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BITS OF CULTURE - Ireland
 
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Cultural Values
Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
Health Care Values
Diet
Interesting Facts
 

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Official language:
English

Other language:
Irish (Gaelic)

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Cultural Values
  • Often times when visiting with family or soon to be friends, you are treated to 'a taste of Ireland' with a slice of homemade Brown Bread or Soda Bread.

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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
 
Health Care Values

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Diet
  • Irish meals are usually based around meat - in particular, beef, lamb and pork chops. Irish breads and scones are also delicious, and other traditional dishes include bacon and cabbage, a cake-like bread called barm brack and a filled pancake called a boxty.
  • The main meal of the day tends to be lunch and it could be soups and sandwiches, which are a favorite.
  • A full Irish Breakfast is very hearty. This meal generally consists of eggs, rashers (bacon), bangers (sausage), baked fresh tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, white pudding, black pudding, fresh fruit, brown bread, or toast, or scones, with a bit of butter and marmalade, juice, a pot of tea or freshly brewed coffee with cream and a bit of brown sugar.


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Interesting Facts
  • The New Grange tomb, in County Meath in Ireland, which was constructed around 3000 B.C., has been constructed so that the burial chamber is perfectly illuminated by the rising sun on the winter solstice.
  • The County Hall was officially opened on the 16th April,1968. The structure is 211 feet tall with pile foundations penetrating to rock 50ft. below the building.

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