Hinduism in Ireland

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The following article is about Hinduism in all of Ireland. For Hinduism in solely the Republic of Ireland, see Hinduism in the Republic of Ireland. For Hinduism solely in Northern Ireland, see Hinduism in Northern Ireland

Hinduism is a minority religion in Ireland, which is made up of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. As of the 2011 Censuses, which were held in both regions, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland had 10,688 and 2,382 Hindus respectively. Between the 2001/2 and 2011 Censuses, the number of Hindus in Ireland tripled from slightly under 4,000 to over 13,000. Various Hindu temples have been constructed to accommodate Irish Hindus in both regions.

Combined Hindu Population of Ireland
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2002 3,924 —    
2011 13,070 +14.30%
Hindu Population in the Republic of Ireland
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2002 3,099 —    
2006 6,082 +18.36%
2011 10,688 +11.94%
Hindu Population in Northern Ireland
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2001 825 —    
2011 2,382 +11.19%
Censuses in Northern Ireland are every 10 years.
Historical Hindu Percentage of the Total Ireland Population
Year Percentage of Population Increase
2001/2 0.07% -
2011 0.20% +0.13

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Hindu Temples in Ireland[edit]

Despite most of the Hindu Temples in Ireland being in the Republic of Ireland, there are a few Hindu Temples in Northern Ireland. The number of Hindu temples in Ireland have grown immensely since the beginning of the 21st century, like the total population of Hindus in Ireland.

Republic of Ireland[edit]

The following is a list of various Hindu Temples in the Republic of Ireland:

Donegal[edit]

  • Hindu Temple and Indian Community Centre, Unit 14, Bonagee Business Park, Bonagee, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal[1]

Dublin[edit]

  • Hare Krishna Cultural Centre (ISKCON), 83 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1
  • Vinayaka Temple, Ballyroan Community Centre, Marian Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14[2]
  • Sarv Sampradaya Hindu Temple Ireland,HCCI, Rossecourt, Balgaddy Road, (Beside Rossecourt Resource Centre), Pink Building, Lucan, Co. Dublin,[3]

Fermanagh[edit]

  • Sri Sri Radha Govinda Govindadwipa Temple Inisrath Island (ISKCON), Lake Island of Inis Rath, Lisnaskea, BT92 2GN[4]

Meath[edit]

  • B.A.P.S. Swaminarayan Sanstha, 26, Glen Abhainn Lawns, Enfield. County Meath. Ireland Tel: 0035386 3693447[5]


Northern Ireland[edit]

List of Hindu temples in Northern Ireland, with all three being in Belfast

Belfast[edit]

  • Laxmi-Narayan Mandir, Clifton Street, Carlisle Circus, Belfast[6]
  • Radha-Krishna Temple, 9 Malone Road , Belfast BT9 6RY[7]
  • Sri Sri Radha – Madhava Belfast Temple (ISKCON), 140 Upper Dunmurry Lane, Brooklands Grange, Belfast BT17 OHE[8]



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