With effect from 29 March 2004 there is a complete ban on smoking in Ireland wherever people are employed. This includes restaurants, bars, public areas of hotels and tourist facilities. However, pretty much every reputable venue has designated sheltered smoking areas to accommodate smokers.
It is also possible to smoke in designated bedrooms in hotel, guesthouse and B&B’s. Therefore it is always important at the time of booking to specify whether you want a smoking or non-smoking room.