History is replete with tragic pages of Ireland, since the Viking invasions and ending with the Great Famine in the mid-19th century, when the potato crop failures - the main food of the poor - have led to the death of many people. Millions of Irish people to escape from poverty and starvation, were forced to leave their homeland in search of a better life overseas. Among them was, for example, Patrick Kennedy - the grandfather of the 36th US President John F. Kennedy.
Oddly enough, endured deprivation harden not Irish. In most part, it's fun, friendly and hospitable people, who knows the price of a simple everyday pleasures. The Irish love to sing and dance, simultaneously paying tribute to its famous beer and Irish cuisine - simple but very generous and tasty. It may seem incredible that these people still actually split into two parts: finding the supporters of Northern Ireland as part of the UK (the so-called unionists) and supporters of reunification with the Republic of Ireland Ulster. Nevertheless, it is. And if the Irish question and will be allowed, it is still a very long time.
Many tourists come every year to admire its Green Island attractions. Most of them are located in the capital of Ireland - Dublin. Some are associated with the name of the famous writer Jonathan Swift - author of "Gulliver's Travels." For example, this is the famous Trinity College and St. Patrick's Cathedral, dean since 1713 was swift. This cathedral is being built in the XIII century., Writer, and found his last resting place.
Even more ancient Anglican Christ Church Cathedral. He began to build the Vikings in 1038, and construction was over almost two hundred years later, in the first half of the XII century.