Ireland By : Molly M.
Location Ireland is an island and is part of Europe Ireland is divided: Northern Ireland & The Republic of Ireland • Surrounding Countrie(s) :United Kingdom , and Northern Ireland • Surrounding Oceans: Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, Irish Sea, and St. Georges Channel.
NationalLanguage In Ireland they speak Gaelic and Erse. Sample phrases: • PHRASE: Nílagam ach beagáinínGaeilge. • PRONOUNCED: kneel ah-gum ockbyug-aneengayle-geh • MEANING: I speak only a little Irish • PHRASE: An BhfuilBearla/Gaeilgeagat • PRONOUNCED: on will bear-lah/gale-geh ah-gut • MEANING: Do you speak English/Irish ?
Customs/ Celebrations Celebrations March 17 : Saint Patrick’s Day December 26 : Feast of St. Stephen – the first Irish martyr that died for his Christian beliefs
Historical Events • 1845-1849 The Irish Potato Famine: • Irish emigrate to America; the population of Ireland drops from 8 million to 6 million people • 2 million Irish either die of starvation or leave the country
The Flag of the Republic The Green in the flag means the Gaelic Heritage The White in the flag means Peace or Truce The Orange in the flag stands for William of Orange
Major Resources • Potatoes • Dairy Products (Cheese , Butter ) • Livestock & Seafood • Textiles (Wool) • Fine China + Crystal • Distilled Spirits ( Whiskey)
Tourist Attractions • Belfast Castle • Ulster Museum • Crown Liquor Saloon • Saint Anne's Cathedral • Guiness Brewery