Country: Ireland

Population: 4,109,086

Capital: Dublin

Time Zone: UTC+0

Currency Name: Euro (EUR)

Government Type: republic, parliamentary democracy

Languages: English (official) is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard

Ethnic Breakdown: Celtic, English

Religion: Roman Catholic 88.4%, Church of Ireland 3%, other Christian 1.6%, other 1.5%, unspecified 2%, none 3.5%

Major Cities: Dublin, Cork

Phone Country Code: 353

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: www.tourismireland.com

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: g

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), March 17 (St. Patrick's Day), Easter, Labor/May Day, June Bank Holiday, August Bank Holiday, October Bank Holiday, December 25 (Christmas Day), December 26 (St. Stephen's Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: According to some historians, over 40% of all American presidents have had some Irish ancestry.