Ireland

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Travel Info

Travel info

Tourism

Ireland a dynamic, lively, modern country with a young population and one of the fastest growing economies in the world. A country renowned for its beautiful, unspoiled countryside and scenery as well as its cultured, cosmopolitan and lively cities.

Visas

EU nationals and citizens do not require a visa (plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

For more information visit www.inis.gov.ie

Major cities

 Dublin, Belfast, Limerick, Cork, Galway

Top tourist attractions

  • The Burren
  • The Hill of Tara
  • Dublin city
  • Glendalough
  • Lakes of Killarney and Ring of Kerry
  • The Giant`s Causeway
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Sligo and Area

Activities

Ireland with it`s rich history has a lot to offer.

Surface

A ring of coastal mountains surround low plains at the centre of the island. The highest of these is Carrauntoohil in County Kerry, which rises to 1,038 m (3,406 ft) above sea level.

Climate

Temperatures differ regionally, with central and eastern areas tending to be more extreme. However, due to a temperate oceanic climate, temperatures are seldom lower than −3 °C (27 °F) in winter or higher than 22 °C (72 °F) in summer.

Taxes

Standard Rate 21% (since Jan 2010). Reduced Rates 13.5%, 9%, 4.8%

Public holidays

  • 1  January - New Year's Day
  • 17 March - St. Patrick's Day
  • Easter Monday
  • First Monday in May, June, August
  • Last Monday in October
  • 25 December - Christmas Day
  • 26 December - St. Stephen's Day

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Source: www.wikipedia.org