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CULTURE OF IRELAND. Kasia Kostrzewska. PREFACE.

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culture of ireland

CULTURE OF IRELAND

Kasia Kostrzewska

preface
PREFACE

Irish love stories. Even nowadays the Irish tell stories from druid times and first celtic poets. Stories are about prechristian Irish heroes and heroines. A lot of legends refer to Cuchulainna, who defended Ulster himself. Other stories origin from times of Cormac Mac Art King. Famous writers like:Willam Butter and James Joyce wrote about legendary heroes too. Parents tell children legends a obout heroes like: Mac Cool and Saint Finnabar, who probably killed the last dragon in Ireland.

free time

FREE TIME

Youcansee women in pubs too,but there are still more men than women. In pubs people play live music. There is ”craic”. This is a special way of spending free time. During ”craic” the Irish play and listen to music, drink alcohol and flirt each other.

Other very popular forms of spending free time are:

PLAYING CHESS

BINGO

BRIDGE

family in culture of ireland
FAMILY IN CULTURE OF IRELAND

Family fortheIrishis very important. In Irishhouse live parentswithchildren. Sisters and brothers, whodidn’tmarrylive together. Parents tell childrenlegendsabout national heroes.

the most important surnames in ireland
THE MOST IMPORTANT SURNAMES IN IRELAND
  • Murphy
  • Kelly
  • Walsh
  • Smith
  • Byrne
  • Ryan
  • Doyle
  • Moore
national structure
NATIONAL STRUCTURE

theIrish-89%

the British-2,7%

Africans-0,8%

Assians-1,1%

Americans-1,1%

Anothereuropean-4,5%

Remaining-0,5%

language
LANGUAGE

Officiallanguagesin Ireland areEnglish and Irish. TheIrish ismotherlanguage, whichisspoken by 94% populations.

the most important film directors
THE MOST IMPORTANT FILM DIRECTORS
  • Neil Jordan

Born 25th of February 1950)-

is an Irish filmmakerand novelist. He won anAcademyAward

Filmography:

TheGoodThief (2002)

Breakfast on Pluto(2005)

The Brave One (2007)

Ondine (2009)

the most important festivals and culture events
THE MOST IMPORTANT FESTIVALS AND CULTURE EVENTS
  • Saint Patrick Day-17.03
  • Irish Grand National-1.04
  • Cork International ChoralFestival-may
  • Cork International Film Festival-October
  • Irish Derby- June
  • Irish Open Golf Champonship-June
  • Cork Jazz Festival
the most important directors cz 2
THE MOST IMPORTANT DIRECTORS(cz.2)
  • Jim Sheridan

Born 6th of February 1949 -is an Irishfilm director

Filmography:

In America (2003)

Get Rich or Die Tryin‘(2005)

Brothers(2009)

the most important writer
THE MOST IMPORTANT WRITER
  • Samuel Beckett-

13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989

Selectedbibliography

Theatre: Happy Days (1960) Play(1963) Come and Go (1965)

Novels: Murphy (1938) Watt (1945; published 1953)

Stories

  • More Pricks Than Kicks (1934)
  • First Love (1945)
national anthem
NATIONAL ANTHEM
  • Ireland- Soldier’s Song
  • Northern Ireland-Song from Londonderry
religion
RELIGION

Thebiggest group isCatholic- 86%

Didn’tconfessanyreligion- 6%

MembersChurch Ireland-3%