List of dialling codes in the Republic of Ireland

Country code: +353
International call prefix: 00
Trunk prefix: 0

This is a list of telephone dialling codes for Ireland. Fixed-line telephone users do not need to dial the dialling code when they are contacting someone else within their own area.

Geographic codesEdit

Irish geographic codes generally correspond to the areas in the list below. Some exceptions and overlap may apply, as the codes reflect the evolution & technical history of the telephone network, rather than exact geographical county & town boundaries.

Dublin area (01)Edit

Code Numbering area
01 Dublin (including parts of county Wicklow, county Kildare and county Meath)

Cork area (02)Edit

Code Numbering area
021 Metropolitan Cork, Kinsale, Coachford
022 Mallow
023 Bandon
024 Youghal
025 Fermoy
026 Macroom
027 Bantry
028 Skibbereen
029 Kanturk

East, Midlands and Northern area (04)Edit

Code Numbering area
0402 Arklow
0404 Wicklow
041 Drogheda, Ardee, Duleek
042 Dundalk, Carrickmacross, Castleblayney
043 Longford, Granard
044 Mullingar, Castlepollard, Tyrrellspass
045 Naas, Newbridge, Kildare, The Curragh
046 Navan, Kells, Trim, Edenderry, Enfield
047 Monaghan, Clones
048 Northern Ireland
049 Cavan, Cootehill, Oldcastle, Belturbet

Midlands and Southeast area (05)Edit

Code Numbering area
0504 Thurles
0505 Roscrea
051 Waterford, Carrick-on-Suir, New Ross, Kilmacthomas
052 Clonmel, Cahir, Killenaule
053 Wexford, Enniscorthy, Ferns, Gorey
056 Kilkenny, Castlecomer, Freshford
057 Portlaoise, Abbeyleix, Tullamore, Birr
058 Dungarvan
059 Carlow, Muine Bheag, Athy, Baltinglass

Southwest area (06)Edit

Code Numbering area
061 Limerick, Scariff
062 Tipperary, Cashel
063 Rathluirc (Charleville)
064 Killarney, Rathmore
065 Ennis, Ennistymon, Kilrush
066 Tralee, Dingle, Killorglin, Cahersiveen
067 Nenagh
068 Listowel
069 Newcastlewest

Northwest area (07)Edit

Code Numbering area
071 Sligo, Manorhamilton, Carrick-on-Shannon
074 Letterkenny, Donegal, Dungloe, Buncrana

Western area (09)Edit

Code Numbering area
090 Athlone, Ballinasloe, Portumna, Roscommon
091 Galway, Gort, Loughrea
093 Tuam
094 Castlebar, Claremorris, Castlerea, Ballinrobe
095 Clifden
096 Ballina
097 Belmullet
098 Westport
099 Kilronan

Mobile codesEdit

Mobile network operators (MNOs)Edit

NDC Network Notes
083 and 086 Three Ireland 086 previously belonged to O2.
085 eir mobile previously known as Meteor and eMobile
087 Vodafone Ireland formerly Eircell

Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs)Edit

NDC Network Notes
083 BlueFace Hosted on Three
085 GoMo Hosted on eir mobile
087 An Post Mobile Hosted on Vodafone
Clear Mobile Hosted on Vodafone
089 48 Hosted on Three. Numbers begin with 2 and 4
Tesco Mobile
Lycamobile Hosted on Three. Numbers begin with 9
Virgin Mobile Hosted on Three. Numbers begin with 60 and 61

M2M (Machine to Machine) CommunicationEdit

NDC Network Notes
088 All networks Reserved for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, using the format 088 xxxxx xxxxx. This prefix was originally used for the Eircell TACS network active from 1985 to 2001.

Reserved NumbersEdit

Code Allocation
03 Reserved for future changes in the numbering plan
07 All except 0707, 0700, 071, 074 and 076 are reserved without assigned purpose
0700 Reserved for personal numbering
0800 Reserved

Special numbersEdit

Code Allocation
00 International access
048 Northern Ireland access
020 91 Dummy numbers reserved for drama, film and television use to avoid accidental clashes with real telephone numbers.
076 VoIP services (due to be phased out)
080 Mailbox for landline users (formerly access code for Northern Ireland)
0818 Non-geographical numbers

These codes, unlike most of the above, cannot be dialled from abroad. The following are special numbers dialled by themselves:

Number Purpose
999 or 112 Emergency services
13xxx Carrier preselect codes
1471 Last-call return
171 Mobile and fixed line voicemail
172, 173, 174X and 179 Reserved for network use
1901 to 1999 Helpline / customer service numbers for telecommunications companies. All are free of charge.
199000 Identifies current number on OpenEir PSTN & ISDN lines.

The following codes begin special phone numbers:

Code Purpose
116 Harmonised service of social value
118 Directory enquiries (multiple commercial providers offer a variety of services in this number range)
151X Premium-rate numbers (per-call cost)
15X0 (X between 2 and 9 inclusive) Premium rate numbers (per-minute cost)
1598 and 1599 Premium rate adult services
1800 National freephone / toll free
00800 International freephone / toll free
1850 Non-geographical due to be phased out.
1890 Non-geographical due to be phased out.
1891 Reduced cost internet access (possibly timed)
1892 Local rate internet access (timed)
1893 Variable cost internet access (timed)
199 Network engineering tests

The following prefix regular phone numbers in order to affect how they are handled:

Code Purpose
13 Carrier Selection (Third party long distance, international and internet services). These codes override the default carrier.
141 Withhold Caller ID (CLIR) - (overrides preset for this call only)
142 Present Caller ID (CLIP) - (overrides preset for this call only)

Legacy, Historic and Obsolete codes

Code Purpose
16 Former International Access Code (replaced by EU standard 00)
03 Formerly used for calls to Great Britain. The format was 03 + STD code + local number
08 Formerly used for Northern Ireland landlines (Now 048). e.g. Belfast 01232 xxx xxx was reached by dialling 08 01232 xxx xxx
084 Formerly used for Belfast landlines
10 National operator assistance (withdrawn in 2007)
114 International operator assistance (withdrawn in 2007)
910 Operator-assisted calls to some areas without direct dialling (withdrawn in the early 1980s)
1190 Telecom Éireann national directory assistance (withdrawn in the early 2000s and replaced with 11811, originally 190)
1197 Telecom Éireann UK directory assistance (withdrawn in the early 2000s and replaced with 11818, originally 197)
1198 Telecom Éireann international directory assistance (withdrawn in the early 2000s and replaced with 11818, originally 198)
191 Telecom Éireann repair services (withdrawn in the late 1990s)
196 Telemessaging services, whereby callers could ask an operator to send a postcard with a printed message (withdrawn in the late 1990s)
1191 Speaking clock (withdrawn on 27 August 2018)
0300 Premium Rate (Now 15XX)
17 Callback tests (Service codes may be contained in 19 range, but are not published)2

Historical Great Britain access codes (Discontinued in 1993)

Code Purpose
031 London (01), was replaced with 03071 and 03081 when 01 was split into the area codes 071 and 081 in 1990.
032 Birmingham (021)
033 Edinburgh (031)
034 Glasgow (041)
035 Liverpool (051)
036 Manchester (061)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Irish Telephony Numbering & Dialling Plan Status Report (PDF), ComReg, 2 January 2008, retrieved 3 February 2010
  • Geographic Telecommunications Numbering Areas (PDF), ComReg, 11 December 2003, retrieved 3 February 2010
  • ITU allocations list