Ireland is west of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales). Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom. Ireland is across the Atlantic Ocean from the U.S.
It rains a lot in Ireland, making everything very green. It is often called The Emerald Isle.
Northern Ireland has not had its own unique, government-sanctioned flag since the Northern Ireland parliament and government were prorogued in 1972, and abolished in 1973. During official events, the British government uses the Union Flag, which is the official flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and is the only flag used by the government in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland. It is variously described as a country, province or region of the UK, amongst other terms.
The flag of Ireland is green, white and orange. The green represents Catholics, the orange is for Protestants, and the white symbolizes the hope for peace between the two groups.
The National Holiday is March 17, St. Patricks Day, named after the Patron Saint of Ireland.
Most people in Ireland speak English, but a few still speak Gaelic. You might hear someone say Erin go bragh on St. Patricks Day, which is Gaelic for Ireland forever.
The harp is a symbol of Ireland. It can be seen on the presidential flag and on the back of the Irish Euro coin. A Euro is worth about $1.32.
A leprechaun (Irish: leipreachn) is a type of fairy in Irish folklore, usually taking the form of an old man, clad in a red or green coat, who enjoys partaking in mischief. Like other fairy creatures, leprechauns have been linked to the Tuatha D Danann of Irish mythology. The Leprechauns spend all their time busily making shoes, and store away all their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If ever captured by a human, the Leprechaun has the magical power to grant three wishes in exchange for their release. Popular depiction shows the Leprechaun as being no taller than a small child, with a beard and hat, although they may originally have been perceived as the tallest of the mound-dwellers.
The shamrock is another symbol of Ireland. It is always worn on St. Patricks Day.
The Giants Causeway is a mass of stone columns that extend from a cliff in Northern Ireland and disappear under the sea towards Scotland. They were formed by a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. However, the ancients believed it to be the work of a giant named Fin MCoul.
What do we call stories like this that are very old and have been passed down by word of mouth?Folktales
In a few minutes were going to read the folktale Fin MCoul by Tomie DePaola.
Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1934. At age 4, he knew he wanted to become a writer and an illustrator. His mother was an avid book lover and read to him and his brother often. As a child, dePaola would illustrate the books his mother read to him.Fin M'Coul is troubled when he learns that Cucullin wants to hurt him. Instead of Fin running away again, his wife has a plan to trick the evil Cucullin.
The Celts, warriors from western Europe, controlled Ireland for 1000 years. Today the term celtic is often used to refer to anything traditionally Irish, such as celtic music and celtic dance. Dance, music, holidays, and traditions are all part of a peoples culture.
Irish dancing or Irish dance is a group of traditional dance forms originating in Ireland which can broadly be divided into social dance and performance dances.
Celtic music uses traditional instruments such as the fiddle, tin whistle, and bodhran (Irish drum).
Why do americans celebrate St. Patricks Day in America? Many Americans have Irish ancestors, meaning their parents, grandparents or great-grandparents came from Ireland.
Its fun to celebrate holidays from around the world. Even if youre not Irish, you can enjoy celebrating the holiday by wearing green, which is also a sign of spring.
I hope you enjoyed my presentation.Worked by Udzhukhu Shamil