Interesting facts about Ireland

October 16, 2009 | In: Countries facts

Ireland is situated in North Western Europe.

Dublin (Ireland capital) was founded by the Vikings in 988 and was originally called Dubh Linn (which means Black Pool in Irish).

The Irish consume in average 131.1 liters of beer per year – the 2nd highest per-capita consumption after the Czech Republic.

Ireland is a neutral state and is not a member of N.A.T.O.

The home of Guinness Beer is in Dublin.The famous Guinness Brewery at St.James’ Gate, Dublin has a 9,000 year lease.

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He brought Christianity to Ireland in around 430. St Patrick’s Day on March 17th.

Over 5% of the Irish population are Polish.

The first divorce ever granted in Ireland was in 1997.

The great great grandfather of Barack Obama came from Moneygall, County Offaly, Ireland.

Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland is where the famous Titanic ship was built.

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