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St. Patricks Day & Ireland Subject Guide: Web Resources

Erin Go Bragh! Learn more about this fascinating country and its culture.

Web Resources

The World Factbook: Ireland
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ei.html
“Quick facts about Ireland's geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and more.”

The National Archives of Ireland
http://www.nationalarchives.ie/search/index.php
“Search for records relating to the business of Ireland government departments and agencies.”

National Library of Ireland
http://www.nli.ie/
“This site includes information about catalogs, collections, and services, as well as links to the National Photographic Archives, Family History, and Heraldry in Ireland.”

Ireland's Eye
http://www.irelandseye.com/

Articles on this site cover the "culture, tradition, and history of Ireland."

Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick's Day (March 17)  
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb12-ff03.html
Facts and statistics related to St. Patrick's Day, including topics such as population distribution of Americans with Irish ancestry, immigration, places in the U.S. called Dublin and Shamrock, trade with Ireland, beer consumption, and trade with Ireland.

The History of St. Patrick's Day  
http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day
History and related information about this holiday celebrated on March 17 in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Includes information about items associated with the holiday, such as parades, the shamrock, leprechauns, and corned beef. Also includes links to information about Irish travel destinations and literary Ireland.