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  1. Au pair Weekend-Trip: Cliffs of Moher/Galway/Bunratty Castle

    October 22 @ 9:00 am - October 23 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Daytrip to Dublin

    November 5 @ 9:30 am - 8:30 pm

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Will my driver’s licence be valid? Will I be able to drive a car in Ireland?

It’s unlikely that you’ll be driving in Ireland unless you – or your family – is willing to pay a high insurance premium.

Car insurance in Ireland is taken out for the driver – not for the vehicle as is the case in Germany. Car insurance in Ireland is much more expensive than in Germany, particularly if you are under 25 (as the majority of the Au pairs are). Your own driver’s licence is, in fact, valid in Ireland, but, to drive here, the host family would have to take out special insurance for you – which not many families are prepared to do because of the high cost involved. Driving a car without insurance in Ireland is a crime punishable by severe penalties!

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3 years ago
the Cork bucket list: 10 things you REALLY need to experience!

You haven't planned anything specific for the weekend yet?
Both #CorkCity and #CountyCork have a great number of sights that are invigorating and versatile (of course the rest of #Ireland is grand ... See more

From heritage sites and hidden gems, here is the ultimate Cork bucket list highlighting the 10 things you really need to experience!

3 years ago
Cork Midsummer Festival

Heads up for the next big event in the City! The "Cork Midsummer Festival" is taking place from 13th to 23rd June, an explosion of great artistic events on the banks of the Lee. Learn more about the ... See more

Music, dance, theatre and more on the banks of the Lee, 13 - 23 June 2019.