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Transcript of IRELAND
The capital and largest city of Ireland is, and has been since the twentieth century, Dublin. It sits along the east coast of Ireland within the province of Leinster.
Irish Gaelic is the national language of the Republic of Ireland. The majority of Ireland however, speaks English which is the language that is most commonly used. Approximately 39% of the Irish population are able to speak Irish.
By: Dylan Ribeiro
Ireland is situated in North Western Europe and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Irish Sea and the Celtic Sea. It is separated from Great Britain by the Irish coast. The country of Ireland occupies much of the island as six territories belong to Northern Ireland. The neighbouring country of Ireland is United Kingdom (Northern Ireland).
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Ireland is a member of the European Union with its present currency as the euro (€). However, before the year 2002, the currency of the Republic of Ireland was the Irish pound (£).
World War II
In Ireland, there are four important people. These individuals are Douglas Hyde, a president of Ireland from 1938 until 1945, George VI, a monarch and brave King of Ireland who reigned from 1936 to 1949, and finally, former Prime Minister of Ireland, Éamon de Valera, Taoi who lived during World War II. Michael D. Higgins is the current president of Ireland. He was elected on October 29th, 2011.
Christianity is the largest and most powerful religion in Ireland. As a result, you can find many Christian churches that have been normally built on the island of of Ireland. In the Republic of Ireland, 84.2% of the population attend Roman Catholic Church. In Northern Ireland, most of the Christian people also attend church and like most of the Christian-Irish population, go to Mass in order to ask for forgiveness while following the path of Christianity.
Leaders of Ireland
During World War 2, the Republic of Ireland decided to stay neutral refusing to support any sides: the Allies and the Axis. The country was not involved and did not participate. Despite the bombing of Dublin in 1941 and other German air raids by aircraft that included missiles and several attacks towards an attempt to destroy the British Army, Ireland maintained a neutral status.
Irish cuisine is a style of cooking that originated from Ireland and was developed by Irish people. Some delicious recipes include bacon and cabbage, black pudding (a traditional dish using pig blood), skirts and kidneys which is a type of pork stew, coddle, a pork dish whose main ingredients include; pork, sausage, back bacon, potato and Crubeens pig's trotters. Lastly, Irish Lace cookies are sweet treats that many people in Ireland enjoy.
Some popular Irish beverages with alcohol include Irish Whiskey Paddy (a type of beer) as well as Irish Red Ale
(a type of whiskey). Brown Lemonade, Irish Breakfast Tea, Cidona, and Tanora are examples of non-alcoholic beverages.
Gaelic football is an Irish team sport and as a result, the most popular sport in Ireland. There are about 2,600 Gaelic football clubs on the island. Other sports include hurling, rugby, swimming, golf, cycling and boxing. The sports that they are the most talented
are golf and rugby.
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• St. Patrick was not Irish, he was actually Roman.
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Michael D. Higgins
Éamon de Valera
• Titanic, the ship, which sunk was made in Ireland.
• In Ireland there are more mobile phones than people.
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