Ireland - River Liffey

10 interesting and fun facts about Ireland

Here’s a list of fun facts about Ireland…

  • The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia.
  • The Guinness Brewery in St. James Street Dublin has a 9,000 year lease
  • The Titanic was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • In 1447, moustaches were illegal in Ireland.
  • An odd Irish birthday tradition is to lift the birthday child upside down and give his head a few gentle bumps on the floor for good luck. The number of bumps should allegedly correspond to the child’s age plus one.
  • The national symbol of Ireland is the Celtic harp, not the shamrock
  • Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle, thanks to its lush greenery
  • The St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in Ireland on March 17th which is a national holiday
  • Although set in Scotland, most of the battle scenes in the 1995 film Braveheart were filmed in Ireland.
  • The river Liffey runs through the centre of Dublin and is 75 miles in length

Do you have any facts about Ireland? Please share them in the comments below. Alternatively for more information on any of our Ireland Coach tours follow the link provided.


  • jjjjjjj

    April 17, 2018 at 8:27 pm


  • Nataleigh

    May 23, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Irish consume in average 131.1 liters of beer per year!!
    Irish breweries include Guinness, Smithwicks, and Harp Lager.
    Most famous symbols of Ireland are the green Shamrock, the harp, and the Celtic cross.

  • brooke

    May 31, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Cool facts.

  • Domonique

    June 6, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    This was very helpful thank you

  • Nightmares303

    August 29, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    I never knew that! I am soooo getting a A+

  • cedric

    October 23, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Very helpful!!

  • Rachel Santiago

    March 1, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for facts about Ireland

  • EvyWolf

    March 9, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks.You helped me alot.

  • silus

    April 5, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    thank you!

  • JB

    April 13, 2019 at 2:33 am

    This is honestly one of the best fact websites I have ever seen, good job.

  • ttgyhyyy6

    April 17, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    good stuff

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