Sunday, February 19, 2012


The people who live here are the Irish. The languages spoken here are the Irish English and the Irish Gaelic. It’s a republic and the political system is the democracy. The currency is the euro (€).

About 4.5 million people live here. It’s a country next to Great Britain and it has been independent since 1922. The only border country it has is Northern Ireland. Its area is about 70.000 square kilometres. The capital city is Dublin and other big cities are Cork or Galway.

Let's talk about its history. Its first inhabitants were the Celts. Saint Patrick christianized the Celts and the Romans. Around the 11th century the Vikings invaded them, and in the 12th century the British invaded the country and until 1922 the Irish haven’t been independent. The Great Famine killed about two million people between 1846 and 1851 because potatoes couldn’t be eaten.

Ireland has had a lot of artists, such as Bono or the drummer of U2. The great writer James Joyce was from Dublin and the actor Colin Farrell is also Irish.

Here it is common to drink Stout beer, and the basic food is the potato.

I wouldn’t mind living here because they drink a lot of beer and I like their music. The only thing I dislike is the cold weather.


  1. Thanks, Ignacio. Good work.
    Have you ever been to Ireland??

  2. No, I haven't, but I'd like to go there this summer.