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20 Fun & Interesting Facts about Ireland

Updated on October 3, 2011

1. Ireland is known as the worlds The Emerald Isle due to the thick and magical greenery that cascades its lands.

2. The highest immigration rate in history was from Ireland most Americans have at least one Irish ancestry in their background.

3. Ireland is very popular with polish citizens that immigrate to Ireland more so because there are more polish then actual people from Ireland there

4. The national sport of Ireland is soccer

5. The most perfect country for beer is Ireland they have over 250 different kinds you can choose from

6. Irish are known to be drinkers the best in the world

7. The first St Patrick’s day was celebrated in Ireland in the mid 1700’s

8. The Celtic religion originated in Early Ireland history

9. The first divorce ever granted in Ireland was done in 1997

10. Ireland is trying to get back to its roots even with the use of Gaelic-speaking professionals now teaching the language in local schools

11. The most lucky symbol in the world originated in Ireland the four leaf clover

12. Obituaries are read over the local radio stations in Ireland. It is one of the most popular shows of all time running for the last 75 years

13. As with most modern countries there are more cell phones in Ireland then people

14. Ireland has produced Bram Stoker, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, and many greater literary artists.

15. Dublin is the capitol of Ireland

16. Ireland has many medieval castles that heaven holes were first introduced where several archers could fight from the same window at different angles.

17. The Harp is an Irish tradition as well as first made in the Isle

18. Major religion in Ireland is Roman Catholic

19. Killarney is the highest mountain in Ireland

20. Rugby is also the second national sport behind football in Ireland


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  • Thelma Alberts profile image

    Thelma Alberts 

    6 years ago from Germany

    I agree with cfin, kadmiels. I have lived for almost 3 years in Ireland and had an everyday contacts with the Irish locals due to my work in the spa that I have learned a lot of interesting facts about Ireland and its people. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

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    6 years ago from The World we live in

    Just a tip. Hurling and Gaelic football are the national sports. Soccer is the 4th most popular sport, rugby being third.....The language is Irish, not Gaelic, and people never were away from their Irish roots, and never stopped teaching the language, even through the years of persecution.

    Also, promoting Irish as "drinkers", is not socially acceptable in 2012. It is a stereotype.

  • Kadmiels profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Florida

    I do as well and hope to one day visit :)

  • Stacie L profile image

    Stacie L 

    7 years ago

    Yes, I too, have some Irish ancestors and would like to visit one day. good information.


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