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Ireland is a country in northwestern Europe.
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.
- The Irish National Quidditch team won the 422nd Quidditch World Cup in 1994, defeating the Bulgarian National Quidditch team in the final match.
- The Ballycastle Bats are the second most successful team in the British and Irish Quidditch League, having won the title twenty-seven times.
- The Kenmare Kestrels are another famous Irish Quidditch team. The Kestrels are based in Kenmare, Co. Kerry, in the South of the country.
- Cliodna — a famous druidess who lived in medieval times and who was an Animagus
- Connolly — a Beater for the Irish National Quidditch team
- Fergus — a cousin of Seamus Finnigan
- Fingal the Fearless — a legendary Irish wizard
- Mr. Finnigan — a Muggle and father of Seamus Finnigan (implied)
- Mrs. Finnigan — a witch and mother of Seamus Finnigan (implied)
- Seamus Finnigan — a Gryffindor in Harry Potter's year at Hogwarts and member of Dumbledore's Army (implied)
- Aidan Lynch — Seeker for the Irish National Quidditch team
- Queen Maeve — a medieval witch who trained wizards and witches before the founding of Hogwarts
- Moran — a Chaser for the Irish National Quidditch team
- Morholt — a Giant
- Morholt's brother — a king of Ireland
- Mullet — a Chaser for the Irish National Quidditch team
- Darren O'Hare — Captain and Keeper of the Kenmare Kestrels from 1947 to 1960
- Quigley — a Beater for the Irish National Quidditch team
- Barry Ryan — Keeper for the Irish National Quidditch team
- Tristan — a hero who tried to kill Morholt
- Troy — a Chaser for the Irish National Quidditch team
The following magical creatures are native to Ireland:
- Aethonans: A chestnut breed of winged horses.
- Augureys: Shy birds that issue a heart-rending cry at the approach of rain.
- Banshees: creatures with the appearance of a woman that scream in an unearthly, wailing voice.
- Grindylows: Water demons that dwell in lakes.
- Imps: Small, humanoid, dark brown creatures with a mischievous nature.
- Jarveys: Beasts that resemble large ferrets and can talk.
- Kelpies: Water demons that can alter their appearance.
- Leprechauns: Small, humanoid creatures that can talk and like to play tricks on humans.
- Merrows: A Merpeople breed.
- Mokes: Lizards that can shrink at will.
- Porlocks: Horse guardians from southern Ireland and Dorset
Behind the scenes
- Fiona Shaw, the actress who portrays Harry Potter's Aunt Petunia in the Harry Potter films, is from County Cork in Ireland.
- Evanna Lynch, the actress who portrays Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, is from County Louth in Ireland.
- Brendan Gleeson, the actor who portrays Alastor Moody in the Harry Potter films is Irish, as well as his son, Domhnall Gleeson, who portrayed Bill Weasley in both film adaptations of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Both are from the capital city, Dublin.
- Richard Harris and Michael Gambon, who play Albus Dumbledore, are both Irish. Harris is from County Limerick while Gambon was born in Dublin.
- Geraldine Somerville, who portrays Lily Evans in the Harry Potter films was born in County Meath, Ireland.
- Hagrid stated in the first film that instead of a "Greek chappie" (which he stated in the book), he obtained Fluffy from an "Irish fellah".
- Devon Murray, the actor who potrays Seamus Finnigan is from County Kildare.
- Ciaran Hinds, the actor who portrays Aberforth Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, is from Belfast, County Antrim.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) (Mentioned only)
- Ireland on Wikipedia