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Hurling, which is similar to field hockey, is widely practised by the Irish.
Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest seven times! That's more than any other country in Europe.
The harp, Celtic cross, shamrock and Irish wolfhound are Ireland's most famous cultural symbols.
Celtic mythology inspired many tales that support the existence of creatures such as leprechauns and other mythological characters.
The vast majority of the population of Ireland is Catholic. The rate of practising Irish Catholics that go to mass is among the highest in Europe.
Many Hollywood actors, such as Colin Farrell, Pierce Brosnan and Cillian Murphy, come from Ireland.