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  • 1. WELCOME TO IRELAND By: Andrew O’Leary SLS 1101 Professor Pam Jones March 18, 2014
  • 2. GEOGRAPHY  Capital: Dublin  Government Type: Republic  Largest City (in population): Dublin  Largest County: Cork County  Current Population: 506,211  12 costal islands  Area:70,273 square kilometers (27,133 square miles)
  • 3. BASIC FACTS  Currency: Euro  All Area Codes are 353  Spoken Languages: English, Gaelic (form of Irish)  National Holiday: St Patrick’s Day  Current President: Michael D. Higgins  4 Providences: Leinster, Ulster, Munster, and Connacht  There are 32 Counties in Ireland: 26 in the Republic of Ireland, and 6 in Northern Ireland
  • 4. CULTURE AND PEOPLE  Week day evening times are often spent at home after a long work day  60% of the residents live in the cities  Weekends are often spent out  They are very modest. Being rude, loud, showing off wealth, and dressing provocative is viewed negative.  Today a few people in Ireland actually speak Irish  Celtic Tribes arrive on the island between 600-150 B.C.  84.2% of the people are Roman Catholic  There are 6 million different variations of Irish personalities
  • 5. NEAT FACTS Declared Independence: December 6, 1921 Guinness beer is produce in Ireland St. Patrick was actually Roman, not Irish Halloween was derived from an Irish festival
  • 6. NEAT FACTS  Titanic “The Unsinkable Ship” maiden voyage was made Ireland  There are no Postal Zip Codes in Ireland outside of Dublin and Cork City  The first Irish constitution was signed at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel.
  • 7. FOOD • Majority of the cooking is done without herbs and spices. • A traditional Irish meal is usually made up of very simple ingredients and easy to cook but yet tastes great! You’ll find that most traditional recipes contain the basics of vegetables, meat, or fish. Meatloaf
  • 8. FOOD Shepherd’s Pie Beef Stew
  • 9. MAUREEN O’HARA  Born on August 17, 1920, in Ranelagh, Ireland, Maureen O'Hara, a Hollywood actress who was paired with Hollywood's leading men in such swashbucklers as Sinbad the Sailor and The Black Swan. O'Hara went on to further fame starring in the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street, Our Man in Havana, and The Parent Trap.  2nd oldest of six children, she was raised in a close-knit Irish Catholic family. Her father, Charles, was a businessman, and her mother, Marguerite, was an accomplished stage actress and opera singer. Maureen displayed a penchant for dramatics at an early age when she staged presentations for her family; in school she was active in singing and dancing.
  • 10. ST. PATRICK’S DAY  St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland  Celebrated on March 17  National and bank holiday in the Republic of Ireland but it is celebrated worldwide. It is also considered a religious holiday in the past.  Became a public holiday in 1903.  Today, many Catholic places of worship all around the world are named after St. Patrick, including cathedrals in New York City , Dublin, and Toowoomba in Queensland, Australia.
  • 11. ST PATRICK’S DAY IN THE USA  American immigrants brought St. Patrick’s Day to the United States  St. Patrick’s is widely celebrated in the United States by Irish and non-Irish combined.
  • 12. Cliffs of Moher Guinness Storehouse Blarney Stone Tourist Attractions Cross Village Graveyard
  • 13. MUSIC Celtic Music: • Fancy term which expresses a world- view or record-shelf category rather than actual links between music genres. • Most of it is relaxing and easy listening. • Traditionally it evolved from folk music.
  • 14. RELIGION Northern Ireland Ireland
  • 15. QUESTIONS  How many counties are in Ireland? A. 32 B. 75 C. 4 D. 110  True or False: St. Patrick’s Day is a National Holiday in Ireland?