Ireland is located off the west coast of Britain and has a population of 4.1 million people. Irelands charm lies in its rolling green hills and the friendliness and fun loving nature of the locals. The capital, Dublin, is a vibrant city highlighted by the entertaining nightlife. The official language of Ireland is Irish (Gaelic), however English is actually spoken by the majority of the population.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

Ireland's climate is temperate with warm summers and cool winters.

Money and costs

The currency of Ireland is the Euro (EUR, symbol €). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Visas are not required by tourists from the USA, Canada and Australia for stays of up to 90 days. Nationals from the UK and EU have unlimited entry but must register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau if wishing to stay for longer than three month.

Getting there

The international airports in Ireland are Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Knock.

Dialling codes

To call Ireland, the country dialling code is +353.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Ireland at:

Lonely Planet -​ireland

Ireland Embassy in the USA -​embassy/​United-States

Ireland Embassy in the UK -

NHS health information on Ireland -​NHSEngland/​healthcareireland/​Pages/​healthcareireland.aspx

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011