2/ Rich traditions:

If you go to the west of Ireland, you will find many roadsigns with two languages.The roadsigns are written in English and in the old language: Irish Gaelic. The "Gaeltacht" areas are shown on the map. Irish Gaelic is one of the oldest languages in Europe. It is similar to the language that are spoken in Scotland, Wales, or Brittany (in France). Gaelic languages were spoken in Europe, but when Romans invaded the British Isles, Celtic people went to Wales, Scotland or Ireland. Very few people in Ireland today speak Irish every day.

Many houses in Ireland have colours on their fronts! On the right, you can see a typical house of the west of Ireland: they have a thatched roof!!