I’m not going to grill you over “why” you want to use a VPN. Whether it’s unblocking international streaming content or just genuinely for privacy reasons, having access to a VPN is highly recommended these days. Typically speaking, Ireland lags behind a little in technology adoption, yet internet users in Ireland are amongst the highest proportion of ad block users in the world. We’re also very interested in VPNs for many reasons, not least of which is getting access to BBC’s iPlayer to watch the Rubber Bandits and other content.
With all that said, here are the five best VPN providers you can use in Ireland. It’s worth remembering that when a service is free, you are actually the product. That’s why we recommend paid VPNs. When they are free, the provider is nearly always making money from your browsing data.
This isn’t going to be an article that goes into painful detail on each VPN either. Instead, these are just the best ones so you can narrow your choice a little bit.
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Ivacy is one of the top VPNs in the business. It doesn’t hide that one of the biggest benefits of their service is unlocking international streaming services. Whether it’s Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or HULU, Ivacy should be able to unlock access and give you a reliable stream.
A general tip for all VPNs is “do not pay full price”. Shop around or wait for a sale. Ivacy will nearly always have some sort of an offer running. Right now, there’s a Halloween sale that’ll save you 75% on a two-year subscription. Just use promo code Halloween20.
If you’re a Mac user, it might be best to pick a different option as the Mac app isn’t as good as some of the others on the market.
This is the one you most likely heard of. NordVPN goes heavy on advertising and sponsoring various tech creators online. I’m not one of them, but I’ve used NordVPN and it’s pretty slick.
NordVPN lets you connect up to six devices at a time on one subscription. It’ll also give you access to streaming services internationally. If you need it, you can also grab a static IP address, but that’s an extra monthly cost. You’ll know yourself if this is something you’ll need or not. Never heard of it, well then you can forget about it.
Right now, NordVPN has their Black Friday sale which means massive savings. Indeed, a VPN should be top of your list of things to be on the lookout for during the sale season.
Windscribe is the VPN I have the most personal experience with because I use it myself. Generally speaking, Windscribe has done everything I could expect from a VPN. I’ve been able to watch some stuff in Germany that’s geo-blocked and, of course, tapped into BBC’s iPlayer too. The app is pretty easy to use and works across all devices. I even managed to get it installed onto an Amazon Fire Stick.
I can have no complaints with Windscribe. There doesn’t seem to be any special offers right now, but do keep an eye out.