This ETF offers pure play exposure to the Irish economy, investing in stocks listed on Irish stock exchanges and generating substantial portions of their revenues in the country. As such, EIRL is probably too targeted for buy-and-hold portfolios, but can be useful for those looking to fine tune their Europe exposure or perhaps combine this fund with another position to create a long/short trade. EIRL is the only ETF option for exclusive Ireland exposure, but there are some limitations to consider. Holdings are far from balanced from a sector perspective, as many corners of the Irish economy are overlooked completely. And EIRL has only about 25 stocks in total, limiting the diversification of the underlying basket and resulting in significant concentrations in some big names. EIRL can still be a very efficient means of accessing the Emerald Isle, but these limitations should be noted.