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Ireland By Jake Everiss
History • The first humans that arrived in Ireland were the Mesolithic hunter gatherers in 8000 BC. • In 795 AD the Vikings raided Ireland for the first time. • In 1169 AD the first Norman Knights landed in Ireland. • In 1536 AD King Henry viii decided to take over Ireland. • The Penal Laws started in Ireland in 1691 and were very unfair on catholic people. • World War 1 started in 1914 and the UK parliament passed the 3 rd home rule act so Ireland could have a self ruling Government.
Irish Food Irish food is delicious and some look unusual! Corned Beef dinner, Bangers & Mash, Irish brown bread, Beef stew and Irish cream Bundt cake are all delicious Irish food and there are many more.
Irish Wildlife There are quite a few animals indigenous to Ireland, below are just a few: • Pygmy shrew. • Red squirrel. • Pine Martin. • Red deer. • Irish Grey partridge. • Wood Mouse. • Irish hare. • Badger.
Irish Wildlife • Hedgehog. • Rabbit. • Red fox. • Irish stoat. • Otter. • 10 species of bat.
Landmarks Hear are Two famous Landmarks. • Blarney castle is a medieval castle in Cork. The Famous Stone of Eloquence also called the Blarney Stone is in Blarney castle.
Landmarks • Ben Bulben is on of the most amazing rock formations in Ireland. It’s plateau overlooks Sligo town in Co. Sligo. At the top on a sunny day you can see Mayo.
Quick Facts • Ireland is the only country in the world that has a musical instrument as it’s National symbol. • Ireland is the 3 rd largest island in Europe and the 20 th largest in the world. • Up until 1973 women in the public services were forced to retire once married. • The longest place name in Ireland in Muchanaghederdauhaulia in Co. Galway. • The Shannon airport became the worlds first duty free airport in 1947.
Quick Facts • Newgrange was built in 3200 BC. It’s 600 years older than the pyramids and 1000 years older than Stonehenge. • Ireland’s 15 principal railway stations are named after the leaders of the 1916 rising.