Providing the highest level of assistance to overseas contacts interested in any aspect of the world famous Irish bloodstock industry.

Ireland is not only world-renowned as a producer of thoroughbred horses; it is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. There is the opportunity to mix business with pleasure, and perhaps take in a game of golf, see some spectacular Irish scenery or experience all that the capital city, Dublin, has to offer.

If you’re coming for the bloodstock sales, as people from over thirty-five countries do every year, while here, why not take the time to visit some studs, a trainers yard or to take in a day’s racing at one of Ireland’s twenty six racecourses.

Whatever your plans, the team at ITM are here to help make your visit to Ireland, to conduct bloodstock business, as straightforward as possible. We can arrange your accommodation, with discounted hotel rates in the vicinity of the sales complex’s, provide discounted car hire rates, as well as advice on everything from restaurant recommendations to shopping suggestions.

This section is designed to help you get started in arranging your trip, with useful links to airports, ferry terminals and some suggested itineraries to give you a flavour of what you can expect to see.

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If you purchase bloodstock while you’re in Ireland, don’t forget to claim your flight contribution through our Inward Buyer Programme

Should you require any further assistance, please contact us.


Useful information when travelling to Ireland

Ireland is known as the Land of the Horse, the Emerald Isle for its green pastures and the Land of Saints and Scholars, for its rich cultural history. Ireland is a large island, situated in the north Atlantic, off northwest Europe, and is the 20th largest island in the world.

12 Useful Facts

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Capital City:

Dublin

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Currency:

Euro €

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Dialling Code:

+353

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Coastline:

c.3,000kms

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Highest Point:

1,038 mtrs

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Four Provinces:

Leinster (East), Munster (South), Connaught (West), Ulster (North)

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Racecourses:

26, spread throughout the country

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Time Zone:

GMT

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Population:

4,585,400 (2012)

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Total Area:

84,421 km2

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National Day:

National Day:17th March, St. Patrick’s Day

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National Symbols:

The Harp – Ireland is the only country in the world to have a musical instrument as its national symbol – and the Shamrock.

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