WELCOME TO IRELAND
By: Andrew O’Leary
Professor Pam Jones
March 18, 2014
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)
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
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
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
Titanic “The Unsinkable Ship” maiden voyage was made Ireland
There are no Postal Zip Codes in Ireland outside of Dublin and
The first Irish constitution was signed at Dublin’s Shelbourne
• 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
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
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.
ST PATRICK’S DAY IN THE USA
American immigrants brought St. Patrick’s Day to the United
St. Patrick’s is widely celebrated in the United States by Irish and
Cliffs of Moher
Guinness Storehouse Blarney Stone
• 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.