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Irish Currency - Banking Hours - Creireland Cards

Banking & Currency Exchange: Available in banks, airports and in bureaux de change. 24-hour access ATMs are situated at AIB, Main St., and Bank of Ireland on Main St., Dingle. Most towns have 24-hour access ATMs usually situated at major banks and in large service stations.

Creireland & Debit Cards: MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club and American Express are widely accepted, as well as Eurocheque cards.

Banking hours: Tues-Fri 1000-1600. Banks in Dingle stay open on Monday until 1700. The Bureau de Change situated at the AIB on Main St. is opened late during the summer.

Health & Emergency information

An E111 form is necessary for you to receive a refund on any medical expenses incurred. You will need to obtain an E111 form from your local centre for social security at least a month before your departure.

In Ireland, the general Emergency Telephone number is 999 or 112, free of charge. These numbers will alert the appropriate service - Fire, Gardaí (Police), Lifeboat, Coastal, Mountain and Cave Rescue Services. Telephone numbers of Garda Stations are listed in the green bordered pages at the front of the Telephone Directories under "Garda Síochána". Victim Support 24 hour helpline number is 1800 661771.

Ireland has Diplomatic Relations with 107 countries. The Department of Foreign Affairs can provide you with a list of countries with which Ireland has diplomatic relations. For the latest information on passports and visa requirements for Ireland, contact the Department of Foreign Affairs 80 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Electricity Supply in Ireland

The electrical supply throughout Ireland is 230 volts (50 cycles). Plugs are 3-pin flat. Adapters are, therefore, required for 2-pin appliances. En-suite bathroom shaving points normally have 110 and 240 volt outlets for using shavers.

Irish Language

The "Gaeltacht" is the word used to describe areas of Ireland where the native tongue, Irish or "Gaeilge", is still spoken. These "Gaeltacht" areas are primarily confined to rugged and isolated parts of the West and Southwest coast. The Irish language is used here on an everyday basis and is the preferred language to English.

When entering the Gaeltacht, i.e. the Dingle Peninsula, signposts, roadsigns and business names and addresses may be in Irish, or a mixture of Irish and English. We recommend purchasing a good quality road atlas for your trip, as they will have placenames in both Irish and English.

A majority of shops, pubs and commercial premises of all sizes will have their names in Irish above the door. So whether a small pub or a large construction company, the name may be in Irish.

The Irish Climate

Probably the most common weather prediction or forecast you will hear in Ireland goes something like this: " Nice and Sunny. Maybe a few showers!"

The dominant influence on the climate of the Dingle Peninsula is the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream that the Atlantic carries east from the Gulf of Mexico to bathe our Western Coast. The higher temperature of the Gulf Stream and the mildness of our Winters ensure that we do not suffer from the temperature extremes experienced by other countries at the same line of latitude.

While the west coast can be blustery, strong winds are more common in winter than in summer or spring. Do expect some fresh breezes in our area in summer and spring. The average temperature on the Dingle Peninsula ranges from 5°C in January to 23°C in July/August. Because of the effects of the temperate Gulf Stream, the Dingle Peninsula rarely experiences the bitter winter temperatures common in other European countries.

Religious Services on the Dingle Peninsula

 

Annascaul / Abhainn an Scáil

Sacred Heart Church, Annascaul Village

Saturday Vigil: 8 p.m.

Sunday Mass: 12 noon

Ballyferriter / Baile an Fheirtéaraigh

St Vincent's Church/ Séipéal Naomh Uinseann

Saturday Vigil: 8 p.m.

Sunday Mass: 10 a.m.

Weekday Mass: 8 p.m First Friday of month

Camp / An Cam

St Mary's Church, Upper Camp

Sunday Mass: 10.30 a.m.

Carraig / An Carraig

Séipéal na Carraige

Saturday Vigil: 7 p.m.

Sunday Mass: 11 a.m.

Weekday Mass: 7 p.m First Friday of month

Castlegregory / Caisleán Ghriaire

St Mary's Church

Saturday Vigil: 7.30 p.m.

Sunday Mass: 8.30 a.m. (July & August); 11.30 a.m. (all year)

Weekday Mass: 10 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday

Cloghane / Clochán

St Brendan's Church / Séipéal Naomh Breandán

Saturday Vigil: 6 p.m. (July & August only)

Sunday Mass: 10 a.m.

Weekday Mass: 6.30 p.m Wednesdays; 10 a.m. First Friday

Dingle / An Daingean

St Mary's Church / Séipéal Naomh Mhuire

Saturday Vigil: 8 p.m.

Sunday Mass: 9 a.m. (as Gaelainn); 11.30 a.m.

Weekday Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

7.30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Dún Chaoin / Dunquin

Séipéal Naomh Gobnait

Sunday Mass: 9 a.m.

Weekday Mass: 10 a.m. First Friday

Inch / Inse

St Joseph's Church

Saturday Vigil: 6.30 p.m

Lispole / Lios Póil

St John the Baptist's Church / Seipéal Naomh Eoin Baiste

Sunday Mass: 10 a.m.

Weekday Mass: 8 p.m. First Friday

Ventry / Fionn Trá

St Kathleen's Church / Seipéal Naomh Caitlín

Sunday Mass: 10.30 a.m.

Church of Ireland (Anglican Communion)

Camp / An Cam

Killgobbin Church, Lower Camp

Sunday: 10 a.m.

Castlegregory / Caisleán Ghriaire

Killiney Church

Sunday: 7.30 p.m. (July and August only)

Dingle / An Daingean

St James's Church / Eaglais Naomh Shéamais

Sunday: 12 noon


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