The Republic of Ireland is one of the beautiful tourist countries that deserve to visit in Europe, but it has small details that distinguish it from most other countries, and therefore it is important to see additional information that makes your trip better and less complicated. So, here is the most important thing to know before your trip to Ireland.
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Renting a car is the best way to see Ireland
If you want to control your schedule, renting a car is the best option. Owning a car gives you the freedom to move as you wish and thus you will inevitably discover interesting places during your free trip in Ireland. The car can be booked and collected at Dublin Capital Airport. There are a wide choice of cars at relatively low prices.
You must wear swimming caps in the pool
If you go swimming in a public or private pool in Ireland, you must wear a swimming cap or be banned from this fun sport. There is no apparent reason for this, but it is said to keep clean. If you forget your swim cap, or do not own it, it is available in most hotels for sale. It ranges from 3-5 euros per swimming cap.
Restaurants are sensitive
Irish restaurants on the menus offer small drawings describing the ingredients in each dish (wheat, seafood, milk, nuts, eggs … etc). So if you are allergic to any food, it will be easy for you to find the right dish.
The day is long during summer
In June, for example, darkness does not occur until 10 pm, and darkness does not last long. So when you’re on vacation, you’ll lose your ability to count time. Try to sleep regularly because of the different sunrise times and their absence from our Arab countries.
Weather is unpredictable
It rains a lot in Ireland, even in the middle of summer. Weather conditions can change quickly: at one moment the weather is sunny and warm, and at the next moment it rains.
Bring lots of warm clothes, even in summer.
Look to the right when crossing the street!
Ireland is one of the countries that depends on driving to the left of the road, so you should always look to the right when crossing any street! In major cities, most major intersections have large letters “LOOK RIGHT” on the sidewalk, and this is to alert foreigners. However, outside the big cities, you are alone, so you should always be alert.
What is Ireland’s currency?
The Republic of Ireland is not part of the United Kingdom, therefore its currency is the euro and not the British pound. But if you want to visit Northern Ireland during your trip, you must secure the British pound, as it is part of Britain.
Tipping is not necessary but it is a nice gesture
In general, Ireland does not have a strong “tip” culture. However, you can apply a tip to add 10% of the bill as a tip in restaurants if you do a good service. It is always appreciated, even if not expected. It is worth noting that some restaurants add “service fees” to your bill, and most restaurants include service fees automatically. If this fee is added to the invoice, you do not need to include an additional tip.
Ireland’s wonderful nature
Rent a private car in Ireland
LOOK RIGHT signal on the streets of Ireland
Bakhshish is likable, but not compulsory
The day lasts long in Ireland
Owning a car in Ireland frees you
The most important travel advice to Ireland