IRELAND

Part of British Isles

Geography

The geography of Ireland makes it easy for them to grow a variety of crops such as; potatoes, cabbage, onions, carrots, plus many more. There are other parts of Ireland that are mountainous, this ground if not used for farming, it is where the sheep roam. In Ireland they also have the advantage of living next to the sea. This makes it possible for them to have an abundant of sea food.


Common Foods

Spices and Herbs

  1. Most of the meals the Irish eat are seasoned with fat and onions.
  2. Caraway is used in many cakes and breads.
  3. Rosemary is used in Irish stews.
  4. Thyme, Parsley and Bay Leaves is also put in stews and used for garnishes on other courses.


Religion

The main religion in Ireland is Christianity. The biggest church in Ireland is Roman Catholic Church. 84.2% of people in Ireland are Roman Catholic.


Sample menus

Meal Patterns

Breakfast is usually known to be big in Ireland. Their breakfast usually consist of porridge, eggs, bread, butter and tea. The Irish serve dinner in the middle of the day. The main meal is made for many people. They serve tea around six o'clock in the evening.


Holidays & Traditions

  • Easter Sunday- On Easter Sunday it is common for people to serve the first lamb of the year. This symbolizes the the beginning of spring.
  • Hallow's Eve ( Oct 31) - The family baker will add a wedding ring wrapped in paper to the batter before cooking and legend says who ever receives the slice with the ring in it will get married before the end of the year.


Sports/ People

Niall Horan is from Ireland and now he is famous all over the world for being in the boy band known as One Direction. Hockey is one of the biggest sports played in Ireland, along with rowing, cricket and rugby. Football is still the biggest sport played in Ireland.