Question: What is the Population of Ireland / Kerry?
Answer: The population of the Republic of Ireland is estimated at around 5 millions. The population of County Kerry is close to 150,000.
Question: What is the Size of Ireland?
Answer: Ireland has a width of 275km (170 miles) at its widest point and a length of 486km (301 miles) at its longest. The country has a total coastline of 3,172km (1,970 miles). It covers an area of 84,421 square kilometres (32,595 square miles)..
Question: What is the Time Zone in Ireland?
Answer: From late October to March Ireland is on GMT (5 hours ahead of US Eastern time - 1 hour behind Central European Time)..
Question: What are the Irish Public Holidays?
Answer: The following are the public holidays in the Republic of Ireland. Most companies and shops are closed these days.
January 1st - New Year's Day
March 17th - St. Patrick's Day
Friday before Easter - Good Friday
Monday after Easter - Easter Monday
First Monday in May - May Day Holiday
First Monday in June - June Holiday
First Monday in August - August Holiday
Last Monday in October - October Holiday
December 25th - Christmas Day
December 26th - St. Stephen's Day
December 31st - New Year's Eve
Question: When are the Shops Open?
Answer: Retail shops are open Monday to Saturday, generally from 9.00 to 18.00 and do not close for lunch. Supermarkets now stay open 7 days a week, and later than 18.00 at least one or more days each week. An increasing number of shops now open on Sundays. All the major credit cards are accepted and some shops provide a 'bureau de change' service and/or permit payment in foreign currency at the prevailing rates.