Ireland -- School-age

Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland

Things to Know

The Republic of Ireland
(Southern Ireland)

Capital: Dublin

Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle for its beautiful lush green fields.

Ireland


The flag of the Republic of Ireland frequently referred to as the Irish tricolor, is vertical tircolor of gree, white, and orange.

The Irish people are of Celtic origin.

Currency: Euro

Ethnic groups: Celtic, English

Languages: English is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard.

Religions: Roman Catholic 91.6%, Church of Ireland 2.5%, other 5.9%

Ireland

Part of Western Europe, the Republic of Ireland occupies five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean. The other sixth is called Northern Ireland. Ireland is the continent's second largest island (after Great Britian).

Animals

Shannon Dolphins

The Shannon is Ireland’s longest river. Where the river mingles with the Atlantic Ocean, lives a group of Bottlenose Dolphins.

Wildlife of Ireland
Learn of the wildlife of Ireland from insects to mammals (no snakes).

irish wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound, this ancient dog breed originated in Ireland.

Celtic Animals Coloring
Book (Dover Coloring Books
)

Land

Ireland's terrain is mostly level to rolling interior plain surrounded by rugged hills and low mountains; sea cliffs on west coast. The greater part of Ireland is covered by grassland or peat bogs. One of Ireland's most characteristic features is the bog. Covering 1,200,000 hectares (1/6th) of the island.

The Cliffs Of Moher

The Cliffs Of Moher
These majestic cliffs rise from the Atlantic Ocean to a height of nearly 200m.

Newgrange Megalithic Passage Tomb
The most famous of all Irish prehistoric passage-tombs.

Plants

Images Of Ireland
Animals and Plants of Ireland.

Climate

Mild winters, cool summers; consistently humid; overcast about half the time.

Music

The Irish Harp has long been a national symbol.

Bodhrán
A frame drum usually made of goatskin.

Irish Songs

The history of Irish Dance

The Unicorn
A Poem by Shel Silverstein, Recorded by the Irish Rovers

Read

Irish words that appear in English

The People of Ireland
A who's who of Irish writers, saints, and people.

Sports Of Ireland
Learn the National Sports of Ireland.

The Talk of Ireland
Contains Irish Myths, Irish Language (Gaelic), and more.

National Geographic Kids: Ireland
History and more.

Recipes

Variety of Irish recipes.

Ireland is famous for oysters (Galway Bay Oysters), Dublin bay prawns, and Guinness.

Things To Do

Color Pages


Celtic Shamrock

Celtic Knots Printables
Celtic knots are decorative knots with alternating over-and-under construction.

Irish Flag color page

Make

Potato Putty Celtic Journal

Ireland
Four crafts to make - School-age. (Celtic Mermaid, Potato Putty Celtic Journal, Bodhram (Drum) and Biddle (drumstick), and Illuminated Manuscript.)

Fun Facts

Blarney is celebrated the world over for a stone on the parapet that is said to endow whoever kisses it with the eternal gift of eloquence - the 'Gift of the Gab'

Blarney Castle
A short history of the castle and its legendary stone.

Is your name Irish? Look at the Guide to Irish names and find out.

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