- 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 Dublin, Belfast, Cork City, Galway 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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