|Elevation||469 ft (143 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||812, 930|
|GNIS feature ID||436827|
The town was founded on land purchased from the United States government by John Stewart, a native of Ireland, on December 23, 1816. The town was once intended to be called American City, but changed to Ireland when the name was not approved by the post office department. The town was laid out by John Stewart's son James, and four others. The first town map is dated May 20, 1865, but had been a small village many years before that.
The Ireland post office has been in operation since 1853. Ireland's school system was absorbed by the Jasper school system in 1970.
Ireland is home of St. Mary's Church, a Roman Catholic church.
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- Wilson, George R. (1910). History of Dubois County from Its Primitive Days to 1910. Windmill Publications. p. 355.
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- Ada Carr, Pam Wright and Sean Breslin (March 1, 2017). "Tornadoes Confirmed in Midwest as Severe Weather Outbreak Persists". The Weather Channel. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
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