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Also known as: Irland (Deutsch), Irlanda (español, Italiano, Português), l'Irlande (français), Irlandia (polski), Éire (Gaeilge), 愛爾蘭 (正體中文), アイルランド (日本語), Hibernia (latine)

Continent: West Europe

Capital: Dublin

Population: 4,832,765

Area: 68,890 km²

Patron Saints: St. Patrick, St. Brigid of Kildare, St. Columba, St. Columban

Religions: Roman Catholic 84.7%, Church of Ireland 2.7%, other Christian 2.7%, Muslim 1.1%, other 1.7%, unspecified 1.5%, none 5.7%

Languages: English (official, the language generally used), Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official, spoken mainly in areas along the western coast)

Neighbouring Countries: Iceland Iceland, ↑ Northern Ireland Northern Ireland, ↗ Isle of Man Isle of Man, → England England, ↘ Wales Wales

Circumscriptions (24): Metr. Archdioceses (4), Dioceses (20)

Roman Rite (24): Achonry, Ardagh, Armagh, Cashel and Emly, Clogher, Clonfert, Cloyne, Cork and Ross, Derry, Dublin, Elphin, Ferns, Galway and Kilmacduagh, Kerry, Kildare and Leighlin, Killala, Killaloe, Kilmore, Limerick, Meath, Ossory, Raphoe, Tuam, Waterford and Lismore

by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/2 total): Cardinal Seán Baptist Brady (76)Brady (76), Cardinal Desmond Connell (89)Connell (89) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events

Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (24), Basilicas Basilicas (2), National Shrines National Shrines (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Ireland Link Archbishop Charles John Brown (56)

Conference of Bishops: Irish Episcopal Conference Link Archbishop Eamon Martin (54)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Link Cardinal Reinhard Marx (62)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Link Cardinal Péter Erdő (63)

as of 2015.11.16

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