Northern Ireland In the U.K.

Go sight seeing and see amazing castles from the middle ages

Why should you visit Ireland?

You could visit the National Museum of Ireland. You can visit the National Gallery of Ireland and see some of the art that was made in Ireland. The National Print Museum in Ireland where you can see some of the oldest printers and documents in Ireland.

The flag of Northern Ireland

The flag of Northern Ireland was abolished in 1973.

"The Troubles"

This was a violent 30 year conflict in Northern Ireland. Over 3,600 people were killed and thousands were injured.

Northern Irelands Climate

Northern Irelands climate is about 50 degrees F for the average temperature and a warm atlantic ocean current keeps the sea temperatures the same too. You may want to bring pants, shorts, long sleeved shirts, and t-shirts as the climate can change very quickly. The best time to come is May to July.

Vikings

Ireland suffered attacks from vikings in the 9th and 10th century.

Potato Famine

In 1844-1848 the potato was infected with a strange fungus that was possibly from Mexico that made the potato mushy inside.

Britain and Ireland

In 1921 a treaty between Britain and Ireland made Ireland a free state.

5 major cities in Ireland

Belfast

Population-280,651

Lisburn

Population-76,068

Craigavon

Population-65,072

Coleraine

Population-24,975

Bangor

Population-61,026

Three common foods in Ireland

Corn Beef and Cabbage, Soda Bread, Irish Colcannon, and Steak and Guinness pie.

Major Holidays in Ireland

Valentines Day- February 14

Christmas- December 25

St. Stephens Day- December 26

3 Famous People in Ireland

Jonathan Swift- He was best known for writing Gulliver's Travels

Bram Stoker- He was best known for writing Dracula

William Butler Yeats- He was the first Irish man to earn the Nobel Prize in Literature