Where would the world be without smartphones? Whether they are being used for speaking to
friends and loved ones, getting directions to where you want to go, finding ways to keep ourselves entertained, or locating the best restaurants or bars, it is fair to say that we have become dependent our hand-held devices. In this guide, we are going to take a look at some of the most popular apps in Ireland at the moment.

iCabbi Ireland

This is a top app for those who are bored of trying to thumb a lift or waiting in a seemingly endless queue after a Saturday night out on the town. At the time of writing, this app is only available in the capital city of Dublin, but there is every chance that it will spread out around the country. This app is free to download, and once you have installed it, you can set up your account and the app will find your location right away. You then push on “Available”, and the app will let a cab find you. Click on the map function on the iCabbi app, and you can follow your driver’s journey in real time. Full details of the transaction will be sent to your phone or email address.


If you are an O2 customer in Ireland, then Eirtext is definitely an app that you should make use of. This app allows you to send free)” webtexts from your mobile device. This app has been around for a good number of years and now has more than 100,000 users. If you would like to make use of the Pro version of this app so that you can have multiple accounts, iPad support, message history, and many other benefits, then you will have to pay €3.99 to do so.

The Journal.ie

As more and more Irish news outlets are charging for their services, it is always nice to come across one that offers their services at no cost at all. If you like to keep up with all of the latest news in the Emerald Isle, then The Journal has a quality free app that you should download. No matter what type of news it is that you are looking for, you will find it here.

Visit Dublin

If you are a tourist in Dublin and want to find out interesting information about all of the historical sites that are on offer, then the Visit Dublin app, which costs a couple of euros, is well worth the money. Just open the camera on your smartphone, point it at the historical site that you are visiting, and you will receive some interesting data regarding the attraction. Learning is always fun, and you can learn a lot from making use of this app.

New Speed Cameras

When you are speeding, you are obviously running the risk of landing yourself a chunky fine and some penalty points, but the New Speed Cameras app that costs €1.59 is your best friend in this case. This app will inform you of upcoming speed cameras in more than 1000 locations, helping you to avoid those pesky fines. You do not even need to take your eyes off the road as you will receive audible alerts when you are approaching a speed camera.


If you are into stockbroking and economics, then Davy is an app that you might want to consider adding to your mobile phone. Davy is a leading provide of financial and stockbroking advice in Ireland, and this app of theirs helps to add to this reputation. It will give you important information on Ireland’s economy as well as provide price movement tracking. You can even open an account with Davy through their app.

RTE Player App

You can watch the best Irish shows on your Android device by installing the RTE Player app. This app, which is free to use, allows you to watch hundreds and hundreds of your favourite television shows from popular channels such as RTÉ News, RTÉ Kids, RTÉ One, and RTÉ2. One of the great things that we like about this app is that it will show you personalised recommendations that are based on what you have watched in the past. Unfortunately, if you have an iOS device, you will not find this app in the Apple Store.

Official GAA App

Have you ever seen or heard of those mythical Irish sports that go by the name of Gaelic football and hurling? If you are a fan of these sports, or you want to start following them more closely, then you really should think about downloading the official GAA app. It will provide you with all of the information that you need to know such as the latest news, upcoming matches, venue information, results, videos, and photos.

BoyleSports App

If you closely follow Gaelic football and hurling, then there is a strong possibility that you also like to place the odd wager on these sports every now and then. If this is the case, then we highly recommend that you consider downloading the BoyleSport app. This is an Irish-based sports betting site, so they will obviously have a variety of markets and top odds for Irish sports. Additionally, they also have their own online casino, so you can try your luck on a variety of slots and table games as well should you decide to register with BoyleSports.

National Journey Planner

Timetables are changing all of the time and can be pretty confusing, but things are made a lot of easy with the National Journal Planner app - it will help you to travel like a local. All you need to do once you have downloaded the app is enter your location, destination, and the time that you would like to leave. You will then be given a number of ways that you can get to your destination. It will provide you with bus, tram, and rail data so that you can go from A to B with no stress.


There are top movies, comedy shows, concerts, and players happening all around Ireland at any given time, and it can be quite annoying when you realise that you missed out on an event that you would have loved to go to. This can become a thing of the past if you decide to download the Entertainment.ie app as it will keep you up to date with all that is happening around the Emerald Isle.


Close to 100,000 people in Ireland make use of the Gaelic language each day, and while most people will speak perfect English, it is always nice to impress the locals by interacting with them in their own tongue. If you are planning a trip to Ireland or are Irish and want to brush up on your Gaelic language skills, then you can do so by downloading the Duolingo app. They have an Irish section now that will, as the old Irish folk song by Richie Kavanagh goes, definitely have you “speaking Irish in a half an hour”.

WiFi Finder and WiFi Map

Data rates can be crazy at times, and you might need a WiFi connection for something of great importance. In such a scenario, the following apps will help you greatly. The WiFi Finder app will let you download an offline database that shows WiFi networks close to where you are going. WiFi Map, on the other hand, is kind of like a social network as users post WiFi passwords for pubs and cafes that they have been in.

Ireland Green Travel

If you are looking for an eco-friendly holiday, then this Ireland Green Travel app definitely has your name on it. It will help you to find public transport that is bike friendly, the best surfing spots, and the greenest hiking trails. You can also use it to find green accommodation that includes yurt camps, lakeside houses, and community hostels.

Official Wild Atlantic Way Guide

The Wild Atlantic Way goes from Kerry to Donegal, which is the whole west coast of the Emerald Isle. This Official Wild Atlantic Way Guide app provides information on everything that you can come across when you are driving this route. As you approach a local treasure, you will receive a notification to inform you about it so that you do not end up missing out. A great think about this app is that it does not the Internet to work, so you can make use of it while driving along without having to suffer any roaming fees.

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