10 Interesting Ireland Facts

Friday, April 11th 2014. | Countries

Ireland facts present the information about one of the interesting countries in the world. Have you visited Ireland before? This country is the perfect gateway for the people who want to enjoy the antique and classic buildings and architectures. You can also learn about the history, famous building and culture of Irish people by reading the facts below:

Ireland Facts 1: area

Five sixth of the Ireland island belongs to Ireland.   The one-sixth of the island belongs to United Kingdom. It is named as Northern Island.

Ireland Facts 2: language

The first official language of Ireland is the Irish Gaelic. However, English is also spoken by the people in the country as their second language.

Ireland Bridge

Ireland Bridge

Ireland Facts 3: population

Based on the census in July 2013, the number of the people living in the country is around 4.75 million inhabitants.

Ireland Facts 4: Dublin

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland.  More than 15 percent of the whole population lives in Dublin. There are some interesting cities besides Dublin that you can visit. Some of them include Galway, Limerick and Cork.

Ireland castles

Ireland castles

Ireland Facts 5: Eurovision Song Contest

The Irish people must be proud for this country can be the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest for 7 times.

Ireland Facts 6: famous Writer from Ireland

There are some well known writers from Ireland.  Most of them contribute a lot to the world of literature. You can read Bram Stroker’s Dracula, James Joyce’s Ulysses, and Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels.

Ireland facts

Ireland facts

Ireland Facts 7: euro

The currency in the country is euro.  It becomes the official currency in 2002. There is no need to wonder if Ireland is included as one of the first 12 European countries which use euro.

Ireland Facts 8: beer

Ireland is famous with their beer. The famous beer of Ireland was created from Dublin brewery of Arthur Guinness. It is included in the Guinness Book of record.

Ireland Hiking

Ireland Hiking

Ireland Facts 9: Saint Patrick’s Day

The official national day in Ireland is Saint Patrick’s Day. This holiday is celebrated by the people on every March 17th.

Ireland Facts 10: the traditional sports

The most popular sports in Ireland include hurling and Gaelic footballer. Both are considered as the traditional sports in the country too.



The most successful sport that the Irish people can do well in the Olympic is boxing. Do you have any more ideas on facts about Ireland?

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