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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.

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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Accommodation in Ireland
Say yes to eco-sleeps!

Say yes to eco-sleeps!

It’s a big ask for any holiday to make lasting memories AND be kind to the environment. A big ask, yes, but it can be done in Ireland. Choosing eco-friendly accommodation is the first step on any green journey.

Spa and wellness accommodation

Spa and wellness accommodation

You’ll find some of the finest and most luxurious spas in the world tucked away in Ireland’s most tranquil spots.

Retreat mode

Retreat mode

While Ireland’s image is often a splash of festivals, pub sessions, and our trademarked ‘craic’ (good fun) – there is a softer side. Our island loves its downtime.

Backpacking around Ireland

Backpacking around Ireland

Nothing spells adventure like strapping on your backpack and setting out to explore a new country

Festivals and Going Out
Sightseeing and Experiences
Activities

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Getting here

Excited your interest? There are airports throughout the Island with international arrivals. Discover airlines flying to Ireland from your location.

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