Age Card: What it is and how it works

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By the Irish nightlife, it’s not difficult to find many pubs and parties to have fun. If you are a beer lover, for example, there is no better country to have a delicious Guinness than Ireland, even if you are not a beer’s fan, there are many other types of drinks for you to choose.

Do you know that the minimum age allowed to have alcoholic drinks is over 18 years old?  Yes, you didn’t read it wrong. (check out the legislation here). There is our post’s theme: Age Card.

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What is the Age Card?

Age Card is nothing else than a card that proves that a person got the legal age to buy or have alcohol in the country.

The card shows the cardholder’s name, their birth date, their picture and the security element, and can be requested by people over 18 years old. It’s important to stress that Age Card isn’t an ID document, just an age proof.

To request it, you need the following documents:

  • Birth certificate or Irish Residence Permission (IRP) or a Valid Passport;
  • Another type of verification;
  • A recent passport photography.

Age Card costs €10, and it doesn’t need to be renewed. For more information and to apply for it, click here.

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