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The Culture of Ireland


Irish Culture

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.

source: Wikipedia

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