Ireland is on our top 10 list of greatest places to visit in the world. Divided between the Republic of Ireland, which occupies about 5/6ths of the country, and Northern Ireland, which is controlled by the UK, this island boasts some of the most historical and scenic landscapes you’ll ever see.
Few countries in Europe boast the raw natural landscapes that Ireland does. Ancient cliffside castles peer miles into the vast ocean expanse. Modern Irish shape the future in downtown Dublin. Divided geographically into two ruling parties, Northern Ireland is part of Great Britain and uses the pound. The Republic of Ireland, or Southern Ireland, is part of the EU and uses the Euro.
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What To Do in Ireland
Below are some of our favorite things to do in Ireland. You can find travel destination, luxury hotels, and some of the best castles to tour. There are quite a few travel destination spots all throughout Ireland.
Guide to Ireland
When it comes to things to do, you’ll quickly realize you can either get a taste of rural life on the western part of Ireland or enjoy some more tourist attractions more on the east. The island itself is rather flat with low lying mountains and several rivers that intersect throughout.
Because of the terrain, many monuments and castles were built centuries ago and have become historical landmarks (no record of how many castles were built, but many believe it’s in the 1,000’s.
Ireland Stats and Facts
- CAPITAL: Dublin
- LANGUAGES: Irish; English
- CURRENCY: euro (€)
- POPULATION 4,804,000
- TOTAL AREA: 27,133 SQ MI
- URBAN-RURAL POPULATION: Urban: (2016) 62.7%; Rural: (2016) 37.3%
- LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH: Male: 78.5 years; Female: 83.2 years