Getting there: Dublin Airport (DUB) is Ireland’s main point of arrival for international flights. Travelling from Britain, prices can be ridiculously cheap, thanks to the intense competition. For US and Canadian travellers, several American airlines offer nonstop flights: Travellers from the southern hemisphere generally transfer in London, or other European and Gulf cities. Ireland also has ferry connections to Britain
Capital city: Dublin.
Population: 4.701 million.
Religion: Christianity is the largest religion with the Roman Catholic Church being the leading denomination.
Language: Irish, English.
Currency: Euro (EUR).
Climate: The climate in Ireland is fairly temperate, as it is largely regulated by the warm Gulf Stream of the Atlantic Ocean. It doesn't have the extreme temperatures that other countries at a similar latitude would have.
Transport: Buses are the main form of public transport. The major cities have their own suburban rail networks.
Best time to travel: The best time is summer (July and August) when temperatures are warm and festivals fill the streets. This is also the busiest and most expensive time to visit. Spring and fall are the happy medium — moderate temperatures, crowds and prices.
What to wear: Expect four-seasons-in-a-day. From cold winters to seemingly endless rain, picking a wardrobe for a trip to Ireland is no easy task. Smart casual wear is probably the best fallback.