a)      In Ireland live 4 million people. Most of them live in the Dublin area.

b)      Northern Ireland consist of 6 counties, the Republic of Ireland has 26 counties.

c)      The two languages are English and Irish(Gaelic). Both languages are used in the media but the most spoken language is English.

d)      The currency in the Republic of Ireland is the Euro. Northern Ireland use the pound Sterling.

f) If you are an EU-citizen, you are entitled to come to work in Ireland. You don’t need an employment permit or a green card.

g) If you wish to apply for a social welfare payment, you should contact your personal public service number, which everyone who works in Ireland requires.

h) No, you are entitled to public health coverage like every resident in Ireland too.

i) 92% of Irish people are Roman catholics.

j) New Year’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Holiday, June Holiday, Summer Holiday, October Holiday, Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day.

k) No, smoking isn’t allowed in Irish pubs.

l) Marijuana is the number one drug of Ireland. 20% of the population has tried it.

m) The 3 major airports are in Dublin, Cork and Shannon.

More facts about Ireland

a)      In Dublin are living 1,2 million people.

b)      About 55.000 people speak Irish as a first language.

c)      His name is Bertie Ahern and he’s the leader of the Fianna Fail party in May 2008.

d)      I’s named “Radio Telefis Gireann” and dominates the Radio and Tv sector.

e)      You can find the General Post Office in O’Connell Sreet in Dublin.

f)       You need to dial “353” before the area code and can leave the zero out.

g)      I’ve left that out

h)      Dublin Bay prawns, Oysters, served with Guinness and wholemeal bread, Irish stew, traditionally made with mutton or old sheep, now mostly made with lamb or juicy beef,

Crubeens and Colcannon are national specialities of Ireland. Popular drinks are

Whiskey (Jamesons, Midleton), Irish coffee, Guinness, Bailey’s an Irish Mist.

i) You are allowed to drink alcohol with 18 but have to leave pubs by 21.00 when your under 18.

j) American Express, Mastercard an Visa are worldwidely accepted.

k) You should travel there from June to 30 September. Therefor you need a license.

l)Ireland has an sparsely countryside and a mild climate, that makes it ideal for hikers. Also the most mountainous areas are along the coast. The sheltered valleys and the gently   indulating central plain are perfect for cycling. Another positive point is that the landscape is dotted with small farms and the roads are well-maintained.

n)It is advisible to bring rainwear in the summer because rain falls all year.

A Quiz

Which is the longest River in Ireland?

  • The Shannon (386km)

How high is the highest point in Ireland?

  • 1041 m (Carrauntoohil)

Which religious group forms a majority in Northern Ireland?

  • The Catholics

What is the capital of the Republic of Ireland?

  • Dublin

What is the capital of Northern Ireland?

  • Belfast

What does the flag of the Republic of Ireland look like?

  • The flag is orange, white and green.

What are the four provinces in the Republic of Ireland called?

  • Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Ulster.

What exactly is meant by “Ulster”?

  • It’s a part of Northern Ireland

Ireland is known as the “Emerald isle”…

  • because of its scenery.

Which sea seperates Ireland from Britian?

  • The Irish sea

What is the “Giant’s Causeway”?

  • lava that formed a type of stone that looks “man-made”


What is the Irish word for “Ireland”?

  • Gaelic (like the language)

Which ingredients do you need for an Irish stew?

  • Lamb, onions, carrots and potatoes.

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