Ireland is a very small country when you compare it to the size of the United States or Canada which is one of the reasons a lot of our North American students love it.

Here are some statistics that you might find interesting:

  • Ireland’s a population of is 4.9 million.
  • Ireland has the youngest population in Europe with one third of the population under 25 years of age.
  • Ireland is roughly the size of the state of Indiana in the US or in Canadian terms Ontario is 15 times larger than Ireland.
  • It is very easy to travel within Ireland, and to the UK and Europe
    • It is a 150-minute drive from Dublin located on the east coast of Ireland to the west coast of Ireland
    • It is a 180-minute drive from Dublin to Cork (South of Ireland)
    • Flight time from Ireland to the England is roughly 1 hour
    • Flight time from Ireland to Spain is 2 hours