European Travel Destinations

Ireland

General Information about Ireland

Ireland is the third largest island in Europe after Great Britain and Iceland with the Irish Sea separating it from England. It has a population of 4.25 million and its capital is Dublin. It has a temperate climate but as an island nation can have the extremes with full force Atlantic storms especially in the winter months. Most of the Atlantic coastline is a combination of hills, cliffs and mountains with the central areas flat farmland.

Ireland has a rich history with many historical sites to visit. One such place is Trim Castle which is the largest and one of the most important castles in Ireland, this and other castles throughout Ireland help the visitor reach an understanding of the history of the country. For those who enjoy an outdoor holiday Ireland can offer lots of variety from caving through to rock climbing and scuba diving.

Ireland has a full range of accommodation on offer to suit all budgets from hostels, to farmhouse holidays with guest houses and bed and breakfast homes to stay, as well as the usual range of hotels.

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Climate

Learn About The Climate In Ireland

The climate in Ireland is usually mild with the cooler months being January and February with temperatures averaging between -4 degrees and 7 degrees. May and June are the sunniest months with daylight lasting up to 7 hours. On a whole Ireland will receive approximately 1400 to 1700 hours of sunlight each year. The wettest months to visit are December and January with April and June being the driest.

Geography

Geographical Information On Ireland

Ireland is situated in Western Europe just 80 kilometres west of Great Britain. It has a coastline of over 1,400 kilometres with over 68,800 square metres of land. Most of the country is surrounded by rugged hills and low mountains with sea cliffs on the west coast. The highest mountain is Carrantuohill in County Kerry measuring over 1,041 metres. The main river is The River Shannon which flows for over 380 kilometres until it reaches Atlantic. The capital of Ireland is Dublin.

Economy

Find Out About The Economy In Ireland

The agricultural industry used to be a huge support the country's economy but has been taken over by other industries such as food products, brewing, textiles, clothing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, machinery and transportation equipment. The currency used to be the Irish pound but has since been replaced by the Euro.

Festivals and Events

What's Happening In Ireland

The calendar is full of events throughout the year in Ireland. With the most well know celebration being St Patrick's day which is celebrated on the 17 of March all over the world. But Ireland is the place to be to celebrate St. Patrick's in true style with St. Patrick's Dublin Festival which is a 4 day festival and is full of street theatre, music, fire works, floats with Guinness being the beverage of choice. If its Irish dancing your into the World Irish Dancing Championships are held at Belfast in April with over 4,000 contestants.

Apartments in Ireland

Attractions, Activities and Tours in Ireland

Car Rentals in Ireland

Guesthouses in Ireland

Hostels in Ireland

Hotels in Ireland