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Hinduism in the Republic of Ireland

The spread of Hinduism in the Republic of Ireland is increasing. The 2011 Irish Census reported 10,688 Hindu residents in Ireland, making up 0.23% of the population. This is 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] In the 2011 Census, it showed that the number of Hindus surpassed those who professed to be Methodist (6842, down 5318).[3] Hinduism also surpassed Buddhism (8703, up 2187), which made it the 8th largest religion in Ireland (excluding no religion/not stated).[4]

Historical Percentage of Hindus in the Republic of Ireland
Year Percent Increase
1991 0.03% -
2002 0.08% +0.05%
2006 0.14% +0.06%
2011 0.23% +0.09%


  • Hindu temples 1
    • Donegal 1.1
    • Dublin 1.2
    • Fermanagh 1.3
    • Meath 1.4
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Hindu temples

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


Temples in Donegal:

  • Hindu Temple and Indian Community Centre, Unit 14, Bonagee Business Park, Bonagee, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal[5]


Temples in Dublin:

  • Hare Krishna Cultural Centre (ISKCON), 83 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1
  • Vinayaka Temple, Ballyroan Community Centre, Marian Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14[6]
  • Sarv Sampradaya Hindu Temple Ireland,HCCI, Rossecourt, Balgaddy Road, (Beside Rossecourt Resource Centre), Pink Building, Lucan, Co. Dublin,[7]


Temples in Fermanagh:

  • Sri Sri Radha Govinda Govindadwipa Temple Inisrath Island (ISKCON), Lake Island of Inis Rath, Lisnaskea, BT92 2GN[8]


Temples in Meath:

  • B.A.P.S. Swaminarayan Sanstha, 26, Glen Abhainn Lawns, Enfield. County Meath. Ireland Tel.: 0035386 3693447[9]

See also


  1. ^ Patsy McGarry (2012-03-30). "Ireland remains overwhelmingly Catholic". Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Census 2011 – Religion in Ireland | FaithinIreland". Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  4. ^ "An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh : Central Statistics Office : The Is Ireland : Highlights from cEnhsus 2011, Part 1" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  5. ^ Indian Community Centre, Letterkenny Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  6. ^ Vinayaka Temple Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  7. ^ "Essence of Hinduism | Hindu". Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  8. ^ Govindadwipa Temple Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  9. ^ BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Retrieved 2012-02-21.

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