Ireland is situated in the Atlantic Ocean and separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea.
4 Provinces and 32 Counties
The flag of Ireland is green, whiteandorange. The green represents Catholics, the orange is for Protestants, and the white symbolizes the hope for peace between the two groups.
It rains a lot making everything very green. It is often called “The Emerald Isle.”
The Giant’s Causeway is a mass of stone columns that extend from a cliff in Northern Ireland and disappear under the sea towards Scotland. They were formed by a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. However, the ancients believed it to be the work of a giant named Fin M’Coul.
CASTLES IN IRELAND ROSS CASTLE ASHFORD CASTLE BUNRATTY CASTLE MALAHIDE CASTLE TRIM CASTLE
FOOD Irishbreakfast Fish and chips scones Leaksoup IrishStew
NationalHolidays The National Holiday is March 17, St. Patrick’s Day,
Irish Symbols Theleprechaun THE SHAMROCK Legendssay
theleaveswill stand uprightwhen a stormapproaches
and that no snakewillbefoundamongthem.
When St. Patrick cametoIreland he usedtheShamrocktosymbolizethemeaning of thechurch'steachingonthe Trinity.
CLADDAG RING Meaning:
Music fiddle Music has always been an important part of Irish life. Irish music is produced with instruments like …. the uilleann pipe the whistle the bodhran IrishHarp
FamousIrishPeople Writer Oscar Wilde (1854.1900) Writer James Joyce-Ulysses (1882.1941) Singer Bono,U2 Singer Enya Actor Pierce Brosnan
What do we call stories like this that are very old and have been passed down by word of mouth? Folktales
the folktale Fin M’Coul by TomieDePaola.
The Celts, warriors from western Europe, controlled Ireland for 1000 years. Today the term “celtic” is often used to refer to anything traditionally Irish, such as celtic music and celtic dance. Dance, music, holidays, and traditions are all part of a people’s culture.