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Facts about Ireland
Stuff to See and Do
Electricity And Adapters
My mom and I were in Dublin, Ireland. We were getting ready to on a tour and as she was getting ready she waited for her curling iron to heat up. When she went to pick up the curling iron the rod fell out of the handle. Well, it had over heated causing it to melt and break apart. We had bought some cheap adapters to convert the energy, before this had happened, but it obviously didn't work correctly.
My best advice is to spend your money on converters that work well.
Interacting With The Locals
When you ask a local how far something is do not expect their definition of a short walk to be the same as your definition of a short walk. Never forget though, that no matter how long the walk the destination will be worth it. There is always some craic (fun) to be had.
If you have parents or grandparents from another country, check that country's official webpage for information about becoming a citizen. Two of my grandparents are from Ireland so I was eligible to get my Irish passport. It made traveling in the EU way easier, plus I got loads of discounts or free entry into places (i.e. Paris museums).