tipping in Ireland

Ireland may be a small country, but be ready to be amazed at the unique character of this place when you visit. The breathtaking scenery is full of Irish History. You need to visit the Rock of Cashel, The Giant’s Causeway and of course you can’t miss seeing the infamous Blarney Stone. Don’t forget to visit Dublin: the capital of The Republic of Ireland!

tipping etiquette for hotels in Ireland

In Irish Hotels Tip €1 - €2 per bag

For hotel tipping in Ireland you should tip the hotel porter €1 - €2 per bag if it is brought to your room. Generally you would not need to tip over €5. For housekeeping services, tip €1 - €2 per night. These are merely suggestions and you can tip as much or little as you like.

Lodging in Ireland

As far as lodging, Ireland has a little something for everyone. You could experience the magnificence of an Irish hotel castle like the Abbeyglen Castle overlooking the town of Clifden. Or you could stay in a quant country manor house like the Beech Hill Country House or the Athenaeum House Hotel?

tipping etiquette for restaurants in Ireland

In restaurants Tip 10-15% in Ireland

When you are eating at a restaurant in Ireland, you should tip 10-15% of your bill, based on the quality of service. However, when you get your bill make sure to check and see if the restaurant added a “service charge” to the bill. This will be printed near the end of your bill. If the service charge is added, there is no need to tip any additional amount unless, of course, you want to. If the service was terrible and the service charge was already added you can certainly dispute it. In general, tipping is not required in bars. In fact, if you leave a tip for the bartender, he may try to find you and return the “money you left on the counter”. Tipping bar staff is just not common.

tipping etiquette for spas in Ireland

In Irish Spas Tip 10% for excellent service

Irish Spas come in all types, from destination spas to resort spas. Typically, spas staff in Ireland are tipped 10 per cent of the bill. Of course, you can tip more if you felt that the service was exceptional. It’s really up to you. The tip certainly wouldn't be refused.

tipping etiquette for tour guides in Ireland

In ireland Tip 10% to tour guides

In Ireland If you are taking a private tour, you should tip your tour guide around 10% of the tour cost. However, if you are taking a group tour, there will be a small basket or hat passed around at the end of the tour. If there is not, consider collecting a euro or two from each members of the group before the tour starts. Then, at the end of the tour give the collection to the tour guide, while expressing your gratitude. He or she may politely refuse at first, since this is part of the Irish custom. If this occurs, simply insist that he or she take the tip and again, express your thankfulness for the tour.

tipping etiquette for taxis in Ireland

In Ireland Dont Tip taxi Drivers

Tipping taxi drivers is not required. However, most people will round up to the nearest Euro. If the taxi driver was extra helpful or informative, you could always tip him or her extra. Typically, a tip will range between €1 to €10 Euros and is always appreciated.

tipping etiquette for hairdressers in Ireland

In Ireland Tips 10% at Hairdressers

In Ireland, it is standard practice to tip hairdressers 10% of the final bill. However, like every other service, you can tip more if you like. Some people will also give a small tip to the person who washed their hair (if it wasn’t the hairdresser). A small tip is just a couple of euros.

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