Did you know? Ireland’s cities are ancient monuments in themselves. The archaic, narrow streets of Waterford follow a map begun by Norsemen over a thousand years ago, while Dublin is an older Viking settlement than Stockholm or Oslo. Ten Irish people have won Nobel prizes: inLiterature – four people, in Peace – five people and in Physics – one.
Irish namesments such as the fiddle, the tin whistle, and the bodhran (Irish drum). Irish music, dancing and famous people
The symbols of Ireland:The harp is a symbol of Ireland. It can beseen on the presidential flag and on theback of the Irish Euro coin.
The National Holiday is March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, named after the Patron Saint of Ireland.ock is another symbol of Ireland. It is always worn on St. Patrick’s Day.he world. Even if you’re not Irish, you can enjoy celebrating the holiday by w
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Irish names It is very common for people of Gaelic origin to have theEnglish versions of their surnames beginning with “O” or "Mc". "O" comes from the Gaelic Ó, which means “grandson", or “descendant" of a named person. Names that begin with "O" include O’Brien, O’Kelly, O’Donnell, O’Malley,O’Neill... "Mac" or "Mc" means "son of". Names that begin with Mac include MaDermott,MacCarthy, MacDonnell, and MacMahon, etc.
Ireland is known for its Irish traditional music and has produced many internationally famous singers and bands such as U2, The Corrs, Boyzone, Enya, and the internationally acclaimed dance shows Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Notable Hollywood actors from the Republic of Ireland include Pierce Brosnan and Colin Farrell.f traditional Irish step dancing. Lord of the Dance is an Irish musical and dance prod