Ireland

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History

Ireland joined the European Union in 1973 and was a founder of the European Union
Ireland was part of the United Kingdom

It is located in Western Europe, and west of Great Britain

Flag

The colors of the flag are green, white, and orange
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Green: Gaelic tradition of Ireland

Orange: Followers of William of Orange

White: Aspirations of peace between them

Capital

The capital of Ireland is Dublin


Other major cities include:

Galway

Sligo

Lifford

Castlebar

Tourism

Newgrange - It's a prehistoric passage tomb that is over 5000 years old. It's made of large stones with a covered burial chamber.


Blarney Castle - It's one of Ireland's oldest and most historic castes. If you kiss the famous Blarney Stone, it will bestow the ''Gift of Gab'' or talking (according to legend).


The Cliffs of Moher - It has cliffs over 700ft above the Atlantic Ocean (largest in Europe). It has old building used as watch towers to warn of invading Vikings.

Physical Features

Mostly flat in the middle of country

The coast has mountain and rocky terrain

Very green and has a lot of lakes and rivers because it gets a lot of rain

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Government

Republic

Parliamentary democracy

Interesting Facts

Saint Patrick's Day is Irelands official National Holiday


Religion

84.5% Roman Catholic

2.7% Church of Ireland

2.7% Other Christian


The Shamrock is the national symbol of Ireland