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Ireland Final 2

Ireland Final 2

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was designed to reflect the country's political realities. created in 1848.The Irish flag. The national emblem of Ireland is the harp. .


. about five-sixths of the island of Ireland. which is part of the United Kingdom and is located in the north-east. The Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland) occupies 83 percent. The remainder constitutes Northern Ireland.


In the 12th century English invaders arrived in Ireland. . and so began seven centuries of bitter Anglo-Irish conflict. they began arriving and settling around 600 B. The first settlers on the island were Celtic tribe-people.C.

was approved.  . The Good Friday Agreement is now being implemented although with some difficulties. Finally in 1998 a peace settlement for Northern Ireland . The uprising was cruelly crushed with many of the rebellion leaders being executed by the British .but the significance of this uprising was that the campaign carried on in the form of guerrilla warfare and in 1921 independence from the UK was secured for 26 southern Irish counties.known as the Good Friday Agreement .

. Ireland has one of the oldest and most fascinating histories of the world.


. Irish literature is highly regarded around the world. Yeats (1923). James Joyce is said to be one of the most important modern writers.B. with W. George Bernhard Shaw (1925). Samuel Beckett (1969) and Seamus Heaney (1995) being awarded the Nobel Prize.

Enwrought with golden and silver light. . being poor. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.  I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I. have only my dreams. The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light. I have spread my dreams under your feet. HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths.





. cricket and football are also very popular. Hurling and Gaelic football are the most popular sports in Ireland. although rugby.

 Ireland’s cuisine is very traditional and hearty. ensuring every meal is satisfying and delicious. .

. there are plenty of festivals that will truly enhance your trip to the country. In addition to the myriad of historic centers and museums.

Patrick.  St. . Patrick’s Day. the patron Saint of Ireland. and pin Shamrocks to the outside of their coats or shirts. Citizens of Ireland don’t typically wear green on St. but they do wear Shamrocks as a symbol of the teachings of the Holy Trinity. Patrick’s Day celebrates the teachings of Christianity by St.

the weekends.  Irish whiskey is probably the best and finest whiskey one can find anywhere on earth due to the time it takes to create the spirit. . or happy hour. its price and its overall taste. Pubs are popular places for the locals to hang out on game days.

. Hot and dark with a creamy white head. The little three leafed plant has connections to St Patrick and Catholicism. A mixture of pagan worship and Christianity comes together in this design. The Irish Celtic Cross. The Irish harp – On Irish passports. love and loyalty. the wire-stringed harp is the oldest official emblem of Ireland. The shamrock – probably the most recognised of the symbols of Ireland and perhaps the most loved. and is a reminder of the country's green carpet. Celtic High Crosses are the giants of the Irish countryside. The twists and turns of the design are found in Ancient stone art and tattoos. and impressive remnants of antiquity. The traditional Irish ring – the claddagh ring – symbolizes friendship. It can only be Irish coffee. sometimes evil leprechaun – the little fella has associations with the 'other side' and his unpredictability makes him worthy of respect Irish Celtic Knot is one of the best known motifs in Celtic art & folklore. The sometimes good. coins and flags (not to mention the logo of a certain famous brand of stout).         The flag of Ireland – perhaps the single most important emblem of the Republic.

          The "Oscar" statuette handed out at the Academy Awards was designed by Cedric Gibbons. who was born in Dublin in 1823. Saint Patrick’s Day has now turned into Saint Patrick's Festival. The Newgrange passage tomb in County Meath was constructed around 3200 BC. James' Gate The Titanic was built in Belfast St Patrick's Day was originally celebrated as a religious holiday. Originally. and 1. . The Irish government began to use St. Patrick's Day parade was held in Dublin in 1931. the forms were limited to prefixes. The home of Guinness is in Dublin. Bram Stoker was working as a civil servant in Dublin when he wrote "Dracula" in 1897. Patrick’s Day to showcase Ireland and it's cultural heritage during the 1990s. ie Mac (meaning 'son of') and 'O' (meaning descendant of). St Patrick's Festival is now a four day event. The famous Guinness Brewery is at St. It is also the home of the myth regarding the existence of Leprechauns and their pots of gold. Baileys Irish Cream which was launched in Ireland in the early seventies is now the most popular liqueur in the world. In 1903 it became a public holiday and the first St.000 years older than Stonehenge. making it more than 600 years older than the Giza Pyramids in Egypt. Ireland was one of the earliest countries to establish a system of hereditary surnames.




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