The Irish consume in average 131.1 litters of beer per year - the 2nd highest per-capita consumption after the Czech Republic.
Many Irish family names start with "Mac" or "O'...", which means respectively "son of ..." and "grandson of ..." in Gaelic.
Ireland is a snake-free island.
Founded in 1745, the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin is the world's oldest continuously operating maternity hospital.
Ireland's oldest pub is Sean's Bar in Athlone. It was founded some 900 years ago.
One of the most successful beer brands worldwide, Guinness was once the largest brewery in the world (from 1914), and remains the largest brewer of stout in the world.
It is estimated that over 80 million people of Irish descent live outside Ireland. This is 14 times more than the population of Ireland (including Northern Ireland) itself!
One Irish cure for a hangover was to be buried up to the neck in moist river sand.
In all Ireland’s history, the maximum temperature was 33 Celsius.