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1 Let’s Learn About Ireland

2 Where Is Ireland?

3 Map of Ireland ireland/ireland.gif

4 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. languages spoken are Irish (Gaelic) & English.

5  divided into Ireland & Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, with England, Scotland and Wales.

6 Let’s Visit the Important Cities in Ireland Dublin (Click on Dublin to see more information.)

7 Belfast, Northern Ireland Belfast is known for hiking and biking and has a famous castle.

8 Ireland has many old stone buildings, churches and a beautiful countryside.

9 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.

10 Ireland is famous for… The Blarney Stone Leprechauns Soda Bread Irish Dancing

11 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.

12 Famous Sights in Ireland (Click on each sight below to visit the location.)  Blarney Castle Blarney Castle  Dublin Zoo Dublin Zoo  St. Patrick’s Cathedral St. Patrick’s Cathedral  Rock of Cashel Rock of Cashel

13 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

14 Learn More About Ireland Travel for Kids - Ireland Visit a school in Ireland Kids Online Ireland Go to this website to hear students tell you some important facts.

15 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.

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