287 Monuments light up Green this St Patrick’s Day here’s why!

This year over 287 monuments will light up Green!

Rose Smullen tells us why!

To answer this question we investigated the Irish connections abroad and uncovered surprising facts and statistics that we illustrated in an infographic attached as well as in the link below;


Key Findings;

> The Irish Were Actually Given their Flag By French Women in 1948

> More Brazilians Come to Study in Ireland than any other Non-EU Country

> There have been Irish Italian Culinary Masters since 1880

> Ireland could have inspired the Egyptians to create the Giza Pyramids

> Irish American Population is seven times the population of Ireland

> An Irish man was responsible for building the Sydney Opera House

> The Irish soldiers named St Patrick battalion fought for Mexico’s independence.

> The only country outside Ireland that speaks Irish is in Canada

> There are more people in the UK applying for Irish Passports than any other country in the world

With people getting excited that St Patricks Day is on Saturday, I thought this infographic (Attached) might be something you wanted to use in one of your upcoming stories?

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