Tremendous Island Nation.

Seeing as Ireland's economy is on the rocks at the moment I though it'd be nice to remember some of the things that we can be proud of while we're on the road to recovery! (Oh and while I'm bored offshore!)

There's a disproportionately high amount of stuff to be proud of for such a small country... IRELAND IS AWESOME!!!

Literature:
1: Seamus Heaney (Yes England your Poet Laureate was once Irish! )
2: WB Yeats
3: George Bernard Shaw
4: Brian Friel
5: James Joyce (Possibly the most significant writer of the 20th Century)
6: Jonathan Swift
7: Samuel Beckett

Entertainment and Arts:
Where do we start here?!
1: U2
2: Enya
3: Riverdance
4: Daniel O Donnell
5: The Chieftans
6: Van Morrisson
7: Damien Rice
8: The Corrs
9: Sinead O' Connor
10: Clannad
11: The Cranberries
12: Westlife
13: Boyzone
14: The Pogues/Shane McGowan (Christmas just wouldn't be the same without them now would it?!)
15: Seven... Yes SEVEN Eurovision wins. Who else has done that???
16: Johnny Logan

Science and Exploration:
1: Robert Boyle (Boyles law's)
2: John Tyndall (Now you know why the sky is blue!)
3: Ernest Walton (Nuclear physicist)
4: Lord Kelvin.... Now why does "Kelvin" sound familiar???
5: Ernest Shackleton... Enough Said!

Sports:
1: Munster Rugby
2: Irelands rugby team. Grand Slam Winners 2009
3: Padraig Harrington. (Golfing Sensation)
4: Irelands Cricket Team (Surprisingly successful all of a sudden!)

Heritage:
We have three. Yes THREE UNESCO World Heritage Sites!!!
1: Skellig Michael
2: Bend of the Boyne
3: The Giants Causeway

That's all I can think of for now. Pretty amazing for 15mins research online. =D

" Ireland, IRELAND, together standing tall.
Shoulder, to shoulder....We'll answer IRELAND's CALL!!! "
Republic Of Ireland
by Feemers June 10, 2009

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A beautiful country! full of the most Friendliest people you will ever meet! Beautiful women! Invented guinness and the colour green Beautiful culture and music! Incredible landscape Won eurovision more times then anyone else!
Sexiest accents ever. Irishmen can talk there way out of anything. Defeated the vikings and the english!
although i am not irish i wish i was!. The irish are just great
God save ireland!
by Yankeydoodle August 26, 2009

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The most awesome, attractive, and beautiful girl you'll ever meet
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country along with germany where about 95% of the white people currently in the USA came from.

got rich recently because of computer corporations.
where did every person in New York and Boston's ancestors come from? uhh Ireland.
by bigelow March 14, 2006

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On the outskirts of Europe in the Atlantic so dear
There´s a country called old Ireland that looks like a teddy bear
It´s an island that´s split in two - with a border in her head
Her face and tail are all her own but her brains are foreign land

So its here´s up the rebels get back our teddy´s head
Her face and tail are all her own but her brains are foreign land.

Her face is o'er in Donegal her brains are in Belfast
Her arms outstreched in Galway for the friends that do go past
Her hair is on the North Coast in Derry, Antrim, Down
I am sure this head would be better off without the bloody crown

Her Back Bone´s on the East Coast from Dublin to Dundalk
Her legs and feet in Kerry they have shoes that never walked
Her backside´s from Cork to Wexford her heart is in the Midlands
We´re facing towards America with our ARSE! to England

So listen proud Brittania to what I say to you
Would you like it if your head was owned by someone quite untrue
And they planted foreign fleas to mix in with your breed
Before another year had passed you´d never know your creed


Now the seas will not be silent, while Britannia grabs the waves
And remember that the Irish will no longer be your slaves,
And remember that Britannia, well, - she rules the waves no more
So keep your hands off Rockall - it's Irish to the core.

Ireland
by Colin Mac October 15, 2006

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One of the few respectable countries left in Europe, Ireland suffered many years under the harsh rule of the evil British. However, by 1900's, the Irish were fed up and whooped their oppressors asses. The British government, being the fuckups that they are, divided Ireland into the Republic of Ireland and North Ireland (Ulster). Efforts from the fair and respectable Sinn Fein and other nationalist parties, to unite the island that is rightfully theirs, have been unsuccessful thanks to British vote "miscounting" and scare tactics.
Irish are often blamed for "harboring terrorists". However, the IRA is a freedom fighting organization who targets military more than civilian targets. British people, being the anti-American assholes they are, will always blame them getting their asses whooped by the IRA on the US because of rightful funds being sent to the IRA from businesses in Boston and New York.
by hatred December 01, 2003

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Ireland is a beautiful country. Whenever I have visited with my Granny (Who is Irish) people have been so friendly. I love visiting Dublin and seeing all the famous landmarks, including the guiness factory. There is also the 'Cockles and Mussels song (Also called the Molly Malone song)' which I have loved since I was a child.
Molly Malone / Cockles And Mussels

Alive alive oh
alive alive ohh
Singing cockles and mussels
alive alive ohhh

In Dublin's fair city
where the girls are so pretty
I once met a girl named sweet Molly Malone
and she wheeled her wheel barrow
through the streets broad and narrow
singing cockles and mussels alive alive oh

She was a fish monger
and sure was no wonder
so were her mother and father before
and they wheeled their wheel barrow
through the streets broad and narrow
singing cockles and mussels alive alive oh

She died of a fever
and so one could save her
and that was the end of sweet Molly Malone
now her ghost wheels her barrow through the streets broad and narrow
singing cockles and mussels alive alive oh

Alive alive oh
alive alive ohh
Singing cockles and mussels
alive alive ohhh

One of Ireland's most famous folk songs!!
by SophieLovesDublin November 07, 2009

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