About Northern Ireland

Need to know:
– Some Northern Irishmen prefer to be called exactly that, others prefer ’Irish’, and yet another group wants to be called Brits. So be aware of that, when you approach people. It’s a touchy, political topic.
– Northern Ireland is a self-governing region under Great Britain.
– The capital is Belfast.

Nice to know:
– The Northern Irish speak English with a varying Irish character and a touch of Scottish.
– Approximately 1.8 million people live in Northern Ireland.
– The currency is Pounds Sterling.

Fun to know:
– Among others, the musician Van Morrison and the golfer Rory McIlroy are from Northern Ireland.
– I Northern Ireland there are more people working on the game of Thrones set, than there are people in government.

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