Irish Sizes, Lengths, and Weights

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Irish sizes are a puzzle. You buy off the rack, and it should fit, yet you look like something the cat dragged in, or like an overstuffed sausage. Because one size does not fit all markets. So size really can be everything in Ireland especially if you buy clothing, shoes, or a dress, and then later find out that your size at home is different from your size on travels. Not because of all the good food and drink, but because there is a different set of standards than in the US or Europe.

Ladies' dresses being a case in point; if you are a size 8 in Denver, you are a size 10 in Dublin. Sorry.

Buying clothes or shoes in Ireland can be an adventure, even in the best shopping centers in Dublin. Likewise working out distances or using a cookbook may be a nightmare. Here are some quick hints on converting Irish weights and measures into European or US standards (and vice versa). And we won't even mention the Irish Mile here...

Female shoppers are advised to be extra careful; dress sizes may be Irish-British, French, Italian, or European! You will find all of them on display, plus those made to a certain size but with some cost-cutting measurement adjustments. If in any doubt at all, please try it on. Before you spend your vacation money on it.

Men's Shoes

  • Ireland and UK Size 7 equals
    European Size 41 and
    US Size 8
  • Ireland and UK Size 7.5 equals
    European Size 42 and
    US Size 8.5
  • Ireland and UK Size 8.5 equals
    European Size 43 and
    US Size 9.5
  • Ireland and UK Size 9.5 equals
    European Size 44 and
    US Size 10.5
  • Ireland and UK Size 10.5 equals
    European Size 45 and
    US Size 11.5
  • Ireland and UK Size 11 equals
    European Size 46 and
    US Size 12

Women's Shoes

  • Ireland and UK Size 4.6 equals
    European Size 38 and
    US Size 6
  • Ireland and UK Size 5 equals
    European Size 38 and
    US Size 6.5
  • Ireland and UK Size 5.5 equals
    European Size 39 and
    US Size 7
  • Ireland and UK Size 6 equals
    European Size 39 and
    US Size 7.5
  • Ireland and UK Size 6.5 equals
    European Size 40 and
    US Size 8
  • Ireland and UK Size 7 equals
    European Size 41 and
    US Size 8.5

Men's Shirts

  • Ireland and UK Size 14 is the same as US Size 14 and equals
    European Size 36
  • Ireland and UK Size 14.5 is the same as US Size 14.5 and equals
    European Size 37
  • Ireland and UK Size 15 is the same as US Size 15 and equals
    European Size 38
  • Ireland and UK Size 15.5 is the same as US Size 15.5 and equals
    European Size 39 or 40
  • Ireland and UK Size 16 is the same as US Size 16 and equals
    European Size 41
  • Ireland and UK Size 16.5 is the same as US Size 16.5 and equals
    European Size 42
  • Ireland and UK Size 17 is the same as US Size 17 and equals
    European Size 43

Men's Suits

  • Ireland and UK Size 36 is the same as US Size 36 and equals
    European Size 46
  • Ireland and UK Size 38 is the same as US Size 38 and equals
    European Size 48
  • Ireland and UK Size 40 is the same as US Size 40 and equals
    European Size 50
  • Ireland and UK Size 42 is the same as US Size 42 and equals
    European Size 52
  • Ireland and UK Size 44 is the same as US Size 44 and equals
    European Size 54
  • Ireland and UK Size 46 is the same as US Size 46 and equals
    European Size 56
  • Ireland and UK Size 48 is the same as US Size 48 and equals
    European Size 58

Dress Sizes

  • Ireland and UK Size 8 equals
    French Size 36,
    Italian Size 38,
    European Size 34 and
    US Size 6
  • Ireland and UK Size 10 equals
    French Size 38,
    Italian Size 40,
    European Size 36 and
    US Size 8
  • Ireland and UK Size 12 equals
    French Size 40,
    Italian Size 42,
    European Size 38 and
    US Size 10
  • Ireland and UK Size 14 equals
    French Size 42,
    Italian Size 44,
    European Size 40 and
    US Size 12
  • Ireland and UK Size 16 equals
    French Size 44,
    Italian Size 46,
    European Size 42 and
    US Size 14
  • Ireland and UK Size 18 equals
    French Size 46,
    Italian Size 48,
    European Size 44 and
    US Size 16

Children's Clothing

  • Ireland and UK Size 16/18 equals
    European Size 92 and
    US Size 2
  • Ireland and UK Size 20/22 equals
    European Size 104 and
    US Size 4
  • Ireland and UK Size 24/26 equals
    European Size 116 and
    US Size 6
  • Ireland and UK Size 28/30 equals
    European Size 128 and
    US Size 8
  • Ireland and UK Size 32/34 equals
    European Size 140 and
    US Size 10
  • Ireland and UK Size 36/38 equals
    European Size 152 and
    US Size 12

Distances (Metric to Imperial)

  • 1 centimetre (cm) = 0.39 inches
  • 1 metre (m) = 3.28 feet
  • 1 metre (m) = 1.09 yards
  • 1 kilometre = 0.62 miles

Distances (Imperial to Metric)

  • 1 inch = 2.54 centimetres (cm)
  • 1 foot = 30.48 centimetres
  • 1 yard = 91.44 centimetres
  • 1 mile = 1.61 kilometres

Liquids

  • 1 pint = 0.568 litres
  • 1 litre = 1.76 pints
  • 1 litre = 0.22 gallons
  • 1 gallon = 4.54 litres

Weights (Metric to Imperial)

  • 1 gram = 0.0353 ounces
  • 1 kilogram = 2.205 pounds
  • 1 tonne = 1.1 tons

Weights (Imperial to Metric)

  • 1 ounce = 28.35 grams
  • 1 pound = 454 grams
  • 1 pound = 0.454 kilograms
  • 1 ton = 0.91 tonnes