Interesting Facts about Ireland
Many countries in the world have some cultural influences from Ireland, weather you live in Europe or North America, when you see something Irish, you know it. Here are some facts about the poor country of 70s turned in to one of the most wealthiest nations on the globe.
-Ireland has lots of known symbols such as the harp, which is it’s national symbol, the shamrock, the Celtic Cross and also the Irish Wolfhound.
-Unlike the other nations of Britain, the majority of Irish population is Roman Catholics, 88%.
-The national language of Ireland is Gaeltacht, which is only full used in some parts of the country, most people speak English.
-Most popular actors out of Ireland are Richard Harris, Collin Farrell, Pierce Brosnan and Cillian Murphy. There are many more but those the most well known ones.
-Ireland has some well known bands from it too, The boomtown rats, U2,WestLife and a many new young artists..
-Saint Patrick, the Saint who brought Christianity to Ireland, is one of the most well recognized Saints in the world. He brought the religion around 430 and still to this day that is celebrated around the world.
-James Hoban designed the original White House in Washington.
-Dublin is the capital and it was founded by Vikings, in Irish dubh linn means black pool.
-Grace’O Melley was the Queen of Pirates, and yes she was Irish, another well known outlaw was Ned Kelly who stroke fear and passion in the hearts of people in Australia
-The highest mountain in Ireland is the Killarney.
-Guinness is the most well known liquor in Ireland.
-The Bailey is a liquor made in Ireland and popular around the world.
-The Irish love their sports, specially Rugby and Soccer.
-Here is a well known Irish proverb, “they come for a day and stay for a week”, meaning someone who overstays their welcome.