How to call Ireland (Republic of) (country code +353)

Calling to Ireland

Ireland’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00353 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Ireland’s country code of ‘353’).
  • Country code 011353 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Ireland’s country code of ‘353’).

When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers are represented by area codes ’08’. The leading ‘0’ is not included when calling from outside Ireland.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Ireland does not have a country-speicifc satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Ireland (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk number used when calling to a different area code or mobile phone within Ireland.

Local calls (within the same area code)

For calls within the same area code, dial only the local phone number. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

six to eight digits
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Long distance calls (to a different area code, or to a mobile phone)

To call to a different area code or a mobile phone, dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ as well as the area code.

0one to three digitssix to eight digit number
trunk prefixlocal phone numberthirdtwo

Irish phone numbers explained

Number details

The first one to three digits (not including a leading ‘0’ used for domestic calls) are an area code.

Mobile numbers are represented by area codes starting with ‘8’.

An example of an Irish phone number

The National Botanical Gardens of Ireland lists its phone number in Dublin as +353 1 804 0300.

Number explanation
3531804 0300
country code for Irelandgeographic (area) code for Dublinlocal phone number in Dublin
Local example – calling from another location in Dublin

Dial only the local phone number – do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

804 0300
local phone number in Dublin
Long distance example – calling from Cork, Ireland (on the other side of the country)

When calling from outside the area code, dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ as well the area code.

01804 0300
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Dublinlocal phone number in Dublin
Mobile example – calling from a mobile phone in Ireland (including foreign phones roaming in Ireland)

When calling from outside the area code, dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ as well the area code.

01804 0300
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Dublinlocal phone number in Dublin
International exmaple – calling from outside Ireland

To call from outside Ireland, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Ireland’s country code of ‘353’, followed by the local area code and phone number.

The leading ‘0’ is not included in the phone call when calling from outside Ireland

exit code1804 0300
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromgeographic (area) code for Dublinlocal phone number in Dublin

Calling from Ireland

…to all regions of the world except for Northern Ireland

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from the Republic of Ireland.

… to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland fixed line (land line) phones can be reached from the Republic of Ireland through the regular international dialing sequence, or through an alternative direct dial sequence.

To call Northern Ireland through the alternative call sequence, replace the Northern Ireland area code ‘028’ with ‘048’ and dial directly.

For example:

Belfast landline 90xx xxxx can be reached directly from the Republic of Ireland by dialing either or the shortened call sequence:

04890xx xxxx
direct dial to Northern Ireland from the Republic of Irelandlocal phone number in Belfast

or the regular international sequence:

00442890xx xxxx
Irish exit codecountry code for the United Kingdomregional code for Northern Irelandlocal phone number in Belfast

Mobile phone numbers in Northern Ireland must be called using the regular international call sequence.

Administrative and regulatory

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