The culture of the people living in Ireland is not homogeneous. There are notable cultural diffrences between:
- urban Irish and rural Irish,
- Catholics and Protestants, between
- Irish-speakers in the Gaeltacht and English-speakers,
- immigrants and the native population,
- and travellers and the settled population.
Although most Irish people are of Celtic descent (an ethno-linguistic group of tribal societies in Iron Age and Medieval Europe), today Ireland is an ethnically diverse country as a result of large-scale immigration from many different countries throughout its history. Also, due to immigration of the Irish people themselves overseas, Irish culture has a global reach and Irish festivals such as St. Patrick's Day and Halloween are observed and celebrated all over the world.
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