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Ross Castle, Killarney National Park - Photo by Jim Linwood - CC-BY

Population 2002 .............................3,883,159
GDP per capita 2002 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)...........28,500
GDP 2002 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 111.3
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 0.6
Labor force (%) .......1.9

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Resources and links about Ireland

Gap of Dunloe, County Kerry - Photo by catsper - CC-BY

Total Area..................................................................27,135 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................68
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 76
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)...........................................5
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................. 2

Go to Ireland Capital City Dublin City Profile - To Ireland History


Ask Ireland - Ireland's Government Directory __ Use Ask Ireland to find the information you need and a government agency that can help. - From Government of Ireland -

Background Note: Ireland  __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department -

Central Statistics Office __ The Irish Central Statistics Office is the Government body responsible for compiling Irish official statistics. You will find many statistical surveys and a "student's corner." A good resource. - From Government of Ireland -

Chambers of Commerce of Ireland - Website __ This website does well what Chambers of Commerce do well all over the world. They promote business. Here you find an association of over 50 Irish Chambers and over 11,000 business members. -

CIA - The World Factbook -- Ireland __ A detailed look at the country of Ireland including people, culture, history and much more. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - 
Country Profile: Ireland __ "In the early 1920s, 26 counties of Ireland gained independence from London following negotiations which led to partition. The island's other six counties, part of the province of Ulster, remained in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Partition brought a year of civil war between those who accepted it and those who felt that the whole island should be independent." Culture, history, political structure, arts, media and more. - illustrated - From BBC -

Economy of the Republic of Ireland __ "The economy of Ireland is modern and trade-dependent with growth averaging a robust 10% in 1995–2000." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Ireland along with links to additional resources. - from wikipedia - 

The Geological Survey of Ireland __ "The GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF IRELAND (GSI), founded in 1845, is the National Earth Science Agency. It is responsible for providing geological advice and information, and for the acquisition of data for this purpose." You will find research results, the work of the survey, "geology for everyone" and many more topics. - From The Geological survey of Ireland -

Government of Ireland Website __ Official website for the nation of Ireland. "This site will help you to find government organisations or information by providing links, indices of recent publications and a search engine that searches all government sites. There is also general information about Ireland..." - illustrated - From Government of Ireland -

Heritage Ireland – Explore Ireland’s Rich Culture and Heritage __ Travel online for a while. Discover Ireland's Parks, Monuments, Gardens, Inland Waterways, and National Cultural Institutions. Select a language link and go. - illustrated - From Department of Environment/various local governments -
Ireland __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress -


Ireland __ A good overview of Ireland, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease -

Ireland __ "It's said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten, and for once the blarney rings true. The Irish landscape has a mythic resonance, due as much to the country's almost tangible history as its claim to being the home of the fairies and the 'little people'. Sure, the weather may not always be clement, but the dampness ensures there are fifty shades of green to compensate - just one of the reasons Ireland is called the Emerald Isle." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet -

Ireland Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From -

Ireland Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little "+" icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From -

Ireland, Free Family Crests, Maps, Genealogy and information __ Just a good overall general website about Ireland. It has a commercial flavor but there is a ton of good information to be found here. - illustrated - From The Information about Ireland Site -


ireland map and map of ireland information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From -

Ireland Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photos of Ireland. Pictures of Ireland. - illustrated - From -

Ireland Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Ireland as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Ireland and more. - illustrated - From - 

Ireland Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From -

Ireland's History in Maps - Irish History, Geography and Genealogy __ Just as the title states, this is a history in maps beginning with the Ice Ages into the mid-19th century. You will also find a list surnames by county, barony, castle, Gaelic or Norman - illustrated - From Dennis Walsh -
The Irish Times __ Online English language newspaper - illustrated - From Irish Times -

Maps Of Ireland __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and others. - From -


The National Archives of Ireland Home Page __ You will find searchable online databases, genealogical information, electronics record area, and many other topics. - From National Archives of Ireland -

National Library __ "The world's largest collection of Irish documentary material: books, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals,..." Well, that pretty much covers it. You can search an online database to access most of those things. An excellent resource. - From Ireland National Library -

Pictures of Ireland __ You will find galleries of beautiful photographs of Ireland for trip planning or research. - illustrated - From - 


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