What is special about Ireland?
Ireland is the only country in the world to have a musical instrument as the national symbol. You can visit some of the oldest harps in the world at Trinity College in Dublin. The three most famous Celtic symbols of Ireland are the green Shamrock, the harp, and the Celtic cross.
What is Ireland’s nickname?
The Emerald Isle:
The Emerald Isle is a tribute to the green fields of Ireland and their forty shades of green, made famous by Johnny Cash. And the Ould Sod or Auld Sod is a reference to Ireland as a homeland, a country of origin.
What can you only get in Ireland?
16 Distinctively Irish Things to Buy in Dublin
- Chocolate. …
- Newbridge Silverware. …
- Linen. …
- Connemara Marble. …
- Irish Soda Bread. …
- Whiskey. …
- Irish Cheeses. …
- Musical Instruments.
What should you not say in Ireland?
10 Things Tourists Should Never Say in Ireland
- “I’m Irish”
- Quizzing about potatoes.
- Anything about an Irish car bomb.
- “Top of the morning to you”
- “Everything is better in… (insert large city)”
- “St Patty’s Day”
- “Do you know so-and-so from…”
- “I love U2”
What is Ireland’s biggest export?
Ireland’s Top Exports
- Malt extract – $2 billion.
- Bovine meat – $1.9 billion.
- Butter – $1.3 billion.
- Cheese – $1.06 billion.
- Refined petroleum – $877 million.
What is Ireland’s biggest industry?
Economy of the Republic of Ireland
|Main industries||Pharmaceuticals chemicals computer hardware software food products beverages and brewing medical devices|
|Ease-of-doing-business rank||24th (very easy, 2020)|
|Exports||$219.7 billion (2017 est.)|
Is Ireland poor?
689,000 people in Ireland are living in poverty, of which 202,000 are children. 111,000 people living in poverty are in employment; the “working poor”. The number of over 65s in poverty has risen by 20,000 to 78,000. Overall there are 36,000 more people living in poverty in Ireland today compared to 2008.