Ireland Connor Howell Kyle Gallatin Matt Grace
Transportation The highways in Ireland reach about 92,500km In Ireland the estiment of all the railways is about 3,314 km 700 km of waterways
Celebration and Holidays St.Patrick’s day March, 17 St.Stephen’s day December, 26 Samhain October, 31
Recreation and Games • Walking: Ireland has miles of tailor made walks. They include the Kerry Way, Beara Way, Ulster Way and Wicklow Way. • Surfing: Good surfing spots include Easkey in the west of the County Sligo, the Castlegregory Peninsula and Barey Cove in Mizen Head Peninsula. • Hurling: Hurling is played with a stick and a ball. You use the stick to hit the ball into a net or above your opponents net. Countering trend towards big money professional athletics, hurling has remained strictly amateur. Hurling is woven deeply into the social fabric of the Irish people.
Language English is the most spoken language everywhere except the west. There people speak Irish. Irish people call Ireland Erie. Irish authors practically invented the Irish language.
GEOGRAPHY • Low lying with rolling hills • Part of Europe • Dublin -capital of Ireland
Religion • 93% of the people are Roman Catholic • 3% are Anglican • 1% are no religion at all • 2% are unknown religions • 1% are a different religion
Education • Children in Ireland go to school ages from 6 to15 • The education is free and compulsory, secondary is free too • As students get older they move into different levels. Primary> Secondary> Third and so on. • Dublin has 55 schools • Most schools have to wear uniforms • The kids learn subjects like Math, Science, Reading, Spelling, Social Studies, and Language Arts. There are two that are uncommon like civics and swimming.
Foods Boxty Irish soda bread Spuds Drisheen Boxty Bangers Irish stew Irishstew
Climate • Heaviest rainfalls of 1,524 to 2,540 mm • July has temperatures varying from 16 degrees C in the south to 14 degrees C in the north. • About 80% of the country has an annual rainfall of between 762 and 1,270 mm • January temperatures ranging from 7 degrees C in Valentia to 4 degrees C in the northeast.
MONEY Old Irish coins are called pence. Major banks exceptMaster Card, Visa Card, and Euro Card. Old Irish paper money is called Pounds. 1 pent equals 66 cents in America. 12 countries in Europe share the Euro money.
CLOTHES Long Ago • Boys wore dresses • Wear wool clothing Today • Men and boys wore kilts • Clothing is similar to what is worn in the U.S. • Clothing today is still made of wool and Ireland is famous for their wool sweaters • Men and boys wear kilts on special occasions
Government • Ireland has a republic government. A republic government is where the people vote on what to do • They have had only 8 presidents • The current president is Mary McAleese. Mary McAleese was elected as the eight president of Ireland on November 11, 1997 • The prime minister is Bertie Ahern. The prime minister makes decisions for the president
Differences USA Ireland • A good sport is Hurling • The most common religion is Roman Catholic • Ireland has only had 8 presidents • They have a women president • Ireland’s money is called Euro • The symbol for Euro is C • They call their country Erie • Elementary School is used by kids through the age of 5-16 • Boys were dresses • The people in Ireland call Halloween Samhain • They eat blood pudding • Field hockey is like it • The popular religion is Catholic • We’ve had 43 presidents • We’ve only had men • We use dollars • The sign for dollar is $ • We call it Ireland • Our elementary schools are used by kids 4-10 • We were normal clothes • We call it Halloween • We eat eat different flavored pudding.
Simulareties • Both countries have a passion for surfing. • Spring is a rainy season in both countries. • We both have artifacts that have to do with religion. • Both countries have presidents • We both have Master Card and Visa Check Cards. • We both have Maritime, Air, Rail and Road Transportation • Kids learn courses just like us • We both eat spuds • Both have Halloween • Both have ST. Patrick’s Day
Refrences • Encyclopedia I pages 257 to 268 • http://www. mapzones.com • http://www.CIA worldfactbook.com • 1964 Ireland book by Joe McCarthy • http://www.Europe.eu.int/