Can I watch ZDF/ARD online in Ireland?

Is it possible to watch ZDF/ARD online in Ireland? I live in Dublin, but would love to watch German TV, and especially the upcoming FIFA World Cup on ZDF/ARD. Can that be done from abroad?

That is a brilliant question, and the answer to your question is yes. It can be done, but you need to trick around a bit. The upcoming FIFA World Cup will be broadcasted in Ireland as well, so you can watch the matches on Irish TV, but if you want to watch them on German TV (which is understandable as you cheer for Germany), you will need to give the ZDF/ARD website the impression that you are in Germany.

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To do so, you will need to make the ZDF/ARD website believe that you are in Germany. The best way to do so is by using a VPN service. Such a service will let you connect to a server in Germany, which will result in you getting a German IP address, which again will make you able to watch German TV online in Ireland.

There are lots of programs available for free all across Europe on the websites of ZDF and ARD, but if you want to watch live streams of sports events or special programs from the big library of both TV networks, a German IP address is often required. You might also need to register a free user at both websites, but that is completely free, so you don’t need to pay any extra for such a service.

For this purpose, I recommend using the VPN services of IPVanish. That is an American VPN service with servers all across the world, also in Germany. Sign up, connect to a server in Germany, and you are good to go.

If you later move back to Germany and miss Irish TV, you can also use IPVanish to get an Irish IP address, in order to stream RTE and other Irish TV channels from abroad.

What is a VPN and why does it help me stream German TV in Ireland?

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a tool that helps protect your online privacy and security. When you use the internet, it is easy for others to see and track your movements. This can be abused by hackers, and also by your internet service provider if they want to find out what you are doing online. A VPN creates a secure, encrypted connection between your device and the internet, and this makes it much harder for anyone to see or steal your information.

Many people think of a VPN like a private tunnel for your internet traffic. When you connect to a VPN, your data goes through this tunnel, hiding your activities and location. This is especially useful when using public Wi-Fi networks, as they lack security. In other words, this is especially useful if you use public WiFi in restaurants, cafés, and hotels as you travel to Dublin, or leave Ireland to visit some other place.

Overall, using a VPN is a simple way to enhance your online security and privacy.

A few words about IPVanish.

IPVanish is a very popular and well-known VPN provider, perfect for the purpose of streaming German TV online in Ireland (and elsewhere in the world). The service was founded in 2012. It helps keep your online activities private and secure by encrypting your internet connection. IPVanish has over 2,000 servers located in more than 75 countries around the world. This means you can choose from a lot of different locations to connect through.

With IPVanish, you can have up to 10 devices connected at the same time, which is great for families or people with multiple devices. It supports many platforms, including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and even some smart TVs and routers. This makes it easy to protect your privacy no matter what device you are using.

What’s the weather like in Dublin right now?

That is a brilliant question. It is most likely raining, but if you want to find out for sure, we can now help you. For a long time our weather site was not working, but now we have fixed it.

As a consequence, you can yet again find the actual Dublin weather, and you can also see the forecast for the upcoming days.

Is the sun shining on the St Patricks cathedral in Dublin right now?
Is the sun shining on the St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin right now?

We all know that it is raining a lot in Dublin, but there are days with sunshine. Are you gonna get to enjoy such a sunny day when you come to Dublin? We hope you will, not just for your sake, but also for our sake. We all love sunshine!

There are lots of stuff to do even on rainy days. After all, Dublin is a city with lots of bars, but walking the Temple Bar district on a sunny day is fantastic. Continuing your walk along the river, and then in St Stephens Park… sounds amazing, doesn’t it?

How much time does it take to drive from Dublin to Belfast?

I am considering a day trip to Belfast from Dublin. How much time does it take to drive from Dublin to Belfast? Is it worth the trip?

If you have never been to Belfast before, then the city is for sure worth a day trip from Dublin. It is the beautiful capital in Northern Ireland, and it has a very nice atmosphere that makes it ideal for a day trip. But, how long time will it take you to drive from Dublin to Belfast?

The city of Belfast on a day trip from Dublin
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Driving from Dublin to Belfast

If you take the quickest road between the two capitals, then you will cover a distance of approximately 170km/105 miles. Based on the roads this is a distance you should be able to cover in about two hours, exactly the same speed as most trains traveling between the cities do. It should be mentioned that the train stations in both Dublin and Belfast are centrally located, so if you want less stress, then using the railway could be a good option.

The main road leading to Belfast from Dublin travels almost along the ocean, and you will drive close to cities such as Drogheda, Dundalk and Lisburn before you arrive to Belfast.

What are you gonna do in Belfast? You can find quite a lot of suggestions for nice programs, activities and attractions in the Belfast Guide.

We hope this has answered your question, but if you have further comments or questions, use the comment field beneath.

How to watch Northern Ireland vs Germany online?

On June 21st it is time for the last match during the group stage of the Euro 2016 for both Northern Ireland and Germany. Want to watch the match online? This is how it is done!

At the time of writing we of course do not know what the standings will look like yet, but probably Northern Ireland will have one point or something like that, while Germany will come with six points and looking for a safe place in the knockout stage of the Euro 2016. If you want to watch Northern Ireland vs Germany online on June 21st, match starting at 18.00, this is what you should do!

watch northern ireland vs germany online
watch northern ireland vs germany online

Watch Northern Ireland vs Germany online

There are so many guides on the Internet telling you how to watch Euro 2016 online, so instead of writing it all down here we will simply recommend to you the following sites and articles.

If you want to watch the Euro 2016 and all matches online with English commentators, press the following link.

If you are a German person who would love to watch Euro 2016 with German commentators on German TV from abroad.

Hope the links will help you and give you information on how to watch Northern Ireland vs Germany online. If you are a fan of Northern Ireland, do not forget to take a day trip to Belfast from Dublin, it is a fantastic city worth visiting!