Timeless Travels Magazine - - IRELAND -

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Lan­guage: English and Ir­ish (Gaeilge) are the two of­fi­cial lan­guages in the Re­pub­lic of Ire­land, although English is pri­mar­ily used.

Elec­tri­cal cur­rent/ plugs: Plug sock­ets are the three square pins (as per the UK), with a cur­rent of 230V AC, 50Hv.

Wa­ter: Tap wa­ter is safe to drink, although bot­tled wa­ter is read­ily avail­able.

Pol­i­tics: Ire­land is a demo­cratic re­pub­lic with a (mostly cer­e­mo­nial) Pres­i­dent and a elected Taoiseach (prime min­is­ter) who is the head of the gov­ern­ment.

Re­li­gion: Ire­land is pre­dom­i­nantly a Catholic coun­try, with Ro­man Catholics mak­ing up 87% of the pop­u­la­tion.

Cul­ture: The Ir­ish are known for their wit and sense of hu­mour, which is known as ‘the craic’. They love to tease peo­ple, and if you are teased, it is im­por­tant to take it well and not see it as rudeness. They also have a rich history in sto­ry­telling.

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