Language

Ireland is predominantly an English speaking country however, historically the native language of Ireland has been Gaeilge or Irish, our native Celtic language and is used in all walks of life. Keep your eyes open and you will spot Gaeilge written around Dublin and Ireland particularly with dual use of English and Gaeilge on road sign posts.

Time Zone/ Electricity

Ireland functions on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Ireland the power sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Currency & Price Level

The currency in Ireland is the Euro. Payments can also be made using international visa, debit and master cards for the majority of commercial transactions. .

Climate

Not too hot and not too cold – you'll find Ireland's climate just right. In autumn, (August to October) highest temperatures hit between 13 – 17 degrees Celsius (57 and 64°F). September is considered a mild, temperate month.