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Ireland is the third largest island in Europe and is situated northwest of mainland Europe. It includes the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and has a total land area of about 81,638 square kilometers or 31,521 miles.
Irish soda bread was first exposed to Ireland in the mid 19th century, sometime around the 1840's.
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%DETAILS% Answer try, patsbookmarks there is a bbc tv link on this page
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%DETAILS% Answer I suppose im alittle late with the response. you want to look up different Northern Aide websites, ie, sinn fein, irelandsown etc.
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During the 17th through the 19th centuries every square inch of Ireland was owned by some great landlord, either and Englishman or a wealthy Irish Protestant. The vast majority of productive agricultural land was given over to sheep farming or raising crops for export to England. The poor Catholic …
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The Liberal party had been in power leading up to the War and they were trying to pass Home Rule. They were backed by the Irish Nationalist party, a party that they relied on to maintain their advantage over the conservatives. When the war started the opposing factions (Nationalists and Unionists)…
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In my eyes he did but then again he is my HREO i think that if it was not for him we would still be under british rule and devalera used Michael Collins as a scape goat coz he knew that we would not get all 32 counties so yes i do think he did his best for Ireland and even in 1922 the Irish voted f…
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There are nine counties in Ulster. The province is comprised of three counties within the Irish Republic (Donegal, Monaghan, Cavan) and six counties in Northern Ireland (Antrim, Armagh, Londonderry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone).
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Some terms for a young Irish Girl include: Lass/lassie gearrchaile, young girl/lass girseach, young girl cailín beag, little girl Interestingly, cailín óg means 'a grown-up girl'.
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4 provinces There are 32 counties in the whole island. 26 in the Republic of Ireland and 6 in Northern Ireland. There are only 4 provinces in Ireland: Ulster (shared between ROI and NI); Connaught, Leinster, and Munster (ROI).   There are currently four provinces on the island of Irela…
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Umm the signs Irish Need Not Apply are actually referred to as INNA as in I-rish N-eed N-ot A-pply ....and the signs were EVERYWHERE far beyond any "television" program. I look at it yes of course as racism but also symbolic of how far we the Irish have come. For a more current viewpoint on "NINA",…
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Answer Try checking out these websites. The first URL is a very good one. www.irishabroad.com/culture/traditions/ www.irishweddingsonline.com www.irishcultureandcustoms.com Irish weddings have several key traditions that can be traced back through history. Usually, these traditions have to do w…
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There are two different pronunciations of Ó Ciardha depending on which dialect of Irish is being used. In the west of the Ireland the "dh" is silent and is pronounced as "O Keer-ah" putting emphasis on "Keer" In the rest of Ireland it is pronounced almost with an extra syllable in the middle of t…
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%REPLIES% Answer There are two major parties - the Nationalists and the Loyalists. The Nationalists are opposed to the British holding Northern Ireland. The Loyalists support Britain and wish to remain under British rule. Answer also include.. Sinn Fien. Workers Party. Provos.. the …
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Take over Ireland is an interesting way to put it. more so is why are they not leaving. heres a link that may help YOU determine the whys and why not... most people feel its a matter of opinion, so ill let you decide on your own. patsbookmarks An extremly complex question. First of all, Britis…
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The Irish came to America to get out of Ireland. Until recently Ireland was one of the poorest places in Western Europe (because of interference from Britain). In America, the Irish found a home that tolerated the Roman Catholic religion, and provided jobs and opportunities that were otherwise lacki…
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Answer: He didn't. It was Henry II in 1171 by order of a Bull of Pope Adrian IV.
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Answer Many aspects of Irish culture; Irish dance, music, and language were banned by the English along with Catholicism during Irish history. All the towns, counties, and provinces in Ireland were given anglicized names. When Ireland regained its independence, it reincorporated the Irish languag…
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The primary language of the Irish Republic and N.I. is English. The native language of Ireland is called Irish (Gaeilge) by the Irish and 'Gaelic' by non-Irish. It is a community language in parts of 3 counties today and is a school subject in the Republic. There is government support for the langua…
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Religion was among the original factors in the conflict in Northern Ireland. However, the main factor was the fact that British settlers took over large areas of the Six Counties, dispossessing the native Irish inhabitants. The fact that the Irish were mostly Catholic and the invaders were Protestan…
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About 9%. The Harvard U. anthropological study found that the "clear reds" amounted to about 4% and another 5% had red-brown. The study was by Earnest Hooton and Wesley Dupertuis.13% of Scottish are red-haired, though. 43% of the Irish sample had dark hair (dark brown and black).
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catholicism as practiced in Ireland in this period was very conservative and state laws reflected this. there was no divorce, contraception etc for people of any faith. attendance at mass was almost 100% and the bishops had the final say on all matters even loosely connected to morality. deviation w…
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The first group to immigrate to America from Ireland was the Scotch-Irish (ethnic Scots colonists in Ireland) in the 1700's. These Scotch-Irish where predominantly Presbyterian's who left for a better life from the discrimination of the Church of Ireland which tightly controlled the island as well a…
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Two reasons: 1st control 2nd,Beef,most of the land was owned or controled by the brits, the profit from the sale of meat was greater than the rents More so then that, at no point during the famine was Ireland not self sufficent in food production. Unless u wanted to be thrown of your land and be…
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he says he never was, most people believe he was, most unionists believe he still is.  A convicted IRA bomber has said that the Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams was "my commanding officer" at the time of the bombing  No, he was not and is not. It is just the Unionists way of trying to dis…
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Well the participants of the Easter rising did it to inspire others to take up arms for Irish independence even though the knew they wouldn't win. The Easter Rising was just one event in a much more complex time for Irish history, though it certainly was a significant event. It could not be said to …
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Yes there are, we like to drink. ....And tell (mostly true) stories... We like to make fun of yanks answer we have an anti-british problem..mainly because they murdered loads of our people,but that was ok..but it was not ok when we fought back and start killing them.we fought for the freedom …
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I suppose the stereotype is that the Irish do not like the English (as opposed to the welsh or scottish) but in truth its more a case of not liking the role of the English government in Irish history. also the arrogant, xenophobic and generally bigoted attitude of much of the English tabloid media a…
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Death of Saint Patrick: 17 March 461Feast day first celebrated in Ireland: 9th/10th centuryHoly Day of obligation (Ireland): early 1600sPublic Holiday in Ireland: 1903First US St. Patrick's Day parade: 18 March 1737 (Boston) OR 17 March 1762 (New York). As usual, each city denies the other's claim t…
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The Irish don't wear green as such. the colour is used on flags, banners, team colours etc.traditional colour - first Irish flag, represents st. Patrick etc.
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To kiss the Blarney Stone you must lie on your back and bend your head backwards over a huge gap, and look backwards over the ground below. Even though the castle is in partial ruins the Blarney Stone remains. They say that kissing the Blarney Stone will give you the gift of eloquence, gift of gab …
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Ireland had been under centuries of British occupation and had no weapons or resources to fight a war. Had the British and Germans used Ireland as a battlefields, tens of thousands of Irish people could have been killed. Also, Ireland could have been used by Germany to launch an attack on Britain. …
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the struggle for Irish independence from Britain. there was a sizeable pacifist movement, content to follow the electoral road but a minority felt that an armed rebellion would have quicker and more positive results.
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Answer exactly the same as you will find in any modern western country. very formal suits in certain professions, more casual in leisure time. the old shawls are practically gone and most under 30's would have no concept whatsoever of the older forms of dress. Answer Same as what other wester…
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the Easter rising is very symbolic for nationalists in particular. it represented the beginning of the active struggle for independence from Britain which saw 26 counties set up the Irish free state but left 6 counties as part of the u.k. many nationalists see that settlement, signed by Michael Coll…
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Ireland has 2 official languages: Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge), referred to as "the first official language", and English. Laws, etc., are published in both languages but in the event of a legal challenge or interpretation the Irish version has precedence over the English. Irish is the old native lang…
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Fáilte is the Irish word for 'welcome'.
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"CÉAD MÍLE FÁILTE" means "100,000 Welcomes".
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Ireland does not have a Prime Minister. The head of an Irish government is called a Taoiseach, pronounced "Tee-shock". At the current time, March 2014, Enda Kenny is the Taoiseach, having taken office on the 9th of March 2011.
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The proper term is "Hiberno-English". Another Answer: To add to the previous poster's answer, here are the top two results for "brogue" from dictionary.com: 1) brogue, n. A heavy shoe of untanned leather, formerly worn in Scotland and Ireland. A strong oxford shoe, usually with ornamental perf…
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The shamrock is a symbol of Ireland, but it is not the national symbol. The official national symbol of Ireland is the harp, which can be seen on Irish coins and documents. Tradition says that St. Patrick, in attempting to explain the meaning of the Holy Trinity, picked up a shamrock leaf to illustr…
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Most countries with a large Irish immigrant population celebrate St Paddy's, especially America (where the parade form of celebration originated) and Australia (which has a large Irish descendent population due to factors such as the penal colony past).
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North Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea, Celtic sea, North Channel, and Saint George's Channel. Scotland, England, Wales, Isle of Man.
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Answer They came in 1800s somtime....the movie Gangs of New York acutally tells alot about it, most of the IrishAmericans come from New Jersey or New york.
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Answer Irish Americans should firstly know where they come from and why their ancestors had to leave , they should know about Irish values, customs and traditions; they should know all about the struggles and hardships Ireland went through, especially in the 19th and 20th Century. They also shoul…
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the Irish accent you here in most films is actually a dublin accent, i come from derry and although the accent has some simalilarities is isn't the same, and it is the same for all the counties, each county has its own accent. and the dublin accents you here on tv are pretty much the same as the nat…
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Theres a few factors:Over reliance on one crop the potatoe and more so again only 1 variety of potatoe. That's why the potatoe blight spread so quickly.British rule meant that farmers etc had to pay large rents to british landlords, so the food they did have went straight to englandBritish rule duri…
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There is no conflict between the north and the republic. Basically Ireland was under british rule and events in the years after the 1916 rising led to The British 'giving back' Ireland, ie creating a republic. Although, 6 counties in Ulster (out of 9) were kept under british rule, and are now Northe…
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Although many kings had their forces in Ireland with varying degrees of success and interest, the real push to subjugate the entirety Island wasn't carried out by a King at all. It was undertaken by Queen Elizabeth. Many areas capitulated rather quickly either through bribes or massive force. Ulster…
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Irish people are neglected Scots that moved down to form there own country.
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unlike many other countries and states Ireland doesn't have a list of official gemstones, colours, birds, mascots etc. the only official symbol of the state is the harp. the unofficial gemstone is the emerald.
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Potatoes,shamrocks,Ronald ReaganANSWERthe Irish republican army(IRA)GUINNESS, roy keane,and a little known fact.we invented the first submarine  First Submarine I believe that sub still holds the world's record for the longest time under water. It submerged in 1840 and we are still waiting for…
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Yes, but I am looking for the rest of the tradition myself. I know that it involves giving a loaf of soda bread, paper bag and the change from the purchase, but I know there is a few more things in the bag.   I too am looking for the complete list... I know there is a poem that is to be inclu…
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Very few - weddings were dominated by the church and most of the old customs did not survive. Irish weddings tend to be much as anywhere else - lots of celebrating, speeches, dancing etc.  From my research, there's many Irish wedding traditions that you can incorporate. For many exhaustive lis…
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LOL that is a ridiculously broad question. Also you make it sound as if Irish people and their culture don't exist anymore. We do you know...thank god! thought i was gone there for a minute
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The currency of the Republic of Ireland is the Euro (symbol '€'). In Northern Ireland, the British Pound Sterling (£) is used.
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The last high king was Brian BoruMael Sechnaill (II) mac Domnaill was the last true High King of Ireland. After his death the position was held in opposition until the Norman Conquest
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If by "race", you are referring to physical attributes and genetics, and not cultural aspects, then the simple answer is: Yes, Scots and Irish are the same race (not "basically", but definitely, the same race).The British Isles was first populated in roughly 8,000 BCE, with people from the continent…
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Some people in Ireland can still speak and write Gaelic, but in order to make a living they need to be able speak English. The British invaded Ireland several times in the past millenium, beginning with King John. This invasion failed appallingly, after which no invasion was attempted until the…
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depending on where in Ireland you started from, Scotland was one of the easiest destinations to reach. there were regular sailings to many ports from all along the west and especially north west coast of Ireland. the shortest crossings from belfast and derry took only a matter of hours.
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It depends what your into.If you don't like wind stay off the west coast very windy there.If you like cities I recommend Cork it has everything and more and is way better than Dublin which is more well known.Clare is a lovely county it is sparsely populated and has a beautiful geographical area call…
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There are many different ideas as to who the Irish people are and were they came from.A few websites you may find helpful arehttp://www.mythicalireland.com/mythology/http://www.rootsweb.com/~fianna/history/http://larkspirit.com/history/I hope this helps you but as there is very little evedience save…
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Answer The majority of Catholics in Northern Ireland prefer union with the Republic because they are not descendants of British planters but descendants of the original inhabitants (Gaels). The Gaels did assimilate Scandinavians, Cambro-Normans as well as the Old English thus forming a Irish-spea…
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Only an American would ask that. Poor dears. Kissing a grotty black stone is nothing after the vertigo you will get walking round the top of a high empty shell (like a big factory chimney) and being pushed out on your back over a 100 foot drop. Answer Apparently not. Daughter kissed it 3 years …
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ANSWER: No, actually, not very many Irish people have red hair these days. Most of them have dark hair. Black, Brown-Dark/Light with streaks of red. i am Full blooded Irish, and i have dark dark brown hair with natural red highlights No.  No, not all Irish people have red hair... i am a pro…
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Answer Gift of Gab
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Ireland's nickname is "The Emerald Isle," for the lush green of the Irish landscape. Ireland is sometimes also called "The Land of Saints and Scholars," referring to the golden age of monastic learning.
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One of the best was Éamonn Kelly, a Kerryman who died in the 1990s. he was a pure story teller - I don't think he made up most of the stories he told. Others who did would be John B. Keane and Bryan MacMahon. in the Irish language two of the best would be women - Bab Feirtéar, who only died last y…
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the Emerald lsle
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Technically there are two states sharing the island of Ireland - which is the root of the "Irish question/problem" : northern Ireland is part of the united kingdom, and the republic of Ireland (officially called Ireland) is an independent state.
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Actually, as the Irish became more and more politically active, and as their contributions to to the U.S. grew, it was a way to pass off all of their major accomplishments as "the luck of the Irish" instead of giving them due credit. It was a derogatory term, essentially.one reasons why the Irish ar…
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New YorkSome historical details with link. After Irish immigrants found their way to America, the Colonies celebrated St Patrick's Day for the first time in Boston, in 1737. In New York City, the earliest celebration was held in 1756 at the Crown and Thistle Tavern, according to the U.S. Department…
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Answer Five miles north west of the small city of Cork is the village of Blarney - its name being derived from the Irish An blarna meaning 'the plain'. Near the village, standing almost 90 feet in height, is the solidly built castle of Blarney. Cormac MacCarthy erected the present castle, the th…
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There are 32 counties in Ireland. 26 of them are in the Republic of Ireland. They are: Donegal. Monaghan. Cavan. Kerry. Cork. Waterford. Clare. Tipperary. Limerick. Clare. Dublin. Meath. Kildare. Offaly. Carlow. Westmeath. Wexford. Wicklow. Kilkenny. Laois. Louth. Longford…
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No (I live in Ireland). We do not have small people like leprechauns running around, just clearing that up! Everyone thinks we do but sorry we don't!
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Emerald Isle
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Answer Fitzpatrick is the only "Fitz" surname of Irish origin. All others are of Norman origin such as Fitzgerald, Fitzsimmons, etc. There is a great concentration of Fitzpatricks in the border counties of Ireland, such as Cavan, Fermanagh, Armagh, Meath and especially County Down. Just remember…
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No. It was not a real invasion of Ireland, but in 1601 King Phillip III of Spain sent an expedition under the command of Juan del Águila to support the Irish rebels O'Donell and O'Neill. The troops landed in the city of Kinsale and remained there until, surrounded by the English troops and withou…
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Irish (Gaelic):Éirinn go brách (aer'-rin guh brawch)Scottish Gaelic: ...
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Answer they are mostly protestent or christian Protestants are Christian... Most are Catholic, but anyway, yeah, they're almost as laid-back as the Jamaicans.
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There are two soverign states located on the island of Ireland. The 6 northeastern counties making up Northern Ireland, which is one part of the United Kingdom, and the independent Irish state (comprising the remaining 26 counties) which is officially known as Ireland, but commonly called the Republ…
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Answer A huge amount. The martyrs that died as a result boosted Sinn Fein's popularity (who were wrongly blamed) from almost nothing to a vast majority. Then in 1919 they created the Dail Eireann, Irelands own Republic government, a hand in the face of the British Crown. The Dail eventually becam…
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A typical Irish food is shepherds pie!
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The terrible combination of politics and religion has had deadly consequences for some people living in Northern Ireland. Catholics and Protestants have been vilifying, attacking, torturing and killing each other in a seemingly endless cycle which has recently begun to finally end. Ulster, the foca…
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Answer I can't find a single account of anyone having fallen while kissing the Blarney Stone. But a pilgrim was reputed to have slipped to his death when trying to kiss the stone by hanging over the edge. Nowadays you go out through a hole on your back and kiss the underside of the Blarney Stone…
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Most Dangerous Animal In Ireland: Through my research I haven't found that there are any dangerous animals in Ireland. However, there is a problem with cruelty to animals and also some animals in zoos, and a very few that escape from the circus. There is a story circulating that there is a black pa…
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the free state had been established BEFORE Collins died. he died in the Irish civil war.
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Surprisingly enough, County Donegal !!
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Surrogacy in N. Ireland is not against the law as it is part of the United Kingdom. In the Republic of Ireland there are nine clinics for assisted reproduction but (AS FAR AS IS KNOWN) there have been no surrogate babies born. There is no current legislation on surrogacy in Ireland but it is possib…
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i am irish and i love wearing dresses skinney jeans leather leggins jumpers its cold and wet alot of the time so u do need a coat
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Both Green and Blue can be associated with Ireland.
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We here in Canada celebrate, some of us get carried away.   We do here in the UK, which is Wales, England, Northern Ireland & Scotland....so you can add those to your collection!  It is also widely celebrated here in the United States, given our large population of Irish descendant…
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Many Irish are talkative, inquisitive about people and places, helpful, open, good company, interested in sport, etc etc. they tend to hate saying "no" to your face, so they are notoriously indirect when it comes to criticism, rejection etc. time keeping is often seen as a very honourable aspiration…
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"The Troubles" is a euphemism for violence between Catholic and Protestant factions in Northern Ireland, which remains part of the United Kingdom. This stemmed mainly from competition for land and jobs between the religions, and eventually became open fighting and terrorism. This spanned roughly the…
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the political arm of the IRA
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POTATOS.
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The air distance from London, England, to Dublin, Ireland, is 288 miles. That equals 464 kilometers. That equals 251 nautical miles.
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Answer It depends who you ask: The Irish nation is among the oldest in Europe and dates back millennia. However, the modern Republic of Ireland is of relatively recent origin. In 1916 the Republic was declared by Pearse et. al. at the GPO. In 1918 Sinn Fein overwhelmingly won election to the I…
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Without trying to sound patronizing, it's going to depend on your airline's schedule. A direct flight would easily take 11 hours or more, but many flights have stopovers and hub connections that would make the trip longer.One of the best ways I've found to research flight times is to go to one of th…
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Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Derry, Antrim, Down, Armagh, Fermanagh and Tyrone.
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Blue not green was the color associated with St. Patrick long ago. Green, the color most widely associated with Ireland and St. Patrick's Day today, gained in popularity through the phrase "the wearing of the green" meaning to wear a shamrock on one's clothing. In Ireland, to do so was seen as a sig…
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