Published on March 5, 2014
Éire - Ireland
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1.The Shamrock 1. This is a symbol of Ireland, it is called a Shamrock (seamróg) or a clover. It has religious significance as St. Patrick used it to teach people about religion. A four leaf Shamrock is called a 4 leaf clover and is supposed to bring luck to whoever finds one .
2.Hurling This is an Irish sport called hurling. Women’s version called camoige. Played with a sliotar and a hurl. Video of Hurling:http://www.youtube.co m/watch?v=fgEMvRrOCR
3.Bodhrán Bodhrán - Is an Irish hand held drum used to play traditional Irish music. Video of a popular current song in style of traditional Irish music. http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=ZrsC3BjUjtc
4. Irish Dancing/Riverdance Riverdance first performed during the interval of Eurovision in 1994. Irish dancing involves only movement in the waist down. River dance : http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=RaDzCySXhqQ
5. Ogham writing It is an early medieval alphabet used to write the early irish language. It was written on stones, there is around 400 stones that have been found with this alphabet on it.
6.Celtic High Cross They have illustrations on them such as scenes from the bible and celtic designs. They were used as meeting points for religious ceremonies or to mark boundaries.
Gaeilge – Irish Language This is the Irish word for post office. Irish is an official language of Ireland. It is called ‘Gaelige’ .
Leprechaun Is a type of irish fairy that exists in Irish folklore. They collect their gold in a pot and if you find the end of the rainbow you can find a leprechaun and his gold. The leprechaun has to grant you three wishes if you find him.
Gaeilge - Facts “Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam” A country without a language, a country without a soul. -Irish is the main language spoken in only 3% of the population´s homes. Only 7.8% of the population claim to be fluent or very fluent (357,000).
Irish Phrases – Answers : 1.Dia dhuit D. Hello 2.Cad is ainm dhuit? E. What is your name? 3.Cead míle fáilte - A.Welcome 4.Oiche mhaith- C. Good Night 5.Go raibh mile maith agat - F. Thank you very much. 6.Conas áta tú?-B. How are you? 7.Slán go foíll -H. Goodbye / see you later 8 Éire - G. Ireland
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