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.

About Ed


Hi.
My name is Ed short for Edgar. Mixed blood of Latvian and Ireland
I have lived in Mullingar town for most of my life. Traveling around the country is my favorite pass time activity, I have been to many places, and love to explore all the nooks & crannies of Ireland. The beauty of Ireland's landscape is unbelievable sometimes you feel like in a different country. From the serenity of the walk at Glendalough to the humbling feeling of being beside Cliffs of Moher is truly amazing to experience.
When I travel throughout Ireland the hospitality is the one thing that stood out most! Cork is my personal favourite as the people are so nice and welcoming my highlight was the Titanic experience where you feel like one of the passengers who are about to board the ship from the heartbreak pier that still stands to this day.
In Ireland you will always get the warmest welcome in any B&B. My other hobbies are cooking horse riding and fishing. I can’t wait to share the experiences with you for your Trip of a lifetime to this amazing Green Isle.
Sláinte (Cheers)

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About Donna


Hey, my name is Donna and I'm from the town of Mullingar in the Heart of Ireland.

One of my passions is exploring and from my experience, Ireland is a beautiful country to explore. I have so many recommendations but for newcomers to Ireland I definitely opt to send you to Westport for Croagh Patrick & Clew Bay, perfect for hiking scenery and beautiful seafood, 

My favorite place in Ireland is Galway City - I love going for a meal with my friends, followed by a stroll down the cobbled streets, before popping into one of the Traditional Irish Pubs like  An Púcan.

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About Rita


Hi, I’m Rita and I am living in Kilkenny, the Marble city.

Born in Portugal, I fell in love with Ireland from the moment I landed here. I intended to stay for 6 months, and 6 years after I just cannot imagine my life without the Irish ‘craic’. 

Working in Events & Tourism for the last years has been so rewarding - bringing people to see all the magical, undiscovered spots in this country is what I wake up for every day. I have made memories that will last a lifetime, and I work towards creating the same experiences for others visiting the Emerald island. 

My favourite place in Ireland is probably the Dingle Peninsula, where bumpy roads bring the Atlantic ocean and green mountains together. The seafood is just as brilliant as the landscape, which I couldn’t forget to mention, being the foodie that I am!

You could say I am biased when I pick Kilkenny as one of my other top spots - I just can’t get enough of this lively mediaeval city branded by its hospitality.

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About Tina


Hi my name is TinaMarie, I have been working in Travel for over 15 years now and still love it as much as when I just started. There is something very special about bringing people to Ireland because we live here we take pride in our wonderful little country and want the whole world to experience what we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep.

Without a shadow of a doubt my favourite county and city in Ireland is Galway simply due to the dual aspect living you can have in this area the beauty and serenity of the Connemara countryside and the diverse cultural living of Galway city. Come and see firsthand how friendly and welcoming the Irish people are , Stop waiting and make the trip of a lifetime!

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About Sinéad


Hey! My name is Sinéad. I'm from Longford, the heart of the midlands. I'm a countryside girl at heart, depsite living in the capital for a few years while studying. I love the hustle bustle of Dublin city centre, there's always so much going on and so much to do. Although, you can't beat the tranquility of the Irish countryside in my opinion!

Apart from my hometown, one of my favorite place in Ireland has got to be 'The Kingdom' (Kerry). The scenery is just unparalleled. From the idyllic wild Atlantic coasts to our selection of well-known mountain ranges, and everything in between. The ring of Kerry is definitely a must see, the nightlife is pretty great too!!

On my weekends I love to cheer on my local Gaelic football teams. I'd definitely recommend catching a GAA match on your travels!

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About Jessica


Hi, my name is Jessica,

I'm from the town of Mullingar, known as the hidden heartlands of Ireland. Travel is my passion, every weekend I try to visit a few different counties here in Ireland and also explore new and exciting countries. Unfortunately there is just not enough time to visit everywhere I want too on our beautiful island of Ireland, Naturally the next best thing is to help make others dreams come true with the trip of a lifetime to our fair isle!

My two favorite places in Ireland is Galway and Kerry. They are full of great culture, food, scenery, and of course many traditional Irish pubs!! There is always a great lively buzz no matter what time of year you visit.

I look forward to working with many of you in the near future to offer my knowledge, guidance and support for your trip of a lifetime.

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About Ronan


Hey!

My name is Ronan and I'm from Mullingar (the heart of the Midlands). I have a passion for travelling and have been all over the world. However, my most favourite place in the world is the west of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. From seeing Basking sharks in Keem bay in Achill Island (Mayo), to having a lovely relaxing pint of Guinness in Salthill in Galway, to taking in the majestic Cliffs of Moher in Clare and kayaking alongside dolphins in Dingle bay (Kerry) - it's all just amazing. Oh, and not to forget the delicious Skellig chocolates while looking out at Skellig Michaeal in Kerry, yum!

I love all things sport and food - when I'm not travelling around Ireland I'm cooking up a storm in the kitchen and watching some local GAA (our national sport). I can't wait to help you out and make your trip to Ireland, the trip of a lifetime!

Céad mile fáilte mo chara - (A thousand welcomes my friend).

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