What is Ireland Known For? 35 Irish Claims to Fame

This small island country in the North Atlantic has quite the global reputation for a country of just 5 milllion people. The country is split into the Republic of Ireland in the south and Northern Ireland.

Read on to check 35 things that Ireland is known for.

Guinness is perhaps the most popular and most successful export in Ireland. Guinness was originally brewed in Leixlip, County Kildare in Ireland. In 1759, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year contract with St James Gate Brewery in Dublin.



This low-cost Irish airline has its head office in Swords, Dublin. Whatever your view of Ryan Air (I only fly with them when I have literally no other option) they are one of the most popular airlines in Europe and serve 34 countries.



March 17 is St Patrick’s Day, the patron saint of Ireland. The day commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and is also the day that St Patrick died in 481.

St Patrick’s Day


The Titanic museum in Belfast is one of the best that I have ever visited. If you are anywhere near Belfast don’t miss a visit and a tour.

The Titanic


Ireland has over 30,000 castles. They are scattered all throughout Ireland and of course in various states of disrepair. Some castles in Ireland were built as early as the 10th century.



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