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General InfromationsThere are over 4.75 million people living in Ireland. The Irish capital, Dublin is home to over one quarter of the total population. Irish, or Irish Gaelic is the country's first official language, however the second official language English is more commonly spoken.

CultureSaint Patrick's Day is Irelands official national holiday. The 17th of March holiday is celebrated in Ireland and also embraced by many other countries around the world.

Climatemild winters and cool summers, there is no truth in the stories that it rains every day. And, even though there can be lots of clouds and sometimes rain, the weather can change fast.

SportsGaelic football and hurling are traditional sports of Ireland and remain the most popular sports in the country.

Only 9% of the Irish population are natural redheads.

Church of Ireland88% of Irish citizens are nominally Roman Catholic. The Republic of Ireland has one of the highest rates of church attendance in the Western World (around 45% of regular Mass attendance).

Ireland has won seven times the Eurovision Song Contest more than any other country.

The world famous Guinness beer is from Ireland, it originated in the Dublin brewery of Arthur Guinness.


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