Country Profile

Republic Of Ireland

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
6 December 1922
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
120 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
119 of 242 in the World

The Country


Located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of Britain, the Irish state occupies some 85% of the island of Ireland. It’s only landward neighbour is Northern Ireland to the north east, which comprises part of the United Kingdom. Ireland consists of a central plain with lakes hills and peat bogs, surrounded by a broken rim of low coastal mountains. The total land area is 68,890 sq km (26,598 sq miles).
The Population of 3.6 million (2000 figure) comprises 95% of ethnic Irish origin, with 2% British and 3% other ethnic groups. Some 88% of the people are Roman Catholic, with 3% Anglican, 1% Jewish and 8% other faiths. The capital city is Dublin.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Irish History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Ireland
Yahoo Ireland page
wikipedia: Ireland
wikipedia: History of Ireland


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Ireland.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Irish civil aircraft are registered in the series EI-AAA onwards from 1929.

An incomplete all-time Irish civil aircraft register listing is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Current military air arms-
Air Force (Irish Air Corps/Aer-Chor Nah Eireann)

Central Government Agencies

Coast Guard (Department of the Marine Rescue Service)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation
Police Aviation (Police Air Support Unit/Garda Siochana Air Support Unit)

Commercial Aviation

Air Lingus
Aer Turas [1962-2003]
TransAer International [1991-2000]

wikipedia: Airlines of Ireland
The World’s Airlines: Ireland

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None known.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Ireland

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Irish Air Corps Museum
Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for Ireland

Aviation Bibliography

Irish Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Historical Aviation Society of Ireland
Society and Irish aviation history info

Aviation Museums Ireland
Visitor data and exhibits for each location

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