Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic to the west of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St Georges Channel, and after which it is the largest island of the British Isles
Area: 84,421 km²
Island group: British Isles
Location: Western Europe
Coordinates: 53°25′N 8°0′WCoordinates: 53°25′N 8°0′W
Area rank: 20th
Coastline: 2,797 km (1,738 mi)
Population: 6,378,000 (as of 2011)
Highest point: Carrauntoohil
Languages: English, Irish, Ulster Scots
Currency: Euro and Pound Sterling
How to reach Ireland
How to get to Ireland by Air
Ireland has four international airports in Dublin, Shannon, Cork and Belfast serving a wide variety of European and Intercontinental routes with scheduled and chartered flights. Aer lingus is the national airline although low cost airline Ryanair is the largest airline. The busiest international air route in Europe is the route between London and Dublin.
How to get to Ireland by Rail
Ireland is connected by rail to Northern Ireland. There are regular trains Dublin between Belfast.
How to get to Ireland by Road
Ireland is connected to Northern Ireland by road and the journey can be done by bus or car. Several coaches service the routes. You can either hire a chauffeur-driven car or rent one and drive the length and breadth of this breathtaking island yourself. Check if you are specially insured for Northern Ireland if you plan to drive there.
How to get to Ireland by Sea
The other way of getting to Ireland is by sea. Some Irish cities, including Dublin, are ports of call for passing ships, and ferries from Liverpool and other British ports make regular runs too. There are ferry services between Stranraer in Scotland and Liverpool to Belfast. Cork receives ferries from St. Malo, Cherbourg and Le Havre in France.
There are several sites you just have to see when you travel to Ireland – from the windswept Cliffs of Moher to the rain-soaked Aran Islands. If ancient history is your thing, Ireland has plenty of it: try Newgrange or the Hill of Tara in County Meath. For sheer unadulterated, natural, beauty try the Giant’s Causeway or the entire county of Kerry. But there is more to Ireland than countryside and rocks, as any number of attractions in Dublin, such as Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, make clear.
Few events to be listed as below:
Merrion Square Open Air Art Exhibition
Every weekend Sat/Sun 10:00am till 6:00pm at Boulevard Gallery (Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland)
Fridays at 19:30, 6 Mar – 28 Aug 2015, except 1/5, 31/7, 7/8 in Clontarf, Co. Dublin
Fresh Film Festival 2015
23 – 28 Mar 2015 at Fresh Film Festival (Co Limerick, Ireland)
Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival
27 – 29 Mar 2015 in Ballydehob, Co. Cork
Conscious Concert Ireland
28 Mar 2015 at RDS (Royal Dublin Society) (Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4)
Phase One Festival
4 – 5 Apr 2015 at The Dock Arts Centre (St. George’s Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim)
Cork Tango Festival 2015
9 – 12 Apr 2015 at Montenotte Hotel (Montenotte, Middle Glanmire Road, Cork City, Co. Cork)
15 – 18 Apr 2015 at Project Arts Centre (39 East. Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland)