About Ireland

Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland is a country in Western Europe, adjacent to the UK, it is also known as “Emerald Isle” because of the beautiful scenery of Ireland island.  The cultural heritage, premium educational system and hospitality of Irish people make Ireland one of the popular places for overseas studying in recent years. After Brexit, Ireland becomes the only English-speaking country in the EU whose native language is English while being the hub of Europe and the USA.Therefore, education in Ireland becomes the first choice when people talk about studying overseas in European countries.

Ireland is one of the largest software-associated and pharmaceutical products exporters. The sophisticated development of the sectors provides linchpin support for tertiary education and research development in Ireland, particularly in the areas of high-end technology. In 2005, the “Economist” rated the quality of life in Ireland at the top of the list worldwide, and also named Ireland one of the most livable places on earth. Is it good to study in Ireland? In a 2022 global study conducted by Campus Advisor, Irish education was rated top five in the world. Not only has Irish Education quality, but it is also very welcomed by international students.


Historical Background

3000 BC, the first known settlement in Ireland from mainland Europe. 1169, ruled by the British invasion. 1800, signed a treaty of alliance with the British and was completely annexed by the British. 1916 outbreak of anti-British rule in Dublin, the “Easter Rising.” In 1921-1922, the Anglo-Irish Treaty, formalised independence for the 26-county Irish Free State; while the 6-county Northern Ireland remained part of the United Kingdom. 1937, adopted the name of Ireland. 1948, declared independence from the United Kingdom in 1949, and Ireland declared a republic. 1973, joined the European Economic Community.

Other information

Independence Day: December 6, 1921 

National Day: March 17, also known as St. Patrick’s Day 

Area: 70,280 square kilometers

Population: 5 million people

Capital city: Dublin 

Language: 95% English;  5% Irish (Gaelic) 

Currency: Euro (€) 

Climate: Ireland has a temperate maritime climate Winter months: 

December – February, an average temperature of 2 ℃ to10 ℃ 

Summer month: May – September, an average temperature of 15 ℃ to 20 ℃ 

Time difference (with Hong Kong): – 8 hours, Daylight saving time -7 hours 

Country code: 353 (as in Hong Kong) 

Voltage: 230V, 50Hz (as in Hong Kong) 

Electrical plug: square column pin plug (as in Hong Kong)