Ireland is situated in the Atlantic Ocean and separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea. Half the size of Arkansas, it occupies the entire island except for the six counties that make up Northern Ireland
Seasonal Variations Ireland/Climate
Ireland’s climate is influenced most by the Atlantic Ocean. April is the driest month generally, but in many southern parts June is the driest. July is the hottest month in Dublin with an average temperature of 16°C (60°F) and the coldest is January at 5°C (41°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 6.3 in May.
The wettest month is August with an average of 80mm of rain. In winter, Ireland rarely sees snow, as winters here are usually mild. In the mountains, snow is not uncommon. Summers in Ireland are not extreme either. It is unusual for the temperature to rise above 20 or 25 °C. June and July are the warmest and sunniest months.
Banking and Currency In Ireland
Bank of Ireland is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. The Bank occupies a unique position in Irish banking history. At the core of the modern-day group is the old Bank of Ireland. The headquarters of the bank until the 1970s was the impressive Bank of Ireland building on College Green, Dublin.
Bank of Ireland banknotes features the Bank of Ireland logo, below which is a line of heraldic shields each representing one of the six counties of Northern Ireland.
Example: 5 pound note, blue, 10 pound note, pink, 20 pound note, green, 50 pound note, blue-green. Some of the well know banks of Ireland are: Allied Irish Banks. Bank of Ireland.,Danske Bank, Permanent TSB, KBC Bank, Rabobank (Ireland) , Ulster Bank etc.
In the Republic of Ireland, the official currency is the euro. One euro consists of 100 cent.
Notes are €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500.
Coins are 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1 and €2.
In Northern Ireland, pound sterling is the local currency. One pound sterling consists of 100 pence.
Notes are £5, £10, £20, £50 and £100.
Coins are 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2
Fun Culture in Ireland
The Irish Culture has many different meanings. Ireland is often called the ‘land of saints and scholars’ referring to the golden age of monastic learning, or ‘the emerald isle’ referring to the green landscape. Ireland is very similar to many other Western countries in terms of TV, cinema and popular music and literature. However, one aspect of popular culture in Ireland that makes it somewhat different to other cultures is pub culture.
Ireland is famous for its music, folk dancing, verdant landscape, and production of beer and whiskey. Another notable source of Ireland’s fame is its rich mythological tradition. Some of the well-known celebrities who has their house in Ireland are: Ronnie Wood, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick etc.