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Geography* Official Name: Éire, Republic of Ireland * Capital: Dublin * Population: 4,109,086 * Monetary unit: Euro* Official languages: Irish/English * Area: 68,890 square km Click to know more about Ireland
* Major mountain ranges: Macgillycuddys Reeks, Wicklow Mountains* Major rivers: Shannon, Liffey, Boyne, Moy, Barrow
SymbolsThe flag of Ireland was The coat of arms: The shamrock is a adopted on January 21, The harp is used popular way to 1919. Irelands flag uses as the symbol of represent Saint color to symbolize the Irish State Patricks Day. religions; green is and is used on the representative of back of Irish Euro Catholics; orange is coins. representative of Protestants, and the
StoriesThe original Irish name means small-bodied fellow. In Irish mythology, a leprechaun is a male fary said to inhabit the island of Ireland. http://youtu.be/IA-YGKN7k_o
Leprechauns usually take the form of old men. Their trade is that of a cobbler or shoemaker. They are said to be very rich. According to legend, if anyone keeps an eye fixed upon one, he cannot escape, but the moment the gaze is withdrawn, he vanishes.
MusicThe harp is one of The fiddle and the cultural icons the penny of Ireland, and whistle are was used well-known for extensively in the their use in Middle Ages. traditional Irish music. The bodhran is a goat-skin drum that adds percussion to the mix. Concertinas and accordions are popular as well
Places to visit Dublin Newgrange Rock of Cashel - CorkGallarus oratory - Dingle Cliffs of Moher Kylemore Abbey - Connemara