Luck of the Irish

Ireland is the third largest island in Europe. It lies to the northwest of Continental Europe with the island of Great Britain lying to the east. Politically it is divided into the Republic of Ireland, a sovereign state occupying five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom, occupying the northeastern sixth of the island. The name ‘Ireland’ derives from the name Ériu (in modern Irish, Éire) with the addition of the Germanic word ‘land’. The population of the island is slightly under 6 million (2006), with just over 4.2 million in the Republic of Ireland and about 1.7 million in Northern Ireland.Why is this information important? Because I am going to Ireland in April for 10 days. I can’t wait. Obviously, my thoughts for the next few months will be focused on planning for the trip and then, when I return, you’ll be my captive audience for all the wonderful stories I hope to bring home with me.

Stay tuned…



Filed under An Irish Tale

4 responses to “Luck of the Irish

  1. Anonymous

    It’s gonna be so much fun – I can’t wait!! We must go shopping, tho.


  2. Anonymous

    Someone’s a little excited…:) I’m excited for ya. You guys are gonna have fun. -Niece

  3. amber

    that’s soooooooooooooooo exciting!

  4. Anonymous

    Just dropping in to check the counter – you got it on slo-mo or something?? LOL


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