31 ESSENTIAL First Time IRELAND Travel Tips

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  1. Ur hyping up Gaelic or Irish too much saying its one of our languages, its like latin, its a dead language we are forced to learn.

  2. Noooo! Don’t send all the tourists to Slieve League. Some things should be left somewhat pristine. This video makes me miss it so much!

  3. Bring rain jacket and warm clothes for being outside all year round and t-shirts and shorts for the lovely 25 to 28c heat inside buildings. Bring a picture of the Sun to remind you of what it looks like, as we haven't seen it since 2015. But really bring technology and ideas so our little island can keep up with the world!

    Spend 2 to 3 days in Dublin as we are a small city, you will walk it in a few hours. Bus to Belfast 2 hours. Bus to Galway 2 hours. Bus to Cork 2 hours on motorways.

  4. Worked in a hotel for years and all over the world we're associated with drinking alcohol but tourists are always shocked when they find out we have some of the most restrictive alcohol laws in Europe.

    Super video. You guys obviously really like the place 👍👍

  5. Got a few things wrong though. St. Patrick's Day is bigger in Ireland. Dublin have a St. Patrick's Festival that lasts 3-4 days

  6. Ireland is the only right direction if you want to see what is hypocritical duplication and promoting the product with promises without coverage

  7. Accomidation wise, if your not fussy there a hostel practically on O'Connell bridge, slap bang in the centre of Dublin city, €11-15 per night

  8. Seriously… most cars in Ireland run on unleaded petrol… I mean diesel is common but far from the majority.

  9. Some very good tips for first timers traveling to Ireland. I would just like to mention that very affordable accommodations can be found by travelers who access the network of family operated Bed and Breakfasts. My experience has been they are generally very clean with cordial hosts and have great breakfasts. Hosts are happy to offer some local travel tips when asked.

  10. craic actually means laughter, coming from 'craic agus ceol' which means the laughter and the singing. so when someone asks you 'whats the craic' it means 'whats the laugh' / 'whats up?'

  11. One big expense that you guys failed to talk about is auto insurance when renting/hiring a car in Ireland. This is a significant expense and most all American credit cards will not automatically cover your insurance like they do in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

  12. Top of the morning to ya what a great greeting and I am Irish I live in blackpool cork city and I think I have been Irish for the last 7000 year's

  13. my bother how are you. you can give me Ireland visa I coming your county. please bother I give you money. 00966537987307

  14. Hey guys…I do say "Top of da murnin to ya", and I do say it quite a lot according to ma wee wife. So….top of da murnin ta ya.
    Come and see us here in the north next time ya come. We'll show you a real Irish welcome n Irish food. Our home is open to respectful visitors. Yes that's how friendly we are.
    RAIN: ALMOST EVERY DAY, SERIOUSLY. That's why we are the Emerald Isle. Always green, and it is 100% true.
    Love to see you when you come. Golf? Covered in Golf Courses.
    The lads have quoted expensive prices for eating out. We'll tell you where to eat well for half the price at spotlessly clean places.
    TRANSPORT:
    We have a car or two available.
    Am I enticing you?
    Good!!!

  15. I forgot to add….IM IRISH BUT,
    On St Patrick's Day OR ANY OTHER DAY, WE NEVER EAT CORNED BEEF ACCOMPANIED WITH CABBAGE AND POTATOES.
    I'm sorry to blow that AMERICAN theory clean out of the water. I had never heard of such a thing until I visited the USA.
    WE NEVER EVER EAT CORNED BEEF EXCEPT OUT OF A TIN. SERIOUSLY!!!!!
    We are ultra friendly BUT PLEASE DON'T EVER DRESS UP LIKE A LEPRECHAUN. ..PLEASE!
    We will give you a full UNBIASED history of "THE TROUBLES" here in Northern Ireland.
    We are an island of PEACE NOW!!!
    I TAKE TOURS TO THE FORMER TROUBLED AREAS, AS I HAVE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF IT, HAVING SERVED WITH THE MILITARY AND ALSO A CIVILIAN POLICE OFFICER.
    A wonderful welcome awaits you here.
    Guys….this video is awesome, as are ALL YOUR VIDEOS.
    Come see us next next time you're here. Our home and cars await you.

  16. One day we will teach visitors from the US of A that there are two syllables in Irel-and Ay-Er-Land is unknown to us.

    Try not to roll your Rs on craic. It’s pronounced the same as crack. We love Scotland but we’re not Scotland haha.

    Best to say “what’s the craic?” it’s like saying how are ya, how’s it going and what’s going on in one sentence.

    Thank you phonetically is Guh Rev Mah Agut.

    And Sláinte would be Slawn-cha

    Great vid, though 🙂

  17. Just a note. Jameson whiskey, although you pronounced the word correctly – is more locally pronounced Jamerson for some reason. Maybe this is a North Irish thing.
    The cliffs? Cliffs of MOW-HER
    Feic? Day like deck, feck.
    Please visit the North. Its worth a visit!

  18. Really cool and informative video, but there are a few facts that are slightly wrong and may be subjective to the creators own experience, which is fair, but not always true.

    1. Over the summer, we're lucky to reach 27 degrees celsius. We might reach 28 – 29 once a summer or even once a year. But most of the time, as a local, summer weather ranges between 18 – 25 degrees.

    2. Barely anyone says 20 quid. It doesn't refer to the old UK pound, but the old Irish currency Punt. This lingo will mainly be used in local, old school Irish pubs. So, if you go to Dublin or any of the main cities and say "20 quid", you're not going to sound like a local and maybe get a little confused look from the cashier .

    3. A lot of the cars in Ireland are, now, more hybrid electric or petrol. It s rare to find a Diesel car unless its an old model. So, if you're renting a car, don't just assume its a Diesel, always check with your car provider/ rental service.

    Other than that, everything else was pretty spot on. Really cool video!

  19. Can anyone who's wild camped in Ireland let me know how it is? I know it's illegal but I've seen online that it's generally accepted – is this the case?

  20. I mean , you can pitch a tent anywhere you want , the police will rarely accost you if your fairly out of the way , just watch out for travelers .

  21. Just a tip about the Language, it’s gailge for Ireland , also the raibh in go raibh a Maith agat is pronounced rev , often is gailge a (b) and an (h) make a v sound , but not always , if your not fully committed to learning the language , I would stay away from it all together as the grammar and pronunciation is very difficult to learn . And you’ll probably just end up pissing off some culty old man .

  22. If your looking for an excellent holiday I’d suggest Kilkee in Clare just outside of kilrush on the coast , beautiful little town , it has a beach , pier , diving boards , burn’s cove , and naturally formed swimming pools call the pollach holes . It also has George’s head which is a mountain that makes the cove and looms over the town and dunlicky road witch leads onto an excellent cliff walk near the diamond rocks cafe .

    I honestly can describe it , you have to see it yourself , all the videos of it online aren’t really an accurate representation.

  23. Great video, very helpful. Taking my first trip there next month. I just started watching "Jack Taylor" on Netflix staring Game of Thrones Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) and takes place in Galway. Picking up lots of culture clues and phrases. Just hoping there's not as much smoking in the pubs in real life as there is in the show.

  24. Alcohol is so expensive because we are closely associated with alcohol. How do you get alcoholism down? Tax the drinks 🤷‍♀️

  25. You guys are doing an awesome job selling "my" country! This is the first time watching your video and I look forward to watching all the others! Thank you for highlighting the wonderful things about Ireland! 🤗☘️

    By the way thank you so much for mentioning great things about my part of the country, Cork !

  26. Everything in this video was on point except the way ye pronounced the cliffs of moher.(mow her)good job lads

  27. Well done guys. Nice video. Few pointers … Galway is pronounced Gawl-way, Sláinte is slawn-cha, Moran's is More-ens, McMahon is Mc-ma-hun.

  28. Loved your video…the best most complete and informative i have ever seen so far…..good job u guys…
    Just one question….how many days do u recommend?

  29. This is an AWESOME video and is a lot of help. We are taking our first trip next month. One question related to budget. You mentioned 100 Euros a day and 150 if you want to live large. Does that include hotels/B&Bs? Our trip has that included in the price and I'm trying to figure just eating/drinking/spending money. Thanks!

  30. The Irish language is actually gaeilge. Gaelic is the native language of Scotland and some other Celtic countries. Common mistake though no worries👍🙂

  31. Bit on the nose at times! Best video I’ve seen about Ireland but just so y’all know, the north isn’t as violent as it was but there’s still an undertone of unrest so be careful, and we all take paddy’s day serious enough, those American parades got nothing on us!

  32. These guys no nothing about Ireland if they say st paddy’s day isn’t celebrated in Ireland r ye having a laugh

  33. Not one mention of Kerry, widely regarded as the most beautiful part of the country…disclaimer; not from Kerry

  34. I'm Irish and I never knew we had a cuisine, potatoes and anything is what we usually eat. It tis a very beautiful country especially the west coast there's a mythical mystical atmosphere to it.

  35. ‘Go raibh Maith agat’ pronounced like gu-rev-mah-agut (: also hello in Ireland is dia duit ‘dee-a-gwitch’ (difficult to explain how to say it :/)

  36. When Irish people say pounds they mean Irish pounds not english pounds,as in punts, that was our currency before the Euro

  37. I keep re-watching this video because it's my all time favorite country. I went three years ago and got to see County Kerry, Killarney, Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Northern Ireland and Galway. Can't wait to go back again. Keep up the great work with the amazing content!

  38. Here lads as an Irish local the main thing u need when heading to a plave like irelan is always bring a rain jacket always no mater how nice the weather is

  39. Never ever plan trips like this, just walk around go in to a pub and ask the locals where you should go and what to see 😁

  40. Great video, guys! I travel there every year for 2-3 weeks in the fall. I watched this video with a bit of skepticism; however, you pretty much nailed it. The only comment I can add is if you are Canadian the costs after euro exchange is relatively similar to travelling within Canada. Enjoy!!

  41. Rain jacket yes! Umbrella no!
    You'll come to discover that umbrellas are pretty much useless in Ireland due to the strong winds from the Atlantic.

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