Category: Ireland

Only 14 years after almost the entire Choctaw population was forcibly relocated in the Trail of Tears, the tribe donated $170 (over $5,000 today) to victims of the Potato Famine in Ireland, creating a bond between the two peoples that lasts to today.

The oldest bar in the world is in Ireland. Archeological records have found that the walls of Sean’s Bar have been around, and serving, since 900 AD. There are records of every owner of the pub back to its 10th century founding. It opened over 1100 years ago.

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In 2008, a woman in Ireland died from an allergic reaction to canine se_men after she had se_x with a dog.

In Ireland in 2015, a skeleton was found in the roots of a tree that had blown over during a storm. It was the skeleton of a young man buried around 1200 CE. His bones showed injuries from a sharp blade, and he had been buried in a shallow grave. His remains became tangled in the tree’s roots as it grew.

In a small town in County Cork, Ireland, a monument stands in appreciation to the American Choctaw Indian Tribe. Although impoverished, shortly after being forced to walk the Trail of Tears, the tribe somehow gathered $170 to send to Ireland for famine relief in 1847.

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Before the Columbian Exchange, there were no oranges in Florida, no bananas in Ecuador, no potatoes in Ireland, no coffee in Colombia, no pineapples in Hawaii, no rubber trees in Africa, no tomatoes in Italy, and no chocolate in Switzerland.

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If you have one Irish grandparent, you are eligible for Irish citizenship. You don’t need to have even been to Ireland or know the first thing about the country to apply. For non-Europeans, this means you get a passport that allows you to work and live anywhere in the EU.

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There is an upside down traffic signal in Syracuse, New York because the Local Irish kids didn’t want British red above Irish green. –source
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Over 40 million people of Irish descent are in the United States, 8x more than the population of Ireland.