Ireland is known for its breathtaking landscapes and the humorous and hospitable locals. Only about 5/6 of the island of the same name belong to the independent island state. The rest belongs to Great Britain. Traditions are very important in Ireland. Whether it’s dinner, music or parties like St. Patrick’s Day, where everyone wears green clothes. Ireland’s national sports are gealic football and hurling and still bear witness to Ireland’s rather harsh past. If you prefer a little calmer, you can join a football team.
Culture and Society
The Irish are seen as an open, warm and cheerful people. The families enjoy spending their evenings together. Both parents often work full-time and the children are in school until the afternoon. Especially in smaller villages you spend a lot of time outside and on weekends you can go for a day trip in the beautiful, green landscape.
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Many Irish schools are confessional. Therefore, there are many pure girls’ or boys’ schools. The school day runs from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm and there are many different subjects. You will wear a school uniform like all other students, as it is compulsory. In the afternoon there are many extra-curricular activities such as sports, art or music.
There are two official languages in Ireland: English and Irish. The latter is also called Gaelic and differs greatly from English. Only about 5% of the Irish population still speaks Gaelic and they are very proud of it.
Temple Bar is Dublin’s cobbled, cultural quarter where medieval streets and traditional Irish pubs meet modern art galleries, renowned restaurants and cocktail bars. Have you ever gone out in Temple Bar and did it live up to its name? 🤔 This vibrant capture was taken by @aggiewo earlier this week and we absolutely adore it 😍 #templebar #culturalquarter #cobbles #cobblestone #coloursplash #lovedublin #dublin #dublino #loveireland #irland #irlande #irlanda
Fermanagh – best bacon in the world? 🌍 Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube channel had a wee taste earlier this week and it looks delish! @FoodBusker's nipped over the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland to hunt down some of Fermanagh's famous black bacon for his ultimate bacon sandwich. Toasted sourdough bread and crispy bacon topped with a delicious home-made brown sauce. John's recipe is loaded with black pudding, onions, tomatoes and lemon to create the perfect twist on this breakfast classic @jamiesfoodtube #FoodRevolution #baconlover #baconlove #Fermanagh #discoverni #loveireland #irlande #irland #irlanda
The most important meal of the day is dinner. Often there are soups and stews, meat dishes and vegetables or potatoes. But there is also a lot of fish in the coastal regions. Just like in England, there are fish and chips and international restaurants in the cities. In the afternoon the Irish drink tea with milk and sugar and eat scones.