Read the information, listen and learn words and expressions about the symbols of Ireland.
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Shamrock is an unofficial symbol of Ireland. It became famous by St Patrick who used the shamrock’s three leaves to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans during his mission of Christianizing Ireland. Shamrock is also a symbol of luck, mainly if it has four leaves.
shamrock — [ˈʃæm.rɒk] — baltais āboliņš
- Sessile Oak
The national tree of Ireland is the sessile oak. It is a large deciduous tree up to 20–40 m tall, in the white oak section of the genus.
sessile oak — [ˈses.aɪl ˌəʊk] — samtainais ozols
The northern lapwing was declared the Republic of Ireland's national bird in 1990. It is a small dark bird with a white chest and raised feathers on its head.
lapwing — [ˈlæp.wɪŋ] — ķīvīte
- Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day is observed on 17 March, the supposed date of his death.
Saint Patrick — [seɪntˈpætrɪk] — Svētais Patriks
The harp is the traditional symbol of Ireland and reflect the immortality of the soul. It’s one of the most popular Irish instrument and this is why you can find the harp symbol everywhere in Ireland from coins to the Guinness pint glass.
harp — [hɑːp] — arfa