Friday, March 16, 2007

Five Fun Irish Facts for Friday

(Blarney Castle 2004)

The wolfhound is the official dog of Ireland. It is the largest of all dogs and can be up to six foot four when standing on its hind legs.

Famous wit Oscar Wilde was born Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde in Dublin in 1854.

A single day of good weather that pops up in a long stretch of bad days is known in Ireland as a "pet day."

The longest named place in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia, in County Galway.

One of the most popular radio shows in rural Ireland is still the weekly broadcast of local obituaries.

and for those of you who would like to be a little more Irish tomorrow, you can learn to say:

Kiss me, I'm Irish!
Is Éireannach mé, ‘dom póg!
[Is Air- an- ack may, do pogue]


Travis said...

Cool Irish facts!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Just T said...

Happy Belated St. Pat's Day to you!

Thanks for the facts. I just loving finding out history and stuff like this :)

Rrramone said...

hey, i tried saying that and i got slapped! ;-)