10 Interesting Facts About Ireland 

St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween 

Irish immigrants brought these ideas to the United States and other parts of the world during the great famine when millions left Ireland. 

Saint Patrick wasn’t from Ireland

He arrived in Ireland as a captured slave. He later returned to the country as a missionary to help spread Christianity. 

18% of the Irish population are not native Irish

Approximately one out of every five people in the cosmopolitan city of Dublin are not native Irish. 

The oldest yacht club in the world is in Ireland

Sailors and boats from around the globe meet in Ireland every two years to attend Cork Week. 

Casinos are prohibited in Ireland

A loophole in the legislation allows for members-only gambling clubs. 

Ireland has no snakes

A few rare places in the world have no snakes, most notably Hawaii and Ireland. 

Muckanaghederdauhaulia is the longest English place name

Connemara has a small village that has the longest place name in English, with a 22-letter name that resembles a tongue twister.

Ireland gets wet summer

Summers can be rainy, such as in 2007, when it rained for 40 days in Ireland.

The Wild Atlantic Way is the world’s longest coastal drive

The road begins on the cliffs of Donegal and passes through three provinces, and nine counties, and ends on the beaches of Cork.

Newgrange is older than Stonehenge 

This is older than most ancient sites, including the Pyramid of Giza and Stonehenge. 

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