Sunday, March 17, 2013

All Things Irish Blog Hop

Let's start off with 10 fun facts about Ireland
  1. The Irish Flag dates from the 1800's
  2. The highest point in Ireland is Mount Carrantuohill with it's 1041 meters.
  3. Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C.
  4. The Parliament of Ireland consists of the Senate and a Lower House.
  5. The most heavily populated county is county Dublin. 
  6. There are 34 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry.
  7.  Ireland's military is organized under the Irish Defense Force
  8. Saint Patrick's is an Irish holiday honoring Saint Patrick.
  9. There are more mobile phones in Ireland than there are people.
  10. Ireland joined the European Community in 1973

Here are some interesting Irish proverbs too:

"A man is incomplete until he marries. Then he is finished."

"May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night." 

"From the day you marry your heart will be in your mouth and your hand in your pocket."

"Irish Diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip."

Now for my Awesome Irish Giveaway! 
Be sure to enter 
the rafflecopter below :)

green tote
leprechan socks
green shoestrings
light-up clover necklace
Lindt chocolates

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