At 1,752 acres, Dublin’s Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed park area in Europe.
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Tom Robinson, a Belfast businessman, is credited with bringing Coca-Cola to Ireland. In 1938 he heard from a Manchester colleague that the London based Coca Cola Company would supply free ice to anyone willing to sell their product. In 1939, he signed an agreement for the Northern Ireland franchise. For legal reasons, he named the [...]
Princess Takabuti, the first mummy to be unraveled outside of Egypt, is in the Egyptian collection in the Ulster Museum.
On St Patrick’s Day, Irish PM Enda Kenny visited the top of the Ground Zero redevelopment project. He was the first political leader to do so.
Medieval monks are credited with preserving major portions of western learning. With pen and ink they created manuscripts with exquisite ornamentation as well as transcribing legends, history, poetry and science.
In the tiny village of Casalattico, Italy St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with Mass, green banners, Irish music and shamrocks sent from Ireland. This stems from the fact that many Italian immigrants in Ireland came from this village.
Birr Castle, Co Offaly, has one of the greatest displays of magnolias in the country.
In the Spring more than seven million eels swim into the River Barrow to breed.
February 1- St. Brigid’s Day or Imbolic is the first day of Spring . The pagan festival of Imbolic is associated with the Celtic goddess Brigid , and was Christianized as the feast of St. Brigid, with whom she shares many traits such as healing, prophecy, smithcraft and poetry.
Black or Blood pudding is made from the blood of the sheep.