Ireland

By Carter Denson

Where in the world is Ireland

The country of Ireland is located on the continent of Europe. It is an island nation on the western edge of Europe. It is about the same size as West Virginia. The capital city of Ireland is Dublin. It is also the largest city in Ireland. Ireland is known for large and wide areas of green fields. It's nickname is the Emerald Isle. There is also large areas of rocky land caused by the movement of glaciers over 15,000 years ago.

Here are the facts!!!

*Irish and English are both spoken in Ireland.

*Ireland has a president and a prime minister.

*You can vote when you are 18 just like in the U.S.

*They use the Euro instead of dollars and cents.

*Popular foods are potatoes, soups and stews, soda bread, blood sausage, and cheeses.

*Popular beverages are Guiness Beer, Irish coffee, and tea.

*Children go to school from age 6 to 16.

*Christianity is the largest religion, mostly Roman Catholic.

*Most people take the bus or tram to get around.

*The climate is mild.

*There are many castles and famous places to visit in Ireland.

Gaelic Football - The Original Beautiful Game

Gaelic Football

It is a form of football that comes from traditional Irish Ball games. (like soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, and rugby) It is played between two teams of 15 players on a rectangular grass field. The objective of the sport is to score points by passing the ball through the other team's goal like in soccer for 3 points or a set of two upright posts like in football for 1 point.