Country number: 29
Territory number: 31
When? A long time ago
How? By car
Who? With Don
“My heart is quite calm now. I will go back.”
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
88% of Irish citizens are nominally Roman Catholic. The Republic of Ireland has one of the highest rates of church attendance in the Western World.
The ancestral language of the Irish people is Irish Gaelic.
Many Irish family names start with “Mac” or “O’…”, which means respectively “son of …” and “grandson of …” in Gaelic.
The three most famous symbols of Ireland are the green shamrock, the harp, and the Celtic cross.
Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest more often than any other country – seven times.