Guide to IRELAND
IRELAND which official name is Republic of Ireland or Ireland, is a country from Europe located at the Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain. IRELAND with 360 km sq km, limits with: UK 360 km; and is divided in 26 countie . IRELAND's capital is Dublin which is the most populated city with about 1,024,027 inhabitants.
History of IRELAND
IRELAND's government is republic, parliamentary democracy; a Republic with a Ceremonial government type, with President Mary McAleese as head of state and Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Bertie Ahern as head of government.
Other symbols of IRELAND are Irish anthem "Amhrán na bhFiann (The Soldier's Song) Irish flag.Irish flag is composed by three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and orange; similar to the flag of Cote d'Ivoire, which is shorter and has the colors reversed - orange (hoist side), white, and green; also similar to the flag of Italy, which is shorter and has colors of green (hoist side), white, and red .
IRELAND's history is quite long: Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than seven centuries of Anglo-Irish struggle marked by fierce rebellions and harsh repressions. A failed 1916 Easter Monday Rebellion touched off several years of guerrilla warfare that in 1921 resulted in independence from the UK for 26 southern counties; six northern (Ulster) counties remained part of the UK. In 1948 Ireland withdrew from the British Commonwealth; it joined the European Community in 1973. Irish governments have sought the peaceful unification of Ireland and have cooperated with Britain against terrorist groups. A peace settlement for Northern Ireland is being implemented with some difficulties. In 2006, the Irish and British governments developed and began working to implement the St. Andrews Agreement, building on the Good Friday Agreement approved in 1998.
IRELAND has an area of 70,280Km ,with a coastline of 1448, this great area is composed by 68,890 sq km of land and 1,390 sq km of water. Irish geography is known by it's mostly level to rolling interior plain surrounded by rugged hills and low mountains and sea cliffs on west coast .
Guide to travel to IRELAND
If you are thinking on traveling to IRELAND, you will have to take in consideration some points like IRELAND's currency, IRELAND's weather, IRELAND's national holiday and IRELAND's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. IRELAND`s currency is called euro ( €), which is divided in 100 cents. For your consideration, euro's exchange rate is about St Boris Cathedral, Berlin per dolar.0.6347688642.
IRELAND's weather is characterized to be temperate maritime; modified by North Atlantic Current; mild winters, cool summers; consistently humid; overcast about half the time. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to IRELAND.
You can also consider to visit IRELAND on it's national holiday to get in IRELAND's culture. If you do so, IRELAND's national holiday is called Saint Patrick's Day, 17 March.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of IRELAND: Carrauntoohil 1,041 m. And try also to get to IRELAND's lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit IRELAND's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to IRELAND, with more than 36 airports and 3 airlines, you will get to IRELAND without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. IRELAND has about3,237 of railways, and also956 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
IRELAND is known by Irishs as Eire in the shortened way. Irish, about 4,109,086 people, are composed by different ethnics: Celtic, English. And they also have different languages: Irish Gaelic is the national and first official language of, English.
Another relevant point nowadays it's IRELAND's religion. Irishs are divided in Roman Catholic 88.4%, Church of Ireland 3%, other Christian 1.6%, other 1.5%, unspecified 2%, none 3.5% (2002 census). So you can visit any of it's71 like St Fachtnan's Cathedral, Kilfenora.
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