Ireland or the Republic of Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle as you can see from the green grass from the photo above. It is split between the independent “Republic” and Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom.
The Emerald Isle was officially declared a Republic in 1949 and a United Nations member in 1955. As far as size, all of Ireland could fit within the state lines of my state of Texas!
It is a country that all should visit at least once no matter how much Irish blood is running through your veins. I am proud to say that I am over 50% Irish, at least according to my brother’s DNA test.