Ireland By Ronan Lynch Whew! That Leprechaun WAS fast!! Now lets talk Ireland. Here are something's you should know about Ireland. Ireland is an island in northwest of Europe. The population is 3.5 million the same to los Angeles in California. There are 4 provinces, Munsler, Ulster, Leinstar and Connacht. The capital is Dublin. The national flag is tri color of green, white and orange the Irish currency was the pound. The euro is the new currency. The harp is the official emblem. Ireland is the only country to use a musical instrument. The shamrock is a symbol of Ireland. Ireland has two languages, English and Irish. All schools teach Irish to the students. They are proud of their dancing and music. Next, is the history of castles. Every where you look in Ireland you will see ruins of castles. Some have been restored. The reason some are still around is the way they were built. They were built on the highest ground and by rivers and close to towns. They were built to show wealth and to protect the Irish noble families. The two most popular sports in Ireland are Galic football and hurling. Galic football was once called Gaid. The second popular sport is hurling. This is native to Ireland. Now you have heard some of Irelands history from castles to sports. I hope you get a taste of Ireland.