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Ireland

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Alex Markle

on 11 May 2010

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History Ireland was declared independent from the UK by the Proclamation of the Republic on April 24, 1916 Ireland was involved in two wars. The war to get their independence (Irish War of Independence) and World War II. Important people include Saint Patrick (a saint who built Irish churches), Sir Samuel Ferguson (an Irish poet), Daniel O'Connell (an Irish politician), and many more. The Irish population is estimated to be around 6.2 million people. Culture Traditional music includes the musical instruments such as reels, hornpipes, and jigs. Traditional dance can be broken into two groups, social and perofrmance dancing. The most comman term for Irish traditional dance is stepdancing. Ireland has many folklore's, but their most famous one is probably the leprechaun (small lucky people). Others include merrows (Irish mermaids), banshees (Irish for woman fairy), and dullahans (men who rides on horses and takes off their heads). Ireland Traditional foods:
Bacon
Barmbrack
Boxty
Cabbage
Carrageen moss
Champ
Coddle
Colcannon
Crubeens
Dulse
Drisheen
Goody
Irish breakfast
Irish stew
Kidneys
Skirts
Soda Bread
Ulster Fry Irish Drinks:
Guinness
Irish Breakfast Tea
Irish coffee
Irish Cream
Irish Mist
Whiskey
Bulmers Irish religions:
92% Roman Catholics
2.35% Church of Ireland
0.37% Presbyterian
0.14% Methodist
0.04% Jewish
0.11% Islamic
0.10% Jehova's Witnesses
4.89% Other The official languages of Ireland are Irish and English. Irish Sports:
Baseball
Basketball
Boxing
Cricket
Cycling
Football
Gaelic Handball
Golf
Greyhound Racing
Equestrian
Hockey
Ice Hockey
Kendo
Martial Arts
Olympic Handball
Pool
Racquet Sports
Road Bowling
Rounders
Scuba Diving
Softball
Snooker
Target Shooting
Triathlon
Tug of war
Wrestling
Water Sports The Irish flag is a verticle tricolored flag of green, orange, and white. Government The colors on the Irish flag have different things. Green represent the color that has been with Ireland for a long time, orange represents their supporter William of Orange, and white represents peace. Ireland tourism is a good way for Ireland to make their money. They have made up to 4.7 billion dollars before just from tourists! Tourist attractions in Ireland are things such as the Smarmore Castle, Crag Cave, and the Spanish Arch. Smarmore
Castle Ireland's major exports:
Lamb
Beef
Guinness Ireland's major imports are mostly foods such as potatoes. Ireland's government is republican. Ireland uses Euro as their currency. Geography Irelnad's land is mostly low-lying land. Ireland's climate is temperate.
The coldest months are January - February, and their temperatures are 39.2-44.6 degrees F. The warmest months are July - August, and their temperatures are 57.2-60.8 degrees F. The map of Ireland looks like a lion. It's mane is Northern Ireland, and it's mouth and eye are in the top of Ireland. It's legs are going down the side of Ireland. The capital of Ireland is Dublin. The top 5 largest Ireland cities:
5- Galway
4- Limerick
3-D`un Laoghaire
2- Cork
1- Dublin Thanks for watching! Ireland's War of Independence The End
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