Visiting

Business hours

Usual business hours in Ireland are 9.00am–5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Banks are usually open between 9.30am–4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Opening hours may vary in country towns and villages.

Public holidays

January 1 – New Year's Day
March 17 – St Patrick’s Day
April 22 – Good Friday
April 25 – Easter Monday
May 2 – May Holiday
June 6 – June Public Holiday
August 1 – August Bank Holiday
October 31 – October Bank Holiday
December 26 – St Stephen's/Boxing Day

Climate

Ireland has a temperate climate. Average temperatures in the coldest months of January and February are 4ºC, rising to between 17ºC and 20ºC in summer for July and August. The brightest months are May and June. Rain can be expected at any time of year.

For weather details in Ireland, visit the World Meteorological Organization.

Currency

Oanda currency converter

The Euro € is the official currency for all transactions.

Banks

Banks in Ireland generally open around 9.30am and close about 4.30pm, Monday through Friday although this may vary in country areas. Selected banks may open on Saturday mornings. Credit cards, especially Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, although there may be a transaction fee and ATMs are located at most banks, cities and villages.

Time zones and time differences

Ireland is 10 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.

To find out the current time in Dublin, view the World Clock.

Dialling codes

Ireland's country code is 353.

For calls to Ireland from Australia dial: 0011 + 353 + area code + telephone number.

For calls from Ireland to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

For further information (eg. area codes), visit the White Pages - international dialling codes.

Electricity and water

Ireland’s power supply is 220 volts, 50Hz 1, 3 phases, 2, 4 wires. The square-pin plugs are the most common.

Links and resources

Travel and tourism

Discover Ireland
Tourism Ireland
Visit Ireland

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