Organizing a trip to Ireland is not at all difficult but the destination in the summer is so much in demand that if you don’t do it in advance, and waste time, you risk spending much more than you should but above all not finding anything or having trouble doing it . In this article I don’t talk about itineraries and things to see but simply about organization and logistics, giving you (I hope) all the tools to organize your trip to Ireland without stress and above all with advice and information that comes not from the experience of just one travel but from living for years in the country that you would rather visit as a tourist.
WHERE IS IRELAND LOCATED?
Ireland is located to the northwest of the western coast of Europe, is an island and is divided into two parts: ruled by England, is Belfast. I do not want to bore you with the history of Ireland but I believe that a good trip cannot be such if it is not accompanied by the knowledge of what we are going to see and why a country lives or is organized in a certain way. For this reason, I suggest you read this text for some recent history of Ireland.
WHEN TO VISIT IRELAND?
Ireland is not a simple country from the point of view of climate: it can be annoying. Certainly the best time to visit Ireland is from June to mid-August, although time can often worsen in July. Needless to say, this is also the most crowded period due to the long days.
WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO TRAVEL TO IRELAND?
Passport or identity card; License; Credit card required for car rental;
European health card for first aid and possible travel insurance;
A list of medicines you can’t take, medications and foods you’re allergic to [obviously translated into English eh?]
WHAT CURRENCY IS USED IN IRELAND?
in the North sterling is used instead ; remember this detail because you will need to get pounds if you decide to visit the North.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS TO VISIT IRELAND?
Ireland is a rural country and, with the exception of Dublin, I believe you will spend much of your time between sea, mountain and hill. Comfortable clothes, mountain or trainers shoes possibly waterproof, a raincoat (K-way) against the rain, hat and scarf, wanting gloves. The classic “layered clothes” advice in Ireland is more than valid and useful: time changes quickly and you need to be prepared. No need to bring an umbrella which, due to the wind, could break 5 minutes after being opened.