ESVO 2019
 

Banks, Climate & Other Information

Banks & Currency

The Euro (€) is the currency in use in Ireland. Visa and Master Card are all widely accepted in pubs, shops and restaurants throughout the country. Bank Opening Hours – Mon, Tues & Fri 10.00-16.00; Wed 10.30-16.00; Thurs 10.00-17.00

Climate

With the month of October denoting the peak of Autumn (Fall) in Dublin, the temperature here can average to about 11 degrees Celsius.  Weather can be variable and showers can occur at any time.

Electricity

Electric Current: 240 Volts AV

Plug type: 3 large flat prong British type plug. BS1363 system.

Shopping

General opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 09.00-18.00 with later opening hours on Thursday evenings. Most major stores/shops open on Sunday – some with reduced opening times from 10.30 to 18.00.

Smoking

Ireland introduced a ban on smoking in 2004. Smoking is prohibited in public areas within Ireland including all bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Please use the smoking areas designated outside venues.

Tipping

Tipping is a generally accepted practice in restaurants, bars, taxis and hotel porters. A service charge may be included in some restaurants and should be stated on the menu, but otherwise this is a discretionary item.

Telecommunications/ Cell Phones

For international delegates, only digital phones with GSM subscriptions and a roaming agreement will work on the island of Ireland. Visitors should consult with their supplier before departure.

Networks widely available are Three, Vodafone and Eir.