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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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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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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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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Ireland power plug and concern about 230 V vs. 220 V

I am travelling from Hong Kong to Ireland. In Hong Kong type G (220V, 50Hz) plugs and sockets are used. While the plugs and sockets in Ireland are also type G, they have different voltage (230V, 50Hz)....
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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 "pick-...
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What are Ireland's top places to visit with a toddler?

I am planning a visit with my daughter (2 years) and wife around Ireland (and Northern Ireland) for ten days. We start from Cork and finish in Dublin. What are the most interesting places to visit? In ...
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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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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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Can I travel to Dublin, Republic of Ireland with UK Tier 2/Schengen visas with Indian Passport

Can anyone please guide me if I can travel to Dublin for a short trip with UK Tier 2 Visa and an Indian Passport? Additionally I have a valid Schengen Visa stamped on passport as well.
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Is it legal to wild camp (with a car) in Ireland?

I'm planning a road trip around Ireland later this year. My route plan is completely joined up and booked apart from one night where I can't get somewhere to stay. Is there anything to stop me (laws ...
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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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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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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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What are the must-buy souvenirs from Ireland?

What are typical or must-buy (non-alcoholic) souvenirs from Ireland?
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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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Chinese national with UK permanent residency requires visa to travel to Ireland?

Background: I'm an Irish citizen; my girlfriend is a Chinese citizen; we both live and work in London UK; she has a permanent residence card to remain in the UK. My girlfriend would like to visit my ...
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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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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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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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Do I need a UK transit visa when flying to Ireland through the UK?

I am Lebanese Citizen and am planning a trip to Ireland this month. A valid Irish visa is already in hand and I am willing to reach there through the UK. Will I need a transit visa in the UK for few ...
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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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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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Where do you get a travel adaptor in Ireland?

You arrive in Ireland and realise, oh no, you forgot to pack your travel adaptor. Unfortunately you are going to need one while you're here. That is the situation I'm in. Where can I get a new one ...
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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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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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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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Can I travel to Dublin with a Permanent Residence (UK)?

I have Permanent Residence in UK and would need to travel to Dublin for Business. Do I have to get visa? or can I travel without it? It would only be for 1 day.
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Irish Visa or UK Visa or both?

My husband and I are traveling to the UK for a wedding and then want to travel to Ireland to visit. I read up on BIVS and it looks like if I have a UK visa, I can travel to Ireland for a short stay. ...
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Implications in crossing the Ireland/Northern Ireland land border for an American

My fiancee is a us citizen, she recently arrived at dublin airport where her passport was stamped with a 90 day visa. However her final destination is Northern Ireland (where i live) she needs a Uk ...
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How much electronics can I bring duty-free on a plane to Ireland from outside the EU?

I'm travelling to Dublin, Republic of Ireland from Malaysia very soon for postgraduate studies. I have this Asus MG279Q gaming monitor that I would like to bring along. Are there any charges if I were ...
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Entry stamp of Ireland - is “until” date inclusive?

I entered Ireland on June 4. When passing through passport control I told the immigration officer that I will leave Ireland on August 1. He stamped on my passport which shows "permission to remain in ...
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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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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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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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Travelling while applying for a new Irish passport

When I apply for a new Irish passport, I don't have to submit my existing passport (only a photocopy) because it has fewer than 365 days of remaining validity. However, the application form says that ...
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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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How to find people from the UK or Ireland interested for home exchange or hospitality exchange?

I live in Cyprus and have extra bedrooms for renting out, which I do occasionally but not often enough to make serious income. The income for poor people here is 480 euro/month, which is not as high ...
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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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Immigration check between Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland and Great Britain

Do immigration checks exist between Northern Ireland and England/Scotland? (not just for flights but also ferry/bus/train) Do immigration checks exist between the Republic of Ireland and England/...