Ireland in general has a mild climate with November marking the beginning of Winter, with on average 119 millimetres of rain fall and an average temperature of 6 degrees Celsius. You can keep up to date with the weather in Galway by clicking here.
The currency of Ireland is the Euro which is made up of 100 cents, for daily exchange rates check here.
There are two official languages in Ireland: Irish, which is the national language, and English which is the spoken language of the majority of the population
Smoking is forbidden in enclosed places of work. This includes office blocks, various buildings, public houses/bars and restaurants (more information). Most locations provide a sheltered outdoor smoking area.
Ireland is on GMT.
Most hotels and restaurants include a service charge of 10-15% to your bill. If not included in the bill a small tip is appreciated for good service. Tipping is not usual in pubs.
Value Added Tax (VAT) is usually included in the price of goods and services in Ireland. Visitors to Ireland from outside the EU can obtain a refund of VAT. www.fexco.com So keep your receipts.
Mains electricity is supplied at 220 Volts.
Mobile Phone Charges
In June 2007, the European Union (EU) reached an agreement on a Regulation that places a price limit called the Eurotariff on the cost of using your mobile phone while travelling in the EU. What you need to know about the Roaming Regulation/"Eurotariff".
Wifi is available for free in many locations throughout the city, check for more detailed locations.
Ireland does not have animals or insects which are poisonous to humans!