It is estimated that there are approximately 70-80 million people of Irish descent living outside of Ireland, while Ireland’s actual population is just over 6 million.
Most of the potato crops in Ireland were ruined by Phytophthora, which caused the Great Famine of 1845 to 1852 and took about 1 million lives.
The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia, in County Galway.
The Titanic, the world’s most famous ocean liner was built in Belfast’s Harland & Wolfe docks.
Ireland doesn’t have any snakes, and it’s not because of Saint Patrick. After the ice age, the land bridge connecting Ireland to Europe was submerged before the snakes could make their way to Ireland.
The common lizard is the only reptile species that is native to Ireland.
A REAL four leaf clover can only be from the White Clover plant, trifolium repens, and the fourth lucky leaf is actually a bit smaller than the other three.
Ireland consists of two different countries – the Republic of Ireland which is its own sovereign state, and Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom.
Redheads only make up about 10% of the Irish population.
Irish stew is the national dish of Ireland, and traditionally includes mutton (the meat of adult sheep).
The lease for the Guinness Brewery was signed in 1759 for 9,000 years. Guinness now owns the property and the lease is no longer valid.
Despite Guinness beer being so dark, it’s actually lower in calories and carbs than almost every other popular beer.
Due to Ireland’s small population, many people only had one name in ancient times.
Last names were first established in Ireland by adding either ‘O’ (grandson of) or ‘Mac’ (son of) to their father’s or grandfather’s names.
Irish whiskey is different than Scottish whiskey as it is usually distilled three times instead of twice.