Solo Female Travel in Ireland

Situated off the northwestern coast of Europe, Ireland, often referred to as the emerald isle due to its lush green landscapes, is an enigmatic blend of captivating history, vibrant culture, and stunning natural beauty. Known for its iconic landmarks including the ancient Newgrange tomb, the towering Cliffs of Moher, the stony Burren landscapes, and the iconic castles dotting its countryside, Ireland is also a haven for music and literature lovers, being the homeland of globally-renowned writers and bands. The vibrant city of Dublin, home to the famous Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, offers a mix of historical and modern attractions while the charming rural regions encapsulate the true Irish spirit. With its heartwarming hospitality, Ireland promises an unforgettable travel experience, wrapped in folklore, tradition and stunning scenery.

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Is Ireland good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Ireland is generally very safe for solo female travelers. The locals are hospitable and welcoming. Low crime rates and high police visibility reinforce the sense of security. However, normal precautions, like avoiding solitary walks late at night in secluded areas and making sure you stay in endorsed accommodation, should be applied as in any travel situations.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Moving around Ireland can be quite straightforward. Major cities like Dublin, Cork, and Galway have well-connected transport systems, offering buses, trams, and taxis. Rural areas may have fewer options, but cars and bikes are often available for rent. The country is small and accessible, making it fairly easy for solo female travelers. However, some planning is necessary for more remote areas.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Ireland is a captivating destination with a myriad of activities to do. From the serene view of the Cliffs of Moher to the history-filled Blarney Castle, the breathtaking Ring of Kerry, and the vibrant city life in Dublin, there's always something to explore. Hiking enthusiasts will love the Wicklow Mountains National Park, while literature lovers can't miss a visit to Trinity College's Old Library. Although weather can be unpredictable, the stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm locals make Ireland a great travel destination.
Food:

Food:Above average

Ireland offers a wide variety of food that caters to different palates. From traditional Irish dishes like Irish stew and soda bread, to modern contemporary cuisines, there's plenty for food enthusiasts. Fresh local produce and seafood are heavily featured. Although not as diverse on an international level compared to other European countries, they still fare quite well in terms of quality and taste.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Though Ireland does offer a range of options for accommodations, food and transportation suited to varying budgets, its popular cities like Dublin, may be slightly more expensive due to tourist-focused services and higher cost of living. However, budget travelers can still manage by planning ahead, taking public transportation or cooking their own meals.

Is Ireland worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 27 experiences

Things to do

4.8/5

Safety

4.9/5

Food

4.4/5

Budget-friendly

3.7/5
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Des

Netherlands

Group travel experience

My experience in Ireland has been very positive. The people I met were incredibly kind, the culture was tremendously rich, and nature was beautiful beyond words. Overall, I felt very welcome and at home. And I was pleasantly surprised to find that I felt safe exploring the local towns and villages by myself during the evening. I visited Dublin, Galway, and then made my way down the Wild Atlantic Way. Of course, I would gladly recommend all the more familiar things to do and sights to see, such as visiting the Guinness Storehouse, Galway Bay, Cliffs of Moher, and Bunratty Folk Park & Castle, and experiencing an Irish dance show with music live. And I instantly fell in love with Tralee, Killarney, Cobh, and many other amazing places in the South-West, as well. All the while, I was deeply touched and inspired by the openness of the locals to share experiences and cultures, as well as by their willingness to exchange languages.

Posted: May 18, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Ireland was my very first solo trip. A beautiful country with even more beautiful people. I was so nervous but once I got there, there wasn’t a single moment or area that felt unsafe or uncomfortable. I would recommend it to anyone.

Posted: April 8, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Travelled Solo in Ireland for 6 month and stayed at Several farms and worked in a hostel. I travelled with low budget and only met nice people and made new Friends. It was totally worth it and a lifetime experience.

Posted: February 18, 2024Experienced: January, 2020
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Couple travel experience

I felt safe in Ireland. Great place to discover their culture, their customs and their beatiful sports. Some people were friendly and other were more serious, but i stayed comfortable in general. Great experience!

Posted: January 12, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I undertook a journey through Ireland alone. Starting with 4 days in Dublin. One of these days was a bus tour to Northern Ireland/Belfast. Then I went to Cork and Killarney. I stayed there for 3 days. I travelled to Dingle, and then to Galway. I stayed there for one day. The last stop was Ashford Castle in Mayo for one day (expensive, but totally worth it). I returned to Dublin to leave from there. It was amazing, I felt safe, public transportation is great and I highly recommend it.

Posted: December 29, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Couple travel experience

Ireland is phenomenal. We spent there 14 days and I regret that we had to leave. People in Ireland are so nice, I felt quite safe walking the streets and even asking people for recommendations. The food is so good that I think I gained a few kilograms, and then I dropped it all. Buses are easy to navigate, people are willing to help. Taxis and Ubers are everywhere.

Posted: December 28, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I was traveling alone in Ireland. It's very easy to get around, I felt as safe there as at home, and all the inhabitants were kind and helpful. I don't often use public transportation, but the trains were fantastic and easy to understand.

Posted: December 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Felt safe through and through ..transportation was reliable and cheap. Food was fair. Accommodation varies from place to place depending where you wanna stay . Found some cheap accommodation but generally it’s expensive.

Posted: December 18, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

In June and July 2023 I travelled through Ireland as my first workaway experience. I stayed in Co. Galway for a week, but had to change hosts, so I went to a family who lived near Bantry. Towards the end of my trip I also visited Cork City and Dublin. Overall I felt mostly safe everywhere I went and met nice people. Galway is beautiful, but so is Co. Cork and Bantry Bay. Travelling solo brings it's ups and downs, but I loved my trip and took a lot from it. Ireland is a beautiful country and very suitable for solo travellers. However, if you don't have your own car, it can be a bit tricky to get to certain places sometimes, as public transport isn't the best. But it always worked out for me, so in the end it's just all about the adventure :)

Posted: December 10, 2023Experienced: May, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I went to Ireland for my first solo trip. I spent a few days in Dublin, but I really enjoyed the organized tour of the western coast. I felt super safe and it was amazing.

Posted: November 6, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Ireland

Meet local women in Ireland who are open to meet up for a coffee or a drink, show you around, give local advice or practice a language with.
Gavrilovici

Gavrilovici

About Me

I am a student who loves travel and new experiences. I’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.

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Joy

Joy

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! :)

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Stay with locals in Ireland

Stay with local women in Ireland who offer free accommodation as part of cultural exchange. Couch surfing is a great way to meet new people, learn more about new cultures and experience destinations like a local.
Hamdalat

Hamdalat

Dublin

Can host for:

2 days

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.

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Pricilia

Pricilia

Waterford

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hi ! I'm Pricilia. I work as a Yoga teacher and Health coach . I am married with two kids . I am open to hosting you and showing you around in my free time .

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Upcoming visitors to Ireland

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Beyzanur

Beyzanur

About Me

This is Beyza ✨ I'm a doctor, working in a small city in Turkiye. I want to travel as much as possible to learn new languages and cultures. I would like to visit festivals, events and some interesting manifestations which can improve my knowledge about the country I am visiting. I play guitar, ukulele a bit of piano and like to listen to other people play something. Also I am interested in photography and every type of art. I like to describe myself as a very open-minded person, always willing to learn, help, teach, share and participate in adventure. I like riding bike, hiking and running. My favorite food... I like tasting new and traditional things (except too spicy). In my spare time I like to sing, read, go to theatre and cinema. I like to spend time in nature and I am not that much into big cities, I would like to visit hidden treasures of every country. My favorite season is spring because I like warm weather and spring flowers. People say that I am very energetic and usually they remember me by my smile. I do laugh a lot 😄 I would like to share my experiences and my place with good couchsufers who will come and visit Ankara.

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Beyzanur

Beyzanur

About Me

This is Beyza ✨ I'm a doctor, working in a small city in Turkiye. I want to travel as much as possible to learn new languages and cultures. I would like to visit festivals, events and some interesting manifestations which can improve my knowledge about the country I am visiting. I play guitar, ukulele a bit of piano and like to listen to other people play something. Also I am interested in photography and every type of art. I like to describe myself as a very open-minded person, always willing to learn, help, teach, share and participate in adventure. I like riding bike, hiking and running. My favorite food... I like tasting new and traditional things (except too spicy). In my spare time I like to sing, read, go to theatre and cinema. I like to spend time in nature and I am not that much into big cities, I would like to visit hidden treasures of every country. My favorite season is spring because I like warm weather and spring flowers. People say that I am very energetic and usually they remember me by my smile. I do laugh a lot 😄 I would like to share my experiences and my place with good couchsufers who will come and visit Ankara.

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