Galway, Ireland

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3.4

Legislation: soft drugs are not legal. Exstazy is rated as an a class drug.

Law enforcement: OK but depends on which one you meet. They can be very funny but generally take your stash and leave on 1st offence with a caution. 2nd more tricky and 3rd etc.

Where to buy marijuana: Galway is a student city, so check out the university bar or places like Quay st. Try Monroe’s pub or ask some street musicians. Galway is generally a safe place but beware it can be rough at night after clubs kick out people from 3 AM.

Marijuana prices: 25 quarter hash- 35 euro 100 PER ounce Grass 250 ounce -300 euro.

Marijuana brands: Hash

Pollen

Skunk rare but depends on who you know

Letterkenny, Ireland

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 2

Legislation: The cannabis legislation in Ireland has been changed in 2006. Cannabis is the only drug seperated from the drug laws in Ireland. Every other drug is under Irish law apart of a drug schedule e.g Heroin, Crack, Cocaine etc is Schedule 1 and so on. Cannabis has a three strike system get caught once a caution twice second caution third court appearance.

Law enforcement: Not too bed, depends on what Gardai you meet, sometimes they’ll just take your bag but that’s it, they are mainly on the look out for hard drugs like cocaine and E’s

Where to buy marijuana: If you know the right people your good but if your not in the loop your best bet is smoking area’s of pubs. mainly McGinleys on the main street or The Orchard Inn on the High Road.

Marijuana prices: Pretty bad,

2.5grams – €50

6 grams – €100

1/4 – €120

this is weed prices as hash is all soapbar and would not recommend ANYONE to smoke it.

Marijuana brands: You’ll find terrible Soapbar, i dont recommend it to anyone, its low THC levels and full of plastic, best bet is fresh weed which is available

Limerick, Ireland

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3.5

Legislation: The cannabis legislation in Ireland has been changed in 2006. Cannabis is the only drug seperated from the drug laws in Ireland. Every other drug is under Irish law apart of a drug schedule e.g Heroin, Crack, Cocaine etc is Schedule 1 and so on. Cannabis has a three strike system get caught once a caution twice second caution third court appearance.

If you don’t make a fuss, posession of a small amount will merit confiscation (probably). more than one bag (or piece of hash) may get you arrested, more than that means court date.

Law Enforcement: The Gardai in Ireland are like any other police force in the world it can vary. One Garda might take you in another mighten but the new laws protect the Irish cannabis smokers.

Where to buy Marijuana in Limerick: On the north side of the city. Hash is not hard to come by – try Dolan’s Warehouse, or any of the parks around the city; come in groups of three, at least, and ask around discreetly. The local colleges are usually the best option, however; students are less likeley to try and rip you off, For a visitor, weed may be very hard to come by.

Limerick Marijuana Prices:

Soap Bar

25euro-Quarter

50euro-Half

90euro-Ounce

Pollen

50euro-Quarter

180euro-ounce

Grass

50 euro bags (roughly 5grams of grass)

Weed (sinsemilla, all strains)

50euro-3.5grams

100euro-7grams

250-350euro-28grams (ounce)

Hash Oil

40euro-Wrap

Brands: Hash Bars- common*

Weed/Grass- common

Pollen- rear

Chonic- very rear

More Information: At the moment there is a low supply of Hash Bars in the city due to alot of garda crack downs

Sligo, Ireland

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: In time to come i will be acceptable to have small amounts . but don’t be fooled in ireland you can get a min 10 year jail term for any amount over 10000e in your possession worse than that they rate the price in stoneage times and make 3fold so a bar costing 350-500e is bad news but great to smoke.

Law Enforcement: Play it cool, be casual! Dealing is definitely out, in the eyes of Irish law. Public use will be frowned upon and is not welcome. So smoke, well away from prying eyes, in the company of friends and most important where you feel comfortable.

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]:

25-30 for 1/4;

50-60 for 1/2;

90-100 for 1ounce.

Brands: Normally only Hash. Grass blows past occasionally but don’t count on it.

Where to Buy Marijuana in Sligo: Because selling is out, it can be a bit of a closed circle and one thats hard to get into, but alas the locals are friendly, so if you see someone that you think might induluge, ask! Since it is a closed circle, remember that whoever you approach is likely not a dealer but may point you in the right direction! There are a few pubs that attract the people your looking for… Be careful out there!

More information: Sligo is a beautiful place. So many places to see… Beaches, Mountains, Unspoilt countryside; and if you venture you will find the hidden delights of Sligo. Stunning!

Athlone, Ireland

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 2

Legislation: The cannabis legislation in Ireland has been changed in 2006. Cannabis is the only drug separated from the drug laws in Ireland. Every other drug is under Irish law apart of a drug schedule e.g Heroin, Crack, Cocaine etc is Schedule 1 and so on. Cannabis has a three strike system get caught once a caution twice second caution third court appearance.

Law enforcement: Like every other town in Ireland, It depends on the guards , anything up to a 100 bag and you might be let off and the bag taken away. However, with personal experience in Athlone, a friend of mine was brought to court with possession of just 1 joint Keep it discreet and stick to private places and you probably wont get in any trouble.

Where to buy marijuana: Alot of weed is available, generally try the local pubs with more youths hanging out, if not keep your eyes open and the right people will find you. However, alot of “soapbar” is around the town, so be aware of what it is before you buy. There is also a large amount of good weed so pay attention. There is also an awful amount of ‘ gel’ weed , where the buds are sprayed with a chemical while they are growing to make them damper and heavier , then when this drys it turns into a powder that looks like THC crystals, however it is easy to tell the difference and the gel dust isn’t that bad for you, just hurts your throat.

our local tells us: “From personal experience i can tell you every Friday evening/night outside golden island shopping center there is a large group of teens usually wearing black and smoking joints…ask any of them they can hook

you up with the best stuff in town. They get most of there stuff from galway. They have cronic and oil as well as lots of hash and pollen. They are the best way.(you might have to wait a day for chronic but you can get hash on the spot..they are lifelong suppliers

Marijuana prices:

3.6 grams – 50 euro

Half ounce – 150-175

ounce- 300-325

(Weed)

Marijuana brands:

Soapbar- Very common (bad to terrible)

Low grade hash – very common

low grade ‘brick weed’- very common

Normal outdoor weed- common

Normal okish hash- common

pollen – less common

High grade chronic weed- Rare

More information: if you dont see a group of youths wait 5 minuets..they will be around also dont be nervus there realy freindly nuthing to worry about

Belfast, Ireland

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4

Legislation: soft drugs are not legal. Ecstasy is rated as an a class drug.

Law Enforcement : Poor.. they have too many other things to worry about.

There are very few instances of drug busts on tourists and possession of a few grams of hash usually results in a Police caution and confiscation, or at most a small fine. Ecstasy on the other hand is a class A drug, and possession can lead to a jail term (worst case scenario, and the authorities do not want to jail tourists). The police are relatively inactive as they prepare to undergo a major reform as a result of the “Peace process”, and it is rare to see them patrolling the streets

Where to Buy Marijuana in Belfast: There is a bar behind Belfast City Hall called Bar Backa, On Monday to Firday between 3pm and 7pm one can buy from a man by the name of tom, tom has a bold head and a long beard, pure white in colour.

also – Great Victoria Street to Queen’s University

Belfast Marijuana Prices:

£140 for an ounce… not of a said strain but always a great smoke!

and another reorter added:

“£25-30 Sterling per quarter ounce (7 grams)

Ecstasy is usually available in the late night dance clubs for £5-15 per tablet. ”

brands:

Moroccan hash This form of hash is known locally as “Slate” or “Soap Bar”

city id:

Area: 115 sq km

Population: 279,240

Country: Northern Ireland

Time Zone: GMT/UTC (GMT/UTC)

Telephone Area Code: The area code for the whole of Northern Ireland is 028, so domestic callers need only call the eight digit local number. To call anywhere in Britain, dial the area code followed by the local number. To place an international call (and to call the Republic of Ireland), dial 00 followed by the country code, then the area code (dropping any leading ‘0’).To call Northern Ireland from the Republic use the area code 048 followed by the local number.For directory assistance (Northern Ireland and the Republic) call 11811. For Britain and all other international destinations dial 11818.Other important telephone prefixes include:

tel 0800 – free to caller

tel 0845 – local call rate

tel 0870 – national call rate

tel 0900 – premium rate (60p/min)

tel 0901 – premium rate (60p/min)

The area code for Belfast is 44-28

webehigh city’s tale

Since the ceasefires of 1994, which ended the extremes of violence, associated with Irelands so-called “troubles”, Belfast City Centre has developed an entertaining and varied nightlife. Most of the action takes place along the Golden Mile, which runs from Great Victoria Street to Queen’s University. Although the area known as the Cathedral Quarter is rapidly developing as an entertainment and leisure zone with new bars opening weekly and the development of a small but vibrant gay scene.

Drink is the drug of choice for most people in Belfast and there are numerous bars throughout the city centre catering for all tastes. The older bars in the city have a much better atmosphere and more authentic customers than the newer ones. Watch out for traditional music “sessions” which take place in various pubs on different nights of the week. The “session” is an informal get together of musicians most of whom are unpaid except for a few pints during the course of the evening. The best pubs for sessions are Maddens (Friday and Saturday), The John Hewitt (Wednesday and Sunday), and the Rotterdam (Monday and Tuesday). Sessions are usually advertised in the pubs and the musicians will keep people informed on where the next one is to be. Anyone who plays music is welcome to join in the session, visiting musicians take note.

It should be remembered that Belfast is still only a provincial backwater on the edge of Europe containing some 500,000 people, and 30 years of the troubles have left people naturally cautious. Belfast is the only city in Europe with no left-luggage facilities at bus and train stations because of a perceived security threat. Drugs are rarely offered for sale on the streets and the best way to score is by cultivating local contacts. The only street dealing of marijuana takes place around Bank Square, beside Kelly’s Cellars- one of the oldest pubs in the city.

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The normal form of Marijuana smoked in Belfast is Moroccan hash, which sells for £25-30 Sterling per quarter ounce (7 grams). This form of hash is known locally as “Slate” or “Soap Bar”, although the recently reopened air link between Belfast and Amsterdam should in time improve the quality and variety of drugs available. The quality of the drugs available in Belfast is quite poor compared to the larger population centres in Europe and visitors would be well advised to bring their own with them, and if the opportunity arises share them with the locals in return for their undying gratitude and eternal friendship.

It is widely believed that much of the drug trade is controlled by paramilitary groups on both sides, however the reality is more complex. In Republican areas drug taking, while widely indulged in, is frowned upon by those in control. Loyalist paramilitaries are much more likely to be involved in drug dealing, preferring to operate from the safety of their own areas outside of the city centre. It is not very safe for tourists (and many locals) to venture into these areas and the best way to go there is to find a sympathetic taxi driver who will wait and bring you back into town. Here the drugs are dealt from flats and cannabis, ecstasy, amphetamines, and occasionally cocaine can be obtained here.

Ecstasy is usually available in the late night dance clubs for £5-15 per tablet, depending on the supply situation and the time of night. The quality varies, although it usually works, normally white tablets with a Mitsubishi stamp, known locally as “Mitzees”, or the same with black flecks through it, which is of a more problematic quality.

Visitors would be advised to stay away from Belfast during the two weeks around the 12th of July when the Protestant “Marching Season” reaches its peak. In recent years protests against these parades have led to rioting and civil disorder which paralyses the whole place and even the more sensible or affluent locals take their holidays at this time of year, returning when the mayhem has ended and everyone has gone back to work.

Women should be aware of an increase in the instances of “Drug rape”, 135 instances reported last year, and probably much higher. Precautions should be taken to prevent drinks being spiked, although the staff in pubs and clubs is now being trained in how to recognise such behaviour and prevent it occurring.

It should be noted that if you visit Belfast and are invited out for some “Crack” you are not being offered to smoke rock cocaine, more likely you are being invited out to meet people and have some drinks. Craic = fun in Irish.

There are very few instances of drug busts on tourists and possession of a few grams of hash usually results in a Police caution and confiscation, or at most a small fine. Ecstasy on the other hand is a class A drug, and possession can lead to a jail term (worst case scenario, and the authorities do not want to jail tourists). The police are relatively inactive as they prepare to undergo a major reform as a result of the “Peace process”, and it is rare to see them patrolling the streets.

webehigh suggest that you go and check

Great Victoria Street to Queen’s University

Cork, Ireland

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.5

Legislation: use cultivation and sale of cannabis is an offence. However things are changing dramatically.

Law enforcement: There are 3 main rules tp avoid trouble. (1) Be discreet: dont smoke around childeren or in public places. There are many places in cork to relax . (2) dont smoke soapbar (poor quality hash) as it is asscociated with large criminal gangs and police will take a hard stance compaired to weed. the gardai value soapbar at about 180 euros an ounce whilst it only costs on average 100 euro. Gardai value an ounce of weed at 100 euro but in reality it averages at about 400 euro . (3)No hard drugs

Where to buy marijuana: Although alot of ppl have cannabis very few people deal or at least admit to dealing. Dealing is viewed seriously under irish law. it is worth soinning around some of the trendy-ish pubs north of the river. the peace park in the center of the city town is full folk from the alternative generation but as far as i know smoking is no longer tollerated there. try shandon street (be careful!!!!) paul street and the university. There is also a hemp/grow shop near the university cant remember the name but defanitly worth a vist

Marijuana prices: soap bar: 20-30euro 7 gram ; very common

pollen: 30-60euro gram, common

compressed african seeded bush weed 5-10 euro gram common

commercal sensimilia: 10-15 euro common-ish

Irish outdoor: 7-15 euro gram rare

hash oil: never seen it in ireland

quality sensimelia: 12-20 euro gram rare ish (

bubble hash: 20-50 euro gram very very rare

Marijuana brands: depends on who you are and who you know. every thing from poor quality hash 1-3% pollen 3-15% thc outdoor cannabis 4-8% thc indoor 5-25% thc high quality hash 10-30% thc

More information: dont smoke soapbar. dony buy soapbar. dont sell soapbar. beware also of contaminated skunk spayed with glass sand or iron fillings to increase wait after a series of police busts in ireland and england in recent times

 

Dublin, Ireland

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3.5

Legislation: The cannabis legislation in Ireland has been changed in 2006. Cannabis is the only drug seperated from the drug laws in Ireland. Every other drug is under Irish law apart of a drug schedule e.g Heroin, Crack, Cocaine etc is Schedule 1 and so on. Cannabis has a three strike system get caught once a caution twice second caution third court appearance.

Law Enforcement: The Gardai in Ireland are like any other police force in the world it can vary. One Garda might take you in another mighten but the new laws protect the Irish cannabis smokers.

Where to buy Marijuana in Dublin: Marijuana in Ireland is very easy to get but you need to know people in the loop! Street selling is almost a dead art. The only places really to find marijuana stepping into Dublin knowing no one is Temple Bar and Moore Street. Temple Bar is the night club district and hang around outside clubs and you will find people selling something but mainly on busy friday and saturdays! Moore Street has alot of African shops and some people sell grass. Id say its virtually impossible to find proper bud on the street unless your really lucky. The only other way is keep your eyes and nose open in smoking areas in pubs and see if you can get to any parties.

Dublin Marijuana Prices:

Soap Bar

25euro-Quarter

50euro-Half

90euro-Ounce

Pollen

50euro-Quarter

180euro-ounce

Grass

50 euro bags (roughly 5grams of grass)

Weed (sinsemilla, all strains)

50euro-3.5grams

100euro-7grams

250-350euro-28grams (ounce)

Hash Oil

40euro-Wrap

Brands: Soap Bar populates most of the market and is easiest to come across

Pollen not rare but not common either can be gotten from the right people

Grass more street buying but can be common when bud runs out

Weed has its good spells but can disappear quickly but over the last year has been very consistent just expensive

Hash Oil rare but i have come across it quite a bit maybe annually

city id:

Area: 921 sq km

Population: 1.12 million

Country: Ireland

Time Zone: GMT/UTC 0 (Greenwich Mean Time)

Telephone Area Code: 01

webehigh city’s tale

Dublin is the town that Guinness built. This capital city of over 1 million inhabitants on the Republic of Ireland’s eastern coast is commonly associated with Guinness, one of the world’s most famous beers.

An estimated 10 million glasses a day of Guinness stout, which boasts a black body and creamy tan head, pour out of taps in 150 countries. Established in 1759, Guinness’s home at St. James Gate in Dublin was at one time the largest brewery in the world and is still one of the city’s most famed tourist attractions. Thousands visit the brewery each year for a tour, followed by samples in the on-site pub. Whiskey is also well represented in old Eire.

Jameson, first distilled on Dublin’s Bow Street in 1780, is a brand enjoyed by connoisseurs the world over. Visitors with a taste for Irish whiskey can partake of Jameson, Bushmills or several other labels in traditional, wood-adorned pubs as well as the numerous dance clubs blaring cutting-edge techno.

Dublin – enjoying a recent upward surge in Ireland’s economy that has earned it the nickname, “The Celtic Tiger” – has become a hot spot for young locals and visiting foreigners who want to indulge in some of the country’s famous beer and spirits.

“During my time in Dublin I found the Dubliners more interested in getting pissed [drunk] than getting high,” said Stuart Campbell, a Scotsman from Glasgow who visits Dublin a few times a year. But, he insisted, that does not mean recreational drugs such as Marijuana and Hash are unavailable. You only have to know where to look, he said, suggesting the Temple bar area as a likely spot for club drugs such as Ecstasy.

Paul, a Dublin resident who lives in the bustling area near Trinity College, said Hash and other soft drugs are “freely available in Dublin, but you have to know whom to ask for it.”

“It’s not a good idea just to ask random people in the street,” he said.

Campbell agreed. “I think that the reason that you shouldn’t just go up and ask any person in the street is that they might think that you were trying to get them implicated to the police,” Campbell said. “You should also remember that in some of the more run-down areas of the city, heroin use is rife. I would imagine that the suspicion about police would be particularly high.”

Jim Cusack, the security correspondent for The Irish Times newspaper in Dublin, explained that recreational drugs are common. “Cannabis, Ecstasy, Amphetamine and, to an increasing extent, Cocaine are fairly widely available throughout Ireland,” he said, referring to both the Republic of Ireland and neighbouring nation Northern Ireland.

But Cusack warned that law enforcement officials are not tolerant of even casual drug use.

“The police, Garda, in the Republic prosecute all cases of possession. So does the Royal Ulster Constabulary [the police service of Northern Ireland],” he said. “So visitors are advised that this is a difference in attitudes between the police here and in places like Holland.”

Police statistics show that in 1998 the Garda National Drugs Unit confiscated 44,508 grams of Marijuana, 690 Cannabis plants, 798 tabs of L.S.D, 604,827 hits of Ecstasy MDMA, 4,419 tabs of Ephedrine, and 333,167 grams of Cocaine. Cusack explained that the police crackdown is intended to dismantle groups that have taken over drug distribution.

“The supply of drugs in the Republic is largely through organized criminal gangs, who source their drugs mainly in the Netherlands – Cannabis, Ecstasy, Cocaine, Heroin – and England – mostly Heroin and some Cocaine,” he said, noting that there was a serious element of danger involved. “One of these gangs was responsible for shooting dead the journalist Veronica Guerin in May 1996.” Despite the risks and possible legal penalties, Campbell said the drug scene in Dublin’s discos is thriving.

“We were at a nightclub and a few different people came up to me and asked me if I had any gear. The gear in question being either Ecstasy or Speed,” he said. He added, however, that being a visitor could make procuring drugs somewhat difficult in a city that has been considered a Mecca of booze for over 200 years. “All the people that came up to me were from England and were over on holiday for the weekend,” he said.

“Maybe this means that tourists who are used to getting E in their clubs back home expected to be able to get it in the same fashion in Dublin and it wasn’t proving to be as easy.”