Ireland

Ireland is an amazing country with beautiful natural landscapes and ancient history, which dates back to ancient times. The most interesting historical, architectural and cultural attractions, as well as the original Irish flavor, will provide a unique atmosphere and a lot of impressions. Moreover, Ireland is a fantastic place for discovering countryside

Ireland has a numerous of appealing destinations for tourists. For example Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Guinness Storehouse, Phoenix Park and much more.

SafeAround has compiled information from multiple sources make sure you have a pleasant and safe voyage!

SAFETY INDEX

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Is Ireland a Safe or Dangerous Country?

Ireland is a safe country. We recommend exercising normal safety precautions.

However, there are common petty theft, burglary, and other insignificant offenses. Violent crimes are very rare, although exist and more often occur in rural areas. According to the statistics, despite the relatively low level of criminality in general, you are 5 times more likely to be shot or killed in Ireland, than in its nearest neighbors, Wales and England. Unfortunately, one in every 18 people in Ireland was a victim of crime last year, but that doesn’t mean that you have to cancel the visit and to think about going somewhere else. The best decision is to avoid some unsafe and dangerous neighborhoods. Follow safety precautions and rest vigilant all the time, let it be in the bar, train, restaurant or hostel.

SafeAround discovered for you the safest and most dangerous cities in Ireland

Warnings & Dangers

Mid Priority-96 OVERALL RISK : LOW

Ireland is a safe country. It is ranked 18th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.

Mid Priority-96 PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM

As a frequently visited tourist destination with more than 9 million visits yearly, not surprisingly that pick-pocketing and bag-snatching are common in Ireland. Excessive vigilance in all public place is recommended.

Mid Priority-96 MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM

Ireland is a place, where an occurrence of kidnappings is low. Mugging is rare, but the possibility exists, notably in the remote neighbourhoods and outskirts of the big urban areas.

Mid Priority-96 SCAMS RISK : LOW

Despite that Ireland is popular among tourists, there are almost no scams known on its territory.

Mid Priority-96 TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW

On the whole, there are no transport or taxi risk in Ireland. We recommend only drive carefully in Louth county, as this city has the highest level of road offenses.

Mid Priority-96 NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW

There is flooding possible during the spring. Any other natural disasters are not common.

Mid Priority-96 TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM

Though the threat from terrorism is low in Ireland. We recommend to be vigilant of suspicious activity and abandoned subjects all the time.

Mid Priority-96 WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : MEDIUM

Overall, woman travellers risk seems to be on par with the main of European countries, Australia, Canada or USA. However, sexually motivated crimes are still on the rise in Dublin and Ireland. SafeAround recommends taking normal safety precautious and trying to avoid visiting remote neighborhoods late at night.

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WHAT TO DO?

Dublin 

Relatively safe city. As frequently visited by tourists, the number of pick pockets is high. There are known reports on bag-snatching. Ballyfermot is the suburb, where the chances of being assaulted are the highest in the whole city.

Donegal

It is said to be the safest county in Ireland.

Galway 

2nd largest city in Ireland. It is fully safe for strolls after dark and to drink alone in the bars.

Louth

It may be dangerous in terms of the highest level of road offenses in the whole country.

Cork

Though this city has the lowest level of crimes, there is the highest level of homicide. Anderson’s Quay is a kind of place where street-drinkers gathering, thus we recommend avoiding this part of the town, especially after 6:00 pm. The Fitton Street area is well known for prostitutes, so much other criminal activity is there. We advise not visit this neighborhood, if only you don’t have any special purposes.

Cavan and Monaghan

Counties, where driving offenses most frequently occur.

Useful Information

You may need a visa for entering Ireland. More information about the visa can be found on the following website. Be sure that your passport valid for at least 6 months. Ireland immigration officials may ask for your onward/return ticket.
Euro is the official currency of the Republic of Ireland. Visa and MasterCard are accepted all over the country. In small towns may be maximum one ATM in the surrounding area.
Weather in Ireland is unpredictable. Its climate influenced most by the Atlantic Ocean. The summer months are considered high season for visitors.
Direct flights from Europe, UK, Middle East and USA exist to the Irish airports. In order to get more information about airports in Ireland, use the following links Dublin Airport, Belfast City Airport, Cork Airport. If you’re looking for cheap flight deals, you can find some on JetRadar.
As in any country, we advise travelers to get a travel insurance that covers not only medical problems but also theft and loss of personal items. Learn more on our travel insurance page