Tuesday, 12 March 2013

St Patrick's Day - Fun Facts about Ireland

We've put together a few fun facts about Ireland just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Before you say anything... yes a lot of them are about Guinness, but isn't that the point of St. Paddy's?

Until June 2010, a pint of Guinness was available free to blood donors

There are more mobile phones in Ireland than there are people

In 1447, moustaches were illegal in Ireland
The first divorce ever granted in Ireland was in 1997

The Guinness Brewery in St. James Street Dublin has a 9,000 year lease

In both World War I and World War II, Ireland stayed neutral
Ireland is the second-highest per-capital in beer consumption. The Czech Republic comes in first

Ireland’s most famous musical export is U2 – although only 2 of them were actually born in Ireland
The roaring lion at the end of MGM movies was born at Dublin Zoo and was called Cairbre

The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia. It means pig-marsh between 2 seas
A pint of Guinness contains only 198 calories. That’s less than most light beers, wine, orange juice or even low fat milk

About half the population of Australia can claim Irish Ancestry
3 of the Beatles were of Irish decent. Any guesses who was the odd one out?

Ireland is a snake-free island

More Guinness is sold in Nigeria than in Ireland

Have a great St. Paddy's weekend!