Valid passports are required by all foreign nationals except of EC
countries holding a valid ID card. Visas are not required for
U.S., Australian, New Zealand and South African citizens or
citizens of EC countries.
All euro-zone countries use the Euro, these include the Republic of
Ireland The approx. value of the currency is (Mar 12):-
£1 UK = 1.16 Euro
$1 USA = 0.79 Euro
$1 AUD = 0.83 Euro
With prevailing southwesterly winds, bringing clean air and the
warming currents of the Gulf Stream off the Atlantic Ocean, Ireland is fairly temperate throughout the year. It
has been described as having little climate but much weather.
There is rain (why else would Ireland be green?) but it is
unlikely to last more than a day. You are most likely to
experience alternating sunshine and showers.
ancient land is something of an enigma; a place of myth and legend as much
as a modern progressive nation. It is easy to wax lyrical about the beauty
of the countryside and about the great musical and literary traditions.
The contrasts continue; from
the bustle of a crowded Dublin street to the calm of a country pub
with the sound of "The Craic," bodrum and fiddle flowing out
into the street, like the velvet -creamy Guinness flowing into a pint glass.
You can enjoy some of the scenic splendours of Ireland's Wicklow Mountains
and the legendary Irish hospitality on a Sherpa inn to inn
walk on the Wicklow Way starting from the small village of Clonegal
and heading for the outskirts of Dublin. Discovering the beauty of the
national park, Lough Tay, and Enniskerry along the 130km route through
wild but tranquil scenery.