PlaneJourney finds and compares airfares to Ireland from 1093 airlines from around the world. You can’t buy airline tickets on our site, but you can find the lowest prices and special offers with no extra fees or surcharges. Find the cheapest tickets to Ireland with PlaneJourney. Ireland has a population of approximately 5 million people.
Major cities and airports in Ireland
- Dublin – Dublin Airport (DUB)
- Cork – Cork Airport (ORK)
- Shannon – Shannon Airport (SNN)
- Knock – Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)
- Kerry – Kerry Airport (KIR)
Time and Communication
Ireland is in the Greenwich Mean Time Zone (GMT) during standard time and observes Irish Standard Time (IST, UTC+1) during Daylight Saving Time. Major mobile operators include Vodafone, Three, and Eir. The call quality is generally good, and cell phone coverage is extensive throughout the country.
Money and shopping
The local currency is the Euro (EUR). The exchange rate fluctuates, but as of now, 1 US dollar is approximately equal to 0.85 EUR. Payments in foreign currency are generally not accepted. Payment by bank cards is common, and most major credit cards are accepted. American Express may not be as widely accepted as Visa and Mastercard. Currency exchange offices typically operate during regular business hours, but many are also open on weekends.
Common transportation options in Ireland include buses, trains, and taxis. For long-distance travel, trains and domestic flights are available. Ride-hailing services like Uber and FreeNow are also accessible in major cities.
- Cliffs of Moher – These stunning sea cliffs on the western coast of Ireland offer breathtaking views and are a must-see attraction.
- Ring of Kerry – A scenic driving route that takes you through beautiful landscapes, charming villages, and historical sites in County Kerry.
- Guinness Storehouse – Located in Dublin, this popular attraction offers a tour of the famous brewery and a chance to learn about Ireland’s most iconic beer.
- Blarney Castle – Home to the famous Blarney Stone, visitors can kiss the stone and receive the “gift of eloquence.”
- Trinity College Dublin – Ireland’s oldest university, Trinity College is home to the historic Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript dating back to the 9th century.