Top 10 things you might not know about the great island of Ireland!
The Newgrange passage tomb in County Meath was constructed around 3200 BC, making it more than 600 years older than the Giza Pyramids in Egypt, and 1,000 years older than Stonehenge.
In 1800, the population of Ireland was almost twice as large as that of the United States. By 2000, Americas population was about 60 times that of Ireland
According to historians, over 40% of all American presidents have had some Irish ancestry.
The national symbol of Ireland is the Celtic harp, not the shamrock, and is the worlds only country with a musical instrument for a national symbol.
9 is the number of places in the United States which share the name of Dublin, Ireland’s capital city.
The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia, in County Galway.
The first Irish Constitution was signed at Dublins Shelbourne Hotel.
Ireland is the third largest island in Europe and the twenty sixth largest island in the world.
Irelands 15 principal railway stations are named after the leaders of the 1916 uprising.
President Barack Obamas maternal great, great, great grandfather Fulmuth Kearney came from Moneygall, in County Offaly. Mr. Kearney came to America in 1850.
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