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Dublin
capital city of Ireland
bogs
low swampy lands
Killarny
region and town in southwest Ireland
peat
wet ground with decaying plants that can be used for fuel
North Atlantic Current
brings warm moist winds to Ireland
plains and highlands
Which two landforms make up most of Ireland's landscape?
oceans
Ireland is surrounded on three sides by...
farming
has always been, and still is the major economic activity in Ireland
English and Irish Gaelic
the two official languages of Ireland
1922
When did the Republic of Ireland become an independent nation?
Central Lowland
area of Ireland marked by rolling plains and low hills
transportation
Ireland's factories manufacture machinery and __________ equipment.
potatoes
historically the major crop of Ireland
famine
A blight caused potatoes to rot in the fields in the 1840's, and this caused a....
Cork
Ireland's second city and second largest port
Celts
Most people in the Republic of Ireland can trace their ancestry back to this European clan
60
Disagreement over Northern Ireland exploded into violence in the 19__'s
Bloody Sunday
This bloody incident in 1972 Londonderry when Irish Catholic protesters where killed by British troops has been called...
50 - 56%
Approximately what percentage of Irish live in cities and towns?
Hurling
Irish game that is similar to field hockey
church
Life in Ireland is often centered around the neighborhood and village...
British
For much of their history the Irish have been ruled by the....
Dublin
Nearly 1/3 of all Irish people live in what city?