Visa and entry requirements Ireland:
Passport not required
No visa is required

Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Ireland:

Ireland is an island nation in Western Europe with approximately 4.8 million inhabitants and borders Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, to the north. Ireland borders the Irish Sea to the east and the rest of the island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Ireland is a member of the European Union and also uses the euro as a means of payment.

The long-impoverished country has now transformed into a highly modern industrial society and was the third richest country in Europe in terms of gross domestic product in 2016.

Irish and English are spoken in Ireland. The country's symbol is the green shamrock.

Dublin is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland. About 550,000 people live in the city.

I was lucky enough to spend around 4 months in Dublin in 2004 due to my work situation at the time. Even at that time, everything in the city was quite expensive, be it food, alcohol or cigarettes. By chance, I was a witness when Ireland became the first country in Europe to introduce a smoking ban on March 29, 2004. Dublin, which is not exactly cheap, has made life there quite difficult at times. The most exciting thing at this time, however, were my weekend trips to Cork, Galway, Limerick, Drogheda, Dundalk and Waterford, among others.

The Temple Bar district is Dublin's cultural district and attracts many tourists with its popular nightlife. This district consists of many cobbled streets and medieval streets. Temple Bar is known for its pubs and nightlife with live music. No wonder, since Dublin used to be the historical center of brewing. The world-famous Guinness beer is still brewed in Dublin today.

A new landmark in the city is the Spire, a 123 m high column made of stainless steel. Other buildings worth seeing include the Half Penny Bridge, the Sean O'Casey Bridge, the Samuel Beckett Bridge, the James Joyce Bridge, the Custom House, the City Hall with the Dublin Town Hall, the Irish National Library, Dublin Castle, the Irish Parliament Building and the Dublin City Library. The city's most famous promenade is O'Connell Street. Dublin has two well-known churches, Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral.

All in all, Ireland is a highly modern country and has several holy and religious sights to offer even outside the capital Dublin, such as St Fin Barres Cathedral in Cork, Drumcliffe Church, Corcomroe Abbey in County Clare, St. John's Church in Tralee, Bective Abbey in Navan, St. Nicholas Collegiate Church in Galway, Black Abbey in Kilkenny, St. Anne's Church in Cork, Mellifont Abbey in Drogheda, St. Canices Cathedral and the Round Tower as a landmark of Kilkenny, the Galway Cathedral, St. Peter and Paul's Church in Cork, Jerpoint Abbey in Thomastown, St. Mary's Cathedral in Killarney, Quin Abbey and Cobh Cathedral.