TIPS BEFORE GOING TO IRELAND - Coggle Diagram
TIPS BEFORE GOING TO IRELAND
Rounds are expected
Drinking in pub Ireland "rounds" are the most common thing.
surprised if someone you don't know offers you a drink.
another person buys every
member a drink
You can also say “Slanché” which means “Cheers” in Gaelic.
Fit in with the locals and all the lads you meet by using the word “cheers”.
This simply means “thanks” and can be
used in pretty much any setting.
A great way to break the ice in a pub is to toast your drinks and say “cheers”
2 different currencies
Ireland uses the Irish Pound as it is a part of the U.K.
As part of the European Union, Ireland uses the Euro as currency since 2002.
The Irish say «sorry » all the time so don't be surprised
“Sorry” in Ireland is used in a variety of ways.
it can be an apology,
“sorry” can also mean “excuse me” or “pardon me”.
Legal age of drinking and drinking rules
The legal drinking age is 18 (also legal age to by cigarettes)
It is illegal to drink underage in Ireland so always take your ID with you.
Some bars, however, are 19+ or even 21+.
In most pubs you will have to
show your ID to prove that you are above 18.
Without ID you may not be able do go inside so don't forget it
There is restricting sales times to buy alcohol
Alcohol may be sold over the counter only between 10.30am and 10pm
get off the beaten track
As tourists we tend to stick to the most touristic places.
speak to some
locals and get some hidden gem tips.
keep in mind : Don’t stay in touristic places !
there are tons of things off the tourist trail well worth a
Don’t bring up the past too fast but know the history of Ireland
Ireland has a very troubled past,
The best advice is to know what happened before talking
Get some knowledge about the famine, Easter rising, the partition of Ireland and The Troubles
Easter rising and the famine account for more than
60% per cent of the pubs songs
Don't make the confusion between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Very sensitive subject
Finding accomotion can be tough
If you want to find accomodation for 1, 2 or 3 months, book in advance
There is an accomodation crisis in Ireland
don’t hesitate to go to a youth hostel if you don’t find anything
Leap card is a pre-paid reusable card used to pay public transport in Ireland
No needs of cash or paper tickets
How to use ? by touching the validator in the bus with the card
Students leap card
The student lip card is the only card in Ireland that gives you all your discounts on public transport fares...
also has exclusive year-round discounts with top brand partners like boots, McDonalds, DID electrical, TMB, SAYIT travel, GAA and lots more
is only 10 euro and is available trough our argents
also are fare cappingto help you save money
5 euro per day and 18 euro per week
If ticket inspector : show the leap card
Buy credit to make you card works : in a Post agent or using the tickets machine (Luas, dart and rail station) or with the application
Means of public transport in Ireland
Check the number of the pickup station
You can pay with cash or with the leap card
Since 2018, the bus driver won't return changes (if you buy a bus ticket with cash))
Tickets costs 2 euro per trip
Irish Slang and phrases
Fun, Gossip or Good times
That Guy (when you don't know someone's name)
What's up (what's going on, what's happening)
Fine, good, great
Stop the Light
Don't be dramatic, I can't handle this