Population: 3,840,838 (July 2001 est.)

Languages: English is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard

Background: A failed 1916 Easter Monday Rebellion touched off several years of guerrilla warfare that in 1921 resulted in independence from the UK for the 26 southern counties; the six northern counties (Ulster) remained part of Great Britain. In 1948 Ireland...

Currency: Euro (EUR, EUR (€0.84 = US$1))

Data from CIA World Factbook. Click on CIA link for more. Click on map or flag for larger images.


Irish-themed fonts

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Irish Font Foundries

 · Alessio Laiso Type
 · DropDeadFonts
 · Evertype
 · Font Studio Four
 · Paulo Goode
 · Signal
 · Stephen Synnott
 · Typehood

Irish Typographic People

 · Michael Everson
 · Tony Fahy
 · Paulo Goode
 · Conor Hughes
 · Alessio Laiso
 · Ed Miliano

Related Links

 · National Print Museum of Ireland
 · CIA World Factbook: Ireland
 · Ethnologue: Languages of Ireland
 · BBC Country profile: Ireland