How to plan your trip to Ireland

About Ireland


Ireland should be on your shortlist of countries to visit because it is amazing, you would never ever be able to find something similar. It may be the unpredictable weather, the fact that we’re slightly isolated from the rest of Europe.


It is important to know that when you plan to visit Ireland, you cannot do it all in one trip. You have to decide how much you want to see and do, and what general areas you want to visit.


Here are few interesting facts you need to know before you coming to visit:


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The island of Ireland is located in the north-west of Europe. It is separated from the neighbouring island of Great Britain by the Irish Sea and the North Channel, which has a width of 23 kilometres (14 mi) at its narrowest point. To the west is the northern Atlantic Ocean and to the south is the Celtic Sea, which lies between Ireland and Brittany, in France.


Cool right? If you are asking about how to get to Ireland. As Ireland is an island, the common way to get in is flying, however if you want to make a trip of it can travel by sea as well. There are a number of airlines that will bring you over directly from America and Canada.


Ireland most loved airline is Aer Lingus why, it is simple it is the official carrier. The airline flies from major cities in America and Toronto.


Cities that Aer Lingus is flying to Ireland from (Boston, Chicago, Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, Orlando, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington D.C.) there are plans for the airline to open new routes from summer.


However, other airlines like (American Airlines, United Airlines, and Air Canada) also fly into Ireland with most of them departing from the state capitals. So there is no excuse not to booking that trip.


Main Airports in Ireland:

Ireland has three international airports (Dublin, Shannon and Cork) with Dublin and Cork been the busiest of the three. Shannon airport however is the most cherished by American travellers due to the fact that it has its own United States border preclearance, which eliminates the need to go through immigration on arrival in the United States.


Dublin Airport, Ireland however remains the most visited airport mainly due to it being the capital, it also serve as the major tourist region of Ireland rich with historic connotation and a lot of activities to keep you engaged for days non-stop.


The airport has undergone further redevelopment and expansion to cater for the growing influx of multinational conglomerates and the tourism industry has seen a big revamp and the numbers are growing rapidly year on year.


What do I need to visit Ireland?

Due to the relationship between the North American countries and most EU countries, citizens can visit Ireland for a 90 day period as long as they meet the entry requirement. You can get further information on the requirements for entry into Ireland via the Irish immigration website. The rules change regularly, so you should check you have the most up to date information for your trip.


Accommodation in Ireland:

There are various options to get cheap accommodation now with the option of AirBnB, the competition is very high. Though getting those high quality accommodation can be on a high end for those on a minimal budget, there are options of staying on hostels and backpackers accommodation where you can get a cheap accommodation for as little as $25 - $40/ night.


Everything has to do with your preference. Our recent survey revealed that customers prefer accommodation that has unique character and these type pf properties can be found on AirBnB where artistic individual have taken the time to express their uniqueness through their home decorations.


Travelling around in Ireland:

Ireland is such a beautiful country with a lot of places to visit from the wild Atlantic way to the Ancient East, you will never be bored. Due to the distances of these places from each other and the location of these tourist site getting a car hire is generally the preferred option. This gives you the flexibility to go around Ireland and to get you to see places like the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Peninsula, Waterford scenic drives and much more.


You can travel around Ireland easily with a car by having a GPS this would you in navigating across the country very easily.


Other modes getting around include getting the train and public buses. You can definitely save money using alternative transportation modes; this will take a lot of your travel time especially if you go with a tour bus where it is scheduled for specific times.


Renting a Car in Ireland:

Renting a car is very simple the only thing that you need to concern yourself with is the rental cover. Companies like Irish Car Rentals and Car Hire offer very affordable car hire bookings on car and SUV at unbeatable prices.

Car Rental Ireland’s rented cars can be picked up and dropped off at other locations that are convenient to you, this would come in very handy as you could be coming in from one airport and flying out from another airport.

For example, collecting a car hire Dublin Airport and dropping off in Cork Airport rental depot.

Choosing the right car is important for your trip, you would need to ensure the number of passengers or luggage will fit. A range of vehicles are available to cater your requirements such as a economy car or a luxury car.


Car Rental Cover:

When collecting your hire vehicle, even when CDW insurance is in place, you will normally be required to leave a deposit before the vehicle is handed over. This is because you are usually liable to pay the first portion of any loss or damage, so should your hire vehicle become damaged or stolen during your rental, you will be liable to pay the first portion of the damage or loss that is incurred. This is referred to as an excess charge or fee.


How excess cover works:

For example, if you hire a car and the vehicle comes with standard car hire cover included (referred to as the collision damage waiver or loss damage waiver). As is the case with most personal motor cover policies, it’s likely that you’ll still be liable to pay an excess before the rental company cover the rest of the cost. This means that you could be liable to pay hundreds, sometimes thousands, if anything happens to the car, regardless of whether it was your fault or not, if this cover not be in place. By buying car hire excess cover you will be covered against excess charges.


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