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'''Ireland''' is a country in northwestern [[Europe]].
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'''Ireland''' is a name of an island to the north-west of continental Europe and a name of a country, also called '''Republic of Ireland''' that takes up the chief part of island's area. The other territory comprised by Ireland is [[Northern Ireland]] that is a part of United Kingdom. The capital city of the Republic of Ireland is [[Dublin]].<ref name="wikipedia">[[Wikipedia:Ireland|Ireland]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
   
In the [[Muggle]] world, most of the island comprises the country the Republic of Ireland, whilst a portion of the northeastern part of the island, Northern Ireland, remains part of the United Kingdom. The capital city of the Republic of Ireland is [[Dublin]] whereas the capital of Northern Ireland is Belfast. The first ever game of [[Quidditch]] was held in Ireland.
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==Quidditch==
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One of the ancient broom games played before the climax of the evolution of [[Quidditch]], [[Aingingein]] flourished in Ireland. The game became the subject of many Irish ballads in which [[Fingal the Fearless]] took a significiant role (being alleged champion of the game).<ref name="QTA2">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]'' - Chapter 2 (''Ancient Broomstick Games'')</ref>
   
==Quidditch teams==
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Modern game of [[Quidditch]] was well established in [[14th century]] in Ireland which is proven by [[Zacharias Mumps]]'s account - he describes the game between the Irish from [[Cork]] and [[England|Englishmen]] from [[Lancashire]], in which Irish team demonstrates tricks with [[Quaffle]] at that time unknown in England and beats the English soundly.<ref name="QTA8">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]'' - Chapter 8 (''The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide'')</ref>
*The [[Irish National Quidditch team]] won the 422nd [[Quidditch World Cup]] in [[1994]], defeating the [[Bulgarian National Quidditch team]] in the final match.
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*The [[Ballycastle Bats]] are the second most successful team in the [[British and Irish Quidditch League]], having won the title twenty-seven times.
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In [[1994]] the [[Irish National Quidditch team]] won the 422nd [[Quidditch World Cup]] , defeating the [[Bulgarian National Quidditch team]] in the final match.<ref name="GF8">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 8 (''The Quidditch World Cup'')</ref>
*The [[Kenmare Kestrels]] are another famous Irish Quidditch team. The Kestrels are based in Kenmare, Co. Kerry, in the South of the country.
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===Irish Quidditch teams===
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*The [[Ballycastle Bats]] are the second most successful team in the [[British and Irish Quidditch League]], having won the title twenty-seven times.<ref name="QTA7">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]'' - Chapter 7 (''Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland'')</ref>
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*The [[Kenmare Kestrels]] are another famous Irish Quidditch team. The Kestrels are based in Kenmare, Co. Kerry, in the South of the country.<ref name="QTA7"/>
   
 
==Known residents==
 
==Known residents==
 
[[File:Seamus FinnigansG.PNG|thumb|right|190px|[[Seamus Finnigan]], a permanent resident of Ireland.]]
 
[[File:Seamus FinnigansG.PNG|thumb|right|190px|[[Seamus Finnigan]], a permanent resident of Ireland.]]
*[[Cliodna]] a famous druidess who lived in medieval times and who was an [[Animagus]]
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*[[Cliodna]] - a famous druidess who lived in medieval times and who was an [[Animagus]].<ref>''[[Chocolate Frog Cards]]''</ref>
*Connolly a [[Beater]] for the [[Irish National Quidditch team]]
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*Connolly - a [[Beater]] for the [[Irish National Quidditch team]].<ref name="GF8"/>
*[[Fergus]] a cousin of [[Seamus Finnigan]]
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*[[Fergus]] - a cousin of [[Seamus Finnigan]].<ref name="HB17">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 17 (''Sluggish Memory'')</ref>
*[[Fingal the Fearless]] a legendary Irish wizard
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*[[Fingal the Fearless]] - a legendary Irish wizard.<ref name="QTA2"/>
*[[Seamus Finnigan's father|Mr. Finnigan]] a [[Muggle]] and father of [[Seamus Finnigan]] {{C|Implied}}
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*[[Seamus Finnigan's father|Mr. Finnigan]] - a [[Muggle]] and father of [[Seamus Finnigan]] {{C|Implied}}
*[[Seamus Finnigan's mother|Mrs. Finnigan]] a [[Wizardkind|witch]] and mother of [[Seamus Finnigan]] {{C|Implied}}
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*[[Seamus Finnigan's mother|Mrs. Finnigan]] - a [[Wizardkind|witch]] and mother of [[Seamus Finnigan]] {{C|Implied}}
*[[Seamus Finnigan]] a [[Gryffindor]] in [[Harry Potter]]'s year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and member of [[Dumbledore's Army]] {{C|Implied}}
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*[[Seamus Finnigan]] - a [[Gryffindor]] in [[Harry Potter]]'s year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and member of [[Dumbledore's Army]] {{C|Implied}}
*[[Aidan Lynch]] [[Seeker]] for the [[Irish National Quidditch team]]
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*[[Aidan Lynch]] - [[Seeker]] for the [[Irish National Quidditch team]].<ref name="GF8"/>
*[[Queen Maeve]] a medieval witch who trained wizards and witches before the founding of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]
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*[[Queen Maeve]] - a medieval witch who trained wizards and witches before the founding of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]].<ref>''[[Chocolate Frog Cards]]''</ref>
*[[Moran]] a [[Chaser]] for the [[Irish National Quidditch team]]
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*[[Moran]] - a [[Chaser]] for the [[Irish National Quidditch team]].<ref name="GF8"/>
*[[Morholt]] a [[Giant]]
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*[[Morholt]] - a [[Giant]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''</ref>
*[[Morholt's brother]] — a king of Ireland
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*[[Morholt's brother]] — a king of Ireland.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''</ref>
*[[Mullet]] a [[Chaser]] for the [[Irish National Quidditch team]]
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*[[Mullet]] - a [[Chaser]] for the [[Irish National Quidditch team]].<ref name="GF8"/>
*[[Darren O'Hare]] — Captain and [[Keeper]] of the [[Kenmare Kestrels]] from [[1940s|1947]] to [[1960s|1960]]
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*[[Darren O'Hare]] — Captain and [[Keeper]] of the [[Kenmare Kestrels]] from [[1940s|1947]] to [[1960s|1960]].<ref name="QTA7"/>
*[[Quigley]] a [[Beater]] for the [[Irish National Quidditch team]]
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*[[Quigley]] - a [[Beater]] for the [[Irish National Quidditch team]].<ref name="GF8"/>
*[[Barry Ryan]] [[Keeper]] for the [[Irish National Quidditch team]]
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*[[Barry Ryan]] - [[Keeper]] for the [[Irish National Quidditch team]].<ref name="GF8"/>
*[[Tristan]] a hero who tried to kill Morholt
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*[[Tristan]] - a hero who tried to kill Morholt.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''</ref>
*[[Troy]] a [[Chaser]] for the [[Irish National Quidditch team]]
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*[[Troy]] - a [[Chaser]] for the [[Irish National Quidditch team]].<ref name="GF8"/>
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*[[Orla Quirke]] - a [[Ravenclaw|Ravenclaw ]] student. <span style="font-size:12px;">(possible)</span>
   
 
==Magical creatures==
 
==Magical creatures==
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The following magical creatures are native to Ireland:
 
The following magical creatures are native to Ireland:
   
*[[Aethonan]]s: A chestnut breed of winged horses.
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*[[Aethonan]]s: A chestnut breed of winged horses.<ref name="FBWT">''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)]]'' - ''An A-Z of Fantastic Beasts''</ref>
*[[Augurey]]s: Shy birds that issue a heart-rending cry at the approach of rain.
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*[[Augurey]]s: Shy birds that issue a heart-rending cry at the approach of rain.<ref name="FBWT"/>
*[[Banshee]]s: creatures with the appearance of a woman that scream in an unearthly, wailing voice.
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*[[Banshee]]s: creatures with the appearance of a woman that scream in an unearthly, wailing voice.{{fact}}
*[[Grindylow]]s: Water demons that dwell in lakes.
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*[[Grindylow]]s: [[Water]] demons that dwell in lakes.<ref name="FBWT"/>
*[[Imp]]s: Small, humanoid, dark brown creatures with a mischievous nature.
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*[[Imp]]s: Small, humanoid, dark brown creatures with a mischievous nature.<ref name="FBWT"/>
*[[Jarvey]]s: Beasts that resemble large ferrets and can talk.
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*[[Jarvey]]s: Beasts that resemble large ferrets and can talk.<ref name="FBWT"/>
*[[Kelpie]]s: Water demons that can alter their appearance.
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*[[Kelpie]]s: Water demons that can alter their appearance.<ref name="FBWT"/>
*[[Leprechaun]]s: Small, humanoid creatures that can talk and like to play tricks on humans.
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*[[Leprechaun]]s: Small, humanoid creatures that can talk and like to play tricks on humans.<ref name="FBWT"/><ref name="GF8"/>
*[[Merpeople|Merrows]]: A Merpeople breed.
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*[[Merpeople|Merrows]]: A Merpeople breed.<ref name="FBWT"/>
*[[Moke]]s: Lizards that can shrink at will.
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*[[Moke]]s: Lizards that can shrink at will.<ref name="FBWT"/>
*[[Porlock]]s: Horse guardians from southern Ireland and Dorset
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*[[Porlock]]s: Horse guardians from southern Ireland and [[Dorset]].<ref name="FBWT"/>
   
 
[[File:GF 7.jpg|thumb|200px|right|A shamrock - one of Ireland's best known symbols.]]
 
[[File:GF 7.jpg|thumb|200px|right|A shamrock - one of Ireland's best known symbols.]]
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
[[File:5181469310 2b751c051c.jpg|thumb|[[Domhnall Gleeson]] and [[Evanna Lynch]] at the Irish première of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''.]]
 
[[File:5181469310 2b751c051c.jpg|thumb|[[Domhnall Gleeson]] and [[Evanna Lynch]] at the Irish première of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''.]]
*[[Fiona Shaw]], the actress who portrays [[Harry Potter]]'s [[Petunia Dursley|Aunt Petunia]] in the [[Harry Potter films|''Harry Potter'' films]], is from County Cork in Ireland.
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*[[Fiona Shaw]], the actress who portrays [[Harry Potter]]'s [[Petunia Dursley|Aunt Petunia]] in the [[Harry Potter films|''Harry Potter'' films]], is from County Cork in Ireland.<ref name="wikifionashaw">[[Wikipedia:Fiona Shaw|Fiona Shaw]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
*[[Evanna Lynch]], the actress who portrays [[Luna Lovegood]] in the ''Harry Potter'' films, is from County Louth in Ireland.
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*[[Evanna Lynch]], the actress who portrays [[Luna Lovegood]] in the ''Harry Potter'' films, is from County Louth in Ireland.<ref name="wikievannalynch">[[Wikipedia:Evanna Lynch|Evanna Lynch]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
*[[Brendan Gleeson]], the actor who portrays [[Alastor Moody]] in the Harry Potter films is Irish, as well as his son, [[Domhnall Gleeson]], who portrayed [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] in both [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''. Both are from the capital city, Dublin.
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*[[Brendan Gleeson]], the actor who portrays [[Alastor Moody]] in the Harry Potter films is Irish, as well as his son, [[Domhnall Gleeson]], who portrayed [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] in both [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''. Both are from the capital city, Dublin.<ref name="wikibgleeson">[[Wikipedia:Brendan Gleeson|Brendan Gleeson]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref><ref name="wikidgleeson">[[Wikipedia:Domhnall Gleeson|Domhnall Gleeson]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
*[[Richard Harris]] and [[Michael Gambon]], who play [[Albus Dumbledore]], are both Irish. Harris is from County Limerick while Gambon was born in Dublin.
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*[[Richard Harris]] and [[Michael Gambon]], who play [[Albus Dumbledore]], are both Irish. Harris is from County Limerick while Gambon was born in Dublin.<ref name="wikirichardharris">[[Wikipedia:Richard Harris|Richard Harris]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref><ref name="wikimichaelgambon">[[Wikipedia:Michael Gambon|Michael Gambon]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
*[[Geraldine Somerville]], who portrays [[Lily Evans]] in the ''Harry Potter'' films was born in County Meath, Ireland.
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*[[Geraldine Somerville]], who portrays [[Lily Evans]] in the ''Harry Potter'' films was born in County Meath, Ireland.<ref name="wikisomerville">[[Wikipedia:Geraldine Somerville|Geraldine Somerville]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
*[[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] stated in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|first film]] that instead of a "Greek chappie" (which he stated in the book), he obtained [[Fluffy]] from an "Irish fellah".
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*[[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] stated in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|first film]] that instead of a "Greek chappie" (which he stated in the book), he obtained [[Fluffy]] from an "Irish fellah".<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''</ref>
*[[Devon Murray]], the actor who potrays [[Seamus Finnigan]] is from County Kildare.
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*[[Devon Murray]], the actor who potrays [[Seamus Finnigan]] is from County Kildare.<ref name="wikidevonmurray">[[Wikipedia:Devon Murray|Devon Murray]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
*[[Ciaran Hinds]], the actor who portrays [[Aberforth Dumbledore]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', is from Belfast, County Antrim.
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*[[Ciarán Hinds]], who portrayed [[Aberforth Dumbledore]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', is an Irish actor from Belfast, County Antrim.<ref name="wikiciaranhinds">[[Wikipedia:Ciarán Hinds|Ciarán Hinds]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
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*[[Miranda Richardson]], the actress who plays [[Rita Skeeter]], played an Irish terrorist in ''{{wplink|The Crying Game}}''.
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*[[Kenneth Branagh]], who portrayed [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', is an actor and director from Northern Ireland.
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*[[Michelle Fairley]] is an actress from Northern Ireland who portrayed [[Hermione Granger's mother|Mrs. Granger]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)|film adaptions]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''.
   
 
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==Appearances==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*{{Wikilink|Ireland}}
 
*{{Wikilink|Ireland}}
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
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Latest revision as of 18:15, September 18, 2014

Ireland
Location information
Location

Northwestern Europe

Permanent residents

Finnigan family

Ireland is a name of an island to the north-west of continental Europe and a name of a country, also called Republic of Ireland that takes up the chief part of island's area. The other territory comprised by Ireland is Northern Ireland that is a part of United Kingdom. The capital city of the Republic of Ireland is Dublin.[1]

QuidditchEdit

One of the ancient broom games played before the climax of the evolution of Quidditch, Aingingein flourished in Ireland. The game became the subject of many Irish ballads in which Fingal the Fearless took a significiant role (being alleged champion of the game).[2]

Modern game of Quidditch was well established in 14th century in Ireland which is proven by Zacharias Mumps's account - he describes the game between the Irish from Cork and Englishmen from Lancashire, in which Irish team demonstrates tricks with Quaffle at that time unknown in England and beats the English soundly.[3]

In 1994 the Irish National Quidditch team won the 422nd Quidditch World Cup , defeating the Bulgarian National Quidditch team in the final match.[4]

Irish Quidditch teamsEdit

Known residentsEdit

Seamus FinnigansG

Seamus Finnigan, a permanent resident of Ireland.

Magical creaturesEdit

Leprechaun

The Leprechaun- a creature native to Ireland.

The following magical creatures are native to Ireland:

GF 7

A shamrock - one of Ireland's best known symbols.

Behind the scenesEdit

5181469310 2b751c051c

Domhnall Gleeson and Evanna Lynch at the Irish première of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

AppearancesEdit

External linksEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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