Preparing your journey
As an EU-citizen you will not necessitate a passport to travel to Ireland, a valid government ID will suffice. However, if you are not an EU-citizen you might require a Visa. Further information can be received at the Irish consulate or at the Irish embassy in your area.
The official currency in Ireland is the Euro. Therefore if you travel to Ireland from Europe, you do not have to exchange money for your stay. The Irish cent and euro coins all have the same motive. It is a Celtic harp designed by Jarlath Hayes, a traditional Irish symbol.
You can always find pharmacies, or less frequently chemist shops, in the drugstores. If you are an EU citizen and are insured by law, you will typically receive from your health insurance the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) or a replacement certificate. This certificate guarantees that you will be treated by Irish doctors and to be hospitalized in case of an emergency. Make sure to ask your health insurance company what sort of costs will be covered in the event of an emergency. If you have any doubt whatsoever, you can always opt for a foreign health insurance, which is highly advisable in this case.