Hinduism in the Republic of Ireland

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Historical Hindu Population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1991 953 —    
2002 3,099 +11.32%
2006 6,082 +18.36%
2011 10,688 +11.94%

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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

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


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  2. http://www.researchgate.net/publication/249058598_Changing_religions_in_the_Republic_of_Ireland_19912002
  3. "Census 2011 – Religion in Ireland | FaithinIreland". Faithinireland.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2015-06-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh : Central Statistics Office : The Is Ireland : Highlights from cEnhsus 2011, Part 1" (PDF). Cso.ie. Retrieved 2015-06-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Indian Community Centre, Letterkenny Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  6. Vinayaka Temple Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  7. "Essence of Hinduism | Hindu". Hindu.ie. Retrieved 2015-06-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Govindadwipa Temple Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  9. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Retrieved 2012-02-21.