I bought my 2020 salmon licence today from Pat Quinn’s shop in Castlebar. €100 for the licence to fish for salmon and sea trout across the whole of the Republic. Wonder what this season will bring? Three tags looks very optimistic to me!
For visitors the whole question of angling licences and permits can be very confusing. If you are going to be fishing in the Republic check out https://store.fishinginireland.info where you can buy a salmon licence on line. Licences can be bought for specific areas and for shorter duration so it is worthwhile looking at your options before buying the licence.
For Northern Ireland things are little bit more complicated. I suggest the starting point for you will be https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licence-northern-ireland You will need separate licences for the loughs agency areas and again, these are available to purchase online.
Depending on where you are fishing you may also need a permit. These can be bought locally and prices/conditions vary greatly.