FAQ Chapter 29

Frequently Asked Questions

I am sure you have lots of questions and I would love to answer them for you but… I haven’t spoken to you. I’ll do my best to be as helpful as possible. Just contact us on our toll-free line 1-800-686-5645 if you have any queries.

Q: What do we need to do before we leave for our honeymoon?

A: Contact your credit card company- Many credit card companies will block international transactions without your authorization. Contact the at least 2 weeks prior to your honeymoon. Don’t forget to ask about international conversion fees.

Q: What do we need to do before we leave for our honeymoon?

A: Around June/July/August temperatures hit 74 fahrenheit – But there are variables… Are you on a strict budget? It is worth knowing that during those 3 months hotels and rentals are in their peak-season. Meaning some things are more expensive. The summer months have very long daylight hours- on June 21st; until 11pm.

There is always a chance of rain in Ireland. But sunshine is never far away. Check out www.met.ie for up-to-date details.

Q: When are the Public Holidays?

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St. Patrick’s Day
17th March
17th March
Good Friday
3rd April
25th March
Easter Monday
6th April
28th April
May Bank Holiday
4th May
2nd May
June Bank Holiday
1st June
6th June
August Bank Holiday
3rd August
1st August
October Bank Holiday
26th October
31st October

Q: How do we make sure the Honeymoon runs smoothly?

A: Some tips- Contact everywhere you have booked to ensure there are no issues. Put all your travel documents in a safe upon your arrival. Irish plugs are 220v so buy a few 3-pin adapter plugs. Tell people you are on your honeymoon and bring your marriage certificate. You never know what upgrade you might get.

Q: How much should we tip?

A: If you are at a seated table- around 10%

Q: How can we get what we want on a budget?

A: Use a honeymoon registry- Your guests can purchase a part of your dream honeymoon as a wedding present and help you get those little extras that will make your honeymoon trip truly special.

Q: What is the conversion rate for currency?

A: As we know this changes constantly but this is what it is now- (1 of your currency into Euro)

Q: What can we expect of Irish food?

A: Generally we use our own produce and they are often locally sourced! Traditional Irish breakfast includes; bacon, sausage, black pudding, egg, toast and tomato. Not to worry, you can expect to find every kind of cuisine here.

Q: Should we tell people we are on our honeymoon?

A: Yes of course! Bring a copy of your marriage certificate as proof.

Q: When should we book our honeymoon?

A: The earlier the better, around 9-12 months in advance. Don’t wait too long after the wedding because some places only offer honeymoon services if you got married within 6 months.

Q: We want to spend a few nights in the city and a few in a secluded resort, how should we book it with the least hassle?

A: Simple, contact us and we’ll arrange everything.

Q: Does Ireland have lots of mosquitoes? Or many diseased riddled animals.

A: Luckily there are no mosquitoes in Ireland. There are few disease riddled animals in comparison to exotic parts of the world. There aren’t any wild snakes with deadly venom… phew!

Q: Will I need a visa to enter Ireland?.

A: Yes, you need a valid passport and visa. Don’t pack it in your suitcase. You’ll need it upon arrival in Ireland. It is a good idea to photocopy it just incase of loss or theft.

Q: What about exchanging my currency for Euro €?

A: Do it in the banks or post office because the exchange rate may be less favorable in hotels. European notes are different colours. They range from €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 €500.

Q: What can I expect of Irish shopping?

A: A wide variety of clothes and accessories, shops may arrange to ship out your purchases if you cannot carry them home. Most shops accept credit cards and opening hours are usually from 9:00am to 5:30 – 6:30pm. VAT is included in the sales price so you may be able to reclaim the VAT after your honeymoon.

Q: How do I set my clock for Irish time?

A: Set it to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Q: What time do the banks open?

A: Usually from 10am to 4:30pm.