Republic Of Ireland Official languages: Irish and English Capital: Dublin Largest cities: Dublin, cork Form of government: parliamentary Republic Territory: 70273 km (117 in the world) Population: 4 339 000 people (123-e) Currency: Euro (EUR)
Republic of Ireland - a country in Northern Europe occupying most of the island of Ireland. On the North it borders with the UK. Area - 70.2 thousand km2. The name of the country comes from the LPI. Éire - state. The capital city is Dublin, which is home to about a quarter of the population of the whole country
State symbols Coat Of Arms Of Ireland is a Golden harp with silver strings on a blue shield. Flag of Ireland is the national symbol of Ireland . The flag has a ratio of 1:2 and consists of three bands of green, white and orange - in sequence from left to right
Irish pound (Euro)
Tradition One of the traditions are fair, held from ancient times, the manifestation of this tradition was the great opportunity for different entertainments. In Ireland very like to dance, so the code falls case, for example, fairs, people dancing folk dances, in the heart of the city on the areas of musicians, magicians, acrobats. Every Irish dance is a work of art. Practically every resident of the country loves to dance. This peculiar feature of the Irish visible in everything. The fairs are also held various competitions, a great example of this Harlin-it is a kind of hockey and Gaelic football.
As in any other country, and in Ireland there are one the main and most important celebration in Ireland such holiday is considered to be St. Patrick's day, celebrated annually on 17 March. The celebration of this day is a special event for the Irish. Preparation begins in advance to the actual day of the holiday all proceeded in the best way. People in this holiday dressed in green clothes, also besides the most parades, in this day to organize parties with music and plenty of beer. But when the ageing of the times it was a little different, namely, all the pubs were closed, because most of the residents went to Church for mass. Today St. Patrick's day is again favorite music and dancing. In Ireland there is an interesting tradition, the new year's eve it is customary to leave the door of the house open to anyone who came could feel welcome. In Ireland the atmosphere of confidence, especially in these holidays. And, indeed, it never happens, because the inhabitants of the Holy appreciate holiday traditions of his country.
Interesting facts about Ireland The main characters of Ireland - clover and harp. Most foreigners Ireland is associated with the well-known song - the symbol of the free-love - «Green sleeves» (Green sleeves). The patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick is the patron Saint of Nigeria. In Ireland is the most Western point of Europe. Famous Irish dance is also went through a century without any changes. Modern coat of arms of Ireland is almost completely similar to the flag of the country. Ireland is famous for numerous red-haired population. Ireland is the only country in Europe where people less than dogs. Symphony orchestra of the Irish city of cork for 57 years, acted as the same line, for that was in the Guinness Book of records. Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin once «canceled» solar Eclipse. Many modern names of indigenous Irish still used with prefixes, once the necessary media belonging to a certain sort. According to ancient tradition, many families are still left under the door treats for good forest creatures. Unlike Europe, Ireland, August is already autumn month. The world's first Duty Free shop was opened in the Irish Shannon airport.
Kitchen Ireland is slightly different from the cuisines of other European countries, it has in itself no frills, its Foundation is the usual peasant food. Modern kitchen, which is now in Ireland, began in the second half of the sixteenth century, together with the advent of potatoes in the country. The main dish of Ireland is considered Irish stew, potatoes is its basic part. Recipes that you can prepare stew, there is an infinite number, and to determine the first now practically impossible. But it is expected that once in a stew consisted of all the products that you can find in the kitchen. Modern recipe stew looks like this: onions, turnips, potatoes, lamb neck, thyme, salt and spices. Potatoes are also used for preparation of another lot of important Irish dishes, it kolkannion. It is cooked of chopped cabbage, potato, and of course add the onion and seasoning.
If an Irishman with a Russian will meet in a conversation about food, they will reach one of the undisputed opinion, to the potatoes always fit herring. Pickled or in part casseroles, herring is eaten in Ireland whole year, such a casserole together with herring is called «Temptation Jansson». But a particular delicacy is, if you managed to catch a small herring, from may to September. In addition to all the dishes of Irish cuisine, without any doubt we can say that the main attraction is the Irish whiskey, far from it gone and Irish coffee. Hot coffee with whisky perfectly warms in rainy weather, which often happens in the country.