Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane will be hoping to guide the Boys In Green out of the group stage for the first time will look for a good start in the opening game against Sweden.
Win the first game and anything is possible.
So, where will our campaign rank in the greats moments Irish soccer history? Here’s a great excuse to relive them all.
Liam Brady versus Brazil in 1987
Ray Houghton - Euro 88
Niall Quinn scores versus Holland - Italia 90
Ireland versus Romania penalty shootout - Italia 90
Alan McLoughlin scores 'that' goal to send us to the USA
Ray Houghton (again) and a mammoth performance by Paul McGrath - USA 94
Jason McAteer scores to send us to Japan and South Korea
Robbie Keane equalises against Germany - Japan and South Korea 2002
Richard Dunne keeps the Russians out
John O’Shea puts the World Champions back in their place
Shane Long with a bullet at the Aviva
Jonathan Walters writes himself into Irish soccer history to book our place at Euro 2016