Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Emerald Isle

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St. Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday celebrated all around the globe to honor the patron saint of Ireland. To celebrate this holiday, do as the Irish would do...  dance a jig, speak in your best Irish brogue and learn something new about The Emerald Isle.

Visit the websites below for information about Ireland or St. Patrick's Day. What is the most interesting fact you learned? Type it in the comment box to share with the class! Try to find a fact that none of your classmates have already written.



"May your thoughts be as glad as shamrocks,
May your heart be as light as song,
May each day bring you bright, happy hours,
That stay with you all the year long."

Find fun St. Patrick's Day activities here!

Erin Go Bragh!

29 comments:

Karl March 13, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Ireland is an island nation on the westernmost edge of Europe. It is the continent's second largest island (after Great Britain).

Rachel March 14, 2011 at 8:53 AM

About 15,000 years ago, Ireland was completely covered by thick glaciers. The movement of these giant sheets of ice stripped the soil, leaving huge tracts of flat, limestone pavement.

Anonymous March 14, 2011 at 9:26 AM

I learned that Giant's Casway was made by a volcanic eruption. Not from a giant building it.
Zach

Ethan March 14, 2011 at 11:56 AM

By 1820,British law unfair to Catholics had sparked a mass movement for Irish sovereignty :).

Anonymous March 14, 2011 at 12:03 PM

The country's first coins had pictures of animals.
Judy

Julia March 14, 2011 at 1:40 PM

To preserve natural habitat, the government has established six national parks in hundreds of national heritage areas throughout the country.

Darleen March 14, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Archaeoligists think the first people who arived around 6ooo B.C By 3500 B.C., settlers were using stone tools to clear farmlands.

Abigail March 14, 2011 at 6:34 PM

In 1948, most of Ireland became am independent country.

Connor March 15, 2011 at 10:57 AM

ireland is 27,135 sq. miles

Rianna March 15, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Low levels of development and pollution in Ireland have left most of the nation's open spaces relatively undisturbed.

Arinne March 15, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Did you know that there are no wild snakes in Ireland? The sea has stopped many animals common on mainland Europe from reaching the island. There are also only two wild mouse species, one type of lizard, and just three kinds of amphibians.

cody March 15, 2011 at 11:48 AM

GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMY
The government of Ireland consists of an elected parliament, which makes the laws, and a president, who is head of state. The head of the government is the Taoiseach (pronounced tee-shuck), which means "chief." The Taoiseach is the leader of the political party with the most parliament members.

Christian Smith March 15, 2011 at 3:08 PM

About 15,000 years ago, Ireland was completely covered by thick glaciers.

Naomi March 15, 2011 at 3:46 PM

HISTORY
Archaeologists think the first people to settle in Ireland arrived around 6000 B.C. By 3500 B.C., settlers were using stone tools to clear farmlands. Around 700 B.C., a diverse and technologically advanced culture from central Europe called the Celts began to settle the island. They would thrive there for nearly 2,000 years.

Annah March 15, 2011 at 3:48 PM

PEOPLE AND CULTURE
Ireland is a nation of storytellers. The tradition dates back to Celtic bards, who would record and recite the country's history. Many famed writers come from Ireland, including four winners of the Nobel Prize for literature. The Irish also excel in music and sports.

Lissa March 15, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Ireland is a world-class manufacturer of dairy products including cheese! yummy! yummy!

rubee March 16, 2011 at 12:49 PM

NATURE
The irish have a great affection for nature and rural life.
the coutry 's first coins even featured
pictures of animalls, low levels of ireland have left most of the nations open
spaces relatively undisturbed.

daniels March 16, 2011 at 1:38 PM

There are also only two wild mouse species, one type of lizard, and just three kinds of amphibians.

Roxy March 16, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Leprachauns hide in a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!

salara March 16, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Did you know that there are no wild snakes in Ireland? The sea has stopped many animals common on mainland Europe from reaching the island.

Anthony March 16, 2011 at 6:26 PM

There are no wild snakes in Ireland.

JJ B March 17, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Ireland used to be one of the poorest countries and now it is the second wealthiest.

Noah March 17, 2011 at 9:21 AM

The capital of Ireland is Dublin.

Floriana March 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM

In 1170 Norman Vikings invaded Ireland and made it an English territory, and that is why the Irish speak English.

Logan March 17, 2011 at 2:47 PM

The population of Ireland is 4,109,086 people. The official language of Ireland is Irish/English.

Grace March 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Ireland doesn't have wild snakes.

Bailey Haze Green March 18, 2011 at 11:04 AM

The British people tried to get the Irish people out of their country but the Irish fought back.

Zara Rancourt March 20, 2011 at 6:48 PM

The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia, in County Galway.

Zara Rancourt March 20, 2011 at 6:50 PM

An odd Irish birthday tradition is to lift the birthday child upside down and give his head a few gentle bumps on the floor for good luck. The number of bumps should allegedly correspond to the child’s age plus one.

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