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Political system: Republik
Capital city: Dublin
Total area:
70 000 km²
Population: 4,5 million
Currency: euro
Official languages:
Irish, English

Travel to Ireland (Éire)

Irland KarteAgricultural lowlands make up most of the interior, which is broken in places by low hills and includes considerable areas of bogs and lakes. There are coastal mountains to the west, rising to over 1 000m in places. Nearly a third of the population lives in Dublin.

Irish culture

Although the history of Ireland has seen troubles and turbulence, its people have always been associated with a love of music and storytelling. Often referred to as the land of saints and scholars, the country is the birthplace of many famous English-language writers, such as Yeats, Joyce, Beckett, Wilde and Shaw. Ireland is home to internationally known rock bands and singers such as U2, Thin Lizzy and Sinéad O'Connor.

Irish food

Simple meat dishes (Irish Stew) and boiled vegetables such as the potato, carrot, turnip and parsnip form the principal ingredients of traditional Irish cooking.
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Irish economy

Anna Heussaff Anna Heussaff, Buille MarfachGäelic Book


Irischer Strand

Wandern in Irland