Ireland is a young country. It was part of the United Kingdom for a long time, and it became an independent republic in 1922. But its traditions are much older! Here are a few Irish symbols.
The Shamrock is a small plant with three leaves; the legend says that it was used by Saint Patrick to explain the Christian religion to Irish people back in the 5th century.
Brian Boru’s Harp: Brian Boru was the first High King of Ireland, during the 10th century. Today, his harp is the official symbol of Ireland. You can see it on certain €uro coins, for instance. The original harp is still kept in Trinity College, in the heart of Dublin. We don’t know if it really belonged to him, but it has become a symbol of independence and pride.