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Ireland: What you need to know

The island is about 486km long and 275 km wide, and covers approximately 84,500 square kilometers.

Ireland has 32 counties. There are 26 in the Republic of Ireland and 6 in Northern Ireland.

The Republic of Ireland is a parliamentary democracy with a president as head of state. Northern Ireland has its own regional government, but is part of the United Kingdom.

There are about 6 million people living on the island – 4.3 million people live in the Republic of Ireland and 1.7 million in Northern Ireland. One third of the population is under the age of 29.

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Getting to Ireland

By air
You can reach Ireland from many European cities and regional airports, as well as direct flights from North America. New routes are opened regularly, so always check our flights page for up to date information on your nearest carrier.

By ferry
Check out your direct ferry or land bridge routes to the island of Ireland.

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Getting Around Ireland
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Discover Ireland
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Accommodation in Ireland
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Festivals and Going Out
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Sightseeing and Experiences
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Activities

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