Location The isle lies to the north-west of Europe. Ireland possesses an oceanic moderate climate.
Provinces of Ireland Ulster ( it belongs UK) Leinster Munster Connacht Northern Ireland Ireland
The Flag The green is for the Catholics, the orange for the protestants and the white for the peace between them.
Name The modern English word Ireland derives from the Irish word Éire with the addition of the Germanic word land.
History Celts gradually infiltrated Britain over the course of the centuries between about 500 and 100 B.C.
A hunter gatherer society was eventually replaced by more settled farmers and metal workers. They used to live for the glories of battle.
The basic unit of Celtic life was the clan. Clans were bound together with other clans into tribes, each of which had its own social structure and customs, and possibly its own local gods.
The Druids were the prestigious class in ancient Celtic societies.
They were often the philosophers, scientists, lore-masters, teachers, judges and councillors to the kings. The Druids linked the Celtic people with their gods.
Ireland moves from Celtic polytheism to Celtic Christianity in the fifth century A.D. Ireland was converted under missionaries from Britain, such as Patrick.
It is believed that Saint Patrick combined the symbol of Christianity with the sun cross, to give pagans an idea of the importance of the cross by linking it with the properties of the sun.
Culture The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript in Latin, containing New Testament, It is decorated with Cristian iconography and motifs typical of Insular art.
Ireland is a constitutional republic with a parliamentary system of government. The President of Ireland serves as head of state, and is elected for a seven-year term and can be re-elected only once. The president is largely a figurehead. President Mary McAleese Current Politics
Ireland submerges in financier crisis and it might declares oneself bankruptcy. The Irish country needs a financier recue about 100.000 millions euros by European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank , b ecause the government can’t pay the enormous debt to save the s tate banks. News
Its Traditional Music The chieftains
Its Celtic Folk Rock Music The Corrs They are a Celtic folk rock band from Dundalk, Ireland. The group consists of the Corr siblings: Andrea, Sharon, Caroline and Jim.
Its Rock Music U2 They are a rock band formed in Dublin
Its Writers Bram Stoker was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel. “ Dracula”.
Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. “ The Importance of Being Earnest”
James Joyce widely considered to be one of the best writers of the 20th century. “ Ulysses” and “Dubliners”
Brendan Behan was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English. “ Brendan Behan’s New York” and “Confessions of an Irish Rebel”
Irishes actors and actresses Samantha Mumba Collin Farrel Pierce Brosnan
Traditions and symbols There are many traditions and symbols associated with St. Patrick's Day and Ireland: Shamrock
With the green colour everyone identify Irish people all around the world
Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated each year on March 17th, it is an Irish holiday celebrated all around the world.
A Leprechaun is a type of fairy usually taking the form of an old man in a red or green coat, who enjoys partaking in mischief, Leprechauns have been linked to Irish mythology
The Guinness Storehouse
Fihs and Chips Bed and Breakfast hotel
Irish Euro The symbol of the irish euro is the irish harp in all the coins.
Hurling: is an outdoor team sport
of ancient Gaelic origin and played
with sticks called hurleys and a ball
called a sliotar.
Gaelic football : it seams to traditional football but the ball is played with the hands.
Dublin Ha’penny Bridge O´Connell Bridge: the only brige in Europe that is wider than it is long.
Grafion Street O´Connell Street Dublin
Trinity College: it is Ireland's oldest university.
The Spire: officially titled
the Monument of Light, i s a
large stainless steel monument
(121.2 metres in height)
St. Patrick Cathedral St. Marys’s Cathedral Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
Belfast City Hall is the civic building of the Belfast (UK)
Belfast Queen’s University
Victoria Square: a commercial,
residential and leisure development
Galway The John F.Kennedy Memorial Park in Eyre Square is an inner-city public park National University
Lynch’s Castle: Galway's best
preserved ancient building
The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas
King John's Castle: are a
St. John’s Cathedral St. Mary’s Cathedral Limerick
Drombeg Stone Circle (a lso known as The Druid's Altar ) Fastnet Rock Lighthouse Bernard’s Castle Cork
Blarney’s Castle St. Fin Barre's Cathedral The Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne Cork
Waterford’s Castle Reginald's Tower: is the oldest urban civic building in Ireland and the oldest monument to retain its Viking name Waterford
Waterford Crystal Chandelier is in The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity Christine’s Coast