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Irish Culture Presentation (SAP)

Irish Culture

Courtney Bauman

on 10 October 2012

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Transcript of Irish Culture Presentation (SAP)

Jill & Courtney Irish Culture Tall, red-haired Celts arrived
Came to what is now Ireland Around the 4th century B.C.
Mostly Catholic
The people in Ireland typically have very pale skin, red hair and green or blue eyes
It is an island located in the Atlantic ocean and is part of Europe Background Mostly herded cattle until the potato arrived
Some typical Irish dishes are : Irish stew, bacon and cabbage, potato, colcannon.
In the late 20th century the Irish began to change their cuisine to fresh vegetables, fish, a wide range of cheeses and still involving the potato
Now other cultures foods have been making it into Ireland such as pizza, chinese food and some west african dishes Irish Food
The Irish are avid sports fans, especially of their native game of Gaelic football—a cross between soccer and rugby—and hurling, which resembles a rough-and-tumble version of field hockey
Handball is also a traditional Irish sport the American games Baseball and Softball are both descendants of handball
Generally, the Irish are proud drinkers so most of their free time is spent in pubs/bars and clubs Sports and Recreation The Irish generally value their families, telling stories, and making music
Celtic crosses have long been used as popular grave markers, but today they are often used to decorate homes or add a little Irish pride to an outfit
The harp, shamrocks and four leaf clovers are all symbols of Ireland
The Irish flag, commonly known as the tricolor, represents Catholic Ireland (the green), Protestant Ireland (the orange), and the peace that exist between them (the white). Themes Many traditions, such as the bride carrying a horseshoe with her for luck, having a group of irish dancers perform at your wedding, 'Marry in May and Rue The Day' or 'Marry in April if you can, joy for maiden and for man'.
The minimum age for marriage is 18 but parental consent is needed until 21
If you are a certified insane person and need care you cannot get married unless declared sane Irish Marriage Typically built from brick
Most houses have gardens though in modern houses they are very small
The outside of the house is usually painted
The roofs are usually slate tiled
The rooms are typically boxy and and do not have an open plan

Modern irish clothing is very similar to typical American clothing
Traditional Irish clothing is usually wool or linen and very bright
If you've ever seen a St. Patrick's Day parade, you've probably seen traditional Irish pipe and drum bands with their kilts, short black jackets and knee stockings Housing

Clothing http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107648.html
http://www.google.ca/imghp?hl=en&tab=ii Sources Colcannon Gaelic Football Hurling
http://www.chivalry.com/cantaria/lyrics/colcannon.html Interesting Facts The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia
There are more mobile phones in Ireland than there are people
An Irish birthday tradition is to lift the birthday child upside down and give his head a few gentle bumps on the floor for good luck
One of the most popular radio shows in rural Ireland is still the weekly broadcast of local obituaries
School is only mandatory until the age of fourteen
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