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 Cork, Coachford, Kinsale, Midleton
022 Mallow
023 Bandon, Clonakilty
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, Enfield, Edenderry
047 Monaghan, Clones
048 Northern Ireland
049 Cavan, Cootehill, Oldcastle, Belturbet

Midlands and Southeast area (05)Edit

Code Numbering area
0504 Thurles, Templemore, Borrisoleigh, Holycross,
0505 Roscrea
051 Waterford, Carrick-on-Suir, New Ross, Kilmacthomas, Glenmore
052 Clonmel, Cahir, Killenaule
053 Wexford, Enniscorthy, Ferns, Gorey Craanford
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 Charleville, Kilmallock
064 Killarney, Kenmare, Rathmore
065 Ennis, Ennistymon, Kilrush
066 Tralee, Dingle, Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Ballyheigue
067 Nenagh
068 Listowel
069 Newcastle West, Abbeyfeale

Northwest area (07)Edit

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

Western area (09)Edit

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

Mobile codesEdit

Code Allocation
083 3 Ireland
085 Eir Mobile (originally Meteor), Gomo
086 3 Ireland (Originally O2[1])
087 Vodafone Ireland
088 M2M (Machine to Machine) communications. 10-digit numbers. All network operators.
089 Tesco Mobile; Lycamobile

Other codesEdit

Code Allocation
00 International access
020 91 Dummy numbers reserved for drama, film and television use to avoid accidental clashes with real telephone numbers.
03 Reserved for changes to the Numbering Scheme
048 Northern Ireland access
076 VoIP (due to be phased out)
00800 International freephone purposes
1800 Freephone/Toll Free (These numbers cannot be called from outside Ireland and should never be written as + 353 1 800, as this clashes with working Dublin local numbers and could cause nuisance)
1850 & 1890 Legacy local rate numbers. Due to be phased out. Charged at local rate / fixed line rate and from within bundles / flat rage packages. (cannot be called from outside Ireland and should never be written as +353 1 850 or +353 1 890 as these clash with working Dublin area local fixed line numbers +353 1)
0818 Non-geographic fixed line numbers. Calls are charged at long distance fixed line rates. Since December 2019, these are charged within bundled or flat rate packages. Can be dialled from outside Ireland in the format +353 818

Special codes and numbersEdit

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 Pre Select (CPS) Codes
1471 Last-call return
171 Mobile and fixed line voicemail
172, 173, 174X and 179 Reserved for network use
1901–1999 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 services
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 Freephone / Toll Free
1850 Non-geographical due to be phased out.
1890 Non-geographical due to be phased out.
1891 Dial-up internet access, local rate
1892 Dial-up internet access, pay as you go
1893 Dial-up internet access, partial/full flat-rate
199 Network engineering tests

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

Code Purpose
13 Carrier Selection - Allows users to select specific carriers, other than their default service. This will override carrier preselection.
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
03 Calls to Great Britain (Now uses standard 00 44)
0300 Premium Rate (Now 15XX)
08 Calls to Northern Ireland (Now 048)
10 Operator Assistance (Operator service no longer exists)
114 International Operator Assistance (Operator service no longer exists)
1191 Speaking clock (Closed)
16 Former International Access Code (replaced by EU standard 00)
17 Callback tests (Service codes may be contained in 19 range, but are not published)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Three O2 Merger". Archived from the original on 2015-07-02.