10 interesting and amazing facts about Ireland
Ireland exists in western Europe that occupies five-sixths of the westernmost major island of the British Isles. Its splendid scenery faces a 2000-mile Atlantic coastline. Ireland’s geography covers low mountains surrounding with central plain. Until the end of the Middle age, this state was mostly covered with forest. But now forest makes up about 10% of the island, compared with a European average of over 33% of the area and most of it is non-native conifer farms.
Ireland has lush plants, mild climate, and frequent rainfall makes it the sobriquet the Emerald Isle. It has an overall mild climate but unpredictable due to the ocean. Its areas remain warmer in summer and colder in winter. Usually, the temperature remains below freezing at the inland weather station around 40 days in a year.
Due to the isolation of mainland Europe, it has fewer land animals and plant species. Almost there are 55 mammals and just 26 species considers to be Irelander. Ireland is a bizarre republic with a lot of interesting and amazing facts. It has a huge amount of cultural, historical impact on the world. you know it has a parliamentary democracy, interestingly its president has very little authority, the Taoiseach is the head of the administration and controls all the power. There are also many interesting and amazing facts, that will amaze you.
10: Irish national symbol
One of the interesting and amazing facts about Ireland, you know Irish national symbol is the harp. It is the only state that’s national symbol is a musical instrument. Harp is a stringed melodic instrument that has many individual strings that are running in an angle of its soundboard. It has been using as a political symbol of Ireland for many centuries. But its origin is mysterious but from the evidence of the early oral and written literature. It has been existing in one form or another since at least the 6th century or before.
09: Second largest tea-drinking nation
You know Irish exists in the 2nd largest tea-drinking nations all over the world. It considers as amazing and interesting facts about Ireland that they are consuming around 2.19 kg of tea per year. There are numerous varieties of tea like green, white, oolong, and as well as most popular black tea. Irish people also prefer black tea. They are taking 4-6 cups per day, many people drinking even more than their average number of cups.
If you have experienced as a guest of Irish household, you may have observed that as soon as you cross the threshold, you offer tea as a starter. Then once you have finished that cup, you will be offered more tea.
08: The tallest dogs in the World
Another one of the interesting and amazing facts about Ireland, it has a Wolfhound breed that considers as the tallest dog breed all over the world. Most dogs are around 3 feet tall If they stand on their back legs, they can easily go over an inspiring height of 6.5 feet. Additionally, they are great, smart, loves to stay at home, mannerly, and can train easily. The Irish wolfhound is the gigantic dog that has a strong muscular body. Usually, they have fur coats on their body. They find in Gray, Pure White, Fawn, Red, Brindle, and Steel Gray colors. Irish wolfhound can move quickly to catch their prey and they are popular for their speed. The strong feet and vigorously bent body assist them to move fast while running.
07: Irish Polar Bears
You know one of the interesting and amazing facts that polar bears have their roots in Ireland. Polar bears share a DNA sequence with the Irish brown bear that is the mother of all bear that exist on the Earth. The brown bear is the largest land carnivore animal. Once Ireland covered in a dense forest and Irish bears called as historical Celtic forest home.
06: Eurovision contest
Eurovision is a song contest, organizes by European Broadcasting Union. You know Ireland has participated in this contest 53 times since 1956. Interesting and amazing facts that Ireland is the most successful state in this contest. According to winning records, it has won seven-time that is the only country that won above than three-time in the contest. These songs in which Ireland has won Eurovision rewards:
- In 1970, the lovely song “All Kinds of Everything” sung by Dana.
- In 1980, the stunning song “What’s Another Year” sung by Johnny Logan.
- In 1987, the beautiful song “Hold Me Now”, sung by Johnny Logan.
- In 1992, the song “Why Me”, beautifully sung by Linda Martin.
- In 1993, the marvelous song “In Your Eyes”, sung by Niamh Kavanagh.
- In 1994, the outstanding song “Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids”, sung by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan.
- In 1996, another beautiful song “The Voice”, sung by Eimear Quinn.
05: The Origins of Halloween
Do you know Irish were the first people who used Halloween? It is a celebration observed in many states. It is celebrated for three days that are collectively called Allhallowtide. That time people gave honor to the saints and pray for the recently departed souls who have not yet reach Heaven. Memorials of all saints and martyrs were held in numerous churches on several dates, mostly in springtime. But it held in Ireland at the end of the summer.
04: Snakes didn’t exist
One of the amazing and interesting facts that Ireland never been any snake. Because the snake is a cold-blooded animal that couldn’t survive in the frozen ground during the ice age. Once, Ireland was linked with the larger continent. But that time was an ice age that kept the land so chilly for cold-blooded reptiles. As the ice age finished around 10,000 years ago, glaciers have melted, pouring even more cold water into the now-impassable distance between Ireland and its neighboring countries.
03: Eligibility of Irish citizenship
Another one of interesting and amazing facts about Ireland is that if you want citizenship here. So, you should have one Irish grandparent, you are eligible for Irish citizenship one Irish grandparent, then you will be eligible for Irish citizenship. There is no need to have even been to Ireland or know the first thing about the state to apply. It is for non-Europeans; this means you get a passport that permits you to work and live anywhere.
02: Unlucky month
You know it was one of interesting superstitious about Ireland people is that they think May is an unlucky month. They don’t get married in May because they link it with the Mary Virgin. According to this superstitious, they seem to lost their power and luck.
01: Killyleagh Castle
Killyleagh Castle is the oldest castle in Ireland. It built in the 13th century but still, it is using as a private residence.