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1 Irish Tradition
A tradition in Ireland on a young person's birthday is to turn the child upside and bump their head off the ground the same amount of times as it's age. It is supposed to bring the child good luck.
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2 Ireland Information
The capital of Ireland is Dublin. Ireland has two official languages, English and Irish.
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3 How long have people lived on Ireland ?
Ireland has been inhabited for around 9,000 years.
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4 Ireland's Independence
Ireland became independent from the United Kingdom on December 6, 1921 through a treaty.
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5 Ireland's Population
The population in Ireland is around 4,109,086.
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6 Ireland's Separation
After the ice age, the sea rose and Ireland was separated from the rest of Europe. Because of this there are only 26 native species of land mammals.
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7 Ireland's Agriculture
Turnips, barley, potatoes, sugar beets and beef are a big part of the agriculture industry in Ireland.
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