9. In Irish folklore, there are only male leprechauns.
10. Ireland was the very first country in the world to tax plastic bags.(2002)
11. A burial tomb found near Dublin, Newgrange, may be older than the pyramids of Egypt,and were built about 4000BC.
12. The Irish monk St. Brendan may have reached North America before Columbus, in the 6th century.
13. Halloween has its origins in Ireland.
Check out my Reader's Theater Script on McSean, the Leprechaun and learn a "wee" bit about the country of Ireland and about leprechauns! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LeprechaunsSt-Patricks-DayIreland-A-Readers-Theater-Script-2315668