Ireland Vacation Planning Tips

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Step-by-step tips for planning your Ireland vacation. Transportation, lodging, attractions, how to save money, and more!Planning Your Ireland Vacation

Step-by-step tips to help you plan your magical Ireland vacation

Ireland Vacation Planning Tips

Planning a Simple Budget for Your Ireland Vacation

When is the Best Time to Visit Ireland

Booking Your Flight to Ireland

Paperwork & Passports: What You Need to Visit Ireland

Do You Need Travel Insurance for an Ireland Vacation?

What You Should See in Ireland

How Much Money Do I Need For an Irish Vacation?

A Quick Lodging Guide to Ireland

Getting Around Ireland: Buses, Trains & Automobiles

Important Car Rental Information

Clothes You Should Pack to Ireland

Handy Gadgets for Your Ireland Vacation

Ireland Discounts

OPW Heritage Pass

The Dublin Pass

Shannon Heritage (Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle)

More Ireland Travel Discounts

Using a Smartphone in Ireland

3 Week Countdown Ireland Vacation Checklist

How and When to get Euros

Packing Tip: What to Pack in Your Carry on Luggage

Sleeping During Your Flight & Jet Lag Tips

Dining in Ireland

Buying Souvenirs

Shopping Tip:  Understanding the VAT

Ireland Travel Inspiration

Visiting Ireland: 5 reasons to go & 5 myths to ignore

Why Visit Ireland?

Step Dancing Lessons in Ireland : a reader question

Do you have a travel tip to share?  Leave it in the comments!

Jody Halsted
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  1. you mention this Horizon card. it makes sense, really. however, do my husband and I each have to apply for the card, or will we have identical cards?

      Hi Kathleen.
      The Horizon Card is just one of three different ways to receive your VAT (see this article about understanding the VAT). You receive it from the first retailer you make a purchase from who uses this system – and then continue to use it throughout your trip. You and your husband may share a card, or you may have separate cards, though they will not have the same number and both would need to be registered – one to each of you.
      I hope that helps!

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