British passport holders do not need a passport to come to Ireland although some form of identification is advisable. All other travelers will need a passport. If you are a non-European or United States citizen you may need a visa as well. Make sure you check this with your nearest Irish Embassy before booking a tour.
Dublin, Belfast City Airport and Belfast Airport are the main airports in Ireland. Ireland’s main national airline is Aer Lingus. But Ryan Air and Aer Arann also carry the Irish flag. Often they offer promotional airfares, so it is worth keeping an eye on their websites to get a good deal to suit your needs.
Blackrock in Louth lies halfway between Dublin and Belfast close to the Motorway connecting both cities. Travel time from the airport to Blackrock is approximately 45 minutes. By bus it will take you between an hour to over an hour, depending on where you need to be and on traffic.
Please note: We always advise you on which airport to fly in to. Please take this into account when booking your flights as it makes the journey to your first accommodation much easier and, very often, cheaper.
Bus Eireann offer a bus service to Dundalk (route 100X). You can find a timetable on their website here. The bus service will drop you next to the college in Dundalk where we will pick you up and transfer you to your B&B in Blackrock. If you are staying in Carlingford there is a connecting bus service from Dundalk or Newry (Route 1). http://www.buseireann.ie/inner.php?id=164
We can offer a pick up service with a local trusted taxi service that will collect you from arrivals for an approximate fee of € 75.- if traveling to Blackrock. PLease enquire for a quote to other destinations.
Irish Ferries, Stenaline, A Ferries, P&O Ferries and Direct Ferries all operate regular sailings to Ireland. Ferries go from several British ports like Holyhead, Fishguard, Fleetwood, Stranraer and from Le Harve and Cherbourg in France to Dublin Port, Dun Laoghaire, Rosslare and Cork. If you want to bring your own car you will need your motor registration book, a Green Card or insurance certificate and a driving license. Note that your car must not be driven by an Irish resident except by a garage hand.
The public transport system in Ireland is growing every day and therefore constantly getting better. The two main providers are Bus Eireann and Irish Rail. Within the capital Dublin Bus takes care of the transport. Unfortunately there is no website that offers a connection between the busses and trains. Northern Ireland does offer such a website. It gives you the exact times and locations for your journey.
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