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Best Tools for Planning a Vacation to Ireland in 2024

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  • Post published: January 1, 2023
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Updated January 2024 –Some of the best tools for planning a vacation to Ireland can be found on your smartphone.

No matter when you’re thinking of taking a vacation in Ireland or anywhere else for that matter, the success of that vacation often comes down to successful planning.

These days, planning includes more than just deciding what to wear.

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It almost always includes using some digital tools to help with airfare, checking out the weather, researching the best and cheapest accommodation,  and generally scoping out the places you intend to visit in advance.

Here are some of the best tools for planning a vacation to Ireland in 2024 that you should know about.

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Apps  to Help You Save Money on Flights and Accommodation

First of all, a word of caution when searching for flights to Ireland or anywhere on the Internet.

I find that doing your online research in incognito (in private browsing mode) will help get you the lowest prices on a particular route.

Why? Because the cost of flights will often change even when you’ve searched for the same ones several times on the same web browser.

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That often happens based on the cookies in your browser, so you should either search incognito or, at the very least, clear your cache. This will become less of an issue in 2024 as Google phases out third-party cookies (the ones that track you all across the Internet). That transition won't be fully complete until the end of 2024.

If you are using Chrome or Safari, you can switch to Incognito mode by hitting Command on a Mac (or Control if you are using a PC) and then the shift key and the “N” key.

To get to incognito mode using Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, hit Command on a Mac (or Control on a PC) and then the shift and “P” key.

Once you’re in incognito mode, your information will not be tracked, which means that there’s little chance the price can be inflated.

Just to be safe, if you want to use the incognito mode again to recheck airline fares, be sure to shut down the first session and just start over again.

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Since the cost of your flight is often the most expensive part of your trip abroad, including one to Ireland, you should do your due diligence beforehand.

Hopper is an app that can be used for both airline and hotel searches and is among one of the best tools for planning a vacation to Ireland.

It recently added the ability to search for rental cars as well.

The sustainable-friendly company searches by looking through years of historical flight pricing data and then determines whether buying now or, say, three months down the road, is likely to be the best use of your money.

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The way it works is that you tell the app when and where you want to go and it then shows you a calendar with price breakdowns of round-trip fares to your preferred destinations (or hotel rooms if that's what you're looking for).

You can either book the flight right there and then or you can watch it.

Hopper will keep you informed if it goes up.

If you are flexible with your travel dates, this is definitely a good app to use.

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The app currently has data on over 2 million properties worldwide, according to its website, so it is definitely something you should check out if you are looking for hotels in Ireland.

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If you’ve already booked your fare to Ireland but you are still in the planning stages, you’ll obviously want to check out accommodation at your destination.

To check out potential hotels in a city such as Dublin, all you need to do is input your arrival and departure dates into the Hopper app.

It will then ask you to choose a “star rating” hotel so that it can give you the hotels that best match your budget.

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Once it has loaded the details, you can browse from the many options available and then choose to watch and unlock potential hidden rates.

Some of those hidden rates include package deals, member rates, pre-purchased inventory blocks, and more.

You can also get an immediate discount on a hotel stay with “carrot cash.”

The app allows you to not only search by city, but also by neighborhoods within a city and by inputting your specific interests.

Take $25 off your hotel reservation when you sign up with Hopper. Click on the link below to get the special Ireland on a Budget savings code.

Sign up for Hopper

While this app is most frequently used for researching/booking flights, it can also be used to book accommodation through its partnership with Booking.com .

Based in the Czech Republic, Kiwi's claim to fame is that they can combine flights and other forms of transportation into a single booking, all for a low price.

It's definitely worth looking into since it has a large database of different flight, bus and train schedules.

Other apps to use when searching for airfares include Skyscanner , Kayak , and Momondo.

Read More: Plan Your Ireland Itinerary with these 10 Locations in Mind

Hotel Tonight

Looking for accommodation at the last minute in popular cities like Dublin is not something I recommend since many hotels may not be available, and they tend to be more expensive.

However, if you are stuck and are desperately seeking accommodation at the last minute, using the Hotel Tonight app is worth a look since it’s geared primarily to last-minute travelers.

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Owned by Airbnb , the app categorizes hotel rooms into basic, luxe, hip, charming and solid.

Be sure to take advantage of the app’s “daily drop feature,” where you will find specially priced deals that are only valid for 15 minutes after they’re unlocked.

The app also includes access to the Hotel Tonight loyalty program, HT Perks .

Booking.com

There's really no shortage of booking apps online, but perhaps the most familiar one to most travelers is Booking.com .

What's nice about Booking.com is that you can find a wide range of accommodation, everything from camping sites to 5-star luxury hotels.

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According to the Booking.com website, it has a reported 28 million listings worldwide, so there's definitely lots to choose from.

While the website or app interface may seem a bit overwhelming at first, it's best to take your time while researching accommodation.

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You won't be able to see any results until you add your travel dates first.

Be sure, also, to apply specific filters to your search efforts such as health and safety, star ratings, distance from major cities, amenities, and more.

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So many people book accommodation online after seeing glossy photos of hotels and B&Bs, but they can be deceiving.

This is why it's also important to read reviews of the properties you are considering before purchasing.

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Hotels.com might be considered another one of the best tools for planning a vacation to Ireland, thanks to its mobile app .

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You can even get a free night's accommodation after 10 stays, so if you've used it in your home country, perhaps an award is waiting for you in an Irish hotel.

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What's more, even if you stayed at a more expensive accommodation before, your free night will cover the price of a mid-range to expensive accommodation.

However, if you've stayed at less expensive hotels in the past and you want to avail of swankier digs in, say, Dublin, you may have to pay the difference. I suggest reading the fine print before booking.

However, you will need to be a member of its loyalty program to qualify.

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Airbnb is a popular choice for many people looking to vacation in Ireland. While you can book accommodation on a desktop computer, the Airbnb app is a convenient way to look for places to stay.

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The app is particularly useful when you’re on the road in between stays as you can access your bookings under the “Trips” tab, where you can view your reservation, contact your host, or even change it if you have to.

The app also gives you access to local experiences at each destination, including tours, shows, concerts and more.

Read More: 8 Heritage Hotels in Ireland that have Unique Stories to Tell

Hostelworld

If you're really looking to see Ireland on the cheap, staying in a hostel is as good as it gets.

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This type of accommodation is most suited to travelers in their 20s who don't mind sharing a living space with others.

You'll find a wide variety of choices on the Hostelworld site. However, be sure to read the individual hostel reviews before you book.

You can also download the Hostelworld app on your iPhone and Android devices.

Some people dream of staying in a little cottage in the West of Ireland for the duration of their Ireland vacation stay.

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However, you'll find more than just cottages on the Vrbo  app. There's an assortment of rental properties from farmhouses to castles .

Other apps to consider when looking for accommodation in Ireland include the Travelocity , Expedia , and Hilton Honors apps.

Apps for Organizing Your Trip

If you like to be organized before going on a vacation, there are a few apps that will come in handy. They include the following:

TripIt helps keep your itineraries and documents all in one place. That includes travel confirmations, flight itineraries, tickets, hotel and car rental reservations, ferry tickets, and more.

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You can also share your trip plans with others, including those who may be picking you up at an airport or train station or in fact anyone else who wants to coordinate with you.

TripIt is free although you can pay $49 per year for a pro subscription, which includes perks like real-time flight alerts, security wait times, and baggage claim information.

If packing for a trip is stressful for you, why not take the stress out of it with the app PackPoint ?

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By inputting your destination, the app will tell you what to bring based on the length of your vacation, the weather in that destination and any activities that you’re planning.

PackPoint will also tell you if laundry facilities are available.

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Other Tools to Consider

While Ireland’s weather can be notoriously changeable and rain will no doubt make its appearance during your vacation any time of year, it’s always good to check it ahead of time.

Checking Ireland's Weather

There are tons of weather apps out there, but I recommend you download the Met Eireann weather app before you travel.

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It is available for iOS and Android devices.

It will give you the most accurate reading of the weather ahead of your vacation and of course local readings wherever you might be in Ireland.

Other apps to use when checking the Irish weather include the Google Weather App, Windy.com , and Windfinder.com .

What Restaurants to Go to in Ireland

While you’re in Ireland, you’ll need to eat of course.

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And while you’ll no doubt get local recommendations and other suggestions from this website, I suggest that you consider downloading the Open Table app that will help you find quality restaurants in Ireland.

Read More: The Best Food in Ireland: What's Available in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim  

Currency Exchange App

If you want to get a handle on how much money you'll need while in Ireland the XE Currency Converter is a great app and one of the best tools for planning a vacation to Ireland.

All you need to do is plug in the currency you want to be converted and viola!

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If you expect to spend approximately $150 a day in Ireland, just type that amount in the app and it will convert it into Euros for you.

You can also convert your restaurant bills and shopping expenses so you can get a grasp on your spending abroad.

The app works with all currencies and all quotes are based on the current exchange rate.

In addition to the currency exchange app, you might want to consider opening a Revolut account, which is similar to Venmo and commonly used in the U.S.

Revolut allows you to spend and transfer money in 27 currencies with no hidden fees, all at the real exchange rate rather than the marked-up rate that most banks charge.

Public Transportation Help

If you plan to rely on public transportation (a good idea if you are staying in Dublin), then you won’t go wrong with  The Real Time Ireland app.

It provides users with information on live Luas , and DART times in the Dublin metro area, in addition to other buses and trains that will get you across Ireland, helping you plan your journey on the nation's public transport network.

If you plan on traveling on Dublin Bus while visiting the city, its app is available for iPhone and Android devices. The Luas app for iPhone and Android phones is also useful.

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Download it on your iPhone or Android device.

Speaking of public transportation, if you’re taking the train anywhere in Ireland, it’s also a good idea to download the Rail Ireland app for iOS and Android .

If you are interested in getting to Belfast from Dublin, it’s useful to have the Translink app as well.

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Translink is the official transportation network across Northern Ireland .

Download it on your Apple device or on an Android .

If you want to get a real sense of the transportation options available to you in Ireland, download the TFI Live app (which will give you the steps involved in any bus journey around the country) as well as the TFI Go app , where you can book bus tickets.

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Read More: Using Public Transportation to See Ireland in 14 Days

The Leap Visitor Card

Have you heard of the Leap Visitor Card?

It's a prepaid travel card that will get you around Dublin and its suburbs without having to use cash (otherwise a requirement on buses in Dublin).

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You can purchase it  online  or at specific locations around Dublin. If you order online, the card is delivered by regular mail. You can also decide to have the card delivered to your  accommodation in Ireland  before you arrive.

Fares can be up to 31% cheaper using this card.

You can also download the Leap Card Top-Up app , which can be used on an iPhone or Android device to make it easier when traveling across the city on Dublin Bus, the Luas, and the DART light train system.

If you love traveling by train, you'll want to check out The Man in Seat Sixty One , a comprehensive guide to traveling Europe (and anywhere in fact) by train.

The website was created by Mark Smith merely as a hobby to showcase train travel in his native England.

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The site has grown immensely over the years and contains a plethora of resources, including information on timetables, prices, train stations, and the best train options to take in the country that you are visiting.

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While Uber is not available in Ireland, many visitors can still use the app (expect a regular taxi driver to pick you up though). However, there is another alternative called Free Now that is routinely used in cities like Dublin, Galway, Cork, and Limerick.

Simply enter a destination, choose a licensed taxi, and then tap to book.

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You can pre-book a taxi with the app up to four days in advance. Pay with a pre-registered debit/credit card.

The FreeNow app is available for iPhone and Android users.

A separate app called the Driver Check App will allow you to check the license of the taxi driver in advance, including his or her photo. It is also available for iPhone and Android devices.

Taxis can be found without an app, too.

You'll see plenty of them at Ireland's airports , in addition to taxi ranks in large cities like Dublin.

Tipping is not necessary, but if you wish to tip, a 10 to 15 percent add-on to your fare is appropriate.

Itinerary Planning

If you're someone who loves to plan your vacation down to the last detail, perhaps you'd like the GPSMYCITY app, which is available for download worldwide on Apple and Android devices.

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If you're planning to stay in Dublin for a few days and you'd rather do a self-guided walk rather than a guided one , then this app is ideal for that and, I believe, one of the best tools for planning a vacation to Ireland.

In Ireland, you can use the app in Belfast, Cobh , Cork, Dingle , Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Sligo , and Waterford.

The app includes detailed tour route maps and great navigation features that will guide you from one attraction to the next.

You can choose to follow the app's expert guides or take their suggestions and create your own custom walking tour.

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Another great itinerary planner that will give you free information on the city you're visiting is Sygic Travel, which can be used on a desktop and also comes in the form of an app on Android and Apple devices.

This free app is really great if you are doing a multi-city tour of Ireland and you want to plan your activities ahead of time.

Visit a City is another great free app if you're planning a vacation to Ireland and you want to do it on a budget.

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The app, available on iOS and Android devices, is completely free to use. It features over 7,000 destinations worldwide, too.

All you have to do is type in the name of the city you plan to visit and you'll be provided with a list of popular attractions in that city, as well as day tours and trips you can take from there.

Think of this app as your personal travel guide!

Additional Ireland Travel Tips

If you're renting a car in Ireland , be sure to read my blog posts on that and consider Discover Cars to compare prices.

Information on guided one-day tours of Ireland is required reading if that is the option you'll be taking while in Ireland. Additional short tours are available on Viator .

Have you found your own best tools for planning a vacation to Ireland? Let me come know in the comments below.

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Best Free Travel Apps Ireland - Your Essential Guide

Enjoy our selection of the best apps for Ireland. They will all come in extremely handy!

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Currency rates can be confusing at the best of times.

Using a currency converter such as XE Currency is an excellent way to convert your currency to euro or sterling (and back again).

The XE app even works when the internet doesn't. Wifi isn't readily available off the beaten track in Ireland so this feature can come in very handy!

It's an essential for tourists traveling from outside the eurozone.

XE App for iPhone

XE App for Android

Transport Travel Apps for Ireland

If you're staying in Dublin before and after your tour, we recommend using the city's public transport network.

Dublin's bus, rail and tram services cover everywhere you need to go but cost very little.

The Real Time app is great tool for figuring out how to get from A to B. It shows you routes and suggests modes of transport, including tram, rail and bus routes.

Real Time on iOS

Real Time on Android

Irish Taxi Apps

Off the beaten track, you're more likely to bump into a sheep than a taxi!

Taxi apps such as Uber and Lyft are not commonly used in Ireland. MyTaxi is the next best thing.

Order a taxi for now or book in advance. You can track your drivers arrival and share information about your trip details with friends, letting them know when youve arrived safely.

MyTaxi for iOS

MyTaxi on Android

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Entertainment & Nightlife Apps Ireland

Entertainment.ie is the Irish go-to for news, events, cinema listing and festivals. It's Ireland's most popular entertainment guide.

Every single cinema screen in the country is listed as well as 7,000 venues featuring music, clubbing, comedy, theater and lots more. The service is location based and in real time.

Sports Apps for Ireland

Looking for the full Irish sporting experience? The GAA app is perfect. Our native sport - Gaelic Games - makes for some electric matches to watch. This official app gives you everything from fixtures to results, photos and information on tickets and venues.

GAA App for iOS

GAA App for Android

Finding Accommodation

The usual suspects - Booking.com , Hostelworld and Airbnb - are great to have downloaded if you havent booked your accommodation in advance.

For a unique experience, try Ireland's Blue Book . This is a collection of quality Irish country house hotels, castle hotels and restaurants. Located around Ireland these charming and stylish hideaways are the perfect way to begin or end a Vagabond or Driftwood tour in Ireland.

A handy app for all things Ireland, including accommodation, is the Ireland Travel Guide.

Ireland Travel Guide on iOS

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Eating and Food Apps in Ireland

There are so many great restaurants to discover in Ireland. From traditional Irish food to fusions of Irish and international flavours.

The Lovin.ie app points you in the direction of the best local grub, as well as giving you great content about Irish culture in general.

Lovin.ie for iOS

Lovin.ie for Android

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Irish Weather Forecasting Apps

You'll discover that the weather is a big topic of discussion for Irish people!

An Irish day can change in a heartbeat! So Ireland's meteorological service are the best people to chat to when it comes to weather.

Met Eireann for iOS

Met Eireann for Android

Remember, there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes!

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Best free travel Apps and useful apps for Ireland 

Traveling to Ireland and want to make the most of your trip? Look no further than these best free travel apps and useful tools to help you navigate Ireland with ease. From planning your itinerary to finding great local spots to discovering hidden gems, these apps have got you covered.

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Whether you are looking for the best places to stay, eat, drink, or explore, there is an app for that. With features like offline maps, and real-time public transportation updates, you can enjoy your trip without worrying about getting lost or missing out on any must-see attractions.

In addition to traditional travel planning, these apps also offer unique experiences like guided walking tours, foodie recommendations, and even tips on how to blend in with the locals. And the best part? They are all completely free to download, so you can save your hard-earned Euros for more important things, like a pint of Guinness or a souvenir Claddagh ring .

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So, whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler returning to the land of Ireland , make sure to download these top travel apps to enhance your journey and make the most of your time in this beautiful country. Ireland, with its stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant cities, is a top destination for travelers looking to explore the beauty of the Emerald Isle. Whether you’re planning a trip to Dublin , exploring the rugged cliffs of the Wild Atlantic Way , or soaking in the charm of small towns like Galway and Cork, having the right travel apps on your smartphone can greatly enhance your experience.

Best free travel apps for your trip to Ireland

In this article, we’ll delve into the best free travel apps and useful apps that will help you navigate Ireland with ease. From finding the best spots for traditional Irish music sessions to discovering hidden gems off the beaten path, these apps are your ultimate companions for a seamless and enjoyable trip.

Need to know where you can wild camp ? Park your RV for the night? Go fishing or watch a Gaelic Football Game? There’s an Irish app for that. 

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This is a comprehensive look at all the free travel apps for Ireland, and one or two that are so cheap they are almost free.

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When planning your trip to Ireland , consider using travel apps to enhance your experience. Some best free travel apps for Ireland include those that provide information on public transport , journey planners , and accommodation options.

Yes, there are apps for Ireland that focus on Irish culture , heritage sites, and tourist attractions. These apps can help you discover the best places to visit and learn more about Ireland’s rich history.

For convenient taxi services in Dublin and other parts of Ireland, consider using popular local taxi apps. These apps make it easy to book rides and navigate through the city.

Yes, the official GAA app provides updates on GAA events, fixtures, and news. It’s a must-have for Irish sports enthusiasts and those interested in Irish cultural events .

Using apps that showcase the best places to eat can help you explore the culinary scene in Ireland. Look for apps that feature user reviews, menus, and recommendations for Irish cuisine .

Yes, there are travel apps that offer details on public transport options and travel routes around Ireland. These apps can help you navigate the country efficiently.

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Best free travel apps for your trip to Ireland

Currency rates can be confusing at the best of times and I’ve lost track of how to convert from Euros to Canadian or Euros to US dollars. So I use  XE Currency is an excellent way to convert your currency and a bonus it works offline. 

XE App for iPhone

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Irish Journey Planning apps

The TFI JourneyPlanner App from Transport for Ireland is the only journey planner that provides a timetable and map information from all licensed public transport providers across Ireland. It is the only app that allows you to plan and start your journey from your doorstep.

Best free travel apps for your trip to Ireland

It provides plans for trains, buses, trams, ferry and taxi services, and combines them into easy to read journey plans. The app acts like a door-to-door route planner and has information about scheduled departures and trips near your current location, and from any specified point.

It covers all 32 counties including N. Ireland and it also covers all modes of public transportation from trains to buses and trams.

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The TFI Real Time Ireland App from Transport for Ireland integrates all real-time information services from Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Go-Ahead Ireland, DART, Iarnród Éireann and Luas. The app provides live updates, helping you plan your journey efficiently.

The TFI Cycle Planner App from Transport for Ireland provides information on the best cycling routes for trips in the Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford city areas.

Best free travel apps for your trip to Ireland

If it is Dublin you are looking at, Dublin Bus is the app for you. Getting to and from the airport, and inner-city travel, this app will sort you out.

Best free travel apps for your trip to Ireland

Looking to travel around the country? You can either travel by bus with Bus Éireann or by train with Iarnród Éireann.

You can just book online and show your email confirmation as your ticket. But the benefit of the apps are the real-time updates, so if there are any delays, you’ll know about it.

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Taxi apps such as Uber and Lyft are not used in Ireland. MyTaxi is the next best thing.

Order a taxi for now or book in advance. You can track your drivers’ arrival and share information about your trip details with friends, letting them know when you’ve arrived safely. MyTaxi for iOS MyTaxi on Android

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Along with Dublin city council, Dublinia has developed a free smartphone app that is available for download from Apple’s App Store. This app allows people to learn about the extraordinary history of medieval Dublin by taking a walk around the city’s medieval walls using GPS to map their route. Only available currently for iPhone users the Android version will be available soon.

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This is a free and handy introduction to what Ireland has to offer, with everything from walking routes to fishing spots. The Republic of Ireland travel guide contains complete and up to date city guides for Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny and many other travel destinations in the Republic of Ireland . It works offline, you don’t need an internet connection.

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Best free travel apps for your trip to Ireland

City Guide apps for Ireland

Dublin Guide with information on what to visit, where to eat, how to save, and more. They also offer transfers, excursions and guided tours in English.

Whether you are a local or a welcome visitor to Galway , this free app will show you everything to see and do in the vibrant city of Galway. The app is a comprehensive Shopping and Visitor Directory for beautiful Galway City , in the West of Ireland.

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The Irish Beach Guide provides information on Irish Beaches and Surf locations near your current location. The app includes all the Blue flag beaches for 2016 for Ireland. Each beach has information and links to information including weather forecasts, driving directions, Tidal information and where applicable surfing forecasts.

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A great walking and hiking guide it has GPS tracking to track your route (no internet required). It also gives you the routes other people have taken so if you are not sure which route to take you can follow others and get an idea of how the hike went and see if it is suited for you.

Travel the continents of Game of Thrones and discover their real-life counterparts in Northern Ireland . Find out which scenes were filmed where learn about the filming locations and plot them on the map.

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Total Gardens Ireland is an interactive map with details of hundreds of gardens in Ireland , including public gardens and private gardens. You can find gardens nearby, view details and telephone the garden in advance to ensure availability and other details.

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Only available on iPhone this app will give you all the great golfing locations in N. Ireland on the Causeway Coast

Walking Routes is a community of hillwalkers and ramblers dedicated to sharing Irish walking trails. Perfect for hillwalking, rambling and hiking in Ireland .

The most up to date and biggest resource for Parking a Motorhome in Ireland North or South.

Detailed information about each campsite including facilities, size and opening times. Use the interactive map to locate sites near you. Find your favourites and plan your perfect holiday.

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Waymarked Trails is a trail guide. It does the simple things like getting you from A to B but also helps you explore the history and points of interest along the trail. Use Waymarked Trails on the Dingle Kerry and Wicklow Ways.  

Best free travel apps for your trip to Ireland

There are so many great restaurants to discover in Ireland . From traditional Irish food to fusions of Irish and international flavours.

The Lovin.ie app points you in the direction of the best local grub, as well as giving you great content about Irish culture in general. Lovin.ie for iOS, Lovin.ie for Android

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An Irish day can change in a heartbeat! Here we call it 4 seasons in one day , so Ireland’s meteorological service are the best people to chat to when it comes to weather. Met Eireann for iOS, Met Eireann for Android .

Best free travel apps for your trip to Ireland

You can book your hotel or BnB stay through Booking.com ,  Hostelworld and Airbnb – are great to have downloaded if you haven’t booked your accommodation in advance.

Not available in apps but worth a mention For a unique experience, try Ireland’s Blue Book . This is a collection of quality Irish country house hotels , castle hotels and restaurants.

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Entertainment, pubs, clubs, cinema, gigs, festivals and events this free app has events, all movie listings and festivals in Ireland . 

Best free travel apps for your trip to Ireland

Official GAA app: If you’re coming here for the full Ireland experience, you’ll have to catch some sport, get the Official GAA app for fixtures, results, photos and info on tickets and venues.

Best free travel apps for your trip to Ireland

As technology continues to advance, travel apps are becoming an essential tool for those exploring new destinations. In Ireland, a country known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant culture. From navigation tools to language translators, these apps offer convenience and functionality at your fingertips. In this article, we have explored some of the best free travel apps available for those visiting Ireland, as well as other useful apps that can make your trip more enjoyable and stress-free. Whether you’re looking for recommendations on where to eat, what to see, or how to get around, these apps are sure to be valuable resources for your Irish adventure.

If you want to print my Guide to free Irish Travel Apps you can download the pdf here .

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Ten Best Apps for Ireland

Where would we be without our smart phones? Whether it’s getting directions, finding the best places to eat, or connecting with friends, we are all pretty dependent on our little hand-held devices. Tech-savvy travelers rejoice! Here’s our list of the 10 best apps for helping you to get the most of your holiday in Ireland.

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1. National Journey Planner

Timetables are confusing and ever-changing. Just enter your location, destination and desired departure time into this handy little app. You’ll be presented with a list of ways to get there. It gathers data from rail, tram, and bus to get you from A to B with as little stress as possible.

Journey Plan App for Ireland

2. Entertainment.ie App

Movies, concerts, comedy, plays and everything in between. No matter what part of Ireland you’re in, the entertainment.ie app lets you know what’s on.

3. Official GAA App

The Gaelic Athletic Association promotes Gaelic games and Irish culture. Have you ever heard of those mythical Irish sports, hurling and Gaelic football? The Official GAA App provides users with information on upcoming matches, news, results, photos, videos, and venue information. Once you see these sports played live, you’ll be hooked.

Official GAA app for Ireland

4. Duolingo

The popular language learning app just introduced an Irish package. Over 94,000 people use the Irish language as a part of their daily lives. See if you can pick up a  focal or two using this great app. There’s nothing quite like ordering a pint of Guinness  as Gaeilge .

5. Wifi Finder &  Wifi Map

Crazy data rates got you down? These two apps will help with that. Wifi Finder allows you to download an offline database of WiFi networks near wherever you’re going to be. WiFi Map is a social network of sorts in which users post passwords for networks in cafes and pubs. Both make your life much easier!

6. Official Wild Atlantic Way Guide

The Wild Atlantic Way stretches from Donegal to Kerry along the entire west coast of Ireland. This app has information on just about everything along the drive. It even has a “hidden gems” function. This sends out a notification to your phone as you approach a local treasure. Best of all, this app also works offline. So you can use it on the move without incurring roaming charges.

Wild Atlantic Way App for Ireland

7. Destination Dingle Peninsula

An app created by Kerry City Council and supported by Failte Ireland can’t be bad! Destination Dingle Peninsula features a photo gallery, map view of nearby activities, restaurants, and accommodation, and has a link to social media updates. It even has a “My Plan” section which allows users to save their itinerary.

8. Discover Ireland Guide

This guide has up-to-date information on what’s happening all over Ireland. It also has 14,000 pre-loaded data points which can be accessed without an internet connection. The augmented reality feature is also very handy for helping to navigate large busy cities by foot.

Discover Ireland App

9. Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide App

Georgina Campbell’s guide is one of the most trusted independent travel guides to Ireland. And it’s now available on-the-go! Find restaurants, tours, guesthouses and anything else you can think of.

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10. Ireland Green Travel

For a truly unique and eco-friendly holiday, check out the fantastic Ireland Green Travel app. It will direct you to bike-friendly public transport, the lushest hiking trails, and the best surf spots. It also features a list of green accomodation including lakeside houses, community-run hostels, and yurt camps. Author Catherine Mack is a travel writer who specializes in eco, responsible, green, and ethical tourism.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab you phone and book that trip! Ireland is waiting.

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Best free travel apps for your trip to Ireland

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Packing…

Don’t know what to pack for your trip to Ireland? This App has got you covered! Pack Point is a handy app where you enter your destination, how long you are going for and what activities your doing while you’re there… and hey presto! A list of everything you need to bring with you. You can then go edit and personalize it for yourself! But I think it is safe to say, no matter what time of the year you are coming to Ireland, a rain jacket is always a good call. I don’t know about you but I always think, it’s better to be looking at it, than looking for it.Especially when it comes to being comfortable… and dry!

PACK

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.YRH.PackPoint

Itinerary…

Trying to fit in as much as possible on your holiday can be stressful. Months of planning, researching, and making advanced bookings online to try and get the best deal. It’s easy to forget or mix up dates! I mean we are only human. TripIt is a really helpful app that makes it easy to see where you need to be, and when you need to be there.

As the planning gets underway, send your confirmation emails to TripIt, and it will organise your itinerary for you! The features I really like about this app is that it works without wifi, it notifies you about delays in flights etc. and you can share your itinerary with other people that are traveling with you.

Also I find that when you can see your itinerary in front of you, it’s easier to make sure you don’t overbook yourself. Less stress is best!

TRIPIT

https://www.tripit.com/#sm.001hv9f8r1c4wfsbs981bkgeq1fnf

Finding Accomodation…

When it comes to finding accomodation, things have never been easier. We have the likes of Booking.com, Trivago, Hostel World and Airbnb. If you haven’t heard of these websites, they are well worth checking out.

But if you are looking for something a little different there is a great app for finding alternative accommodation. Ireland’s Blue Book features Irish Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants for a holiday with authentic Irish charm.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=theappsuite.ibb&hl=en

Getting around…

When going to an unfamiliar country and venturing into the unknown, figuring out how you are going to get around can be a little daunting.

I am a big advocate of Google Maps.  It is great for when you are in a new place, put in where you want to go and it will give you walking options, driving and public transport.

I also really like that it gives you the estimated time it will take you to reach your destination, I have found it pretty accurate on my travels around the country.

Just be sure of your spelling, and that you are selecting the correct town/area, or you could embarking on an adventure you weren’t prepared for. Also a little extra attention to detail can help when picking a route when driving cross country, sometimes google can find the “quickest route”, which could involve some fairly narrow, windy, country roads. So just be a little diligent when choosing routes, sometimes it’s worth the extra “3 minutes” to be on a main road.

Public Transport in Ireland can be a great way to get around the country, it takes away the stress of driving in a foreign place.

In cities, public transport is pretty regular, as you move to more rural parts of the country, it becomes less regular and the stops are further apart. ( ie. in cities there is inner city stops, in rural parts, stops are from town to town.)

There is an app that is said to combine all of Ireland’s public transport websites in one place called Real Time . From reading the comments, and seeing the ratings, I fear it does not update frequently enough to be 100% accurate. So I suggest downloading each individual companies apps that are relevant to your trip.

If it is Dublin you are looking at, Dublin Bus is the app for you. Getting to and from the airport, and inner city travel, this app will sort you out.

https://www.dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey1/Mobileapps/

Looking to travel around the country? You can either travel by bus with Bus Éireann or by train with Iarnród Éireann.

http://www.buseireann.ie/news.php?id=1212&month=nov

http://www.irishrail.ie/timetables/apps

You can just book online and show your email confirmation as your ticket. But the benefit of the apps are the real time updates, so if there are any delays, you’ll know about it.

Another great way of getting around is by taxi, and I know we have all heard of Uber, and while we do have Uber in Ireland, is it not our go too taxi app. In bigger cities you can use it, but in smaller towns you’ll have better luck with MyTaxi. Also if you are travelling anywhere else in europe this is the app to have!

https://ie.mytaxi.com/hailoisnowmytaxi

And last but not least, if public transport isn’t your thing and you’ve decided to opt for car rental, KAYAK will help you get the job done. Compares the prices for you and usually helps you find the best deal out there. Mind you, I realise some people prefer to deal with the company directly to avoid any confusion or miscommunication that can happen when dealing with third parties (I haven’t heard anything negative about this company, totally down to one’s personal preference) .But in that case, maybe use the KAYAK app to find the best deal ( to save you time going through all the different websites) and then once you’ve found the best one, download the app for the company you’ve chosen.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kayak.android&hl=en

Finding Places to Eat…

At home or abroad this can be a headache. Trying to find somewhere that fits in your budget, within a reasonable distance, and has something on the menu that will please everyone.. Ugh I can almost feel a headache coming on just thinking about it.

But we can all take a sigh a relief because…. There is an app for that now! Restaurants.ie Well I’m not going to promise that there won’t be any disagreements, but it will definitely make things a little easier.

http://www.restaurants.ie/iphone-app.php

Figuring out your spending…

If you’re coming to us from outside the eurozone, trying to keep track of what you’re actually spending could be a bit confusing. I don’t know about you, but doing maths in my head isn’t my strong point. And with conversion rates constantly fluctuating it can be hard to stay up to date, especially when you are busy having fun on your holiday. Xe currency should help keep you up to date and help you from overspending, so you don’t get an unpleasant shock when you get home and check your bank balance!

http://www.xe.com/apps/

Understanding the language..

I realise this is in english, so if you don’t read english you won’t be able to understand this, but I’m going to put it in anyway because I think it’s super cool!

Word Lens Translator lets you translate any poster or printed text using the camera on your phone. Just select the language, point the camera, keep it as steady as possible for a few seconds and…. Boom! It’s translated.

https://word-lens-translator.en.softonic.com/android

Things to do and Places to see…

It’s hard to imagine being stuck for things to do in Ireland because there is so much to do. Or maybe it’s that there is too much to see and do and you need help figuring out what is right for you.

Discover Ireland is a great app and website! It gives you a detailed description of areas of interest all over Ireland. It will also tell you what local festivals are on during your trip.

Really easy to use and filters so you can narrow down your search to help find what is best for your needs.

The Weather…

Well… what can I say about the Irish weather? It certainly keeps us on our toes, sometimes we can experience all four seasons in one day. Trying to plan things around it can be difficult, but Met Éireann is an app that will keep you up to date ( or as up to date as possible at least) with our ever changing Irish weather.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.fusio.meteireann&hl

All Things Irish…

Using your Smartphone, Budgeting for Meals, Irish Travel Destinations, Learning Irish, Food, Folk and Fairies and Irish Turf. These are just some of the topics covered in this podcast app. Unfortunately it’s only available on iTunes at the moment, but if you do have an iPhone it is well worth checking out.

They also feature suggestions of places to see off the beaten track, so if that’s your thing, and you want an Irish local to give you tips of the best spots to see, download the Irish Fireside podcast app.

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/irish-fireside/id128458987?mt=2#  

Conquering The Irish Hills…

So if the mountains are your thing this app is great! Obviously it is not a substitute for old school map and compass navigation, and depending on your skill level…. A walking guide, but either way this app is still a great tool.

With GPS it tracks your route (no internet connection needed) , so at the end of the day you can see how many kilometres you’ve walked, your speed and altitude gain.

It also allows you to see other people routes that they have completed, so if you are unfamiliar with the area, and you want some ideas, or if you are going with a guide and just want to get a look at what you can expect from the hike, you can go on and take a look.

They are also graded by difficulty of the hike, now with this feature, you need to take you own abilities into account and be honest with yourself, because it is rated by the person that completed the trail, so the person that rated it might be an avid hillwalker, so something that may be easy for them, could be very difficult for someone else, and vice versa.

But my favorite feature of the app is… *drum roll* . View Ranger Skyline . This feature allows you to point your camera at a mountain range, it identifies them and allows you to see the names of all the mountains!

http://www.viewranger.com/en-US

Photos Like A Pro…

I hate when I’m in a beautiful place, I go to take a photo, and when I look at the screen it looks nothing like what the eye can see. Part of the fun of traveling is taking a nice photo, and either posting it on social media, or just showing pictures of your trip to friends and family when you get home!

I was so happy when I discovered this app. Now I’m not going to promise it will come out looking exactly like what you see with your eye, but it’s pretty close!

My favorite feature is the HDR Scape, because I take a lot of photos of landscapes. I don’t know about you, but when I take pictures with my phone, I can either get the foreground and middle ground in the picture, or the sky, never both. So with this feature it allows to mess around with the exposure ect and really get a pretty good likeness of reality.

There are loads of other really fun features to play with on Snapseed , I am still only discovering new ones. I’d highly recommend trying it out.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&hl=en

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So they are my top choices for apps to help you on your way to having a great Irish adventure. I hope you found some of this helpful and I hope you enjoy your trip.

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New to Ireland? You’re in for a treat. The country has more pubs than people (only a slight exaggeration!), the countryside is absolutely stunning (there’s a reason why Hollywood often chooses the Emerald Isle), and its music scene is known worldwide. 

When you’re brand new to the country, it can be a little overwhelming. Sensory overload aplenty. But don’t worry, there’s an app for that . Or a bunch of them, anyway. These are the best mobile apps to download if you’re planning a trip to the Land of Saints and Scholars. 

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Why Apps Rule in Ireland (Answer: Mobile Penetration) 

You may be wondering why we’re going down the app route, why we’re so confident it’s the best way to get embedded in the Irish way of life. The answer is mobile penetration. According to Statista, almost 80% of people in the country use a smartphone.

This means the Irish use apps for everything , whether it’s playing Candy Crush on the commute, regulating the temperature of their homes when they’re not even there, or looking for online casinos that can be played on mobile to indulge in games that are available on mobile phones, like Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack or Baccarat (the luck of the Irish and everything!). With that said, here are our favourite’s. 

How to Travel 

Ireland has a fantastic public travel system. There are several apps that will help you navigate it: 

Dublin Bus. The easiest way to travel through Dublin is by using public transportation, with the bus system being fantastic. This app will tell you where the nearest stop is, in addition to exact bus times tracked by GPS. 

Free Now. This is a taxi app for Dublin, perfect for those late nights when you just want to get home ASAP. ‘Nuff said. 

Dublin Bikes App. If you’re over 14 years of age, use this app to hire a bike whenever you want. It’s a perfect alternative for your daily commute or a tour around the city. 

Lovin.Ie (Foodies Rejoice!)

Anyone who has a smartphone probably has a food app in there somewhere. For Ireland, the Lovin.ie app is the essential tool for foodies. It has so many fantastic restaurants for you to discover and pig out in! Whether you want traditional Irish grub or something that has a little bit of a modern twist, this app will help you find it. 

Met Eireann (Irish Weather = Changeable) 

You take a look outside in the morning, pure sun. Perfect. Just some jeans and a t-shirt, leave that umbrella at home. Or have you just made a huge mistake? As most Irish people will tell you, the weather can change in an instant. It can look like the perfect summer’s day one minute, and the next it’s like you’re in the middle of a Game of Thrones winter. 

Discovering the Capital

Even though it’s a relatively small city, Dublin has a lot to offer. It’s easy to get lost. These apps will help you discover the city: 

Dublin Event Guide. Whether it’s music festivals or sporting events, this app will give you a very good overview of what’s happening in Dublin. 

Dublin Literary Walking Tour. Ireland has a multitude of literary powerhouses, like Oscar Wilde and James Joyce. This app will guide you through their lives in Dublin, taking you right to the heart of their journeys. 

Dublin Map and Walks. Only available on iOS, so those of you who are Apple fans, you’re in luck. This app will give you some excellent self-guided walking routes. The ‘Hidden Gems’ section is particularly useful, as it gives you tips for things even locals aren’t aware of! 

Huggnote (Show Family You Care, the Irish Way!) 

Okay, our last one won’t help you in Ireland necessarily, but it’s a staff favourite with a genuine Irish slant. The last year hasn’t been easy for a lot of us, especially if family members don’t live close by. 

To help bring people closer together, Jacqui and Perry Meskell, two sisters from Limerick, invented Huggnote . It’s an app that allows you to send a virtual hug through music, giving a message of love and comfort. Whether it’s a ‘good luck’ before a job interview, or just to say you care, it’s an easy way to make someone’s day. The company also has some great St. Paddy’s Day music as well, ensuring the tracks available don’t lose their Irish origin!

If you are new in Ireland or thinking of heading that way any time soon, these apps really are a nice helping hand and can bright up your time there. Good luck.

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6 Useful Apps of Ireland

This app is seriously mainstream in Ireland. Most people will have it. Useful for: – Communication with locals – Organising activities – Times when iMessage doesn’t work. *IPhones are less popular here than in the US.

Download Now: https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/whatsapp-messenger/id310633997

Revolut (MOST USEFUL APP)

Irish people don’t use Venmo ! Instead, we use Revolut. I highly recommend it. Useful for: – Converting currencies (USD to EUR) – Sending money to friends – When you don’t have cash

Download Now: Click Here to Download Revolut

Free Now (Taxi App)

Uber is in Ireland but it’s not that popular. Free Now is the easiest and most efficient way to get a taxi in Ireland. Useful for: – If you need a reliable taxi app – If you are traveling around mainland Europe. It is super popular there too.

Official GAA App

When visiting Ireland, you must go to watch a Hurling or Gaelic Football game. Useful for: – Finding out when & where games are on. – If you are unfamiliar with Irish sports

Entertainment.ie App

If you LOVE live events, this app is for you. Useful for: – Finding info about music, comedy events, movies etc. – Every part of Ireland!

National Journey Planner

Timetables can be confusing and often change. Just enter your location, and with one tap you’ll know lots of ways to get there. It gathers up-to-date data from rail, tram, and bus to get you to your destination without any stress! Useful for: – For people exploring Ireland without a car.

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Ireland is a beautiful country with rich historic landmarks. It’s an island located in the North Atlantic and the third largest island in Europe.

In the past it might have seemed like a daunting task to navigate your way in a country of over 4 million people but with the advancement in today’s technology, and mobile apps, it’s a lot easier to enjoy the island without the fears of losing your way.

Are you still in doubt as to which mobile applications can make this happen?

Well, here’s a list of Irish apps that you probably didn’t know could make your stay in Ireland a fulfilling one. You ought to download them on your device for a faster and effective means around the city.

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1) The AA App:

This app is indispensable for motorists, tourists and locals, as it’s the fastest way to report a car breakdown in Ireland , irrespective of where it happens. It has a good interface and it is user friendly. Also, it will help you pinpoint your exact location and you can use the app to track your AA patrols progress while you wait for help. No one likes a car breakdown especially because it can cause a lot of delays and discomfort but the AA app is always at your rescue. Join other users who are having it easy on the Irish roads, with this fast and reliable app.

2) Dublin Walls:

If you’ve been to Ireland or have a flare for rich culture and history then this app will help you relive the moments of how the great Dublin walls have survived the times and it’ll give you a good view of what historic maps would have looked like compared to todays maps and navigation. Download it for an excellent guide around the city.

3) Parkpnp:

This is another resourceful app that can help you navigate your way through Dublin as a motorist. With the app, you can easily find and rent cheap parking spaces and book a parking space hourly, weekly, and monthly, depending on your needs. When preparing for an event or visiting a new location, you no longer have to worry about where to securely park your car because everything can be done from your smartphone.

Getting stuck in traffic is no joke at all and this app allows you to escape the hustles and bustles of traffic by suggesting an alternative route to your destination. It doesn’t stop at that, the app notifies you of accidents, road closures, and other activities that can cause a delay. It also shows you parking areas within your location and you can find details of nearby petrol stations and coffee shops, all from the comfort of your handheld device. 

5) Park By Tent:

Do you remember the last time you needed to pay for your parking and had to go back and forth looking for change? We can tell that it wasn’t a pleasant experience at all. With the park by tent app, you can easily link your credit and debit card to make payments for parking. The app spreads across over 300 locations in Ireland, making it very easy to park and pay.

This app makes living in Ireland easy, and worth the while. Similar to other taxi services, that allows you to request for a ride, pay and rate your service experience, the app covers a wider region of operation in Ireland. It’s trusted among the country dwellers.

7) This Is Galway:

When you want to have a good view of the beautiful city of Galway, this app is a goto for you. It’s how Galwegians show off the latest happenings in the city, to motorists, locals and tourists. You’ll see updates on upcoming events that you can be a part of, date nights, and a whole lot more. It’s rich, exciting and highly informative.

8) BEOIR FINANDER:

With the gradual rise in microbrewing in Ireland, you too can easily access the outlets where your favorite irish beer and cider is served, by using this app. It’ll show you places like breweries, bars, pubs, where you can visit around you for a refreshing drink with friends and family.

9) Dublin For Free:

You have an event guide in this app, as it allows you to access free events like exhibitions, festivals and many more, within the city. Be informed of the free fun activities around you by downloading the app for a full experience.

10) Sadublin:

Street art is ever so fascinating because it portrays creativity and ingenuity. This app gives you access to images of Dublin’s public arts and graffiti and guess what? You can add new artworks to the map, all from your smartphone.

11) Trip Bucket:

You don’t want to embark on a trip without this one. The app allows you to customize a bucket list of the places you’ll love to visit in Ireland. With it, you can plan your trip ahead, and it further guides you on where to eat and sleep, it shows you news of happenings in the country, what’s nearby and lots of other great features, for a rich experience.   

 12) Real Time:

When journeying around Ireland, you need an app that feeds you in on relevant information on arrivals and departure of all public transport services. This app will serve you well and eliminate stress.

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Would you like to hear the wonderful stories of Dublin as it is told by the locals? If yes, then you cannot ignore this app. The Story Map has a collection of video and audio recordings containing the real stories of Ireland’s rich history, as you’ll love to hear them. Also, it’ll help you find your way around. You’ll be wowed by the experience.

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Whether it’s for a weekend getaway to Dublin or a fun ride around the city, the Dublin coach app has you covered. With this app, you’ll be able to access a network of bus services across the country, and experience the beauty of Ireland for yourself.

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Dingle is a place where Irish tradition and culture are at its strongest. The app will guide you through everything you’ll need for an in depth and exciting trip. You’ll also have a deeper knowledge of the place, it’s culture, history, landmarks and so much more.

 17) Wild Atlantic Way By Failte Ireland:

How would you say you visited Ireland without a view of the world’s longest coastal touring route? The app is your tour guide to this soulful scene and it’ll constantly update you on local events, places to find tasty meals and show you a list of hidden gems and other discovery points, as shared by the locals.

Navigating your way through Ireland is no longer a big deal with lots of these amazing apps at your fingertips. These apps are available on IOS and Android mobile devices. Travel smart with the AA app and lots of other great Irish apps! Download the app, Experience it and Share.

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Posted on Last updated: April 15, 2024

The Best Ireland Itinerary (Irishman’s 2024 Guide)

We spent 8 months and €15,728 building what is, in my opinion, the best Ireland itinerary library available anywhere.

It became clear long ago that there is no such thing as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ Ireland travel itinerary.

For example, some of you will have a car while others will be relying on public transport.

So, we created a library of Ireland itineraries that let you pick a starting point, trip length, method of transport and much  more.

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Some quick need-to-knows about our Ireland itinerary library

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WAIT – please take 10 seconds to read the points below before you scroll. It’ll make finding your perfect Ireland trip itinerary easier:

1. You can pick your trip length and starting point

Two of the key elements in any Ireland itinerary are the length and the start point. Our road trip itineraries range from 3 days right the way up to 4 weeks. There are also multiple start points including the main ferry terminals and airports in Ireland .

2. You can pick a mode of transport

You can pick an Ireland trip itinerary based on how you plan on getting around Ireland . We have Ireland itineraries that  only  use public transport for those of you doing Ireland without a car . We also have itineraries for those of you that plan on renting a car in Ireland .

3. You can decide how fast you want to travel

Love to squeeze as much as possible into each day? Our ‘Fast Trips’ are just for you! Prefer to take it easy and avoid moving accommodation too often? You’ll love our ‘Slow Trips’.

4. You can choose a travel itinerary for Ireland to suit your fitness

Travelling with someone that has poor mobility? No problem – we have low fitness Ireland itineraries. Want to tackle some of the different hikes in Ireland? We’ve medium-high fitness itineraries just for you!

5. You’ll find our different itineraries starting from 3 days below

Now it’s time for you to find the best Ireland itinerary for  you . We’re gong to start at the 3 day Ireland itineraries and then work our way up to 21 days. Dive on in!

3 days in Ireland

3 days in Ireland

3 days in Ireland is a fairly small amount of time, so you need to be careful – you can easily fall into the trap of trying to do much.

The result is that your itinerary will be over-packed and you’ll spend most of your time in the car/on public transport.

The best Ireland itinerary for 3 days is one that finds a central base and that sees you explore around you on day trips.

Some people with a small amount of time like this can feel disheartened, but don’t – you can see many of the best things to do in Ireland in 3 days. You just need a logical itinerary.

4 days in Ireland

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4 days in Ireland is a decent chunk of time. However, if you have the flexibility to chose when to visit Ireland (many don’t), try and arrive during summer or spring.

These two seasons boast plenty of daylight hours so, although you only have 4 days, you’ll still have plenty of time to explore.

These shorter road trips can be tricky to map out at times so, when it comes to planning a trip to Ireland with only 4 days to work with, take your time.

The best Ireland itinerary for 4 days is one that uses 1 – 2 ‘bases’ max and that explores a specific corner of Ireland, e.g. Kerry and West Cork.

5 days in Ireland

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5 days in Ireland is arguably the perfect amount of time to explore a section of Ireland.

These are our most popular Ireland itineraries and it’s a trip length that many people visiting Ireland choose.

If it was me, I’d try and fly into either Shannon or Dublin. Landing in Shannon places you right on the Wild Atlantic Way with everywhere from the Aran Islands to the Cliffs of Moher close by.

We’ve had our Ireland vacation itinerary guides live on our site for over a year and they’ve racked up some great reviews. Enjoy!

6 days in Ireland

6 day Ireland itinerary

6 days in Ireland is a lovely amount of time to play with and you can easily cover a decent bit of land during this time.

The beauty of 6 days, also, is that if you’re flying a good distance to get to Ireland, you can take some time out to banish the jet lag.

The best Ireland itinerary for 6 days, in my opinion, is one that doesn’t stretch itself too thin.

If you’re starting in Belfast, for example, tackle the Causeway Coastal Route and then explore the many places to visit in Donegal .

7 days in Ireland

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Our itineraries for spending 7 days in Ireland mark the start of our longer Irish road trips.

Trips of this length are great as they give you a lot of flexibility when it comes to what you can do (even if it’ll see the cost of a trip to Ireland increase steadily).

If you’re visiting for 7 days, try and visit during summer or spring as the weather in Ireland tends to be better then and you’ll get more bang-for-your-buck.

8 days in Ireland

8 days in Ireland

8 days in Ireland provides you with options. You aren’t too hard pressed for time and 8 days ensures you don’t have to rush at any point (unless you want to!).

With 8 days, you can explore several counties in depth or you can go full-steam-ahead and try and squeeze in as much as possible.

The best Ireland trip itinerary for 8 days, for me, would be starting in Dublin and then working down through Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford and then around through Cork and Kerry.

9 days in Ireland

9 days in Ireland

So, you’re spending 9 days in Ireland . Wonderful! However, you want to see all of the ‘main’ attractions during this time and you’re worried it’s too much.

It’s likely (and I’m basing this on getting emails from endless visitors) that you’re trying to pack in too much to the point that you’ll spend all your time moving accommodation and travelling.

9 days is a lovely chunk of time. But don’t get carried away. You can see and do  a lot  during this time frame. You just need to decide how much travelling about is ‘too much’.

10 days in Ireland

10 days in Ireland

The second most popular of our Ireland vacation itinerary guides are the ones focused on spending 10 days in Ireland .

This is a mighty amount of time for an Irish road trip and it gives you a huge amount of flexibility.

For this trip length, you could easily pick 3-4 bases and fit a huge amount in while still taking it nice and handy. Or, you could go full whack and try and see as much of the island as possible!

11 days in Ireland

11 day Ireland itinerary

Our itineraries for spending 11 days in Ireland have gone down well since we published them last year.

In particular, the ones that use public transport have received good feedback, especially as planning buses and trains for this number of days was a nightmare .

The best Ireland itinerary for 11 days is up for debate. Personally, I think if you have this amount of time to play with the island is your oyster – you just need to pick a well-thought-out route, which is our Ireland trip itinerary library comes in.

12 days in Ireland

12 day Ireland itinerary

If you’re spending 12 days in Ireland , you’re in for a treat. You can see a whole lot in 12 days, from the  many  castles in Ireland to islands, cliffs and lots more.

You don’t have to worry too much when it comes to picking a start point for a trip of this length, as you’ve a bit of room for error.

If I had the option, I’d start in Cork and drive the Wild Atlantic Way, taking in the likes of Kinsale , the Beara Peninsula , Doolin and Achill Island .

13 days in Ireland

13 day Ireland itinerary

If you have 13 days in Ireland you’ll be the envy of many, and for good reason – you can cover a lot of ground in a 13 day Ireland trip itinerary.

We’ve created 56 different Ireland itineraries for a 13-day trip (yes, 56) and they’ve been used by over 100,000 people in only a few short months.

The different routes take in everywhere from County Mayo and County Clare to some of the most charming small towns in Ireland . Check ’em out below!

14 days in Ireland

2 week Ireland itinerary

Our 14 days in Ireland itineraries were some of the most enjoyable to research, plan and write as we had a fair idea that this trip length would be popular.

Thankfully, it was! Those of you planning a 2-week Ireland trip itinerary are on the cusp of a bucket list road trip that you’ll remember for a life time.

Although I’d argue that there’s no best Ireland itinerary for a trip this length, we’ve created 56 different options for you to choose from at the link below.

15 days in Ireland

15 days in Ireland

15 days in Ireland poses a great number of adventure opportunities. If you’re doing Ireland on a budget , you’ll need to be careful about where you pick as your bases.

I’d avoid the various cities in Ireland along with key tourist towns and, if you can, stay slightly off-the-beaten-path.

We spent a huge amount of time mapping out our 17-day Ireland itineraries and, based on initial feedback, they’re going down very well already!

16 days in Ireland

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16 days in Ireland is the stuff of road-trip-envy. You’ll have the chance to see a massive amount of Ireland during this time.

As was the case with all of our Ireland vacation itinerary guides, we spent a lot of time planning our 16-day routes.

At the link below, you’ll be able to pick a trip based on start point, fitness level, mode of transport and how fast you like to travel.

17 days in Ireland

17 days in Ireland

17 days in Ireland is, yep, a good chunk of time. We found these Ireland itineraries tricky to plan out at times, especially the ones that use public transport.

However, we got there in the end and these routes have been read over 70,000 times in recent months.

The best Ireland itinerary for this length of time is one that doesn’t go overboard when it comes to moving hotels and that takes the time to experience each of the areas it uses as a base.

18 days in Ireland

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18 days in Ireland is a massive amount of time to work with. However, it’s worth getting a sense of the lay of the land with a trip of this length.

Although you can see plenty on an 18-day Ireland travel itinerary, the aul trap of spreading yourself too thin is an easy one to fall into.

Our 18-day Ireland itineraries took a fair bit of time to map out and I’m confident you’ll find them  very  useful.

19 days in Ireland

19 day Ireland itinerary

19 days in Ireland is another considerable amount of time. However, and I’ll sound like a broken record, it comes with advantages and disadvantages.

It’s easy to fall into a trap when planning an Ireland itinerary of this length and think,  ‘Ah, sure we’ve loads of time – we’ll just head over and play it by ear!” .

19 days requires a lot of planning as there are  many  moving parts with a trip of this length. Luckily, you’ll find the best Ireland itinerary for 19 days at the link below.

20 days in Ireland

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Few people, aside from those of us that live here, get to spend 20 days in Ireland .

This is a massive amount of time and it gives you the opportunity to either explore one corner of Ireland in depth or squeeze in as much as possible.

For example, you could explore Kerry (the Ring of Kerry , Dingle Peninsula , etc) and then work your way through West Cork, Waterford, Wexford and more.

The best Ireland itinerary for 20 days is one picks an adequate number of bases near key areas of interest and that avoids falling into the trap of trying to ‘fit everything in’.

21 days in Ireland

21 days in Ireland

21 days in Ireland is a huge amount of time, and this comes with both pros and cons.

You could arguably map out the best Ireland itinerary imaginable with 3 weeks, but you’ll also need to spend a lot of time planning.

This was the hardest of our Ireland vacation itinerary guides to create and the research phase took over 12 days. We did the hard work for you – cheers!

FAQs about the best Ireland trip itinerary 

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from Ireland vacation ideas to detailed train itineraries.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

What is the best Ireland itinerary?

I’d argue that there is no best Ireland travel itinerary – no ‘one size fits all’. We’ve created hundreds of Ireland itineraries for you to choose from, in an attempt to help you find the best Ireland itinerary based on your situation.

How many days in Ireland is enough?

It depends. If you’re looking to see specific things and they’re close together, 5 days could be plenty. If you’re looking to see the West of Ireland, you’ll want at least 7. There is one one clear answer.

Is Rick Steves Ireland itinerary good?

By all accounts, Rick Steves Ireland itinerary guides are pretty good. I’ve spoken to many Americans, in particular, visiting Ireland for the first time who swear by Rick’s itineraries.

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Keith O’Hara has lived in Ireland for 35 years and has spent most of the last 10 creating what is now The Irish Road Trip guide. Over the years, the website has published thousands of meticulously researched Ireland travel guides, welcoming 30 million+ visitors along the way. In 2022, the Irish Road Trip team published the world’s largest collection of Irish Road Trip itineraries . Keith lives in Dublin with his dog Toby and finds writing in the 3rd person minus craic altogether.

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Hey Nicola - I don't, but this is weird timing. Myself and my dad have been chatting about doing a trip with our dog who's an absolute nightmare in the car. So, while we've nothing on planning a trip in Ireland for those with a dog yet, but hopefully it's on the horizon!

Friday 6th of August 2021

Hello. Thanks for all your posts. They are very informative and helpful.

One questions, when planning can we assume the driving times we see on Google Maps are more or less accurate? I know there are a lot of country roads and I didn't know if this was taken into account by Google.

Thanks again!

Heather Cripe

Sunday 18th of April 2021

Hello Keith,

I’m just writing to thank you for doing this. I do not have a set date for when I can come to Ireland but reading the info you provided and the extensive comments you’ve answered, I almost feel like I’ve been to Ireland already! I know that’s when I can finally plan my trip, this website will be my go to for planning my trip! God bless you Keith!

Monday 19th of April 2021

A fine message to wake up to! Thanks a million Heather - I'm glad you found it useful. Hopefully your visit is just over the horizon.

Cheers from a cold and sunny Dublin!

Sunday 17th of May 2020

Hi Keith, I am planning to take my grandparents to Ireland next spring. My grandmother has always wanted to go and never got the chance to travel. However, they are not in the best of health and I don't think they could handle walking an hour+ (which seems to be the best/only way to see some of the main spots you mention in your recommended itineraries).

Do you have any recommendations for best places to go that don't require much of a hike? My Grandparents would love: beautiful landscapes, local places that don't feel touristy (they always manage to make friends with locals while out eating, etc), places of historical significance.

Hey! A lot of people planning a visit to Ireland have this problem, but it can definitely be worked around.

Say, for example, they're very limited mobility wise, if you took them to Donegal, there's plenty of places where you can literally drive right up to for an incredible view.

Here's a couple of examples:

- The Slieve League Cliffs: you can drive right up to the 'main' view - Ballymastocker Bay: you can pull in on the road above and grab an incredible view - The Inishowen 100 drive: there's an endless number of great views on this (the one at Tra Na Rossan is unreal!

If you're looking for lovely little towns, you can't bate Ardara (Nancy's pub, in particular, is lovely!).

I hope this helps!

Lynda rendell

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Hi Keith Just found your page. It’s brilliant My husband retires 2021 and we are planning on visiting his great great grandfathers Museum in Mayo His mother’s birthplace in Connemara and auntie in Newlawn we then want to end up in Galway and Dublin Have you any advice of B&B pubs en route to these places We are hoping to go for 15 days so any advice or help would be greatly appreciated we will be travelling from Heathrow Airport UK We’ve never been to Ireland before so we are really really looking forward to it thank you

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(L to R) Will Forte as Gilbert Power, Siobhán Cullen as Dove, and Robyn Cara as Emmy Sizergh in episode 102 of \"Bodkin.\"

The beautiful scenery of West Cork, Wicklow, and Dublin is wowing viewers of the recently released Netflix comedic thriller "Bodkin."

To celebrate the fact that the series was filmed entirely on location in Ireland, Tourism Ireland has created a short behind-the-scenes film in which creator, co-showrunner, and executive producer Jez Scharf, as well as "Bodkin" actors Will Forte (Gilbert), Siobhán Cullen (Dove), Robyn Cara (Emmy) and David Wilmot (Seamus) describe and praise the special locations chosen for filming.

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In the new behind-the-scenes video, Will Forte, who plays Gilbert, praises Ireland saying: “One of the most exciting things about working in Ireland is getting to shoot on location.

"Most of the time we're just out in these beautiful rolling pastures or on these cliff sides.

"Every scene seems like it's taking place in this delicious morsel of Irish landscape.”

Siobhán Cullen, who plays Dove, adds: “Union Hall makes the perfect Bodkin because it's so stunning and it kind of encapsulates all of what people imagine about the beauty of Ireland – it's all here, it's such a stunning place.”

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"And, our behind-the-scenes film will remind our millions of followers on social media that the series was shot here, inspiring them to put Ireland on their holiday ‘wish list’.”

Netflix's seven-episode series "Bodkin" was filmed at various locations around Ireland, including Union Hall, Drumadoon Pier, Poulgorm Bridge, and Glandore in West Cork; Belmont Demesne, Enniskerry Carnegie Library, Sally Gap, and Travelahawk Beach in Co Wicklow; Fenian Street, Howth, Howth Castle, and Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin; as well as at Dave’s Diner in Julianstown in Co Meath.

Check out the behind the scenes film of "Bodkin" from Tourism Ireland here:

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12 Qatar Airways passengers injured as Boeing jet hits turbulence en route to Dublin

T welve people have been left injured after a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Dublin, Ireland hit an area of turbulence, with one passenger describing it as the "worst 15 seconds of my life." 

Dublin Airport said in a statement that Qatar Airways flight QR017 – a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – managed to land safely around midday Sunday. 

"Upon landing, the aircraft was met by emergency services, including Airport Police and our Fire and Rescue department, due to 6 passengers and 6 crew [12 total] on board reporting injuries after the aircraft experienced turbulence while airborne over Turkey," the airport said. "All passengers were assessed for injury prior to disembarking the aircraft. Eight passengers were subsequently taken to hospital." 

Qatar Airways said in its own statement that a "small number of passengers and crew sustained minor injuries in flight and are now receiving medical attention" and that "the matter is now subject to an internal investigation." 

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"It was quite scary, the plane just seemed to stop, which it didn’t, but then dropped, quite a severe drop. Fortunately, the captain got it under control quite quickly because I was thinking ‘oh it’s going to keep falling," another passenger, Cheryl Suker, told the AP. "But unfortunately, there were a couple of passengers that didn’t have seatbelts on. They were in front of us, they were thrown out of their seats and hit their head." 

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Despite the incident, the flight crew kept tending to the passengers onboard. 

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Judge Merchan's instructions to the Trump jury have angered the MAGA crowd. Here's why

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Former President Donald Trump and some of his supporters are complaining that the judge in his hush money criminal trial isn't requiring a unanimous verdict from the jury – but that's not quite right.

Twelve jurors in Trump's criminal case began deliberating yesterday. They are slated to re-hear at least a portion of the jury instructions from Judge Juan Merchan when proceedings begin Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EDT, as well as listen to portions of the trial transcript that will be read aloud.

Trump complained on Truth Social Wednesday afternoon that it's "RIDICULOUS, UNCONSTITUTIONAL, AND UNAMERICAN that the highly Conflicted, Radical Left Judge is not requiring a unanimous decision on the fake charges against me." He called it "A THIRD WORLD ELECTION INTERFERENCE HOAX!" in a post that mixed some all-caps and standard writing.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee wasn't the only one grumbling.

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio posted on X (formerly Twitter) Wednesday that Trump's jury doesn't need to "unanimously agree on which crime was committed as long as they all at least pick one."

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South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem   posted on X the same day that the judge's jury instructions violate a U.S. Supreme Court ruling dealing with jury unanimity on violations under a federal law.

What Trump's judge told jurors

Trump is charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. Merchan instructed the 12 deliberating jurors that they must reach a unanimous verdict on each of those felony counts.

The wrinkle in the story has to do with the multiple findings jurors have to make in order to convict Trump on any of the counts.

Because Trump was charged with felonies, in order to convict him jurors must conclude not only that he falsified business records, but also that his purpose in falsifying them was to either commit or conceal another crime.

Prosecutors have alleged Trump falsified the records in order to interfere in the 2016 presidential election using "unlawful means." They have alleged Trump used three different unlawful means:

  • Violating federal campaign finance laws through a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels;
  • Falsifying yet another business record under New York law, such as bank records tied to former Trump fixer Michael Cohen's payment to Stormy Daniels' lawyer; and
  • Violating New York tax laws.

Jurors must agree Trump used some unlawful means to interfere in the election, according to Merchan, but they don't need to agree on which means it was.

"Although you must conclude unanimously that the defendant conspired to promote or prevent the election of any person to a public office by unlawful means, you need not be unanimous as to what those unlawful means were," Merchan instructed .

But does the verdict need to be unanimous? Yes, Merchan clearly stated.

"Your verdict, on each count you consider, whether guilty or not guilty, must be unanimous; that is, each and every juror must agree to it," he said.

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