17 March 2010

beannachtaí na féile pádraig oraibh!

pronunciation guide: BAN•nock•tee nah AY•luh PAW•rig OH-riv


the population of ireland is 80 million. of those 80 million,
only 7.5 million actually keep full-time residence on the island.
on saint patrick's day, the population of ireland swells to 6.692 billion.

among the population of the USA,
41 million or so claim to be wholly or partly of Irish descent,
making the Irish the
second-largest ethnic group in the country,
second only to German-Americans.

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