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- General Information on Ireland
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- Helpful Dublin & Ireland Tourist Websites
- Literary Dublin & ONE CITY ONE BOOK Initiative
|English is the primary language of Ireland with Irish spoken primarily|
in the Gaeltacht areas (west); signs are in English & Irish.
|VAT ("Value Added Tax") is applied to most goods and service.|
|Most items are subject to a rate of 21%.|
|Do you live outside the European Union?|
|If yes, you can purchase goods to take home and benefit from tax relief.|
|Save those receipts and submit at airport or when you get home.|
|DRIVING & WALKING ON THE LEFT|
|Driving and walking are on the left; passing is on the right.|
|'Look right' or 'look left' are marked on the pavements/streets to remind you which way to|
look when walking and crossing the road.
US PRECLEARANCE AT DUBLIN AIRPORT-Departing Ireland
|ALL traveling to and through the US on their return home will go through customs, immigration|
|and agricultural inspections in Dublin at Terminal 2, in a designated area of the terminal|
|prior to departure rather than when you land in the US.|
You will need to complete a Customs Declaration Form. See: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/CBP-declaration-form-6059B
Dublin Airport recently revised its departure US Border & Customs protocols. A brief summary of what you can expect:
A Global Entry lane is available for travelers who have this PRE-TSA clearance.
Check out this video on the Dublin Airport webpage about US PRECLEARANCE: https://www.dublinairport.com/at-the-airport/passenger-information/us-preclearance-facility