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Astronism in Ireland refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of Ireland. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Ireland, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Ireland oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Ireland is split into thirty-one counties and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Dublin.
This national branch of the Astronist Institution manages the official representation and depiction of Astronism throughout this territory, including efforts to protect the identity of the philosophy with the intention of further disseminating it throughout the territory.
It is the Institution alone that is granted the status of proprietor to the philosophy in this territory as any other organisations or institutions proclaiming such a role are deemed as unauthorised proprietors and are therefore considered as part of the anti-Institutionist movement.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Ireland including:
- Astro-Irish philosophy
- Astro-Irish religion
- Astro-Irish spirituality
- Irish astroncy
- Irish Astronism
- Irish astronomical religion
- Irish Cosmism
- Irish space religion
History of Astronism in Ireland
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a religion in Ireland and Irish Astronists are generally free to express their faith publicly with fear of incident. Astronism in Ireland is unavoidably influenced by Astronism in the neighbouring United Kingdom.
The widespread use of English in Ireland also acts as an important furtherer for the Astronist religion's spread into Ireland. As part of its Demographics of Astronism report in late 2020, there are currently 4,895 Astronists in Ireland.
Astronist demographics in Ireland
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