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Ireland by Mind Map: Ireland

1. Hurling

1.1. outdoor team sport

1.2. played with a stick (hurley) and a ball

1.3. 15 players in a team

2. St. Patrick

2.1. patron saint of Ireland

2.2. celebrated on March 17th

2.3. lived in the 5th century

2.4. was made a slave in Ireland

2.5. told the Irish people about Christianity

2.6. drove all the snakes into the sea

3. Facts

3.1. Northern Ireland: part of the United Kingdom

3.1.1. capital: Belfast

3.2. the Republic of Ireland: independent state

3.2.1. capital: Dublin

3.2.2. national anthem: The Soldier's song

3.2.3. population: 4.5 million

3.2.4. national emblem: shamrock

3.2.5. official languages: English & Irish

3.2.6. currency: Euro

3.2.7. member of the EU

3.2.8. more then 90% of the Irish people are Catholics

4. Connemara

4.1. district in the west of Ireland

4.2. wild countryside: mountains and lakes

4.3. not many people but a lot of sheep live there

4.4. hiking, horse-riding

5. Irish music

5.1. Molly Malone

5.1.1. very popular song

5.1.2. unofficial anthem of Dublin

5.1.3. often sung by the Irish rugby team

5.1.4. beautiful young fishmonger, died at a very young age

5.1.5. statue in Grafton Street

5.2. instruments

5.2.1. bodhran

5.2.2. tin whistle

5.2.3. Celtic harp

5.2.4. uillean pipe

5.3. famous artists

5.3.1. U2

5.3.2. The Dubliners

5.3.3. Clannad

5.3.4. Sinead O'Connor

5.3.5. The Corrs

6. Irish food & drinks

6.1. Irish Coffee

6.1.1. very popular cocktail in Ireland

6.1.2. consists of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar and cream

6.2. Guinness beer

6.2.1. famous brewery in Dublin

6.2.2. founded in 1759 by Arthur Guinness

6.2.3. established the 'Book of Records' in 1955

6.3. Irish stew

6.3.1. traditional Irish dish

6.3.2. made from lamb, beef or mutton

6.3.3. contains potaroes, carrots, onions and parsley

6.4. 'pub grub'

6.4.1. the food you can get in pubs

6.4.2. generally good, reasonable prices

7. The great famine

7.1. around 1850

7.2. a fungus destroyed the potato crop

7.3. around 8 million people

7.3.1. one million died

7.3.2. one million emmigrated to the USA, Australia & New Zealand

8. Myths & legends

8.1. Leprechauns

8.1.1. small male fairies

8.1.2. wear green clothes and hats

8.1.3. solitary shoemakers

8.1.4. don't like humans because they think people are stupid

8.1.5. hide their gold in pots at the end of a rainbow

8.1.6. enjoy jokes

8.2. Newgrange

8.2.1. about 50 km from Dublin

8.2.2. built in about 3200 BC

8.2.3. passage tomb: a 19-metre-long passage leads to a central chamber

8.2.4. winter solstice: sun illuminates the passage and the chamber for 17 minutes

8.2.5. lottery: only 100 people can watch the event every year