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Ireland's Information

Flag of Ireland
Land Area 68,883 km2
Water Area 1,390 km2
Total Area 70,273km2 (#118)
Population 4,952,473 (#121)
Population Density 71.90/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $322.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $69,400
Currency Euro (EUR)
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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B

  • Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander hymn writer
  • Francis Bacon artist
  • Michael William Balfe composer
  • John Banville author, journalist
  • Samuel Beckett playwright, author
  • Brendan Behan author, playwright
  • Paudge Behan actor
  • Patrick Bergin actor
  • George Berkeley philosopher
  • Maeve Binchy writer
  • Mary Black singer
  • Patrick "Packie" Bonnor soccer goal keeper
  • Bono singer
  • Brian Boru king
  • Clare Boylan author
  • Robert Boyle chemist, physicist, inventor
  • George Brent actor
  • Saint Brigid saint
  • Pierce Brosnan actor
  • Paul Byrom tenor
  • Gabriel "Gay" Byrne radio, television presenter
  • Neil Byrne singer, musician
C - E
  • Paddy Casey singer, songwriter
  • Celtic Thunder music group
  • Celtic Woman music group
  • Eoin Colfer author
  • Michael Collins revolutionary leader
  • Jerome Connor sculptor
  • Corrs pop band
  • Tom Crean explorer
  • Eamon de Valera former president
  • (born in New York)
  • Ninette de Valois dancer, founder london royal ballet
  • Michael Valentine "Val" Doonican singer
  • Roddy Doyle author, screenwriter
  • Ronnie Drew singer, musician
  • Frank Duff founder legion of mary
  • Easter Rising heros names and details here!
  • Desmond Egan poet
  • Enya singer

F - G

  • Collin Farrell actor
  • John Field composer, pianist
  • Barry Fitzgerald actor
  • Geraldine Fitzgerald actress
  • Fionnuala Flanagan actress
  • W. H. Grattan Flood historian, musicologist
  • Percy French singer, songwriter
  • Brenda Fricker actress
  • Brian Friel playwright
  • Fureys folk band
  • Rory Gallagher musician
  • Sir Michael Gambon actor
  • Brendan Gleeson actor
  • Ann Glover last person hung as witch in Boston
  • Oliver Goldsmith author, playwright
  • W.R. Grace founder w.r. grace & company
  • John Robert Gregg developed shorthand system
  • Arthur Guinness founder guinness brewery
  • Sir William Rowan Hamilton astronomer
  • Padraig Harrington golfer
  • Richard Harris actor
  • Catherine Hayes opera singer
  • Gemma Hayes singer, songwriter
  • Niall James Horan singer

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

Ireland Trivia

What Languages Are Spoken In Ireland?

The two principal languages of Ireland are English and Irish. Irish is considered the official and national language of the Republic of Ireland; Northern Ireland has no official language. However, English has been the dominant spoken language in both political areas since the end of the 19th century. The two regional languages of Ireland are Ulster Scots and Shelta. Minority languages in Ireland are spoken mainly by immigrant groups. The most common of these include Polish, German, French, Japanese, and Mandarin.

What Languages Are Spoken In Ireland?

What is the National Animal of Ireland?

The national land animal is not very clear although the Irish Hare has been treated as the national animal. It can be noted that the hare was not the original idea for a national animal. Initially the Irish elk is what was defined as the national animal, an iconic mammal that was found in the whole of Northern Europe. Since this mammal no longer exists, the next possible contender for the spot was the red deer. This was not well received as its origin was also not very clear. Some people still consider the red deer as the national animal.

What is the National Animal of Ireland?

Does It Snow In Ireland?

Although most of Ireland's winter precipitation comes in the form of rain, the mountains and hills receive about 30 days of snow annually. The Wicklow Mountains get over 60 days of snow annually.

Does It Snow In Ireland?

What is the Currency of Ireland?

The official currency of the Republic of Ireland is the Euro.

What is the Currency of Ireland?

What is the biggest city in Ireland?

Dublin is the most populated city in Ireland with a population of 527,000.

What is the Largest City in Ireland?

What is the Biggest Religion in Ireland?

Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion in Ireland and the largest Christian denomination with a population of 78.8%. The population of Catholics in Ireland is about 4.7 million

Major Religions in the Republic of Ireland

About the Author

John Moen is a cartographer who along with his wife are the orignal founders of worldatlas.com. He and his wife, Chris Woolwine-Moen, produced thousands of award-winning maps that are used all over the world and content that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map questions. Today, it's one of the most popular educational sites on the web.

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