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Ireland is the second biggest island in Europe. Ireland is, for example, famous for its music and potholes (wink). There are a lot of potholes in the road in Ireland, sadly. Irish people are known for their accent. Unfortunately, there is a lot of mocking and teasing on the accent. Do not worry; we like the accent. When visiting Ireland, you can visit a lot of castles throughout the country. Look at the Bunratty Castle, Blarney Castle or the Rock of Cashel. 


When in Ireland, you cannot miss out on the food. Try Soda bread, Irish stew, ‘the Full Irish’ and ‘Boxty’. Soda bread is generally homemade bread made with buttermilk and raisins and the bread tastes a bit like biscuits. The name ‘soda’ in soda bread comes from the baking soda. Irish stew is a classic. You can never go wrong with an Irish stew when ordering this in a restaurant. The stew is served with lamb or beef, vegetables and potatoes. The full Irish is a breakfast filled with eggs, sausages, bacon, beans, mushrooms and grilled tomatoes. It looks a bit like the typical English breakfast, but a little different. Boxty is a delicious pancake made of potatoes. 

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There live around 5 million people in Ireland. Many people think about Irish people when they think about Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick’s day is a celebration that is held on the 17th of March. At Saint Patrick’s Day they celebrate the Irish culture. As the United Kingdom is famous for its football, Ireland is famous for its Rugby and horse racing. Horse racing has been a part of the Irish culture for centuries and it still is. With these typical Irish things, we can not forget to mention music. For instance, U2 is an Irish rock band that went viral worldwide.

  • The currency in Ireland is the Euro.
  • Ireland is part of the EU, so there is free traffic of goods. 
  • There is a VAT percentage on goods of 0% and there is free traffic of goods.

Famous business people

Denis O'Brien, J.P. McManus, Pat McDonagh, Seán Quinn, Shane Curran, Dermot Desmond. 

Historical famous business people

Arthur Guinness.