Friday, 27 April 2018



Visiting Ireland

(Here's Our Top Tips)



Use Time Wisely


1. There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important things. While Ireland is a relatively small country,  one of the biggest mistakes people make when planning their trip is underestimating how long it takes to travel around the country.
So choose the things you really would love to see and don't pack your itinerary to the top. There is something magical about exploring Ireland with a Driver/Guide and finding those hidden gems.



The Weather 


2.This lush green land is a result of lots of rain. Embrace this! The good news is it doesn’t have much in the way of extremes either way.  So the best way to be prepared is to bring lots of light layers, a good light rain coat, comfortable shoes and sunglasses to enjoy all the exploring.


Great Craic!


3.Ireland is famous for its Céad Míle Fáilte (100,000  welcomes), most Irish people love to talk with visitors. There is humour is almost everything you hear so relax, chat and listen you may find you make lots of friends.




The ‘Wrong’ Side Of The Road

4.We drive on the left-hand side of the road, Ireland is largely a rural country and rural traffic is our norm. Expect slow tractors, cows or sheep around every corner from March to October. Ireland is notorious for its long winding roads with breath taking scenery. So hire us at Butlers, sit back, relax and enjoy this beautiful country.


Never say No to a Cuppa


5. Go on, go on, go on! Sure a cuppa tea is good for you. We are a nation of tea drinkers and we believe we are expert tea makers. We believe all of life's woes can be remedied over a nice cup of tea.
 


Money Matters


6. We use the Euro in the Republic of Ireland and Sterling pounds in the North of Ireland.Travellers cheques/checks are not very convenient in Ireland as it can be hard to cash them so probably best to avoid them. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATM/cash machines are common place.

Please note that $100.00 bills may not be accepted in many places including the banks.



We don’t all speak in Irish 


7. While most will have a "Cúpla focal" (a couple of words) it’s not necessary to be fluent in Irish before you arrive. English is our main language, not many people regularly speak in Irish in Ireland unless you’re wandering around in the Gaeltacht areas which may be well worth a visit. 




Accommodation

8. We have it all from luxury B&B's to 5 Star Hotels. A great tip from one of our guests is to stay in a B&B to experience Irish life and then book into a hotel on another stop on your tour to experience the excellent Irish Hotel hospitality also. 



Pack Your Smile 


9. We are but a small island with a big reputation! We have breathtaking landscapes, friendly people and steeped in fascinating history and folklore. One thing is certain you will not be disappointed!


Tá súil againn a fheiceann tú go luath!
Louise