Irish Background

As the twentieth largest island in the world with only about 6.5 million people, Ireland has a bloody history due to its two main divided parts – the Republic of Ireland with Dublin as the capital and Northern Ireland, a part that has always been under the rule of the United Kingdom. Despite the endless struggle between Catholics and Protestants, despicable acts of IRA, and the infamous Bloody Sunday massacre in Belfast, Ireland is also the country of Guinness and Jameson, Pierce Brosnan and Sinéad O’Connor, beautiful with its rocky shores, infinite green pastures and the poetic pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The Irish language with its Gaelic ancestry and rich etymology gives parents a wide choice of names for children that are born to prevail against all odds.