In a recent poll taken by the Irish Times, 64% want a United Ireland. This number was higher in the 80′s, but those against a United Ireland shrunk to 8% from more than double that.
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A survey by Corporate Regulatory Institute has found that Ireland is considered the 15th out of the 50 most reputable countries. This was based on 3,600 people from the G-8 countries; Canada,US, Italy, Germany, UK, Russia, Japan.
Ireland is the only country in the world where the windmills turn clockwise. The 18th Century windmill in Ballycopeland, Co Down, is one of the few working windmills in Ireland.
The yacht ‘Asgard’ is now on permanent exhibition in the National Museum in Dublin. The yacht was used for gun-running in 1914 by Erskine Childers as a response to Unionist gun running. He sided with the IRA in the Civil War and was executed by the Provisional Government in 1922 for carrying an illegal gun.
Engraved on the band running around the outside of the Ardagh Chalice are the names of the twelve Apostles.
A poll taken by RTE found the most popular romantic portrait in Ireland is ‘Hellelil and Hildebrand: The Meeting at the Turret Stairs’ by Fredric Wm. Burton. It can only be viewed for 3 hours a week due to its sensitivity to light.
New figures have shown that Ireland’s temperature has increased by .75 degrees in the last 20 years which is considered a significant increase.
A New Atlas of Ingenious Ireland is available on the web. It shows the Seven Wonders of Ireland including Newgrange, Burren, Giant’s Causeway, fossil footprints on Valencia Island and the Boyne Viaduct among other interesting facts. Source: www.atlas.ingeniousireland.ie.
The population of the 26 counties is 4,588,252, the highest in 150 years. Most of the increase is due to the number of births, 365,000, since 2006. Migration from eastern European countries accounts for much of this increase. Population in the 26 counties rose from 62 people per square kilometer in 2006 to 67 in [...]
Men with Gaelic surnames from the west of Ireland are descendants of the oldest inhabitants of Europe according to scientists at Trinity College. The scientists made a genetic map and compared it to European genetic maps that have shown that the Irish are one of the last remnants of the pre-Neolithic hunters and gatherers who [...]