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Why is the shamrock Ireland’s national emblem?

May 18, 2017 | Author: | Posted in History

The shamrock is believed to have become the national emblem of Ireland as the result of a traditional incident in the life of St. Patrick. The patron saint of Ireland, it is said, appeared in 433 A.D. before a large group of Irish pagan chieftains and druids assembled on Slane Hill near Tarn. During one …

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Do snakes live in Ireland?

March 4, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Zoology

There are no native snakes in Ireland. The viviparous lizard is the only reptile found native on the Emerald Isle. Occasionally snakes are brought into Ireland or escape from packages of imported foodstuffs. A few years ago a small harmless snake less than two feet in length was found in Dublin. It attracted so much …

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