Ireland

So – you’re thinking of seeing Ireland?

Ireland was largely passed over by the Industrial revolution. One reason given for this is due to the scarcity of coal and iron. Mass emigration occurred from the time of the great famine right through to the 1980’s. However during the 90’s the economy saw unprecedented growth. In 2005 Ireland was ranked the best place in the world to live according to a “quality of life” survey conducted by the Economist. In 1999 Ireland joined the Euro, which Northern Ireland remained with the pound sterling.

In recent years, Ireland, has been hit hard by the global financial crisis and the unemployment rate has risen to around 12.5%.

This has probably helped the NuNomad’s cause as it has helped keep inflation low and prices more stable.

Nomadic ratings

A

: Very Good / B

: Good / C

: Just Okay / D

: Poor / E

: Very Poor

 

  • Internet Access for the Nomad (ease in accessing it): A
  • Internet Cost (from public to private service): B
  • Country’s Overall Affordability for the Nomad: B (Dublin: C)
  • Transportation Access: B
  • Transportation Cost: B

 

Basic Facts about Ireland

  • Language:

     English

  • Government:

    Constitutional Parliamentary republic

  • Population:

    4.6 Million.

  • Climate:

    Temperate oceanic climate.

  • Geography:

    70,273 square kilometres (27,133sq. mi)

  • Money:

    The Euro(click here to convert your currency).

  • Time Zone:

    GMT/UTC +1 (Current time.)

  • Country Code:

    353

  • Insurance:

    As with all locations it is important to have adequate travel insurance before traveling to Ireland.

General travel information about Ireland

Ireland Visas and Visitation Limits:

Tourist Visa:

A passport is necessary, but a visa is not required for tourist or business stays of up to three months. .

For complete information on Irish visas, visit https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/great-britain/.

Getting Around:

Trains

: Ireland has plenty of travel opportunities from the local public transport to intercity Buses. There are 5 major airports

Where to Stay:

For NuNomad Guidelines on how to choose your nest, visit the NuNomad Blog.

Essential information about Ireland

Internet and Telephone Communication

International Calling:

The easiest way to keep in touch with friends and relatives back home is to signup for a free skype account. There are many configurations including subscriptions and prepaid credit for your account.