Traditional music is important to people in Ireland. Many people play musical instruments, like the fiddle or violin, the flute and the accordion.
ST PATRICK'S DAY:
St Patrick's day is on 17 March. St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. There are big parades and people wear green. Patrick has always been a very popular name for Irish boys.
In Ireland, the leprechaun is a character in Irish mythology.
Tourists love Ireland because the people are very friendly and the country is very green and beautiful. The shamrock is a symbol of Ireland.
Ireland has a population of six million people and four million sheep.
Camogie is a popular Irish sport for girls. It is very similar to hurling. There are two teams of 15.
The Irish love Rugby. The Irish team wears green-the colour of Ireland. Ireland also has several women's rugby teams.