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Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in 1reland, History | 3 comments

The Symbols of Ireland

I’m afraid you won’t find any dancing leprechauns, pots of gold, or green beer on this list of symbols of Ireland… it’s not St Paddy’s Day and we’re not in a sports bar that calls itself an Irish pub.

In honor of symbols day for #FriFotos on Twitter (a weekly, themed photo sharing event), I thought I’d list a few symbols of Ireland…


The High Cross

Donaghmore High Cross, Co Tyrone


Shamrocks

This crop of shamrocks come from Annes Grove Gardens, Co Corkshamrocks at Anne's Grove Garden


Ancient Spirals

Carved stone at the entrance to Newgrange, Co Meath – photo by Daniel M. Perez
Portal Stone and Skybox


Celtic Harp

Ireland is the only country to use a musical instrument as its national symbol – here’s an image from a piece of our jewelryCeltic Harp


The Round Tower

Timahoe Round Tower, Co Laois
Timahoe Round Tower


The Wolfhound

Wolfhounds at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Co Clare
The Irish wolfhounds at Bunratty.


What symbols would you add to the list?

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3 Comments

  1. Love the wolfhounds – I think anyone would spot an Irish farmer a mile away, ESP the older ones with their cap and chewing a bit of hay ;0)

  2. You could add Ogham, and if you were talking mythical and a sort of unofficial type you could include leprechauns, Guinness and St. Patrick :-)

  3. The Dolmen in the Burren
    The Claddagh Ring

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