Ireland is located in the Atlantic Ocean, 80 kms west of England. The predominantly low-lying landscape is punctuated by lakes, hills, valleys and peat bogs and enclosed by a mountainous coastal belt. On the west coast, the highlands jut out to the sea. The River Shannon drains the central plain. Under 20% of the land is considered arable.

The climate is uniformly mild, due to the Gulf Stream. The west coast is wetter. The coldest months are January and February. Temperatures in Dublin vary between 5°C in January and 16°C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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