CULTURE OF IRELAND. Kasia Kostrzewska. 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.
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:
Family fortheIrishis very important. In Irishhouse live parentswithchildren. Sisters and brothers, whodidn’tmarrylive together. Parents tell childrenlegendsabout national heroes.
Officiallanguagesin Ireland areEnglish and Irish. TheIrish ismotherlanguage, whichisspoken by 94% populations.
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Breakfast on Pluto(2005)
The Brave One (2007)
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In America (2003)
Get Rich or Die Tryin‘(2005)
13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989
Theatre: Happy Days (1960) Play(1963) Come and Go (1965)
Novels: Murphy (1938) Watt (1945; published 1953)
Thebiggest group isCatholic- 86%