Celebrate Ireland!

 

ireland_grunge_flag_by_think0Did you know that only 9% of the Irish population are natural redheads? Come celebrate Ireland at Hebron Library and learn more quirky Irish facts, customs, and fun at the Irish Food and Dance Festival!

We will be kicking off the celebration on Tuesday, March 14 at 11 a.m. with a themed preschool Story Time. Deirdre will take preschoolers and their caregivers on a journey to the “Emerald Isle” with stories of fairies, castles, sheep, and swans. At 2 p.m., patrons will be entertained by Irish dancing featuring dancers from the Granville Dance and Music Academy. We will share authentic Irish food from 2-5 p.m. Bring the whole family for some fun at this free, one-of-a-kind program. No registration is required.

Visit the Hebron Library at 934 West Main Street in Hebron or call 740.928.3923 for more information. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram and see the latest LCL news and photos.

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Want to know more crazy facts about Ireland? 

    1. Due to its isolation from the European mainland, Ireland lacks several species common elsewhere in Europe, such as moles, weasels, polecats or roe deer.
    2. The population of Ireland still hasn’t recovered from the famine of 1845-1852. It was at 8 milllion before the famine and is at 6.5 million today.
    3. In 1801, the Kingdom of Ireland and the Kingdom of Great Britain merged to create a United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
    4. English was first introduced to Ireland in the Norman invasion in the 12th century.
    5. The Irish surname prefix “Mac” means “son of,” while “O” means “descendant of.”

    6. Less than 10% of the population of the Republic of Ireland today speak Irish (Gaelic) regularly outside of the education system. 

    7. All polar bears alive today can trace their ancestry back to one female brown bear who lived in Ireland 50,000 years ago.
    8. Three people died of alcohol poisoning in 1875 in Ireland when a brewery caught fire causing whiskey to flow through the streets.
    9. Before the Columbian Exchange, there were no potatoes in Ireland.

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