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Fáilte chuig Portal na hÉireann!
Hailsin tae tha Airlann Portal!
Welcome to the Ireland Portal!
Sister portal: Northern Ireland
Ireland (Irish: Éire, Ulster Scots: Airlann) is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island in the world. It lies to the north-west of continental Europe and is surrounded by hundreds of islands and islets. The Republic of Ireland covers five-sixths of the island. Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom, covers the remainder and is located in the northeast of the island. The population of Ireland is estimated to be 6.2 million. Slightly less than 4.5 million are estimated to live in the Republic of Ireland and slightly less than 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
Relatively low-lying mountains surrounding a central plain to epitomise the Ireland's geography with several navigable rivers extending inland. The island has a lush vegetation, a product of its mild but changeable oceanic climate, which avoids extremes in temperature. Thick woodlands covered the island until the 1600s. Today, it is the most deforested area in Europe. Twenty-six mammal species are native to Ireland, with some, such as the red fox, hedgehog and badger, being very common. Others, like the Irish hare, red deer and pine marten are less so.
Irish culture has had a significant influence on culture world-wide, particularly in the fields of literature and, to a lesser degree, science and learning. A strong indigenous culture, expressed for example through native sports and the Irish language, exists alongside a regional culture, such as Rugby football and golf. Read more ...
Ireland topics History TimelinePrehistory · Protohistory · Early history EventsBattle of Tara/Battle of Glenmama/Battle of Clontarf · Norman invasion · Bruce campaign · Black Death · Tudor conquest · Desmond Rebellions · Spanish Armada · Tyrone's Rebellion · Flight of the Earls · Plantation of Ulster · 1641 Rebellion and Confederate War · Cromwellian conquest and Settlement of 1652 · Williamite War · Penal Laws · First Great Famine · 1798 Rebellion · Act of Union 1800 · 1803 Rebellion · Tithe War · Second Great Famine · Land War · Fenian Rising · Dublin Lockout · Home Rule Crisis · Easter Rising · War of Independence · Anglo-Irish Treaty · Civil War · The Emergency · IRA Northern Campaign · IRA Border Campaign · The Troubles Other topics Geography Natural Human Culture People Languages Literature Mythology Music Dance Cuisine Sport Symbols Other Politics Ideologies Republic of Ireland Northern IrelandPortal
Did you know...
- ...that the Coat of arms of Ireland are recorded as belonging to the King of Ireland as far back as the 13th century?
- ...that Yola was a West Germanic language spoken in Ireland until the mid-19th century?
- ...that the Royal Standard of Scotland may have its origins in a Milesian symbol brought from Ireland in the 6th century?
- ...that St. James's Gate is the traditional starting point in Ireland for the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela?
Selected pictureHurling being played at Cardinal Dougherty High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, showing the hurley (stick) and sliotar (ball).Archive...
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Lisburn Irish: Lios na gCearrbhach
Irish Linen Museum and Christ Church Cathedral
Lisburn shown within Northern Ireland
Population 71,465 (2001 Census) - Belfast 8 miles District Lisburn City County County Antrim
Country Northern Ireland Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town LISBURN Postcode district BT27
Dialling code 028 Police Northern Ireland Fire Northern Ireland Ambulance Northern Ireland EU Parliament Northern Ireland UK Parliament Lagan Valley NI Assembly Lagan Valley Website http://www.lisburn.gov.uk List of places: UK • Northern Ireland •
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1981 Irish hunger strike · Abbey Theatre · Aldfrith of Northumbria · Book of Kells · Richard Cantillon · Tom Crean · Andrew Cunningham · Derry City F.C. · Drapier's Letters · Geography of Ireland · Irish Victoria Cross recipients · Michael Gomez · Augusta, Lady Gregory · Irish phonology · Paul Kane · James Joyce · James II of England · George Moore · Murder of Julia Martha Thomas · Cillian Murphy · James Nesbitt · Arthur Ernest Percival · Postage stamps of Ireland · Representative peer · Ernest Shackleton · John Millington Synge · The Revolution Will Not Be Televised · William Butler Yeats · U2Note: Links in bold have been featured on the main page.
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If you are new to Wikipedia then Céad Mile Fáilte! This portal is for articles on Wikipedia that relate to Ireland (both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). Like all of Wikipedia, it is written collaboratively and, like any article that you find using it, it too can be edited by anyone.
There is an active community of editors working on Ireland-related articles on Wikipedia and there are dedicated projects that tie this community together. To get in touch with them - or just to find out more - drop by at one of the parent Ireland-related projects:
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- Wikiproject Northern Ireland
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