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  1. 1. Ireland
  2. 2. Famous for.. St. Patrick Shamrocks Leprechauns The Blarney Castle and Stone Guinness Stout
  3. 3. Natural Beauty
  4. 4. Location Capital: Dublin Largest Cities: Dublin, Cork, Dún Laoghaire Ireland shares its island with Northern Ireland which is a part of the United Kingdom
  5. 5. Geography / Climate Ireland has a relatively flat interior surrounded by hills and small mountains. Ireland has a temperature climate, which explains the recognizable green countryside.
  6. 6. Demographics Population : approximately 4,622,917 Ethnicities: Irish 87.4% Other white 7.5% Asian 1.3% Black 1.1% Mixed 1.1% unspecified 1.6% Religions: Roman Catholic 87.4% Church of Ireland 2.9% Other Christian 1.9% Other 2.1% Unspecified 1.5% None 4.2% Languages: English and Irish (Gaelic)
  7. 7. Where to go Fairy mounds
  8. 8. Where to go Cliffs of Moher
  9. 9. Where to go Besides the famous areas of Ireland, such as Dublin, Cork, and Blarney Castle, there are many other places and activities to be found.
  10. 10. Traditions Irish Step Dancing
  11. 11. Traditions Corned Beef and Cabbage
  12. 12. Traditions On St. Patrick’s Day people wear shamrocks in Ireland to represent the teaching of the Trinity
  13. 13. Customs White flowers are used primarily for funerals Being a bit late is okay, but if you are early that may seem odd Don’t call someone a “mick” because it is considered offensive
  14. 14. Interesting facts <ul><li>Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker were Irish. </li></ul><ul><li>The introduction and use of rosary was first made in Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>Not a single snake is found in Ireland. On the other hand, the only reptile found is the lizard. </li></ul><ul><li>James Hoban, an Irishman, designed the White House in Washington. </li></ul><ul><li>A pig living indoors was referred to as a 'gentleman that pays rent' in the olden days. </li></ul><ul><li>The Harp is the national symbol of Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin was founded by the Vikings in 988 and was originally called Dubh Linn (which means Black Pool in Irish). </li></ul>