Is Ireland Safe for Female Travelers?

Ireland is generally safe for female travelers. The country has a low crime rate and is generally considered to be a safe destination for women. Women should take the same precautions as they would in any other country, such as avoiding walking alone at night and being aware of their surroundings. Additionally, it is important to be aware of local customs and laws, as well as to respect the culture and people of Ireland.

Experiences from Ireland

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.9/5

Safety

5/5

Food

4.7/5

Budget-friendly

3.7/5

Solo travel experience

I went to Ireland solo and felt totally safe. It was easy to get around and I had a great time. I rented a car and drove all over the country. Giants Causeway, Aran Island, Cliffs of Moher, and Dromoland Castle were a few of my favorites.

Posted: July 31, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
favorite_border 0
mode_comment 0

Solo travel experience

Ireland is the most beautiful, most amazing place I've ever been, spent there a month solo. First ever place I spent that much time there solo and it touched and captured my heart like no other. I'm pretty sure nothing in the world will ever top Ireland for me. Gorgeous scenery with such warm and welcoming people and beautiful rich history and legends.

Posted: July 8, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
favorite_border 0
mode_comment 0

Solo travel experience

I loved Ireland. I went all the way from Dublin down to the ring of Kerry, up to Galway and Cliffs of Moher, and then up to Belfast and Giants Causeway. It was an incredible trip and very easy. I'd love to do it again.

Posted: May 31, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
favorite_border 0
mode_comment 0

Solo travel experience

Ireland has the friendliest locals I've met on my travels and I've been to almost 40 countries. I did a road trip from Dublin to Galway. Beautiful countryside, seaside, castle ruins, Cliffs of Moher.

Posted: May 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
favorite_border 0
mode_comment 0
Alejandra

Alejandra (27)

Chile

Solo travel experience

My experience was difficult because I had some difficulties at the beginning but then it was excellent, I met many beautiful people and places. The best part was when I met my corean friends, I loved their culture

Posted: May 7, 2023Experienced: February, 2019
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
favorite_border 0
mode_comment 0

Solo travel experience

I loved Kinsale, Cork, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, Ring of Kerry, and Ring of Brear. I did have a car and drove it all. I loved that part of the world and felt very safe.

Posted: April 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
favorite_border 0
mode_comment 0

Solo travel experience

I did 2 days in Dublin, Cliffs of Moherโ€™a were beautiful and worth seeing, liked Galway better than Dublin - less crazy and more charming city, then went north to Ashford Castle in Cong, then drove to Belfast (titanic museum), Giant Causeway (worth seeing) and to Dark Hedges.

Posted: April 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
favorite_border 0
mode_comment 0

Solo travel experience

I did a solo trip over all of Ireland last year and never felt unsafe. Every person I met there was incredibly sweet and helpful.

Posted: April 15, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
favorite_border 0
mode_comment 0

Family travel experience

My sister and I started in Dublin, got a rental car, and went to Killarney, Kilkenny, Cork, Galway, and then back to Dublin, all while staying in hostels. We were never once approached in a weird way, everyone was super nice. I would definitely go back and do it solo.

Posted: April 9, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
favorite_border 0
mode_comment 0

Solo travel experience

Ireland is a lovely country to travel to. I've been there for 2 weeks. I liked it for all the delightful cultural experiences, I felt safe as a solo female traveler, it was inexpensive and I had a blast. The hostels were really nice & great value.

Posted: March 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
favorite_border 0
mode_comment 0

Get the Travel Ladies App

Meet locals, find travel buddies, share experiences, discuss travel plans and stay with locals through couch surfing.
Download from App StoreDownload from Google Play
Get the Travel Ladies App

Meet locals in Ireland

Joy

Joy

Speaking

About Me

Living in Limerick and new to solo travelling. I love animals, good food and wine, art museums and 80s music. Looking forward to meeting new friends on my own travels, and also welcoming new friends to my hometown of Limerick. I love languages, if you want someone to practice your English with I'll be more than happy to help! :)

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Vatican City

mode_comment 0
Gavrilovici

Gavrilovici

Speaking

About Me

I am a student who loves travel and new experiences. Iโ€™m open to new acquaintances and friends. I like to get to know other people's cultures and of course tell them about my country. I am ambitious and very energetic.

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Moldova, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain

mode_comment 0
Emily

Emily

Speaking

About Me

Hey! I'm Emily. I currently live in Dublin, Ireland. I love visiting new places and am always up for exploring :). I love the outdoors and activities like cycling and hiking, but also just wandering around cities ๐Ÿ˜Š. Happy to show people around Dublin or meet for a coffee.

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ Cambodia, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Vatican City, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Vietnam

mode_comment 0

Stay with locals in Ireland

Claire

Claire

Speaking

You can stay for:

2 days

I can host:

2 guests

About me

Hi I'm Claire ,I am a generous,friendly person,love meeting new people.I have a very old thatched house that visitors would love.I work full time at the moment,but in future maybe I can host for longer ,and I can get away for longer myself to visit other countries.

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia

mode_comment 0
Hamdalat

Hamdalat

Speaking

You can stay for:

2 days

I can host:

1 guest

About me

Hi. I'm Hamdalat. I'm planning to explore Ireland in the next couple of months and I'm looking for someone to travel with. I'm quiet and reserved.

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ Rwanda, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland

mode_comment 0
Tayo

Tayo

Speaking

You can stay for:

2 days

I can host:

1 guest

About me

I'm an avid traveler currently solo travelling. I come across as very serious (resting serious face ๐Ÿ˜‰)but don't judge me by it! Would be great to meet people as I pass through, for chats and tips.

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ Cambodia, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Vietnam

mode_comment 0

Upcoming visitors to Ireland

Sarah

Sarah

Speaking

About Me

hello i am 20 years old, student and love traveling . At the moment gladly through Europe. I'm very open to short trips or city trips.

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece

mode_comment 0
Mich

Mich

Speaking

About Me

Hi I'm Michelle

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผ Aruba, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Costa Rica, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States

mode_comment 0
Jodie

Jodie

Speaking

About Me

Hi! Iโ€™m Jodie, and I love all things artsy โœจ Looking for someone to explore Dublin with, share some food, do some hikes, and make some new memories!

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States

mode_comment 0

Local discussions

Solo travelI am off on a 5-day trip to Ireland.

I am off on a 5-day trip to Ireland. If anyone has an itinerary to share would be great. I plan to spend 2 days in Dublin exploring as much as I can on foot, 1 day on a cliff of Moher tour, 1 day Kilkenny tour, and possibly 1 day going to Belfast. Has anyone done the Belfast tour? Do you recommend it? Is Kilkenny with the day trip? Any other must-see things to do or see that are off the beaten ...

Posted: May 20, 2023
favorite_border 0
mode_comment 1

TravelWhat are your favorite tours around Ireland and who did you book them through?

My friend and I will be going to Ireland for 3-4 days in May and are wanting to do day trips out of Dublin so we don't have to rent a car. What are your favorite tours you've done around Ireland and who did you book them through?

Posted: November 7, 2022
favorite_border 0
mode_comment 0

Travel Safety in Ireland

Destination rankings

Articles

Frequently asked questions

Is Ireland Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Ireland is generally safe for solo female travelers. The country is known for its friendly locals and welcoming atmosphere, and the crime rate is low. Women should take the same precautions as they would in any other country, such as avoiding walking alone at night and being aware of their surroundings. Additionally, it is recommended to research the area before visiting and to stay in well-lit and populated areas.

Is Ireland Safe for LGBTQ+ travellers?

Ireland is generally safe for LGBTQ+ travellers, especially female travellers. Ireland is a very progressive country and has a long history of supporting LGBTQ+ rights. The Irish government has passed laws to protect the rights of LGBTQ+ people, and the country has a vibrant LGBTQ+ community. In addition is a very welcoming and friendly country, and LGBTQ+ travellers should feel safe and accepted while travelling in Ireland.