Between 1937 and 1939, 100k Irish children were encouraged to seek out the oldest person they knew and gather their stories. This has been compiled into an archive searchable by any topic ranging from the supernatural to natural remedies.
An Irish woman was denied for a teaching job in South Korea, citing the “alcoholism nature” of Irish people as reason for rejection.
In 1847 during the Irish potato famine, the Choctaw Nation of Native Americans donated $147 to assist with famine relief. The Irish have just completed a monument of appreciation.
If you have one Irish grandparent who was born in Ireland, you are eligible for Irish citizenship (w/fee). You don’t need to have even been to Ireland or know the first thing about the country to apply. For non-Europeans, this means you get a passport that allows you to work and live anywhere in the EU.
There are over 100 million people in the world today who have Irish ancestry, which is more than fifteen times the population of 6.4 million on the entire island of Ireland.
The Red Hand is the symbol of Ulster because according to myth a boat race was held to determine the king – first to touch the shore wins the crown. One potential king saw he was losing, so cut off his hand (covering it red with blood) and threw it on the shore, thus winning the race.
Newgrange in Ireland is older than both Stonehenge and the pyramids in Giza. On the morning of the winter solstice every year the rising sun shines down the entrance passageway and illuminates the burial chamber at the end. This only happens for a few minutes, once a year.
There’s a bar in Ireland that opened in the year 900 A.D. and is still operational. It’s named “Sean’s Bar”.
The shortest St Patrick’s Day parade in the world takes place in Dripsey, Cork. The parade lasts just 100 yards and travels between the village’s two pubs
There’s a bar in Ireland that was opened in 900AD.