In 1932, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World was banned in
It is estimated that over 40 million people in the US are of
Britain ranks 2nd in the world behind Ireland for
The stated religion of the majority of people in Ireland is
the Roman Catholic faith.
The first to bring the English language to Ireland were the
In the late 1600s Ireland became the first country in Europe
to plant potatoes as a staple food crop.
Ireland's total area is 84,412km squared with a total
coastline distance of 3,172km.
John Tyndall, from Ireland, was the scientist first
accredited with the explanation for why the sky is blue.
The National Flag is green, white and orange. The green
represents the older Gaelic and Anglo-Norman element in the
population, the orange the Protestant supporters of William
of Orange, while the white represents peace between the two.
The National Day of Ireland is St. Patrick's Day, celebrated
on 17th March.
"Erin go bragh" means "Ireland forever."
The name of the state according to the constitution is
Ireland in the English language and Eire in the Irish
The shamrock, at one time called the "seamroy," symbolizes
the cross and blessed trinity.
Up to 30% of the Australian population is estimated to be of
The Irish language evolved from Celtic immigrants around 600