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  • Ireland attracts over 3 million Brits every year; that's more than half of its actual population!
  • It's full of amazing sites, rich history, friendly people and not to forget, the pots of gold and leprechauns*
  • Whether it’s a fun weekend away with friends, a family adventure or a romantic cottage getaway, a travel insurance policy will give you peace of mind

* The pots of gold probably aren't real. The leprechauns are, though!


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Why travel to Ireland?

When talking about Ireland it’s hard not to use any of the clichés such as shamrocks, leprechauns and drinking the black stuff. But there is one we’ll use: it's known as The Emerald Isle, and if you’ve ever been to Ireland you’ll understand why. From the laidback and cheery ways of the people, to jaw dropping scenery and simple but tasty food, Ireland is a country rich in culture and fun. Whether you’re on a fun weekend to Dublin with friends, or hiking through the hills of Kerry with a loved one, Ireland is a place that gets under your skin and makes you want to return again and again.

Why do I need Ireland travel insurance?

  • For convenience & piece of mind - Just because you’re not going far from home doesn't mean travel insurance won't come in handy
  • Medical cover - If you get ill or injured while away your travel insurance could take care of your medical costs (stout is not medicinal so your insurance doesn't cover your bar tab)
  • Cancellations cover - In the event you need to cancel your holiday or cut your trip short
  • Get covered for:

    • Hospital transfers – If you need to be transferred to a hospital closer to your home, your travel insurance may cover the transfer cost
    • Personal belongings – Your items could be covered for loss, damage and theft with Ireland travel insurance
    • Scheduled airline failure – You could be compensated if your plans are disrupted due to your airline going bust

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Ireland: Checklist

European Health Insurance Card It’s strongly advised to apply for a free EHIC before leaving the UK. Although it’s not a substitute for travel insurance, it would entitle British nationals to reduced costs in medical care if medical assistance is needed. It’s still recommended to get a valid Ireland travel insurance as it could cover you for the cost of medical treatment and repatriation if you’re unwell on your trip.

Driving in Ireland - One of the best ways to see Ireland is by car, but renting can be costly. If you do rent, check your car insurance policy back home first as the policies offered by the rental firms can be very expensive.

Attractions – The Hill of Tara and Glendalough are two of Ireland’s top attractions and they are free to visit. The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and the amazing Rock of Cashel (St. Patrick's Rock) are also not to be missed when visiting Ireland. Planning your trip in advance will make a big difference and it could save you a great amount of time and hassle!

Ireland: Did you know?

- Popular tourist places to visit are DublinBelfastCork CityGalway City and Kilkenny City

- The Newgrange passage tomb was constructed around 3200 BC, making it more than 600 years older than the Giza Pyramids in Egypt.

- Up until the 1920's, couples in Ireland could legally be married on St. Brigid's Day (February 1st) in Teltown, by walking towards each other and they could divorce on St. Brigid's day the following year by walking away from each other at the same spot.

- The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course in The K Club, Ireland are considered to be two of the Europe's finest Golf courses.

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