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Weights & Measurements

You may need these helpful Metric-to-Imperial Conversions

Ireland mostly uses the Metric system, except for ‘pint’ and some other older measurements, which are still widely used.

Imperial  Metric
1 inch (UK and US) = 2.54 cm
1 foot (UK and US) = 12 inches (30.48 cm)
1 mile (UK and US) = 1.609 km
1 acre (UK and US) = 4,047 m2
1 knot (International) = 1.852 m)
1 pint (UK) = 568 cm3
1 pint (US) = 473 cm3
1 pound (lb UK and US) = 0.45 kg
1 ounce (oz UK and US) = 28.35 g

 

Metric Imperial
1 centimetre (cm) = 0.3937 inches
1 metre (m)  = 3.28 feet (1.094 yards)
1 kilometre (km)  = 0.6 miles
1 litre (l)  = 2.113 pints (1.056 quarts)
1 gram (g)  = 0.035 ounces
1 kilogram (km)  = 2.2 pounds

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