Irish Culture and Language

Irish Names

An Irish name is pretty easy to spot. Often an Irish last name will have an “O” before it, like O’Toole, O’Keefe, O’Brien, and so on. The same thing often happens with “Mc”, as in McGrady, McCarthy, or McLouglin. This is no coincidence. There was a time when people didn’t have or need last names. …

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Irish Holidays

The Irish like to celebrate as much as anyone, and have enough holidays to keep themselves busy throughout the year. The biggest Holiday export from Ireland is obviously St. Patrick’s Day. While most people think of St. Patrick’s day as being a holiday about wearing green, doodling Leprechauns, and pinching one another, it has a …

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Irish History

The Irish have one of the most interesting, long, storied histories of many nations. There are few countries who take so place so much importance on remembering their history, and sharing that history. They have written countless songs about historical events spanning all throughout its lifespan, told and written thousands of stories, and made many …

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Irish Games

Games and sports are a huge part of Ireland’s culture. They are a nation of great athletes and they enjoy the competition and fun of supporting a team. In Dublin, the Republic of Ireland is the owner of the Bohemians, their professional football (or soccer, in The US) team. Football is a huge part of …

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Irish Fashion

Ireland can be a pretty cold and rainy place throughout the year, so much of their fashion and dress is based on that fact. A raincoat, although maybe not fashionable, is one of the most important pieces of clothing that a person can own, and comes in handy all the time. Depending on the location, …

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Irish Etiquette

The Irish have customs and rules of etiquette that are entirely their own, yet might not feel totally different from the United States. One of the first things a traveler might notice upon walking the streets of Dublin or Cork is how accommodating the Irish are to visitors. It would not be uncommon for an …

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Irish Cuisine

Ireland is not always thought of as being a country with amazing food, but they are actually home to some very great meals. Ireland has always been a nation of farming, and that means that they end up eating a lot of very fresh, very healthy food. It is not uncommon to find cows, pigs, …

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Facts About Ireland

The culture of Ireland is well known for a country of such a small size. Having only about 6.3 million citizens, (about the size as Washington State) Ireland has brought many parts of its culture to the world stage. Though the Leprechaun might not be the most important part of Irish Culture, it demonstrates how …

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