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  THE STREET - IRELAND - COUNTRY
Deirdre - Aged 8

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A few facts about Ireland
For a small country with a population of just under 6 million Ireland is BIG on music.
Westlife in concertPop
Westlife are Irish so are Boyzone, The Corrs and singers Enya and Sinead O’Connor.

Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest 7 times!
St Patricks Day concertCulture
The Irish language is Gaelic and compulsory in school.
Most Irish families have relatives who have emigrated to another country. 10% of Americans claim Irish heritage!
In the UK large Irish communities can be found in Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow and in the London boroughs of Islington and Brent.
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