Country of the Week: Ireland

As a land known for its brews and the Gaelic influences, Ireland is a quaint land for you to explore. Take the time to fly over and enjoy some of the amazing sights and products that can be found all over so you'll be able to keep some amazing travel memories about this proud and historic place.
Other title(s): √Čire, Irish Free State
Continent: Europe
Capital: Dublin
Most populous city:: Dublin
Current political leader: President Michael D. Higgins
Currency: Euro (€)
Language(s): Irish; English
Major Religion(s): Roman Catholic, Anglican
National costume: kilt
Famous landmarks: St. Patrick's Cathedral, The Blarney Stone & Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Skellig Islands, Newgrange, The Giant's Causeway
National Symbol: coat of arms: harp; flower: Shamrock
Movies filmed in Ireland: Leap Year, Brooklyn, The Magdalene Sisters, Circle of Friends, Far and Away, P.S. I Love You, Ondine, Calvary
Famous people: Colin Farrell, Gabriel Byrne, Enya, Liam Neeson, Niall Horan, Pierce Brosnan, U2, Oscar Wilde, The Corrs, Michael Fassbender, Hozier
Climate: Ireland's weather varies based on the Atlantic Ocean. Unlike other countries at the same sea level, the temperatures there are not mild yet never are they extreme either. The usual temperature there is a good 50°F, a very mild temperature. Even if the weather can change at the drop of a hat, it's never extreme enogh.
Popular festivals: Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Galway Races, Fleadh Cheoil na h√Čireann, The Kilkenny Arts Festival, Puck Fair, Listowel Writers’ Week