The isle lies to the north-
west of Europe.
Ireland possesses an
oceanic moderate climate.
(it belongs UK)
The green is for the Catholics, the orange for the
protestants and the white for the peace between them.
The modern English word Ireland
derives from the Irish
word Éire with the addition
of the Germanic word land.
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
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
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.
The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript in
Latin, containing New Testament, It is decorated
with Cristian iconography and motifs typical of
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
Ireland submerges in financier
crisis and it might declares
The Irish country needs a financier recue about
100.000 millions euros by European Union,
International Monetary Fund and European Central
Bank, because the government can’t pay the enormous
debt to save the state banks.
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.
O´Connell Bridge: the
only brige in Europe that is
wider than it is long.