Green is the dominant color in Ireland’s landscape because of the weather. There are no major temperature differences between the seasons and it rains about every other day.
Surprisingly enough, St. Patrick was not Irish. He was born in Wales, but when he was about sixteen he was captured by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Ireland.
The main language spoken on the island of Ireland is English although in parts of the country — particularly the western coast — Irish is still in use.
Irish is a Celtic language with Indo-European roots sometimes referred to as Gaelic. To be accurate, it should be called Irish Gaelic since Gaelic is also used to refer to the Scottish language.
The Shamrock (a type of clover) is the national symbol of Ireland and along with the harp it is a registered trademark of the country.
Before they got potatoes, the Irish of Ireland ate mostly parsnips.
The Irish are the world’s greatest tea drinkers. The national average is four cups per person per day...about 1,460 cups per capita annually.
Doctors say they now know that 94.6 percent of the human fetuses in the womb are right-handed.