Where is it?
is an island to the northwest of continental Europe.
For the part of the United Kingdom, see Northern
The capital of Ireland is Dublin.
Land area:32,595 sq mi
Languages:Irish and English
Main cities: Dublin (the capital), Galway,Limerick
Monetary unit:Irish pound
Neighbouring countries: United Kingdom border
Government: it is a Republic. The president is Michael
D. Higgins and the First minister: Enda Kenry
Origins and history:
In 1922 Ireland independent of United Kingdom after
to the warm of Independence Warm.
Covers the period in the history of Ireland from the
first Viking raids to the Norman invasion. The first two
centuries of this period are characterised by Viking
raids and the subsequent Norse settlements along the
coast. Viking ports were established at Dublin,
Wexford, Waterford, Cork and Limerick, which
became the first large towns in Ireland.
It is the city most populated of the island. It is located
near the center of the east coast of the island, at the
mouth of the River Liffey and at the center of the
county of Dublin.
The city lies on the west coast of the island, in the
northwestern corner of Galway Bay. The Corrib River
runs through the city.
The most important parties are Halloween and St Patricks Day.
Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday
celebrated on 17 March the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland.
Halloween is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October.
Interesting places to visit:
Cliffs of Moher
Ring of Kerry
-the Irish alphabet has only 18 letters.
-ten Irish have earned Nobel Prizes.
-Samuel Beckett wrote the play of the world's shortest
play, Breath, which lasts only thirty seconds and has
no characters or dialogue.
-Gaelic Ireland says Éire.