Álainn, which means beautiful in Irish. Even though I haven’t been to Ireland, I have seen pictures, and it is beautiful country. I am Irish because of my dad’s ancestors who came to America in the late 1800’s. The countries weather is amazing compared to what I have. In Ireland there is a plenty of things to do during the day. My family celebrates some of the Irish holidays, but we don’t do any of their customs. I was so excited to learn about the culture and the life of the Irish.
There are four provinces in Ireland: Connacht (western Ireland), Munster (southern Ireland), Leinster (eastern Ireland), and Ulster (Northern Ireland). The Republic of Ireland is comprised of the provinces of Connacht, Munster, and Leinster; the province of Ulster is referred to as Northern Ireland and is under Britain’s jurisdiction. Northern and Southern Ireland are differentiated not only by geographical differences, but also by political and religious views. Approximately 5/6 of the 27,136 square mile island is referred to as the Republic of Ireland and claimed freedom during the year 1922, when it separated from Britain’s rule. This was not an easy transition of political
There are 4.75 million people that live in Ireland which is where my culture is from. My culture affects me in two ways but I want to try Irish things. My family celebrates St. Patrick's day and I have Irish characteristics but I want to learn some of the Irish language.
The conflict between the English and the Irish has had many negative effects on Irish culture and traditions. The Irish language in particular has suffered dramatically from the presence of the English on the island. When the English gained control of Ireland, they forced their language upon the people there, and by the end of the nineteenth century, the Irish Gaelic language was almost extinct. Since then the language has made somewhat of a comeback. Today there are many Gaeltacht, or Irish speaking, areas where the most common spoken language is Irish. The language is also taught in schools both in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Irish is the national and first official language of the Republic of Ireland and is recognized as an official minority language in Northern Ireland. There have been and continue to be many efforts to preserve and encourage the learning of the language
Since the 17th century, Ireland was the scene of a complex and bloody struggle, which has created martyrs, heroes, and a long legacy of bitterness. Irish nationalists fought the British for independence, before battling their comrades for its future. The war for Ireland encompassed iconic revolts, guerrilla struggles and hard urban warfare.
Scotland, home to a vast variety of geographical landscapes, which is home to the two areas of the highlands and lowlands.From the Highland cattle being from the nation's highlands then the Pine marten which can be found in the Lowlands of the nation. With Scotland being an island nation it has nearly 800 small islands to make up some of its land mass. With its land being so diverse the weather is nearly the same with varying temperatures from wet and windy to cold and windy/snowy weather. One of its exquisite landmarks being the Stirling Castle- which was one of the royal castles from the middle ages, and it's being know as the most important castles of Scotland historically and architecturally. One of the nation's towns Outer Hebrides being
The Irish Americans, A History discusses the influence of Catholicism by the emigrant population on to America. A strong and important aspect of Irish culture is found in the Catholic church. Dolan proved that the Church was not merely seen for its religious aspects, but the social institutions it built. The Catholic church gave Irish communities a space to meet each other and not feel alone in the struggles of being an emigrant. The building of these massive and expensive churches was a source of pride for the Irish because they were built and paid for with there own money. Even though they only had a little, together the community could build something great that they could all enjoy.
Influence of Roman Catholicism in Ireland could be dated back to around 400 AD where the majority of the population were Roman Catholics. Ironically, the ones who held the power and land were the immigrant Protestant minorities from England. They united with the English to force a series of discriminatory inheritance laws through Parliament. The laws effectively broke up large Catholic estates and placed them under the mercy of rapidly consolidating Protestant landowners. This presented a result that the Catholics, who in 1641 had control of 59% of the land after nearly 60 years in 1703, held merely 14% (Baker).
My family is Irish. The typical Irish immigrant came to america because of political culture and persecution, economic reasons, social and religious reasons and the potato famine. Political culture and persecution caused them to immigrate because of Austere taxation and tithes policies, cruel landlords, sponsorship of land prices increased, causing already poor families to be thrown out on the streets, and no catholics were allowed to own land. Economics caused them to immigrate because new farming techniques increased, decreasing the need for agricultural laborers and manufacturing industries sprang up, causing less emphasis in farming. Social and religious reasons were a cause of irish immigration because catholics were not said to be loyal
The relationship between the Irish and the British can be compared to the cartoon “Tom and Jerry. “ For instance, the British are these powerful domineering people Vs. Ireland, which consists of small farmers but prideful. This takes place during the Irish war of independence, a blood bath between Irish freedom fighters against the almighty British military.
In the economic history of Ireland there have been many changes due to different governments and different policies. The reasons behind the Ireland economic success are the good location of the country, because it’s like a bridge to the European union market for the American companies, low tax, in fact there is a tax rate of 12,5 % that is the lowest in the European Union, a multilingual labor force, that is very important for the multinational enterprise and the labor cost is cheaper than other nations with the same skilled workers like Switzerland and Netherlands and to conclude a very good system of transportation and logistics to move products toward major markets in Europe
My family has strong cultures when it comes to our Irish American heritage. The strongest culture in my family is the cooking of Irish food. My grandma often makes her signature Irish soda bread, which is a family recipe that was passed down to me. I hope that in the future I will make Irish soda bread for my children to continue on our culture. Although my family always celebrates our culture, we celebrate being Irish Americans the most on St. Patrick’s Day. Every year for St. Patrick’s Day my family makes authentic Irish cuisine. For breakfast, my family makes potato pancakes, Irish bacon which is thick pieces of ham, black pudding, and bangers which are thick sausages. My dinner, my family makes corned beef, braised red cabbage, and potatoes. As my family gathers for St. Patrick’s Day, there is always Gaelic music playing in the background for the
Have you ever wondered how the Irish Potato Famine started or what farmers used when they got it. Did the physical environment play a part in the fungus carrying to the potatoes? What did the people do when all of their potatoes were gone? the answer to the question is the Irish famine was carried from a ship in the cool, moist environment made the blight thrive for that reason the potato crops were affected and they needed to import food from different countries.
The Great Famine caused distress amount thousands of Irish that resolved in them immigrating to start a new life, numerous of them to America. This tragedy that hit Ireland lead to mass starvation, disease, and even death. The Great Famine primarily hit the farmers and those who weren’t as wealthy, they had the right to stay and fight for their life or find a new way of life. Anyhow, two million Irish arrived at Ellis Island from 1820 to 1860, it’s lead to believe that up to 75% of these immigrants were from the famine.