353 Country Code – Ireland Phone Code

353 is the country calling code for Ireland.

Ireland is a country on the continent of Europe. The capital city of Ireland is Dublin.

How to Call Ireland from the UK

To call a telephone number in Ireland from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK, this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for Ireland - 353.
  • Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Area Codes and Landlines

The following are the area telephone codes for some of the Republic of Ireland’s main towns and cities:

  • Carlow – 059
  • Cork – 021
  • Drogheda – 041
  • Dublin – 01
  • Dundalk – 042
  • Ennis – 065
  • Galway – 091
  • Kilkenny – 056
  • Limerick – 061
  • Navan – 046
  • Waterford – 051

A 0 prefix is used with the area code when calling a landline number from a different area within Ireland or from an Irish mobile.

When calling from a landline in the same area of Ireland, do not use the 0 prefix or area code.

When phoning the Republic of Ireland from abroad, do not use the 0 prefix with the area code.

For example, to call a number in Dublin XXXXXXX from the UK or overseas:

  • Dial the international call prefix (00/+), the Ireland country code (353), the area code without the 0 and finally the subscriber number, e.g., 00-353-1-XXXXXXX or +353-1-XXXXXXX.
Ireland Country Code +353 00353
Ireland Country Code +353 00353

Mobile Phone Numbers

In Ireland, mobile phone numbers are 10 digits long and begin with 08.

To call a mobile phone number in Ireland from another phone in Ireland, simply dial the 10-digit number.

If you are calling Ireland from the UK or another country, dial the international call prefix (00/+), the Ireland country code (353), and then the subscriber’s mobile phone number without the 0, e.g. 00-353-8XXXXXXXX or +353-8XXXXXXXX.

In Ireland, three main mobile network providers own the central telecommunications infrastructure. These are eir, Three, and Vodafone. Each of these companies provides mobile phone service to customers throughout the country.

All three of these mobile network operators offer a variety of mobile phone plans. Some of these plans are designed for individuals, and some are designed for businesses.

Virtual mobile network operators in Ireland piggyback off the infrastructure of the three main providers but offer additional benefits such as low rates. Virtual mobile network operators in Ireland include Lycamobile and Virgin Mobile.

Landline Use

According to the World Bank, there were 29.82 fixed-line (landline) phone subscribers per 100 people in 2022.

In 2008 there were 49.92 fixed-line telephone subscriptions for every 100 people living in Ireland.

Landline telephone subscription statistics by year for Ireland are shown in the table below.

YearLandline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Ireland
202229.82
202131.99
202033.94
201936.10
201837.82
201739.24
201640.67
201541.41
201443.76
201344.34
201243.99
201145.03
201045.93
200947.38
200849.92

The primary reason for this decline is the increasing popularity of mobile phones. With the widespread availability of cell phone service and the ever-decreasing cost of data plans, many people no longer see the need for a landline phone.

In addition, the rise of VoIP services like Skype and WhatsApp has made it easier than ever to stay connected without a traditional phone line. As a result, the use of landlines will likely continue to decline in the coming years.

Mobile Phones

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 there were 113.28 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 people living in Ireland.

The table below shows how mobile phone subscription statistics have changed in recent years.

YearMobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Ireland
2022113.28
2021107.77
2020105.82
2019105.40
2018102.83
2017102.66
2016103.38
2015105.06
2014106.28
2013106.36
2012109.84
2011107.96
2010103.91
2009104.55
2008113.38

Internet Usage

According to the World Bank, 95.17 per cent of the population of Ireland were active internet users in 2021.

This is a significant increase from 2007 when only 61.16 per cent of the population were active internet users.

The table below shows how the percentage of the population using the internet in Ireland has changed in recent years.

YearIndividuals Using the Internet in Ireland (% of Population)
202195.17
202092.00
201987.00
201887.00
201784.11
201683.50
201583.49
201483.49
201378.25
201276.92
201174.89
201069.85
200967.38
200865.34
200761.16

This increase can be attributed to several factors, including the proliferation of mobile devices and the rollout of high-speed broadband. As more and more people gain access to the internet, they are finding new and innovative ways to use it. From online shopping and streaming services to social media and online gaming, the internet has become an integral part of daily life for many people in Ireland.

In 2019, the Irish government launched the National Broadband Plan which aims to provide high-speed broadband to every home and business in Ireland.

With continued investment in infrastructure and broadband speeds, internet usage will likely continue to grow in the years to come.

Exchange Rate

The currency used in Ireland is the euro (EUR).

The current exchange rates between the euro and the British pound (EUR to GBP, GBP to EUR) are:

  • 1 euro (EUR) = 0.845 GBP
  • 1 British pound (GBP) = 1.183 EUR

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Ireland – Facts and Figures

Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a small country located on the western edge of Europe.

The island of Ireland is divided into two countries: the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Republic of Ireland occupies about five-sixths of the island, while Northern Ireland occupies the rest.

The Republic of Ireland is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south. The Irish Sea separates it from Great Britain. Its only land border is with Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom.

The country has a total area of 70,273 square kilometres. The highest point in the Republic of Ireland is Carrauntoohil, which rises 3,407 feet above sea level.

Dublin is the capital and largest city in the Republic of Ireland. Other major cities in the Republic of Ireland include Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford.

The Republic of Ireland has a temperate climate with cool winters and mild summers. Precipitation is relatively uniform throughout the year, although it is heaviest in late fall and winter.

Overall, the climate of Ireland is significantly milder than that of other countries at similar latitudes due to its location in the Atlantic Ocean and its proximity to large bodies of water. This makes it an ideal location for growing crops such as potatoes and wheat. Fishing is also an important industry in coastal areas due to the abundance of fish in Irish waters.

English is the dominant language, although Irish is also an official language.

There are many things to see and do in the Republic of Ireland. Dublin is a bustling capital city with a huge range of attractions. These include the Guinness Storehouse, the National Museum of Ireland, and Trinity College.

Useful information about Ireland:

  • Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): IE
  • Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): IRL
  • Region: Europe
  • Sub-region: Northern Europe
  • Capital: Dublin
  • Area: 70,273 square km
  • Language(s): Irish, English
  • Borders: United Kingdom

According to the World Bank, in 2022 the population of Ireland was 5,127,170.

In 2008, the population was 4,489,544. Over the last 15 years, the population grew by 637,626 (14.2%).

The total population by year for Ireland is shown in the table below.

YearTotal Population of Ireland
20225,127,170
20215,033,164
20204,985,382
20194,934,340
20184,867,316
20174,807,388
20164,755,335
20154,701,957
20144,657,740
20134,623,816
20124,599,533
20114,580,084
20104,560,155
20094,535,375
20084,489,544

Map of Ireland

The location of Ireland is shown on the map below.

Map showing location of Ireland