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What do I love about Ireland?

Updated on February 27, 2015

Why do I love Ireland?

It's a country of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, popular Irish dry stout called Guiness, amazing Riverdance, James Bond Pierce Brosnan, the only country in the world using musical instrument harp as an emblem.

It's a country of U2, Andrea Corr and many more.

Are you planning to come to Ireland? In this lens, I'll tell you why I love Ireland!

Reasons to love Ireland

U2The reason I wanted to come to Ireland, Dublin was U2. Amazing music with amazing lyrics... Come to Dublin and you can see where Bono lives, go to their recording studio in Dublin 1. Use this Google Maps guide to see U2-related sights from AT U2

LeprechaunsWhat are leprechauns? Have you seen any of them? I did! On St Patricks's Day Parade in Dublin. Great and mischievous creatures. Make great costume ideas for St Patricks's Day.

Irish accentsSo sexy and so hard to understand some of them. Top 3 accents are Cork, Donegal and Kerry accent. Listen to the accents here.

Irish Sheep

Irish sheep Everyone loves sheep. Take a tour or go by car around the Island. They are so innocent and at the same time stupid. Make great sweaters and jumpers and cheese. Still remember one from Donegal, Malinbeg. If you want to meet one go for Farm Holidays. It's another way to experience a close encounter with sheep is to take an Irish Farm Holiday. There are hundreds of such farm holidays available in Ireland.

Irish Sheep Mafia

Irish Sheep Mafia
Irish Sheep Mafia

Emerald Isle - Emerald Isle is the poetic name for Ireland due to its green countryside.

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celtic, irish, symbol, cross

Green grass Ireland is known as an Emerald Isle. Why? Because it's full of green grass and when I say green. I really mean green all year around. It is called Emerald Isle because of its beautiful green country side, farmlands and pastures.

Irish megalithic tombs Ireland is full of these impressive historical monuments. In Ireland there are four types of megalithic tombs: Court Cairns, Passage Tombs, Wedge tombs and Portal Dolmens. Visit Newgrange, Kilmogue, Co. Kilkenny, Poulnabrone in the Burren, Co Clare and Knockeen, Co. Waterford.

Celtic symbolsCeltic symbols are exquisite. Celtic symbol meanings are quite hard to explain because there are minimal known surviving written records of indicating specific Celtic symbol meanings. The most famous standing crosses are the Cross of Kells, County Meath, Ireland; Ardboe High Cross, Ardboe, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; the crosses at Monasterboice, County Louth, Ireland; and the Cross of the Scriptures, Clonmacnoise, Ireland. The Celtic cross is often made of stone.

Do you have to be Irish to love Ireland?

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Fancy something Irish?

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Fancy something Irish? One very unusual gift. Official Irish Dirt Gift Box Set. Authentically Irish & Beautifully presented! It's a Bag of Irish Dirt. Yeas! Dirt! I always new Irish had a great sense of humor. This gift set contains everything you need to grow your Real Irish Shamrocks: A hand-crafted Belleek Bowl, a Pouch of Official Irish Dirt & a package of Irish Shamrock Seeds. Truly a unique gift!

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Do you love or Ireland? - What is your opinion?

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      SweetMarie83 LM 6 years ago

      I've always wanted to go to's like it calls to me I want to go so family on my mum's side is from Ireland and I'm very proud to have that Irish blood. I can't wait to go there someday - beautiful lens!

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Ireland is on my list and has been for quite some time. I will visit your beautiful country one day if only to walk in that lush green grass!

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      Jeanette 7 years ago from Australia

      I've never been to Ireland but it sure looks like a delightful place.

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Well, I love U2 and I would to visit Ireland one day. Happy Spring!

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      dublinmama 7 years ago

      The thing I love about Irish people - are great volunteers and do a lot of charity work!