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Irish Department of Tourism

Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation
Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism,
23 Kildare Street, Dublin 2,
Frederick Buildings, South Frederick St,
Dublin 2 and 43-49 Mespil Road,
 Dublin 4
Telephone (+353 1) 631 3800
(Kildare Street & South Frederick St)

 

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Official Country Name: Ireland
Capital: Dublin
Population: 3.92 million
Telephone Code: +353
Time Zone: GMT
Area: 84,421 sq km
Language(s): English is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic) spoken mainly in areas located in West Ireland.
Ethnic Groups: Irish, Indian, Chinese
Highest Mountain: Carrantuohill (County Kerry)
Head of State - President Head of Government -Prime Minister
Currency: EURO
Religion: 95% Roman Catholics the Celtic branch of the Indo-European family of languages. About one person in five in Ireland can speak Irish today, but only one in 20 use it daily. In Scotland approximately 80,000 people speak Gaelic.
 The Titanic was built in Belfast.  At the time the RMS Titanic was the largest man made moveable object in the world.
  The historic walled city of Derry, also known as Londonderry, came into existence in 546 AD. It is the only city in Ireland, whose ancient walls survive intact.
 In 2006, an estimated 55% of holidaymakers to Ireland used the internet to plan or book their holiday.
 A donation to the blood bank in Dublin results in a free pint of Guinness. It is recommended as it replaces iron lost during the donation.

 

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