Travel guide

Hidden land

Time difference





Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

  • How are you? = How are you ?
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Fine, thank you, and you ?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Do you speak French/English ?
  • Je comprends/ Je ne comprends pas = I understand / I don’t understand
  • Pardon = Sorry
  • Au revoir = Goodbye
  • Bienvenue =Welcome
  • Merci (beaucoup) =Thank you (very much)
  • Excusez-moi/SVP =Excuse me/Please
  • Je suis Français(e) = I am French
  • Je m’appelle… =My name is …
  • Non merci =No thanks
  • Oui/Non = Yes/No
  • De rien/Je vous en prie = It’s nothing/You’re welcome

Key figures

Ireland’s time zone is GMT+1, 01:00 hours ahead of France:

When it’s 6pm in Paris, it’s 5pm in Dublin

Good to know

Electrical outlets – Type G


Up-to-date vaccinations:

  • DTPolio
  • Mumps, measles and rubella in children

In order to benefit from Social Security cover, visiting French nationals must be in possession of a European Health Insurance Card, which must be requested from the Social Security center at least 15 days before departure.


  • European Union nationals are exempt from visa requirements, and are admitted to Ireland on presentation of a valid national identity card or passport. You should check that the document is valid for the entire duration of your stay, as some airlines refuse boarding to travelers with out-of-date documents.
  • Non-EU nationals are subject to different agreements and may require a visa. The French residence permit therefore does not allow you to travel to Ireland without a visa. Residence conditions depend on your nationality. For a list of countries requiring visas to enter and stay in Ireland, visit the website of the Irish Embassy in France.