by Rhonda Cabrinha on Mar 16, 2016
Here are 5 fun facts about Ireland & St. Patricks Day:
Ireland is only the size of Indiana, measuring 174 miles wide by 302 miles long.
The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia. Which is a 470 acre townland in the parish of Kilcummin in County Galway.
St. Patrick - Patron Saint of Ireland - was not Irish. He was born in Britain of Italian descent. Captured by pirates at age 16 and brought to Ireland as a slave.
The National symbol of Ireland is the Celtic Harp, not the Shamrock.
It is not the custom in Ireland to wear green ties, hats or other green apparel on St. Patrick's Day. Instead a sprig of shamrock in the lapel is the preferred display.