If you lose your passport we recommend the following steps:
- Report it to the local Police/Garda station
- Contact your local embassy or consulate and produce your police report to them.
- They will issue you with either a replacement passport or an emergency passport.
To prevent this from happening, before your trip we highly recommend that you:
- Keep copies of your documents.
- Keep electronic and paper copies of your passport, and other vital travel documents. Our advice is to email yourself a scan or picture of your passport and important travel documents so that you can access them wherever you are.
Unfortunately, we cannot make promises that we cannot keep, it is Ireland after all. Fingers crossed!
We can organise extra rounds of golf on the day but this is fully subject to availability. During the summer months, availability can be extremely limited at popular golf courses but we will do what we can to assist.
There are several ways in which you can get your golf clubs to Ireland. Firstly, you can pay your airline to carry them which can be costly as well as quite a lot of effort.
We are partners with International golf club shipping providers ShipSticks who can get your golf clubs from your home club to Ireland.
What’s the advantage? By booking through SWING, you will get a 10% discount on shipping, as well as the peace of mind that your golf clubs will be at the golf club when you arrive, hassle-free.
Alternatively, you can rent clubs at the golf course you are playing at, subject to availability.
Due to EU regulations, all public service vehicles throughout Europe are fitted with tachograph devices to measure the working time of the driver. Due to this, the daily rates apply to a relevant vehicle for a maximum of nine hours driving time per day. The most important part of this is that the driver has 11 hours’ clear rest period from when he finishes and starts again on the following morning.
The driver would certainly have no problem dropping clients to dinner on a given evening and then the group will make their own way back to their accommodation. Please also note that due to regulations, a driver may not work for more than 6 consecutive days (outside of Killarney) without taking a mandatory rest of 1 or 2 days. Due to this regulation, a driver will therefore not be able to remain with a group for the entire duration of their stay if it is longer than 6 days. A substitute driver will cover the rest days or remainder of the trip.
However, if the group go north and spend a night out of the Republic, the 12-day rule comes into play; (where the driver does not have to rest after six days) but when he finishes he must have 4 days off. The daily rest remains the same.
Satellite Navigation / GPS is available is available through Hertz and can be added to your reservation. The fee for this extra is to be paid directly to Hertz when you arrive.
Irelands standard electricity outlet is 220 Volts AC. Ireland uses the flat three-pin socket so ensure that you have a plug adaptor that connects. Before traveling, check with your phone service provider regarding charges for use overseas. Free Wi-Fi is also available at most hotels & guesthouses.
ATM’s are widely available in towns and cities so there is no need to bring a substantial amount of cash on your tour.
A jacket and tie is only required in the Christy O’Connor Room and Dining Room of Royal Dublin Golf Club. All other courses do not need a jacket and tie, although it is important to abide by their dress codes.
We recommend that all clients bring with them:
- A Passport (Including a copy which they have emailed to themselves in case of loss or theft)
- Proof of travel insurance. (If taken out)
- A driving licence. (If hiring self-drive transport)
- SWING vouchers to present at golf clubs, accommodation & for transport.
We highly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance when traveling to Ireland.
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