Ireland is the home of Guinness, fantastic traditional folk music and Irish dancing. Like Wales, Ireland had a rich heritage of kings and tribes of its own, long before Viking invaders took control of Dublin.The Celtic identity of the Irish people is another story of rich diverse cultural differences and beliefs.
Example centres in Ireland include: Dublin, Cork & Athlone etc.
The Irish people have made a significant contribution to the English literature through renowned writers like James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde. The James Joyce novel 'Ulysses' is still considered one of the most important works of modernist literature in the English language. Actors such as Ben Barnes and Jeremy Brett have played the part of the Machiavellian 'Dorian Gray' in adaptations of the Oscar Wilde novel.
Renowned for their Gaelic sports and sharp humour, Irish comedy and traditional music, Irish people are famous the world over. U2 and Bono are perhaps the best known musical export from Irish soil, with massive hits like 'Vertigo' and 'In The Name of Love' they still fill enormous stadiums all over the world.
Why not visit Ireland? Discover the story of iconic drinks at the Guinness Storehouse or the Old Jamieson Distillery, visit the Dublin Writers Museum or even Croke Park Stadium. Outside of the capital city you can visit Galway Bay, the Twelve Pins, the Aran Islands and explore the green and appealing Irish countryside. The scenery of ancient Ireland is littered with architecture that dates back to the earliest prehistoric people. The country is home to many fabulous examples of early sites of Christianity and spectacular cathedrals.
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