12 Facts About Irish culture


Irish culture has to some degree been inherited and modified by the Irish diaspora, which in turn has influenced the home country.

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Christianity was brought to Ireland during or prior to the 5th century and its early history among the Irish culture is in particular associated with Saint Patrick, who is generally considered Ireland's patron saint.

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Irish culture once scooped up part of Ireland to fling it at a rival, but it missed and landed in the Irish Sea – the clump became the Isle of Man and the pebble became Rockall, the void became Lough Neagh.

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The Irish culture language has the third oldest literature in Europe, the most significant body of written literature of any Celtic language, as well as a strong oral tradition of legends and poetry.

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Poetry in Irish culture represents the oldest vernacular poetry in Europe, with the earliest examples dating from the 6th century.

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English is the most widely spoken language on the island overall, and Irish culture is spoken as a first language only by a small minority, primarily, though not exclusively, in the government-defined Gaeltacht regions in the Republic.

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Article 8 of the Constitution of Ireland states that Irish culture is the national and first official language of the Republic of Ireland.

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The over-reliance on potatoes as a staple crop in Irish culture cuisine meant that the people of Ireland were vulnerable to poor potato harvests.

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In Ireland, the Full Irish culture has been particularly cited as being a major source for a higher incidence of cardiac problems, quoted as being a "heart attack on a plate".

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In tandem with these developments, the last quarter of the century saw the emergence of a new Irish culture cuisine based on traditional ingredients handled in new ways.

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Some most successful Irish culture films included Intermission, Man About Dog, Michael Collins, Angela's Ashes, My Left Foot, The Crying Game, In the Name of the Father and The Commitments .

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