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Ireland Country Quickfacts

  • Ireland
  • Amazing sunset in Cork
  • Grand Canal Lock in Dublin
  • Irish Ruins
  • The River Liffey
Area:  70,273 km2
Capital: Dublin
Country Code: 353
Country Population: 4,800,000
Credit Cards:
  • Visa, Master Card / Eurocard are widely accepted
  • American Express is accepted but not as commonly as in the US or Canada.
  • Diners Club, JCB and Discover Card are generally not accepted.
Currency: Euro
Drives on the: Left
Electricity: 220 V 50Hz
Ethnic Groups: 

87.4% Irish; 7.5% Other white; 1.3% Asian, 1.1% Black, 1.1% Mixed, 1.6% unspecified

Flag: Czech Republic Flag
Location:  Western Europe
Official Language(s): Irish, English

Freedom of religion is constitutionally provided in Ireland.

  • Roman Catholicism: 84.2%
  • No Religion: 6.2%
  • Protestantism: 4.6%
  • Islam: 1.1%
  • Other: 2.8%
Time Zone: UTC
Tipping: Restaurants with table service: 10% - 12.5% of the bill
Bartenders: No tip expected, though consider tipping 1-2 for large groups or if you've had a large number of drinks


Ireland Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Ireland.

Learn about the history and culture of Ireland, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Ireland's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, and 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Ireland for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Ireland tours today!


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