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Hinduism in the Republic of Ireland

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For an article on Hinduism specifically in Northern Ireland, see Hinduism in Northern Ireland

Hinduism in the Republic of Ireland is one of the fastest-growing religions by percentage. Despite this, there are only a small number of recognised temples in the country.

Hindus in Northern Ireland
Year Percent Increase
1991 0.03% +0.08%
2002 0.08% +0.05%
2006 0.14% +0.06%
2011 0.23% +0.09%
2016 0.30% +0.07%


Historical Hindu Population
1991 953—    
2002 3,099+225.2%
2006 6,082+96.3%
2011 10,688+75.7%
2016 14,300+33.8%

The 2016 Irish Census recorded 14,300 Hindu residents in Ireland, making up 0.30% of the population. In 2011, the Irish Census reported 10,688 Hindu residents in Ireland, 0.23% of the population. This was more than triple the number of Hindus in Ireland in 2002(when 3,099 Hindus were recorded) and more than 11 times the number of Hindus in 1991.[1] [2][3]

In the 2016 Irish Census, Hinduism grew by 34% to surpass 14000 people, even faster than Islam (29% increase over the same time period).[4] Hinduism now makes up 0.3% of the population, growing 10-fold as a share of the population in 25 years(from the 1991 census to the 2016 census). Hinduism is now the 7th largest Religion, ahead of Pentecostal.[3]

According to the 2011 census,there are 87 Hare krishnas in Ireland.[5]

Hindu temples

The following is a list of known Hindu temples in the Republic of Ireland.


Temples in Donegal:


Temples in Dublin:


Temples in Meath:

See also


  1. ^ Patsy McGarry (2012-03-30). "Ireland remains overwhelmingly Catholic". Retrieved 2015-06-02.
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  6. ^ "INDIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE - Letterkenny, Co. Donegal". Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Éire Vedanta Society". Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  8. ^ "History - Krishna Ireland Dublin Temple". Dublin Krishna Temple. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Ireland Ananda Sidhi Vinayaka Temple". Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Essence of Hinduism | Hindu". Retrieved 2015-06-02.
  11. ^ "BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir". Archived from the original on 2013-06-11.


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