Traveling Luck for Ireland. Ireland, Europe
Ireland is located in Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain.
Land in Ireland is mostly level to rolling interior plain surrounded by rugged hills and low mountains; sea cliffs on west coast.
Irish land covers an area of 70280 square kilometers which is slightly larger than West Virginia
Ireland has borders with United Kingdom for 360km.
Irish national flag (Flag of Ireland)
As for the Irish climate; temperate maritime; modified by North Atlantic Current; mild winters, cool summers; consistently humid; overcast about half the time.
Irishman(men), Irishwoman(women), Irish (collective plural) speak English (official) is the language generally used, Irish (official) (Gaelic or Gaeilge) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard.
Places of note in Ireland
- Baile Átha Cliath
- Dún Laoghaire
- Port Láirge
- Dún Dealgan
- An Uaimh
- Trá Lí
- Cill Chainnigh
- An Nás
- Droichead Nua
- Cill Droichid
- Loch Garman
- An Muileann gCearr
- Baile Átha Luain
- Port Laoise
- Carraig Uí Leighin
- Na Clocha Liatha
Regions of Ireland
Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than seven centuries of Anglo-Irish struggle marked by fierce rebellions and harsh repressions. A failed 1916 Easter Monday Rebellion touched off several years of guerrilla warfare that in 1921 resulted in independence from the UK for 26 southern counties; six northern (Ulster) counties remained part of the UK. In 1948 Ireland withdrew from the British Commonwealth; it joined the European Community in 1973. Irish governments have sought the peaceful unification of Ireland and have cooperated with Britain against terrorist groups. A peace settlement for Northern Ireland, known as the Good Friday Agreement and approved in 1998, is being implemented with some difficulties.
Ireland is a small, modern, trade-dependent economy with growth averaging a robust 7% in 1995-2004. Agriculture, once the most important sector, is now dwarfed by industry and services. Industry accounts for 46% of GDP, about 80% of exports, and 29% of the labor force. Although exports remain the primary engine for Ireland's growth, the economy has also benefited from a rise in consumer spending, construction, and business investment. Per capita GDP is 10% above that of the four big European economies and the second highest in the EU behind Luxembourg. Over the past decade, the Irish Government has implemented a series of national economic programs designed to curb price and wage inflation, reduce government spending, increase labor force skills, and promote foreign investment. Ireland joined in circulating the euro on 1 January 2002 along with 11 other EU nations.
Irish natural resources include natural gas, peat, copper, lead, zinc, silver, barite, gypsum, limestone, dolomite
strategic location on major air and sea routes between North America and northern Europe; over 40% of the population resides within 100 km of Dublin
Irish religion is Roman Catholic 88.4%, Church of Ireland 3%, other Christian 1.6%, other 1.5%, unspecified 2%, none 3.5% (2002 census).
Natural hazards in Ireland include NA.
Travel Advice for IrelandIreland
- Ireland shares with the rest of Europe a threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate and against civilian targets.
- We recommend you carry an acceptable form of photo-identification for travel between the UK and Ireland.
- The currency in Ireland is the Euro.
- Around 3.5 million British tourists visit Ireland each year. They usually require consular assistance for lost passports; when they are victims of petty theft; or if they are care-in-the-community psychiatric patients, finding themselves in trouble for public order offences, after travelling to Ireland alone and not taking their medication regularly. Most incidents occur in the Dublin area.
- We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake. Please see: Travel Insurance
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