Ireland 7 Pillars of Social Studies

By: Patrick Mulvey

Geography and Travel

The major cities in Ireland are Limerick, Galway, Cork, Waterford, and the capital which is Dublin. Irelands landforms are mostly bogs, rivers, hills, and mountains. Some of the mountain ranges are Twelve Bens, Macgillycuddy's Reeks, and the Mourne Mountains.

Government/Foreign Policy

Ireland is a Constitutional republic. They're president/current leader is Michael D. Higgins. It is also a limited government. There are no current issues in the Republic of Ireland right now. Ireland have a very similar government and rights compared to the U.S.

Economy

Ireland uses Euros. 1 Euro = 1.12 U.S. Dollars. Tic Tacs were made in Ireland. The Republic of Ireland purchases what the U.S. purchases. Irelands GDP is 50,503.42 USD. The country is wealthy compared to the US because its only 3,000 dollars below the US GDP.

Social and Ethnic Groups

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All children can go to school, starting at pre-k. School is paid through the peoples taxes. All citizens have the same rights, except you can't vote until your 18. The literacy rate is 99 percent. That means one can conclude that Ireland is very educated. The major ethic group is irish. There have been no conflict between the ethnic groups. They have fought about their religion. There were conflicts betweens the protestants and the catholics. They didn't like each other. In 1968 it was mostly a blood bash in Ireland. But then, in 1998, they signed a peace treaty.

Religion, Language, Country Flag

The main religions in Ireland is the Protestant and the Roman Catholic. The native language is gaelic. The most common language is English, though.
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The green color on the flag represents the native people of Ireland. The orange color represents the supporters of William of Orange who lived in Northern Ireland. The white in the center of the flag represents peace between these two groups of people. It was created in 1922.

Traditional Holidays or Festivals, Traditional Clothing, and Food

St. Patty's Day is a big holiday in Ireland. It is like Thanksgiving, but with one person to thank and theres festivals and parades.
As you can see, Irish clothing is very similar to American clothing.
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Data Maps, Data Graphs

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