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IRISH TRIVA

IRISH WOMEN RECEIVED THE RIGHT TO VOTE BEFORE AMERICAN WOMEN.

THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF APRIL ARE KNOWN AS (THE BORROWED DAYS) AND ARE TRADITIONALLY ASSOCIATED WITH BAD WEATHER.

IT WAS ON EASTER MONDAY APRIL 18TH 1949 THAT EIRE OFFICIALLY BECAME KNOWN AS THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND.

ROBERT BARTON OF CO. FERMANAGH WROTE THE LYRICS FOR"WALTZING MATILDA" WHICH BECAME THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM. THE WORDS TO "DANNY BOY " WERE WRITTEN BY AN ENGLISHMAN FREDERIC WEATHERLY. (GO FIGURE)

CO.CORK IS IRELANDS LARGEST COUNTY, ITS ALSO KNOWN AS "THE REBEL COUNTY".

"GAN TIR GAN TEANGA" MEANS " NO LANGUAGE NO NATION” GREAT SLOGAN FOR A TEE SHIRT?

IRELAND AT HER GREATEST LENGTH (NORTH -SOUTH) IS ONLY 302 MILES.

IRELANDS LAND MASS MEASURES ROUGHLY 32,500 SQ. MILES A MERE COINCIDENCE THAT IT HAS 32 COUNTIES?????

THE STATE OF MAINE AT 33,215 SQ. MILES IS THE CLOSEST US.STATE IN SIZE TO IRELAND.

IRELAND IS THE BEST PLACE ON THE PLANET TO AVOID AN EARTHQUAKE AS NO EPICENTER HAS EVER BEEN RECORDED THERE.

1/3 TO 1/2 OF THE AMERICAN TROOPS WHO FOUGHT IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR WERE OF IRISH DECENT.

OVER 130 IRISH SOLDIERS WERE AWARDED 'THE MEDAL OF HONOR" DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ALONE.

RECORDS INDICATE THAT 258 IRISH BORN OR OF IRISH DECENT SOLDIERS WON THE MEDAL OF HONOR TO DATE MORE THAN DOUBLE THE CLOSEST OTHER NATION. SEVEN IRISH SOLDIERS HAVE WON THE MEDAL OF HONOR TWICE.

NINE MEN OF IRISH DECENT SIGNED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

ON APRIL 13TH 1829 THE DAY THE ENGLISH PARLIAMENT GAVE THE VOTE TO IRISH CATHOLICS, THE STATUE OF "GEORGE WALKER" THE PROTESTANT HERO OF "THE SIEGE OF DERRY" WHICH HAD STOOD OVERLOOKING THE CITY FOR OVER 155 YEARS , INEXPLICABLY CRUMBLED AND FELL TO THE GROUND. NEVER TO BE REBUILT.

...AND FINALLY
JOHN TYNDALL AN IRISH PHYSICIST FROM LEIGHLIN BRIDGE CO. CARLOW WAS THE FIRST EVER TO DISCOVER AND EXPLAIN WHY THE SKY WAS BLUE. ISN'T IT FITTING THAT IT WAS AN IRISHMAN ?????.


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