Is it possible that the snakes stpatrick threw out of Ireland were ocoular brass snakes on a pole in German?
A very interesting theory, but I doubt very much that there is any connection.
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Éire is the official name for Ireland, which you will see on things like coins. It is the name for Ireland in the Irish language. Below is how Ireland is known in some common European languages. Irlanda (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese) Ierland (Dutch) Irland (German, Danish, Swedish) Irlanti (Finnish) Irlandia (Polish) Irlande (French)