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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.

H - J

  • Dermot Healy author, playwright
  • James Hoban architect, designed u.s. white house
  • Eddie Hobbs television host, author
  • John Philip Holland developed u. s. navy submarine
  • Jennifer Johnston author
  • Neil Jordan filmmaker, author
  • James Joyce author
  • Trevor Joyce poet
K - L
  • Patrick Kavanagh poet
  • Robert "Robbie" Keane footballer
  • Roy Keane footballer
  • Anthony Kearns tenor
  • Ronan Keating singer, songwriter
  • Luke Kelly singer, musician
  • John F. Kennedy american president
  • Pat Kenny television host
  • Caitlin Rebekah Kiernan author
  • Paddy Killoran fiddler
  • Dave King singer, lyricist
  • Lord Kitchener british field marshall, diplomat
  • Daniel Day Lewis actor
  • Johnny Logan singer
M - N
  • Dermot Mannion ceo aer lingus
  • Kevin McBride boxer
  • John McCormack tenor
  • Frank McCourt author
  • Barry McGuigan boxer
  • Frank McGuinness playwright
  • Colm Meaney actor
  • Christy Moore singer, songwriter, musician
  • Cillian Murphy actor
  • Richard Murphy poet
  • Devon Murray actor
  • Jim Norton actor
  • Denis O'Brien founder esat telecom
  • Liam O'Comain journalist, revolutionary, author
  • Turlough O'Carolan composer
  • Daniel O'Connell "the liberator"
  • Maura O'Connell singer
  • Sinead O'Connor singer
  • Kevin Izod O'Doherty politician, founder Irish Tribune
  • Daniel O'Donnell singer
  • George "Boy George" Alan O'Dowd singer, songwriter
  • Mary O'Hara singer
  • Maureen O'Hara actress, singer
  • Sean O Riada composer, bandleader
  • Milo O'Shea actor
  • Maureen O'Sullivan actress
  • Peter O'Toole actor
P - S
  • Edward Lovett Pearce architect
  • Aidan Quinn actor
  • Carmel Quinn entertainer
  • Edel Quinn missionary
  • Glenn Quinn actor
  • Johnathan Rhys-Meyers actor
  • Damien Rice singer, songwriter, musician
  • Mary Robinson first female president
  • Kevin Roche architect
  • Stephen Roche cyclist
  • Cornelius Ryan author
  • Bobby Sands leader 1981 hunger strike
  • Fiona Shaw actress
  • George Bernard Shaw playwright
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan playwright, whig statesman
  • Skid Row music group
  • Michelle Smith olympic medalist
  • St. Patrick patron saint of Ireland
  • Laurence Sterne author
  • Bram Stoker author
  • John L Sullivan boxer
T - Y
  • Thin Lizzy rock band
  • Ronan Tynan tenor
  • U2 pop band
  • Eamon de Valera politician, former president (born in USA)
  • Ernest Walton physicist
  • Arthur Wellesley 1st duke of wellington, army soldier, statesman
  • Westlife pop band
  • Oscar Wilde author, playwright
  • Terry Wogan radio, television broadcaster
  • Finbar Wright tenor
  • W. B. Yeats poet

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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?

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 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?

Is Ireland a Country?

The Republic of Ireland is a sovereign nation in the north western region of Europe. Its capital city is Dublin, which is also the largest city in the country. The country is located on the island of Ireland, along with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. Besides Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland is bordered by the Irish Sea, Saint George’s Channel, Celtic Sea, and Atlantic Ocean. Ireland covers an area of 70,273 square kilometers and has a population of about 4.76 million inhabitants.

Is Ireland a Country?

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 National Park in Ireland?

Wicklow Mountains is the largest national park in Ireland, covering 205 sq km.

The Six National Parks Of Ireland

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