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General Information

  • Capital: Dublin
  • Location: Northern Europe or Western Europe
  • Area: 84,421 km2
  • Official Language: English (official) is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official) spoken mainly in areas along the western coast
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Drogheda, Dundalk
  • Official Currency: Euro
  • Population: 4,487,000 (2011)
  • Religion:Roman Catholic 87.4%, Church of Ireland 2.9%, other Christian 1.9%, other 2.1%, unspecified 1.5%, none 4.2% (2006 census)
  • Time Zone: GMT + 0:00
  • Calling Code: 353
  • Climate: The warmest months are late may, june, july and a bit of august. The coldest months are usually december, january and febuary

Key Facts

  • Ireland is an island to the north-west of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth. To its east is the larger island of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the Irish Sea.
  • Politically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland, which covers just under five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom, which covers the remainder and is located in the north-east of the island. The population of Ireland is approximately 6.4 million. Just under 4.6 million live in the Republic of Ireland and just under 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
  • Irish culture has had a significant influence on other cultures, particularly in the fields of literature and, to a lesser degree, science and education. A strong indigenous culture exists, as expressed for example through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language, alongside mainstream Western culture, such ascontemporary music and drama, and a culture with much in common with Great Britain, as expressed through sports such as soccer, rugby, horse racing, and golf.
  • There are three World Heritage Sites on the island: the Brú na Boinne, Skellig Michael and the Giant’s Causeway.
  • Some of the most visited sites in Ireland include Bunratty Castle, the Rock of Cashel, the Cliffs of Moher, Holy Cross Abbey and Blarney Castle.
  • Dublin is the most heavily touristed region and home to several of the most popular attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse and Book of Kells.
  • Two main languages are spoken in Ireland: Irish and English.
  • The Irish philosopher and theologian Johannes Scotus Eriugena was considered one of the leading intellectuals of his early Middle Ages.
  • Ireland has one of the best education system in the world-2007 IMD World Competitiveness Report.
  • Rich Literary History in Ireland
  • Fastest growing GDP in the world
  • Europian headquarter for major multinational companise
  • The levels of education in Ireland are Primary, Secondary and higher education.

Fast Facts

  • IT hub of Europe (2nd largest in the World)
  • Graduate Job Search Visa
  • Straight Forward Visa Application
  • Best Education in the World
  • World’s Friendliest People
  • English Speaking Country
  • Safe, Family-Oriented Society
  • Paid Internship Available (for some course)