Its an island country and it’s the third largest island in the whole of Europe. After Britain, the country is the most populous island in the continent with some 4.6 million residents. It holds number two position in our list of 10 visa-free European countries that South Africans can visit. It rains pretty often, therefore don’t forget the raincoats. Summer is colder than most European country so you can aim your visit then. The Irish culture has a rich literature which has influenced the world literature in a significant way.