General Information & FAQ’s

Banks & Currency
The Euro (€) is the currency in use in Ireland.
Visa and Master Card are all widely accepted in pubs, shops and restaurants throughout the country.
Bank Opening Hours – Mon, Tues & Fri 10.00-16.00; Wed 10.30-16.00; Thurs 10.00-17.00hr

August is considered a mild, temperate month. Showers can occur any time of the year. The average temperature is estimated to be about 15°C-20°C.

Electric Current: 240 Volts AV
Plug type: 3 large flat prong British type plug. BS1363 system.

All congress attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The congress organisers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property while in attendance at IGC 2024. The Organising Committee of IGC 2024 reserves the right to amend and alter the congress programme and events without prior notice and accepts no liability as a result of such actions.

General opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 09.00-18.00 with later opening hours on Thursday evenings. Most major stores/shops open on Sunday – some with reduced opening times from 10.30 to 18.00.

In Ireland, smoking is prohibited in public areas including all bars, nightclubs and restaurants. If required, you should enquire whether your accommodation bedroom is a smoking or non-smoking room. All rooms are assumed non-smoking unless requested.

Please use the smoking areas designated outside venues also and you should take note of any signage.

Telecommunications/ Cell Phones
For international delegates, only digital phones with GSM subscriptions and a roaming agreement will work on the island of Ireland. Visitors should consult with their supplier before departure. Networks widely available are Three, Vodafone and Eir.

Tipping is a generally accepted practice in restaurants, bars, taxis and hotel porters. A service charge may be included in some restaurants and should be stated on the menu, but otherwise this is a discretionary item.