Compare travel insurance for Ireland

Green pastures, iconic cathedrals and mighty castles are among some of Ireland’s most impressive settings. Read what you need to know about travel insurance for Ireland to keep you covered for your trip.

Patrick Ikhena From the Travel team
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What kind of travel insurance might I need for Ireland?

The type of cover you’ll need depends on what you plan to do during your trip. You might need:

  • Single trip: This insurance will cover you for one trip up to 30 days.  
  • Annual multi-trip: If you’re taking more than one trip a year to various destinations, then a multi-trip policy could be the most cost-effective.  
  • Business travel: If you’re travelling for work, then you must select business travel when you do a quote.
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How much is travel insurance for Ireland?

If you’re visiting Ireland, 50% of people could achieve a quote of £5** for European travel insurance for one week or £9*** for a multi-trip policy, based on Compare the Market data in June 2019. A single-trip policy tends to cover you for up to 30-days and a multi-trip policy will cover more than one trip (each for up to 30 days) in a 12-month period.

**50% of people could achieve a quote of £5 for single trip travel insurance for 1 week in Europe based on Compare the Market data in June 2019.
***50% of people could achieve a quote of £8.15 for European multi travel insurance for Europe based on Compare the Market data in June 2019.

Any other travel tips for Ireland?

Weather: Ireland has a mild but damp climate, so bear that in mind when packing.

Transport: Buses don’t stop in Ireland, even at the designated bus stops, unless you flag them down.

Shops: Shops and restaurants may have limited opening hours on Sundays, so make sure you check and plan ahead.  

Currency: The Republic of Ireland currency is the euro. However, if you cross into Northern Ireland, the currency is sterling.   

Get a heritage card: you can get a heritage card that provides free entry to castles, national parks and war memorial gardens.

Culture: Ireland has a lot of traditions and customs such as Irish dancing, Gaelic sports and a big pub culture. You can also expect a real buzz if you’re visiting for St Patrick’s Day on the 17 March.

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