Practical Elements

How to travel to Ireland

It is useful to know that between October and March, the direct tourist sea route between Continental Europe and Ireland will have stopped operating. If you plan to leave with a vehicle, it will be necessary for you to travel via England during this period. With regard to air travel, the companies Air France, Aer Lingus and Ryanair operate direct scheduled flights.


An E111 form is necessary for you to receive a refund on any medical expenses incurred. You will need to obtain an E111 form from your local centre for social security at least a month before your departure.



Weights and Measures

  • 1 mile = 1,609 km
  • 1 pint = 0,57 litre
  • 1 pound = 0,453 kg


220/240 volts everywhere. An adapter (3 pin) will be needed.

Public Holidays

In the Irish Republic, there are two categories of public holidays: religious festivals and Bank Holidays.

The religious festivals are on January 1st, March 17th (St. Patrick), Easter Monday, and December the 25th and 26th. The bank holidays are the first Monday of May, June and August, and last Monday of October.