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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #40558: The republic of Ireland
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    The republic of Ireland

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    English exercise "The republic of Ireland" created by lili73 with The test builder. [More lessons & exercises from lili73]
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    Ireland is the third largest island in Europe (1 Great Britain,2 Iceland)
    The state 'The Republic of Ireland' occupies of the island.

    Dublin Castle
    Dublin is both the city and the capital of the country.

    Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th
    because it is believed to be the anniversary of his .

    Legend credits Patrick with teaching the Irish about the concept of Trinity
    by showing people the shamrock, a clover.

    The most common language in Ireland is English, but to the law the first language is Irish.

    U2 in the late 1970s Clayton, Mullen, Bono, Edge
    Formed in 1976 when the members were teenagers U2 is the most popular rock band
    and the most successful of all times.


    Samuel Beckett was an Irish writer, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.
    He wrote a well-known play where the main protagonist, name is in the title, never appears.
    [Waiting for Godot]

    The most popular sports in Ireland are Gaelic Football, Rugby and Hurling
    Hurling is a bit like Field Hockey. It has prehistoric origins and is with sticks and balls.

    John Wayne (Sean Thornton)
    _________________________Maureen O'Hara (Mary Kate)

    John Ford was an American film director of Irish heritage.
    'The Quiet Man' is a nostalgic to his Irish ancestry and homeland:
    _____ a disgraced American boxer retires to Ireland, in the village of his birth, where he finds love.

    Irish traditional uses many instruments including oileann pipes.

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