Travel Information for Ireland
Time zone:GMT 0 (Greenwich mean time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:English Other languages:    Irish
Currency: euros (EUR)

$1 = 0.89, £1 = 1.19

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.ieInternational Dialling Code:    353

For help planning your trip to Ireland including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Ireland trip planning page.

Further information on Ireland

Discover more about Ireland - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of ireland

Total area: 70,280 sq km (1,390 sq km under water)

Coastline: 1,448 km (Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): United Kingdom (360km)

Highest mountain: Carrauntoohil (1,041m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Ireland from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFull democracy 12/167
Economic FreedomMostly Free 9/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 11/179
ILGA LGBT rightsBroad rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 17/174
Overall Ranking:    11/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Ireland     Status: Independent Country

Population: 4,832,765 (rank: 121/196)     Density: 68.7 people/sq km (rank: 112/196)

Ethnic groups: Irish 87.4%, other white 7.5%, Asian 1.3%, black 1.1%, mixed 1.1%, unspecified 1.6% (2006 census)

Religions: Roman Catholic 87.4%, Church of Ireland 2.9%, other Christian 1.9%, other 2.1%, unspecified 1.5%, none 4.2% (2006 census)

GDP (PPP): $190.4 billion       GDP per capita: $41,300 (rank: 15/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.