COUNTRY DATA - Ireland

Dublin - Malahide castle


Map & travel information

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The Republic of Ireland, or Ireland, is a country located in the west of England. It is part of the Island of Ireland as well as Northern Ireland. The country is divided into four regions and 26 counties.

 

There are two official languages in Ireland: English and Irish, compulsory at school. The country is very attached to its Celtic culture; this cultural heritage can be seen in cuisine, folklore, pubs, and even at school.

 

Ireland’s landscapes remain untouched and wild. The country is made of volcanoes, glaciers, mountains covered of dense forests, lakes (among which the famous Connemara Lakes), and peat bogs. 

 

The tourism industry is one of Ireland’s largest and most important sectors. It developed during the 19th century and supports thousands of jobs. The MICE market has also developed a lot; you will find the perfect venue for the organisation of your incentive depending on the type of event (congress, meeting, seminary, etc.) and activities you want to set up.

 

 

Access by ferryboat:

 

There are many ferryboats from France and England to Ireland. They can carry both passengers and cars. It lasts longer than by plane but it is a different way to travel.

 

 

Area: 69,797 sq km

 

Population: 4,446,000

 

Languages: English and Irish

 

Currency: Euro

 

Calling code: +353

 

Internet domain: .ie

 

Time zone: UTC +0 (summer +1)

 

Left hand drive

 

 

Electricity: 220 volts, 50HZ (plug G – 3 large flat prongs)

 

 

Health, vaccines: No vaccine is required.

 

For further information about health and vaccines in Ireland, please click here

   

 

Administrative procedures, Customs: No visa is required for the nationals of the European Union but you need an ID card.

 

People from other countries need a valid passport.

 

For further information about administrative procedures and customs in Ireland, please click here

 

 

Ireland Tourist information office:

Please click here for the official website.

 

 

Gastronomy: salmon, Irish coffee, Irish stew (lamb, potatoes, onions, Guinness sauce), scones, seafood (oysters, mussels, etc.), beers (Guinness, Smithwick’s, Kilkenny), colcannon (cabbage and mashed potatoes), fish and chips, Irish breakfast (sausages, eggs, bacon, black pudding, etc.), brown bread, porridge, pudding, surf and turf (steak and lobster), etc.

 

 

Souvenirs: personalised bottle of whisky, Guinness, lucky charm, Irish music, etc.