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James Hoban, an Irishman, was the designer of the U.S. White House.
RTE’s “The Late Late Show” is the world’s second-longest-running talk show.
Irish weddings are elegant and large celebrations. Grooms dress in kilts that signify their family’s clan, while brides dress in white to signify their purity. Family members travel far and wide to attend weddings, and the receptions are always massive celebrations involving beer and music.
Ireland is known throughout the world for its vast amount of castles.
A book only needs to sell 3,000 copies to top the Irish bestseller list.
A song only needs to sell 5,000 copies to top the Irish music charts.
Irish marriages last an average of 13 years.
May is generally the driest month of the year in Ireland.
70% of married Irish women would consider having an affair while on a foreign holiday without their spouse or children.
A law was enacted in 2009 that makes it illegal to be drunk in public in Ireland.
The Canary Islands are the most popular sunshine holiday destination with retired Irish citizens.
Over 80% of Ireland’s people are Roman Catholic.
Northern Ireland is governed by the United Kingdom, while the rest of Ireland is an independent nation.
The nominal GDP of Ireland is $217.3 billion, while it’s per capita GDP is $47,478.
A native of Dublin designed the iconic statuette presented to Oscar winners.
Ireland has mounds of dirt that are known as “fairy forts” Legend has it that those who disturb one of these mounds will be riddled with bad luck. These mounds are actually ancient dwellings from the Iron Age.
Banshees, leprechauns, and vampires are regular characters in Irish lore but it’s the fairies, above most, who left their mark on the landscape.
Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest seven times, more than any other country.
Ireland has a population of just over five million, of which over three quarters (78.3%) is Roman Catholic.
Ireland is the sixth highest consumer of beer per capita in the world after the Czech Republic, Namibia, Austria, Germany, and Poland.