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.
Traveller’s cheques can be cashed at most hotels and banks.
Typical Bank Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10:00-16:00; Wednesday 10:30-16:00; Thursday 10:00-17:00
Mild and temperate (showers can occur any time of the year!).
July/August temperatures average from 16 C to 20 C.
Electric Current: 240 Volts AC 50 Hz
Plug type: 3 large flat prong British type plug. BS1363 system.
All attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The meeting organisers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property while in attendance at the event. The Organising Committee reserves the right to amend and alter the meeting programme and events without prior notice and accepts no liability as a result of such actions.
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 is prohibited in public areas within Ireland including all bars, nightclubs and restaurants. If required, you should enquire whether your accommodation bedroom is a smoking or non-smoking room. Please use the smoking areas designated outside venues.
Tipping is a generally-accepted practice in restaurants, bars, taxis and with 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.
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 O2, Vodafone, 3 and Meteor.