Hi, WHAT’S THE CRAIC? My name is Paddy, and I’m one of the Leprechauns, lucky gnomes who will guide you through Ireland; you can find us in the Irish forest with a pot full of gold coins First of all...do you know where my country is?
This is a world map. Can you locate it on the map? Well done!
And we speak two languages: English And Irish Cheers! Sláunta
Music is always an important part in the life of Irish people Both traditional Celtic music played in pubs.... ...and modern music, which is played in “gigs” (small concerts in pubs) The harp is the symbol of Ireland, it’s in its coins.
This is the “CÉILÍ”, the traditional Irish dancing And this is the typical dress for dancing
The Corrs U2 Cranberries Famous bands and singers!
St Valentine’s Day Halloween Christmas These are the most famous festivals and celebrations! St Patrick’s Day
Have a look at the pubs, they’re so colourful and charming! Irish people are heavy drinkers, an average Irish person drinks 6 litres of beer per day!!!! A pub crowl is going from pub to pub FOR A WHOLE DAY!!!
A pint of Guiness stout (black beer) Old Guiness ads
And Irish coffee (it has whiskey in it) Bulmers (cyder which we have with ice) Baileys Jameson whiskey
Come on folks! Go home! When a pub is about to close (at 12,30 pm more or less)... They toll a bell And send people home
Weddings and funerals are very big events... A funeral lasts up to 3 days... And all people and relatives go to a restaurant to have a meal together (paid by the dead person’s relatives), and drink Guiness in the honour of the dead person!
On St Patrick’s Day there are parades everywhere! Everybody wears green huts And paint green shamrocks on their faces
St Patrick is our Patron Saint. He brought Catholicism into the country
Breakfast is a big meal, look! Baked beans Tea or coffee Cereal Black pudding Bacon Toast sausages And eggs Orange juice
Junk food is very popular, especially for lunch, which is between 12:30 and 13:30 Sandwiches Burgers And of course: Fish & Chips Pizza Hot dogs
Dinner is our biggest meal, and it’s around 6 pm. Salad Or fish Chicken Pasta The Irish smoked salmon is the best in the world!
We eat potatoes with everything Fried (chips/French fries or wedges) In bags (crisps) boiled Or roasted
Oh, and we drink tea all day! And we eat lots of chocolate. Irish chocolate is GORGEOUS! Cadbury is our favourite brand!
In all schools, even public ones, they wear a uniform