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RTE’s “The Late Late Show” is the world’s second-longest-running talk show.
James Hoban, an Irishman, was the designer of the U.S. White House.
Ireland is known throughout the world for its vast amount of castles.
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.
May is generally the driest month of the year in Ireland.
Irish marriages last an average of 13 years.
A song only needs to sell 5,000 copies to top the Irish music charts.
A book only needs to sell 3,000 copies to top the Irish bestseller list.
The Canary Islands are the most popular sunshine holiday destination with retired Irish citizens.
A law was enacted in 2009 that makes it illegal to be drunk in public in Ireland.
70% of married Irish women would consider having an affair while on a foreign holiday without their spouse or children.
The nominal GDP of Ireland is $217.3 billion, while it’s per capita GDP is $47,478.
Northern Ireland is governed by the United Kingdom, while the rest of Ireland is an independent nation.
Over 80% of Ireland’s people are Roman Catholic.
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 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.
A native of Dublin designed the iconic statuette presented to Oscar winners.
Ireland is the sixth highest consumer of beer per capita in the world after the Czech Republic, Namibia, Austria, Germany, and Poland.
Ireland has a population of just over five million, of which over three quarters (78.3%) is Roman Catholic.
Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest seven times, more than any other country.