Ireland Fact Sheet

Ireland Country Profile

This fact sheet is for Canadian nationals only. Please note if you are not a Canadian passport holder you will need to check with your relevant Country Embassy.

Travel AdviceTravel advice and advisories for Ireland
Canadian Embassy in IrelandEmbassies and consulates | Ireland (Government of Canada)
Irish Embassy in CanadaCanada - Department of Foreign Affairs (
Entry - Current rules for travelling to Ireland (
Visa InformationVisas for Ireland - Department of Foreign Affairs (
Currency ConversionLive Exchange Rate: Canadian Dollar to Euro
Cultural InsightsHofstede Country Comparison -- Ireland
InsuranceHealth Insurance | ICOS (
Health InformationHome - Institute of Public Health
Solo Female TravelIreland Solo Female Travel Safety Tips and Advice (
Gay Travel IndexGay Travel Index (

Emergency Numbers

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Country Facts

Capital cityDublin
LanguageEnglish (official), Irish (official) also spoken by approximately 38.7%
Phone Code+353
Time ZoneUTC
Drives onLeft
Plug TypesType G
Drinking WaterSafe to drink
Dominant ReligionRoman Catholic 78.3%, Church of Ireland 2/7%, other Christian 1.6%, Orthodox 1.3%, Muslim 1.3%, other 2.4%, unspecified 2.6%
Significant Dates

March 17 – St Patrick's Day (Patron Saint of Ireland)