Islam in Ireland
There are now mosques in the main cities.
The Muslim community of Ireland is a multi–cultural community comprising of Muslims from various countries such as Pakistan, Malaysia, Somalia, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Libya, Bosnia and Ireland itself. There are mosques in various parts of the country e.g. Limerick, Galway, Ballyhaunis, Cavan and Letterkenny as well as in Dublin. In 1983 larger premises for a mosque at 163 South Circular Road, were acquired.
Construction of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland (ICCI) began in 1993. On November 16th 1996 the ICCI was officially opened by President Mary Robinson and Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.