The third-largest island in Europe, located in the northwest of continental Europe.

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How to use sink with separate hot/cold taps?

I just traveled to Ireland. I was amazed to find that water sinks (at home, restaurants and public) have separate taps for hot and cold water. If you use only the cold water, your hands freeze. If ...
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Is there any United States slang I should avoid in the UK or Ireland?

We'll be spending a couple weeks this summer in the UK (Scotland and London), then a week in Ireland. Is there any slang common in the United States that we be best avoided in either country? For ...
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Why was there no immigration control flying from Dublin (DUB) to London Southend (SEN)?

So I recently made a return journey from London Southend (SEN) to Dublin (DUB), flying out of SEN and into DUB on Saturday on Aer Lingus, and back to SEN on Sunday via a similar Aer Lingus flight. In ...
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Where can I go with an Irish visa but without a Schengen visa?

I will visit Ireland for training purpose (~10 weeks, single entry short term visa). I am searching for stuff to do and places to visit. I know that Ireland is not part of Schengen states. So, my ...
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Do I need a UK or Ireland transit visa when flying from the US to a Schengen country?

I am travelling to Budapest and therefore have a Schengen Visa. I hold an Indian passport and a valid US visa. I'm travelling from Chicago-Heathrow-Budapest and returning by Budapest-Dublin-Chicago. ...
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Renting a car in Ireland & Great Britain: 1 rental or 2?

My wife, two kids and I will be traveling in Ireland and the UK Nov. 1st through 21st. We're flying into and out of Dublin. Our plan is to do a clockwise tour: Fly into Dublin -> Belfast -> Scotland ...
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Where is this castle? I know it's somewhere in Ireland, but where?

Irish castle. I can find the picture everywhere but it never says where it's from.
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Pick-up Soccer in Dublin

I'm going to Dublin on vacation for a few days at the end of November. I am hoping to play in a very casual soccer game or two while I am there. Does anyone know of good places to find welcoming ...
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Power plug in Ireland: is it the same as in the rest of Europe?

What kind of power plug is used in Ireland? Is it the typical plug used in most of Europe? Or is it the British one? (Could you attach or link to a photo so I can make sure?)
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Meal times in Ireland

My fiancee and I will be visiting Ireland next October for our honeymoon. We will stay there for a couple of weeks, and we will stay both in cities, like Dublin and Galway, and smaller villages. What ...
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Deportation from Ireland

I'm from Congo but I study in Tbilisi Georgia. I was in Ireland on a tourist visit but I was refused "permission to land" because they believed my "intentions for visiting Ireland were not genuine". ...
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Do Ireland and Scotland still accept magnetic strip Visa or Mastercard credit cards?

I'm traveling to Ireland, then Scotland in a few weeks. Do both countries still accept Visa or Mastercards with a magnetic strip or do they require the chip and pin system?
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Is tap water in Ireland and England drinkable?

I would like to ask if the tap water in hostels of Ireland and England is drinkable. I never saw someone drink from there, and even in the pubs you have to order for a bottle.
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What are the must-buy souvenirs from Ireland?

What are typical or must-buy (non-alcoholic) souvenirs from Ireland?
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Renting a car in Ireland when under 25?

My friend and I are planning a vacation to Ireland later this year. We'll be there for a week, flying into Dublin and then renting a car and driving around the country. Both of us are 23. Are there ...
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Sail & Rail to from Ireland to the Isle of Man

I've often used Sail&Rail tickets to travel between Ireland and the UK. Seat61 tells me that Sail&Rail is also available from the UK to the Isle of Man. However, I cannot find out whether I ...
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Can any of the Game of Thrones Castles in Ireland be Visited?

Westeros is a fictional locale in the popular 'Game of Thrones' series. Its stock footage for some castles is filmed in the Republic of Ireland. I would like to travel to Westeros for my next ...
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Places to ski in Ireland (or UK)

During the last years I learnt to ski and I find it very entertaining. Now there is the possibility for me to move to Ireland and I was wondering if there exist some places where you can ski in the ...
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Precautions to take when travelling alone around Ireland

I am thinking of visiting Ireland during October (Dublin, Cork, Killarney and ring of Kerry). That will be my first time travelling alone. As a woman I am already in a disadvantaged position. So what ...
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How cheaply can we eat in Ireland while still experiencing traditional Irish foods?

Two of us will be visiting Dublin, Galway, Killarney, and Kilkenny for about 3 days each and will need lunch and dinner every day. We are on a budget and won't be eating at any 5* restaurants, but we ...
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Where can I find road atlas for Ireland including campsites?

Could someone recommend a road atlas for Ireland (and N. Ireland) with campsites marked on it? EDIT: I am looking for "real" paper map/atlas. I will be camping in a tent.
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Where is exactly the place of Winterfell from Game of Thrones?

How can I get to the filming location for Winterfell in Ireland, if I want to get there by car or public transport? I didn't find tickets for the tour when I'll stay in Ireland so I'm looking for ...
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Will a short holiday to Canada affect my Canadian Working Holiday Visa?

I am from Ireland. My application for a Canadian working holiday visa has been accepted (through the IEC programme, I have my Port of Entry letter). I plan to go to Canada later this year to start ...
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Do I need UK transit visa to going to Ireland?

I am Iranian and I have Irish visa. I am going to Cork from Tehran. I will have one stop in LHR London Heathrow airport for 7 hours. Do I need any type of visa to stay in airport in London? Could I ...
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What's a good prepaid SIM card for data in Ireland?

Please recommend an Irish prepaid SIM card for buying a prepaid internet data package. I'll need about 500MB for a week in Dublin (300-700MB is fine) Specifically I would purchase a micro SIM for ...
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A Sunday in Galway, Ireland. Are many tourist type things closed?

Basically I am going to be in Galway by myself for 4 days in a couple weeks and one day will be a Sunday. I am curious what I should expect to be closed? I picture some things will be probably be ...
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US tourism/business visa from non-resident country

I applied for multiple visas before (not US visa), but all of them was from my residence country. In all of these cases, I can get official paper which support my evidence (bank statement, letter ...
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Recommendations on Car Hire and Train Travel for a UK trip in March 2013?

We are flying into London in early March and after a few days wish to catch a train out of London and hire a car for about 2.5 weeks - drive around England / Scotland / Wales / Ireland. There will be ...
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Ireland castle hotel options

We are going to Ireland for 2 weeks in early June for our honeymoon and would like to spend at least one night in a castle. So far in planning our itinerary we had decided to stay for about 3 nights ...
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British Irish visa for Indian citizens?

Does anybody know the exact date on when British Irish visa scheme is applicable for Indian Citizens? Although the scheme has been announced and implemented in China, there is no update on when it ...
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Will it be easy to find an automatic transmission car to rent in Killarney?

I will be in Killarney in about two weeks. If I set a reservation on the site now will it be that simple to rent/hire a car with an automatic transmission? I have heard people mention on older forum ...
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Car hire credit Card in Ireland

I have booked a hire car from Hertz for pick up in Dublin. It has been paid for on a debit card and money has been taken from the account. That's fine. In the small print I am required to bring the ...
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Is health insurance obligatory in Ireland for non-job seekers/non-workers? [closed]

I live in Germany and here, if someone does not work or is NOT on jobseeker status, he or she should pay their own health insurance. Its actually illegal not paying some form of personal health ...
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How can I apply for an Irish tourist visa?

I have an Iraqi passport and I need to travel to Ireland. I am just 14 years old, and am traveling by myself from Dubai to Ireland. Should I have a visa or not? And what type of visa should I have? ...
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No stamp when going from India to Glasgow through Dublin

I was going to Glasgow via Dublin from India carrying tier 5 UK visa for 2 months student exchange. Immigration officials didn't stamp my entry neither in Dublin or in Glasgow. Will it be problem? ...
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Spontaneous B&B in Ireland

I am going on a road trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland and I would like to know if it is realistically to find afforable B&B accomodations in Ireland. Affordable for me would be 50-70€ for a ...
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Toll charges issued in a different country

I live in England and my car is registered there, I went to Southern Ireland on holiday in May, I unwittingly used a toll road and have just received a charge (4 months later) for non-payment for ...
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Reality Check on Data Roaming and Tethering in Ireland/Poland

I am in the U.S. I would like to be able to go to Ireland and Poland and be able to tether my laptop to some kind of MIFI-like device or a cell phone that can create a wireless hotspot. From what ...
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Business trip to Germany with a multiple entry visa to Ireland?

A one year multiple entry visa to Ireland (as I was invited on a business trip // in April) was issued to me as I presented invitation letters to Germany (in May) & France (in June) besides my ...
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Driving in Ireland and Northern Ireland

I am going on a road trip for ten days in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. I read the various posts about adapting to driving on the left side. I am aware of the difference in speed ...
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As a family member of EEA, do I still need a visa to go to Ireland?

I'm a Chinese national with a type F Belgian residence card ("familielid van een burger van de Unie"). According to the EU law, it seems that I don't need a visa to enter Ireland as a tourist. Will I ...
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Ireland Transit Visa when flying from IND - Abu Dhabi - Dublin - US

My parents are Indian Citizens. They hold a valid B2 Tourist Visa to USA. I'm planning to book a flight with Hyderabad (India) - Abu Dhabi (UAE) - Dublin (Ireland) - USA. The leg from Hyderabad to ...
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Can I leave Ireland (non Schengen) for a week to reset my 90 days

I am an American citizen looking to stay in Ireland longer than my 90 day tourist stamp allows. I am wondering if it is possible to leave Ireland which is a non Schengen country to go to France, ...
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ESTA US Application

I am an Irish citizen and was planning a holiday with friends to New York next year. I am a full time mother and I am currently unemployed. Would I be refused entry to the US on an ESTA Application ...
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Traveling to Ireland with German National visa

I am a student at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and I have a 1 year national visa for Germany and now as my holidays are ahead I was looking if my German visa is sufficient to travel to Ireland ...
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Travel to Ireland and the UK 3 weeks before passport expiration [duplicate]

My USA passport expires two weeks after my planned return from a one week trip. The trip starts in Chicago and lands in Dublin, Ireland we stay for three days and take a domestic flight to the UK. ...
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Can I travel without a visa by boat from Dubai to Ireland?

Can I travel by boat from Dubai to Ireland without first obtaining an Irish visa? And I have another question which is what am I required to have with me if am traveling by a plane from Dubai to ...
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Irish Visa on a Pakistani passport with less than 6 months validity from travel dates

I am a Pakistani national in a bit of confusion as I want to get my Irish visa for traveling to Dublin on 15 November 2015. (I already have a 5 Year Valid UK Visa on my current Passport) The Irish ...
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What is an Irish biometric visa?

I am a resident in Ireland, I have Garda National Immigration Bureau Registration Card and a visa in my passport for residence/work. I wanted to fly to Egypt but I need to transit through London, ...
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Car Rental in Ireland for under 25 year old [duplicate]

Can a person aged 24 rent a car in Ireland? I have tried a number of car rental companies but all of them have a minimum age requirement of 25.