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11 Interesting Facts About Ireland

11 Interesting Facts About Ireland

I moved to Australia in 2013 and created this blog to help Irish people living in Australia. 10 million visitors later it now has evolved into a job board, flight company and offers support with many services Irish people need when they move to Australia. Pop over to my resources page(irisharoundoz.com/resources) to find every service and product I recommend. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you here again.

Interesting facts about Ireland

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Some interesting facts about Ireland!

Even thought the majority of us are in Australia, we wanted to write a little article about some interesting facts about Ireland!

Interesting facts about Ireland
Some of these are quite interesting! Looking for some more entertainment? Check out Funny Irish Stuff! :)

    1. There are more mobile phones in Ireland than there are people.
    2.  The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia. Translated it means “marsh pig between two lakes with salt water.”
    3. There are nearly 8 times more Polish speakers in Ireland than Gaelic speakers.
    4. The average Irish consumes 131.1 liters per year. The second highest per-capita consumption in the world, behind Czech
    5.  Ireland is the only country in the EU where abortion is still illegal
    6. Ireland’s most famous musical export is U2.
    7.  Irishman John Tyndall was the first scientist to ever be specifically referred to as a physicis.
    8. Ireland joined the European Community in 1973.
    9. One of the most popular radio shows in rural Ireland is still the weekly broadcast of local obituaries.
    10.  Ireland has won seven times the Eurovision Song Contest (in 1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996), more than any other country.
    11. There are more Irish people living outside of Ireland than in.(Yea we knew this one!)

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