Travelasics Ireland

Ireland – A Travelasics Guide

General:

The Republic of Ireland's Flag

THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND’S FLAG

  • Capital: Dublin
  • Population: ~4.6 million
  • Language: Irish, English
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Time Zone: UTC 0

Money: ATM’s can be found almost everywhere and are all linked to the central international money systems. Credit (Visa and MC) and Debit cards can be used virtually anywhere with the exceptions of some B&B’s in rural areas; that will only take cash. Chip and PIN cards are common and are now considered the norm. Only expect American Express to be accepted at major chains.

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Road Tripping: Ireland Part 1

By: Matthew

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On our recent visit to Ireland, we decided to take a six-day driving tour of the central and western regions of the country. We arrived in Dublin, rented a car and immediately set out for our first stop of the trip.

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Searching for My Relatives Part 1: Kilkenny, Ireland

By: Matthew

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We have all seen the commercials on TV for Ancestry.com, and I am sure some of you have even contemplated signing up and digging into your family tree. Well, I did just that. Then I followed it up by planning a trip that centered on doing some actual on the ground searching. For those of you that haven’t signed up for an account, the main limitation stems from the inability to view names or records for anyone who is still alive. This little wrinkle makes it a bit harder to actually shake hands with a distant relative. I wasn’t going to let that stand in my way, though.

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