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What Is The Tipping Policy In Ireland?

Tipping in Ireland can be confusing if you're visiting from the USA or Canada.

Don't worry! Our top tipping tip is: don't tip unless you really loved the service.

Tipping for service is not as deeply-rooted a practice as in the US or Canada.

Restaurants and Cafés

It’s normal to leave between 10-15% of the bill in a restaurant, but is in no way necessary. Higher than 15% in a restaurant is really only given for exceptional service or a large group.

Pubs and Bars

You don’t tip when you order at the bar. However, if you order a round of drinks at your table, it’s acceptable to give a euro or two for the service.

When To Tip in Ireland

When To Tip It's Up To You... When NOT To Tip
Restaurants (10-15%) Taxis (round up to closest €5 or €10) Bars (per drink)
Porters in hotels (a few euro) Cafés (loose change is fine) Hotel staff (except porters)
Tour Guides Bar/pub table staff  

Do I tip my VagaGuide tour guide?

Tipping of tour guides is always appreciated.

Drivers/tour guides are usually tipped at the end of a tour. Sometimes this happens as a communal tip, collected from all guests on tour.

The amount is up to the individual, and will depend on the length of the tour and the quality of the service.

The industry standard in Ireland is €10-15 per person, per day. But this is, of course, at your discretion.

Get advice about tipping and budgeting on your Ireland trip

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