The coins of the Irish currency
Ireland possesses two national series
The one previous in 2007, the other one from 2007
The engraving of coins is realized by Jarlath Hayes.
The euro coins of Ireland have a realized unique drawing which reproduced an Irish national symbol, the medieval harp says of Brian Boru.
On all the drawings represent twelve stars of the European Union. Besides the year of emission, the Gaelic name of Ireland (EIRE).
"EIRE", the name of Ireland in Gaelic, means "HARP"
These coins present one unique motive :
The Celtic Harp
Repartition : 8 - 1 motive
Slice of the 2€ irish coin
Ireland in a few figures
Official name : Ireland - Eire
Area : 69 794 km²
Population : 4,11 millions
Density : 60 hab/km²
Political regime : Parlementary Republic
Capital : Dublin
Languish : Gaëlic, English
Slogan : None
Coat of arms of Ireland
National anthem : Song of soldier
Ireland - Éire
Ireland (in Irish Éire and in English Ireland) is a western european country, a member of the European Union since 1973. It is the republic which extends over 26 of 32 historic counties of the island of Ireland which it shares with the Ulster (Northern Ireland) (six remaining counties), stayed constituent part of the United Kingdom. The republic of Ireland claims its Celtic identity, so that, culturally, it usually represents the island of Ireland considered as one of the six " Celtic nations ". The Republic of Ireland (in Irish Poblacht na hÉireann and in English Republic of Ireland), is only a name of use and not its official name.
The official symbol of the country is the Celtic harp (who appears on the coins of euro), but the shamrock is often used as other symbol, in particular by the Irish team of rugby.
Follower of the fiscal competition, the deregulation and considered as a tax haven, the country knew a strong growth from the beginning of 1980s before undergoing the explosion of the real estate speculative bubble and being one furthermore touched by the financial crisis of 2007-2010. It became established in 32,4 % of the GDP (GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT) for an unemployment rate upper to 14 % of the population active7. The country since returned to growth and the GDP knew a 7,8 % growth in 2015, either the highest level of the Union européenne8, a figure since revised in 26,3 %, or the highest growth to the world.
"According to the constitution of 1937, the official name of the State is Éire in Irish and Ireland in English.
The English naming Irish Republic ( Republic of Ireland ) is not used - it is the name of the republic self-proclaimed on January 21st, 1919. Between 1922 (exit of the United Kingdom) and on 1937, the State was called Free state of Ireland (Saorstát Éireann in Irish, Irish Free State in English).
Last edited: Wed 08 sep 2021