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Welcome to Ireland

Welcome to Ireland

Ireland has a unique charm. Located on the western edge of Europe, our small island has an unparalleled traditional culture, a proud national character and a strong sense of history. People first settled in Ireland 9000 years ago, and you can find remnants of the past, from stone age ruins to crumbling castles to medieval streets, all over the country. Symbols of modern Ireland include the two vibrant cities of Dublin and Belfast, unique towns and villages, and above all, the cozy pub full of friendly locals. Visitors to Ireland will appreciate the charm of traditional instruments, lush valleys and the rugged Atlantic coastline. Come and experience the charm of Ireland for yourself.

What is Ireland like?

Ireland is the third largest island in Europe, located at the northwestern tip of Europe. From north to south is about 450 km (similar to the distance between Tokyo and Osaka), and east to west is about 300 km (similar to the distance between Tokyo and Nagoya). Ireland is separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea. Ireland accounts for five-sixths of the island, and the rest is Northern Ireland (the region that makes up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). The total population of the whole island is about 6.3 million, and more than half of the population is under 30 years old. English is the main language spoken on the island.

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