The population of the Republic of Ireland is estimated at 3,621,000 (in 1996). Of those,
over 1 million live in the greater Dublin area. Ireland has a young population, with 44%
of the population under 25.The Gaelic is National language,English as a second language
came to Ireland with the Normans in the 12th century.The 70,000 kilometer squares island
just like covered by a huge green carpet,this gives Ireland another name-- "Emerald
Isle".Above all were a whole Ireland in my mind before I came here.But now I have a huge
different feeling of my second hometown!
Flag--mintmark of a country
Seems green is very popular ,you can find it everywhere in Ireland, but Irish do not
like blue white and red mixed together.(the colour of British flag),maybe for history
reason.The Irish flag consist of three different colour oblong,they are green
white and orange. Leftside is green,white is in the middle,orange is at rightside.
Geneal Post office here has very special historical meaning.On 17th march(Irish National
Day) each year lots of people celebrate around here.The national flag will uprise on
this buliding as well.
Climate--important for travelers
The Irish climate is an oceanic climate, therefore rather soft (as they say in Ireland)
with westerly winds prevailing. The temperatures do not vary much and range from on
average between 4 and 7C in January and between 14 and 16C in July. The climate is
generally wet explaining the dominant green colours of the landscape. Ireland is very
suitable for tourism.that's why so many traveler here.
Landscapes change from place to place, building from town to town, but wherever you go
you'll find friendly faces. Irish people are as interested in you as you are in them,
and they're very pleasure that you ask them...