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Ireland Holidays,  Ireland Holiday Packages Overview

The lure of Ireland lies in its landscapes and its people, and it is through involvement with either, or both, that visitors get to experience the soul of this ancient land of saints and scholars.


Ireland's hills are a walker's paradise, not only because of the extensive network of trails, but because by being on foot one gets to appreciate the lakes and rivers, the coastal views and ever-changing sky-scapes that are so much part of the Irish landscape. Watersports such as angling, sailing and surfing are popular too, and many visitors come for the golf, but the real passion of the Irish is horses - there is a potential Derby winner in every valley and a packed betting shop in every high street.


The Irish weather is not the most predictable in the world, but then much of the beauty of the Irish landscape is due to its climate&and there has to be a price tag on being nicknamed the 'Emerald Isle'. Poor weather has had positive influences on the Irish way of life. Music and song plays an integral part in daily life and visitors are able to experience this in the many pubs so characteristic of the social landscape of Ireland.


Over the years, Ireland has survived invasions, famine and civil war, but has recently come into its own, benefiting from peace in the North, support from the EU and a new vitality which has caused the country to be dubbed the 'Celtic Tiger'. There has never been a better time to visit.


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Entry Requirements


Passports should be valid for at least six months from date of entry. It is recommended that all nationals, other than those from the EU, hold a return or onward ticket, and must have sufficient funds to cover intended period of stay. If the stay exceeds the visa free period (i.e. three months), or stay is longer than visa validity, visitors must contact the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB).

- For Australians - Australians require a passport (valid for at least six months), but no visa is needed for stays of up to three months.

- New Zealanders require a passport valid for at least six months. No visa is needed for a stay of up to three months.

- United States nationals require a passport (valid for six months) but no visa is needed for stays of up to three months.

- United States nationals require a passport (valid for six months) but no visa is needed for stays of up to three months.

- British citizens travelling from Great Britain to Ireland only require a proof of nationality. Otherwise British travellers coming from another country require a passport. No visa is required if the passport is endorsed British Citizen, British National (Overseas) or British Dependent Territories Citizen. In all other cases, a visa is required.


Ireland Holidays - Currency of Ireland


The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR). Currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change and ATMs are widely available. Credit and debit cards, as well as travellers cheques, are widely accepted.


Ireland Telephone Access Codes and Communications


The international access code for Ireland is +353 (do not dial the first zero of the area code). The outgoing code is 00, or 048 for Northern Ireland, followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). City/area codes are in use, e.g. 1 for Dublin. The local mobile phone operators use GSM networks and have roaming agreements with most international operators. Internet cafes are available in the main tourist areas.


Ireland Duty Free Allowances & Restrictions


Travellers over 17 years arriving from non-EU countries do not have to pay duty on 200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars, or 250g tobacco, or a proportional mix of these; 1 litre spirits with more than 22% alcohol volume, or 2 litres dessert wine with a maximum 22% alcohol content, or a proportional mix of these products, and 2 litres table wine; perfume up to 50g or 250ml eau de toilette; and other goods for personal consumption to the value of EUR175 per adult or EUR90 for children under 15 years. Prohibited items include meat or dairy products or raw vegetables.


Ireland Holidays & Packages- Tipping Information


A 10% tip will be welcomed in restaurants and cafes, but tipping is not usual in bars and pubs. Tipping is not common for other services.


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