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Here are the top 2 tourist places in Ireland

1. Dublin

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The history, the food, the architecture, the stories, and of course the pubs, Dublin is always among the list of favourite cities of people who've ever been there. Being the capital, Dublin is a major global city. It caters to the requirements of all sorts of tourists and travellers, from pubs to ca...

Best Time: May to September

2. Galway

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Galway is a place of supreme scenic beauty, amazing and lively atmosphere, some amazing pubs and restaurants, and a great list of places to visit. This picturesque location in the province of Connacht is historic, and a treat to the eyes and mind.

Best Time: April to July

FAQs on Ireland

What is the currency of Ireland?

The official currency in Ireland is Euro. The note denominations are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 which the coins are 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50, EUR 1 and EUR 2. Visa and MasterCard are accepted all over the country. Credit cards are used for purchases as well as while withdrawing money from ATMS There is a chip and pin system that is used for transactions. Traveller's cheques are not accepted as such on the island.

What is the history of Ireland?

The first signs of habitation appeared around 7000 BC, but the remains of tombs and stones date back to 3000 BC. The island was then occupied by the tribals who were there until the Celts conquered it in 300 BC. The Celts were converted to Christianity in the 5th century by St Patrick, the patron saint. The Vikings also arrived in the 8th century, and it continued till 1014 until the natives expelled them. After the Vikings had come, the Normans who got the country in England and a lot of migrants arrived from England by 1800. The failure of the potato crop in the 19th century was a major drawback for the country. In 1921, the Republic of Ireland was created after getting separated from the British, and it composed of 26 counties on the island. It joint EEC in 1972 and EU in 1999.

What is unique about culture of Ireland?

Despite so much urbanisation, the Irish clingÊtightlyÊto their Celtic Culture. They are famous for their traditional crafts and folk festivals which uphold their traditions. Christianity is the largest religion in Ireland, and the Roman Catholic church dominates the major part of it. Irish Gaelic is the first official language in Ireland island followed by English. Though the former one is the official language, only 30% of the entire population can speak it, but hardly 5% use it on a regular basis. The primary mode of communication is in English only.

How is Ireland divided into regions?

Ireland consists of 32 counties, six of which are in Northern Ireland which is a part of UK. The rest of the counties are under the Republic of Ireland. Apart from the north, the main regions are East Coast and Midlands, Shannon, Southwest Ireland, Western Ireland, Northwest Ireland and Lakelands and Southeast Ireland. It is separated from the United Kingdom by the Irish sea.
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