Tips for Motorcycle Trips in Ireland

Die Flagge von Irland

Ireland (IRL)

Ländertipps Irland

What do you have to take into consideration when traveling to Ireland? Which documents do you have to take with you? Louis provides you with answers to the most important questions. No liability is accepted for errors – Louis does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of information.

Documents you must have with you

  • Driving licence and vehicle registration certificate
  • ID card or passport (since 26.6.12 it has also been obligatory for children travelling within the EU to have their own identity document.)
  • International Motor Insurance Card (Green Card) is recommended.

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First-aid kit / Hi-vis vest

It is not mandatory to carry a first-aid kit or high-visibility vest. However, we recommend you always carry both.

Mandatory helmet

It is mandatory to wear a helmet! Only helmets which conform to the ECE 22 standard are approved.

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No headlight duty during the day.

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Speed limits

  • Within built-up areas: 50 km/h
  • Outside built-up areas: 80 km/h
  • Dual carriageways (expressways): 100 km/h
  • Motorway (freeway): 120 km/h

Road tolls

Motorways and some national roads are subject to tolls.

Emergency numbers

112 or 999

Legal alcohol limit

0.05% (50 mg/100 ml blood)

Further information

Tourism Website:

Caution: left-hand driving! Asymmetrical low beam headlights must be adapted.

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