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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)
More Information Ireland
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This land of shamrocks, mythical heroes and gorgeous landscapes (even in the rain) should be on anyone's must-see list of travel destinations.

Ireland is a grand and beautiful scene, one with ancient castles, mystic sites and stunning landscape vistas scattered across its countryside.

From the historic capital city of Dublin, west to the Cliffs of Moher, and from the Lakes of Killarney, north to the rugged landscape of Tory Island, this country has more than its share of things to see and do.

For travel tips, city details, major attractions and points-of-interest, follow the links.


  • Calling Code: 353
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Left
  • Times to Travel: Ireland is best visited April through September, as the days are longer and temperatures pleasant. In July and August (the peak travel months), attractions are frequently crowded with long admission lines, so be early and beat the crowds.

    As fall comes to an end, many points-of-interest close, as winter brings rain and wind to Ireland, especially in the central and west. Heavy precipitation is common along the western coastal areas.

    Winter temperatures countrywide are more moderate than one might expect, and lows rarely dip below freezing. The higher elevations receive some snow.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirments. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • Ireland Travel Advice and Warnings
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 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

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?

About the Author

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