Ireland Ireland has two main parts: the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The north, also known as Ulster, is part of the United Kingdom (so its currency is the pound) and its capital is Belfast. However, the republic (or Eire) is independent, and its capital is Dublin. Therefore, its currency is not the pound,
Write a letter to a friend You are going on an exchange programme with Patrick from Ireland. Patrick will live in your country for six months and you will live in his. Write a letter to Patrick. Your letter has to be no less than 100 words and include the following points: Tell Patrick about
Read Patrick's Pot Legend and do other interesting activities. Make sure you understand the words and word combinations in bold. Explain them in your own words. There is an old Irish legend about the custom of drinking alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day. Once St. Patrick was traveling across the country. When he got tired, he
Americans of Irish descent celebrate St. Patrick's Day Background In Ireland St. Patrick's Day is a religious holiday. St. Patrick's date of birth is estimated to be around the year 389. He died on March 17th, the day when his memory is honored. When Patrick was 16 years old, Irish pirates landed near his home
Read the story of Patrick's Life Religion has always been important in Ireland. Almost all the churches in the country are Roman Catholic. St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland and gave the Roman Catholic faith to the Irish. Although Patrick was born in Wales, the Irish honour him as their patron saint. Patrick was born
Let's Learn About Ireland and St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick's Day for kids to learn customs and traditions of English-speaking people. Ireland is a country with a lot of green grass and shamrocks. There is a lot of green in Ireland, so green is Ireland's national colour. This country is often called the "Emerald Isle".