Irish Symbols - Tricolor Flag
The Island of Ireland is actually made up of two separate countries each with their own government, currency and laws. The Republic of Ireland is a state which covers approximately five-sixths of the country and the remaining sixth of the island is known as Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The country's official constitutional name is Eire or, in the English language, Ireland. The Irish flag is known as the tricolor and it has three equal vertical bands of Green (hoist side), White and Orange.
Irish Symbols - Leprechaun
The Leprechaun or "Artisan of the Brogue" is known in many stories as the Fairy Shoemaker with a hidden pot of gold! He is probably the most well known symbol of Ireland! Irish children are told the story of the hidden pot of gold to be found at the end of a rainbow. An old poem by Nora Chesson the famous English poet of Irish descent says "If you can catch the Leprechaun and keep him in your hold, He'll show you where lies buried a crock of fairy gold". Click on the link above to read the full text of the Leprechaun Poem as well as a beautiful story about Leprechauns and some funny jokes!
Irish Symbols - Celtic Tattoos
Irish and Celtic symbols are an ideal choice for a tattoo design. If you are looking for a beautiful design for a tattoo we have included lots of Celtic designs and Gaelic words, check out our section on Irish Gaelic Translation we have included over 500 words, you are guaranteed to find something suitable. Beautiful traditional designs including Celtic knots, scrolls and mythical animals. Look at the symbol below, it is composed of several individual designs, each one suitable for a tattoo. The knot in the centre is a great example of a Celtic knot and the dragon creatures would make a fantastic tattoo! Make your tattoo unique, simply print out a selection of different Irish Celtic symbols and choose your favorites. Then simply piece together your favorite designs and words and create your own unique tattoo design!