By: Caleb Svoboda
Date joined European Union
Ireland joined the European Union in 1973. Ireland was not a founder of the European Union.
Currency and facts
The Irish pounder was the currency until 2002. They have used the euro since 2002. More then 300,000 people come visit the Blarney Stone each year to hang upside down and kiss the Blarney Stone. The three biggest symbols in Ireland are the green shamrock, the harp, and the Celtic cross. The ice age made it a inhospitable environment for reptiles. That's why there are no snakes in Ireland.