10 Things Travel

10 Things You Don’t Know About… Ireland, home to all things Irish, has compiled a list of TEN THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IRELAND.  If you have any interest in visiting the Emerald Isle, you’ll be well served by taking a refresher course of Ireland and its culture on that site.

  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. Up until around the early 1990s, Ireland had a low per capita consumption of alcohol
  6. A Belfast hospital is a world leader in kneecap reconstruction
  7. Ireland has the fourth largest stadium in Europe
  8. In the summer of 2007, it rained in Ireland for 40 days straight
  9. Playboy was banned in Ireland until 1995
  10. More Guinness is sold in Nigeria than in Ireland.  (Ireland is the third largest market for Guinness.  Check the link for who’s number two…)