Let’s Learn About Ireland www.flags.net/IREL.htm
Map of Ireland www.lonelyplanet.com/.../ ireland/ireland.gif
A Few Facts About Ireland • The capital city of Ireland is Dublin. • The money used is called the euro. • The population of Ireland is 4,125,000. • Ireland is a member of the European Union. • languagesspoken are Irish (Gaelic) & English.
divided into Ireland & Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, with England, Scotland and Wales.
Let’s Visit the Important Cities in Ireland (Click on Dublin to see more information.) Dublin www.galenfrysinger.com
Belfast, Northern Ireland www.destination360.com www.thomsonfly.com/.../ ts_BFS_2_rdax_175x175.jpg Belfast is known for hiking and biking and has a famous castle.
Ireland has many old stone buildings, churches and a beautiful countryside. www.galenfrysinger.com
Ireland’s Important People • James Joyce - a well known writer • Mary Robinson - Ireland’s first woman president, elected in 1990 • Saint Patrick - taught the Irish people about Christianity.
Ireland is famous for… • The Blarney Stone • Leprechauns • Soda Bread • Irish Dancing www.cunniffeacademy.com/
What Irish Kids Do • Irish children play a game like our soccer but they • call it football. • Children go to school from the age of 6 to 15 and • most of the schools are Catholic schools. • There are a lot of holiday celebrations with parades, • music and dancing.
Famous Sights in Ireland(Click on each sight below to visit the location.) • Blarney Castle • Dublin Zoo • St. Patrick’s Cathedral • Rock of Cashel www.galenfrysinger.com
What the Irish Like to Eat • Lamb and Stout Casserole • Corned Beef and Cabbage • Irish Lamb Stew • Potato Scale Striped Bass • Five Spice Crusted Salmon with Sauerkraut, • Irish Bacon and Caraway Seeds • Cabbage and Potato Bake • Swet Irish Soda Bread • Buttermilk Scones • (Find these recipes on www.foodnetwork.com)
Learn More About Ireland Go to this website to hear students tell you some important facts. www.apples4theteacher.com/elibrary/ireland-the-country.html Travel for Kids - Ireland www.travelforkids.com/Funtodo/Ireland/ireland.htm Visit a school in Ireland http://homepage.eircom.net/~whitechurchns/kool_kidz_of_ireland.htm Kids Online www.kids-online.net/world/ireland.html Ireland www.kidskonnect.com/Ireland/IrelandHome.html
Books to Read Discovering Cultures- Ireland. Patricia J. Murphy. Marshall Cavendish Corporation. 2003. Children of Ireland. Michael Elsohn Ross. 2002. Carolrhoda Books, Inc. A to Z Ireland. Justine and Ron Fontes. Children’s Press. 2003. Ireland: A Portrait of the Country Through Its Festivals and Traditions. Grolier. 1999.