Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Irish Secrets

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, here are 10 fun facts about Ireland the ferries have kept quiet until now, courtesy of Irish Central:

1. Technically, it is an offense to be drunk in public in Ireland

2. An Irishman founded the Argentinean Navy

3. Only two members of U2 were born in Ireland

4. The British Embassy in Tehran is on a street named after an Irishman

5. Until the early 1990s, Ireland had a low per capita consumption of alcohol

[Photo by wanderlustphoto/flickr]

6. A Belfast hospital is a world leader in kneecap reconstruction

7. Ireland has the fourth largest stadium in Europe

9. Playboy was banned in Ireland until 1995

10. More Guinness is sold in Nigeria than in Ireland

[Photo by apesara/flickr]


Sarah said...

What fun facts- a lot of them surprised me! ♥

Anonymous said...

LOVE these facts and the images you paired them with. Ireland is at the top of my 'must visit' list for sure!