Facts About Ireland (Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland) + Free Printables

Whether it’s St Patrick’s Day or not, learning about the island of Ireland is such a fun activity! That’s why today we’re excited to share these fun facts about Ireland with you.

These printable pages come with cute drawings so you and your little one can learn as you color away. They also include the most interesting facts about both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, so they make a great resource for students learning about Irish history.

Download here –> Facts About Ireland Coloring Pages

Black and white coloring pages with facts about Ireland lying on top of a blue-green sheet with multicolored letters on a light brown background.
Let’s learn all about the island of Ireland!

Whether you have Irish ancestry or not, you probably want to learn about the Island of Ireland! 

The history of Ireland is complex and long, and it’s impossible to learn all about the Irish government, Irish society, and why Northern Ireland is part of the UK and the Republic of Ireland is not, in a few coloring pages. But there’s still so much we can learn today!

For example, did you know that there are no wild snakes on the island? That’s sad for snake enthusiasts, but at least it’s possible to see the northern lights if you’re lucky. Speaking of luck, the national symbol of Ireland is the harp and the shamrock – and you know what they say about shamrocks! 

12 Interesting Ireland Facts

  1. Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean, on the westernmost edge of Europe.
  2. Geopolitically, the island is divided between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
  3. The Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), is an independent republic that covers five-sixths of the island. Its capital is Dublin.
  4. Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, is located in the northeastern part of the island. Its capital is Belfast.
  5. The island of Ireland covers 84,431 square kilometers or 32,599 square miles.
  6. The Irish Free State was established in 1922 marking Ireland’s initial separation from the United Kingdom.
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Learning about Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is so much fun!
  1. Ireland is often referred to as the “Emerald Isle” due to its lush green landscapes.
  2. In the whole world, there are an estimated 1.2 million speakers of the Irish language.
  3. Irish culture is rich in traditions, folklore, music, dance, and literature, with notable figures like Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, and James Joyce.
  4. Trinity College, located in Dublin, is one of Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious universities.
  5. English and Irish are the official languages on the island, with the English language being the most predominant one.
  6. Gaelic football is a popular sport in Ireland, combining elements of soccer, rugby, and basketball.

Bonus facts:

  • According to the Guinness World Records, Sean’s Bar in Athlone, County Westmeath, is recognized as the oldest pub in Ireland, dating back to the 10th century.
  • St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17th, both in Ireland and by people of Irish descent worldwide, as a tribute to the patron saint of Ireland.
  • The Trinity College harp, also known as “Brian Boru’s harp”, is a medieval musical instrument and one of the oldest harps on display in the long room at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland.
  • The longest place name in Ireland is “Muckanaghederdauhaulia” which means “pig-marsh between two saltwaters”
  • Halloween has its roots in the ancient Celtic Festival of Samhain.
  • At 223 miles long, the River Shannon is the longest river on the island.


Facts about Ireland coloring pages are sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.

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Did you know these interesting facts about Ireland?

This pdf file includes two coloring sheets loaded with Facts about Ireland that you don’t want to miss. Print as many sets as needed and give them to friends or family!


Facts About Ireland Coloring Pages


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