Welcome Ireland by Annette Dixon
Throughout the ages Ireland, a small island, has survived many changes throughout the centuries.
It is not unusual and seldom do you find such a small country in population becoming so popular. The population in Ireland is under
6 million people and yet there is an estimated 70 million people world wide who claim an Irish heritage.
Ireland is a member of the United Nations and full member of the European Union. Of course, we are talking about the Republic of Ireland. There still is Northern Ireland to be considered as part of the Island, but since 1920 when Ireland was partitioned and six counties in
North East became known as
Northern Ireland, they then became governed by Great Britain. The currency also changed between Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. That was declared in 1949 and Northern Ireland used Pounds and Republic used Punts.
It is no secret that Northern Ireland and still uses Pound Sterling for currency. The Republic of Ireland in 2009 accepted the terms of the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty, therefore using Euro for Currency.
So traveling in Ireland could easily be construed as to the itinerary of the Republic and or the 6 counties of Northern Ireland. Ask your travel agent if any of your itineraries include the six counties of Northern Ireland. I heard seeing the exhibit of Titanic in Belfast is great history about Ireland and not to be missed.
For more information about traveling in Ireland, contact our travel website www.ireland.com.