National Symbols of Ireland

Ireland is a country in Europe. It shares borders with the following countries: United Kingdom, . The capital of Ireland is Dublin.

The official language is ‎English, Irish and the Euro is the currency of the Ireland. The domain is .ie and the country code is +353.

National day is celebrated on 11 Jul 1921. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Ireland is no exception.

In Ireland, GAA is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Irish people. No official National drink is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Ireland. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Thomas Moore, William Butler Yeats, Seamus Heaney represent a national Irish symbol.

The current president of Ireland is Michael D. Higgins and Taoiseach – Micheál Martin is the Prime Minister.

In Ireland the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Irish national anthem was written by Peadar Kearney (English), Liam Ó Rinn (Irish) and composed by Peadar Kearney, Patrick Heeney.

Country information

Official name(s) Republic of Ireland
Alternative name(s) Ireland (official, English), Éire (official Irish name)
Regional location Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain
Country name etymology "The fertile place" or "Place of Éire (Eriu)", a Celtic fertility goddess.
Climate Temperate maritime; modified by North Atlantic Current; mild winters, cool summers; consistently humid; overcast about half the time
Terrain Mostly level to rolling interior plain surrounded by rugged hills and low mountains; sea cliffs on west coast
Population 4,937,786
National Day 11 Jul 1921
Language(s) ‎English, Irish
Religion Roman Catholicism
Country code +353
Literacy rate 100%
Currency Euro
Capital city Dublin
Domain(TLD) .ie
Ethnicity Irish, with Norse (Scandinavian), Norman, English, French, Scottish, and Welsh, Ulster-Scots and various immigrant populations
Head of government Taoiseach
Nationality Irish
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 84,421 km2 (32,595 sq mi)
Timezone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)
Average elevation 118 m (387 ft)
Coastline 1,448 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Ireland

Flag map of Ireland

Motto of Ireland

No official motto

National animal of Ireland

The National animal of Ireland is Irish Hare

National Animal of Ireland - Irish Hare

National flower of Ireland

The National flower of Ireland is Shamrock. Botanical name is Trifolium dubium.

National flower of Ireland - Shamrock

National bird of Ireland

The National bird of Ireland is Northern lapwing

National bird of Ireland - Northern lapwing

Rest of the National symbols of Ireland 👇

State symbols of Ireland

Neighbouring countries of Ireland

Irish Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

A man is often a bad adviser to himself and a good adviser to another.

There are finer fish in the sea than have ever been caught.

That which is nearest a woman’s heart is the first to come out.

Age is Honorable and youth is noble.

A person’s heart is in his feet.

When you are right no one remembers; when you are wrong no one forgets.

When the apple is ripe it will fall.

If you want an audience start a fight.

If you want to be criticised, marry.

Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat.

Even a small thorn causes festering.

A questioning man is halfway to being wise.

When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it.

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National Flag of Ireland 🇮🇪