Republic of Ireland/Poblacht na hÉireann,Ireland/Éire
Dublin/Baile Átha Cliath
70,273km2(27,133sq mi)[120th largest country]
4,588,252[121st most populated country]
English and Irish
Unitary, Parliamentary, Constitutional republic
Michael D. Higgins
Ireland, formally the Republic of Ireland, is a fancharacter for the series Hetalia: Axis Powers. She represents the Republic of Ireland in Europe. Her human name is Aisling Ní Loingsigh(Lynch) (アイスリングリンチ).
AppearanceEditHer hair is an Auburn/orange/red-ish (An Irish stereotype is red hair, but actually Scotland has the highest % of redheads, Ireland however is 2nd with 10% of the population being redheads, more people actually have brown hair.)
And her eyes are a Turquoise/teal [Blue/green] (Like with the hair, green eyes are an Irish stereotype, but blue eyes are much more common.)
She is 165cm (5"5) tall and weighs 117lbs. (she is kinda skinny due to the 1800 potato famine).
Peronality and InterestsEdit
Ireland hates being bossed around and has a strong rebellious/defiant nature. She is pretty laid back and calm though, but she has a dangerously short temper and isn't afraid to start an argument about something. She hates to labeled as a drunk or being called soulless and dislikes negative stereotypes about her and her people, she usually will just ignore them though and act as if they don't bother her. Though she may seem all tough, she is actually quite soft as well. She is very caring and protective towards those she cares about, and is very loyal to her family. She is very close with her friends and family and likes getting together every now and again. Ireland also is shown to be quite competitive and doesn't give up easy and hates losing. She seems to be rather talkative and enjoys telling stories and jokes, though she may exaggerate her stories, they are quite imaginative and creative. She has a good sense of humour and loves making others laugh. She doesn't exactly like to talk about her past as a British colony, but she usually just tries not to think about it. A major flaw she has is her terrible organization skills, she has a hard time organizing messes and arranging dates/times/etc. She is very welcoming towards tourists and makes sure they enjoy their stay, she also finds it interesting what people think about her, she's also rather curious to know why people think her land is nothing but potatoes, alcohol, leprechauns, and green. She can be very stubborn and two-faced when she's provoked. She has a very strong sense of pride. She is also shown to be a bookworm, well educated, and enjoys art and music. She is also however, very superstitious.
Likes and DislikesEdit
Likes: Ireland seems to take a liking to participating in debates and telling jokes and stories. She is shown to very much enjoy farming/gardening and cooking; she also likes going out drinking every now and then. She really likes to dance and likes to teach others simple dance steps. Music is something she also very much enjoys, she can play the harp rather well and also plays the violin and flute. She likes to write as well and create artwork. Sports also seem to be pretty important to her also, she likes to play hurling, football, fishing, Gaelic football and recently has taken a liking to hockey. Ireland shows to very much enjoy celebrations too, mainly St. Patrick's Day and Samhain. She likes to read/tell/listen to folklore and likes to play folk songs. Religion is also very important to her as well. Dislikes: She absolutely HATES to be called British and is very offended by that. She also hates it when people think she's nothing but some mad, soulless, drunk leprechaun. She hates to be pushed around and made to feel inferior to others. It also annoys her greatly when people purposely try to irritate her. She also can't stand losing. Another thing that she hates, but also scares her is people taking her personal information. Fears: She has a rather large fear that her language will die out as well as her culture. It also scare her to think of the possibility of another huge famine, or wars. She is also uneasy when it comes to floods.
Some brief history:
Ireland was covered in ice sheets during the last glacial maximum in c.16,000 BC.
Later during c. 12,000 BC, a narrow channel forms between Ireland and SW Scotland, then in c. 8000 BC Mesolithic hunters occupy sites in Northern Ireland.
It's now c. 4000 BC, and agriculture begins in Ireland in sites such as the Céide Fields in Mayo. By c. 3500 BC the Neolithic people of Boyne Valley build a complex of chamber tombs, standing stones, and enclosures over a period of centuries.
The Bronze age arrived in Ireland around c. 2000 BC. By c. 500 BC (Iron age) Celtic influence in art, language, and culture begins to take hold.
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Later on in the 5th century, according to the annals of Ulster, Saint Patrick returns to Ireland in 432.
In 536, a possible volcanic winter caused crop failures and famine in Ireland.
In 795, the first viking raids occur on Iona, Rathlin Island, Inishmurray, and Inishbofin.
Ireland begins to interact more with England in the 12th century, when Henry II of England lands at Waterford and declares himself Lord of Ireland in 1171. In 1216, the Great Charter of Ireland is issued by Henry III of England.
Later on in the 16th century, the Nine Years' War begins in Ulster, 1594.
During the 18th century in 1740, due to extreme winters in successive years, resulted in poor harvests, which caused a largescale famine [the 1800 potato famine.] During this time, around 310,000-480,000 people died, many also migrated to Canada and/or America. Soon after, in 1760, there is a French invasion.[Battle of Carrickfergus.] Again, during 1796, the French attempted another invasion, known as Expédition d'Irlande.
During 1798, May 24th, A miscarried surprise attack on the Britsh garrison at Ballymore in Country Kildare was counterattacked and defeated, this was known as the Battle of Ballymore-Eustace. The August 22nd, 1798 was when the Irish Rebellion of 1798 took place, 1000 French soldiers landed at Kilcummin in support of the rebellion. Later the same year on August 27th A combined French-Irish force defeated a vastly numerically superior British force at Castlebar, this was called the Battle of Castlebar. Also that same day The Reoublic of Connacht was proclaimed at Castlebar. This was the First United Irishmen rebellion.
Later during the 19th century, on January 1st, 1801, the Acts of Union 1800 are passed, and the Kingdom of Ireland ia annexed to Great Britain, therefore the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is formed.
In 1845, the Great Irish Famine, a potato blight destroyed 2/3 of Ireland's staple crop and lead to an estimated 10000 deaths and emigration of a further 10000 people.
April 24th, 1916 was the beginning of the Easter Rising, it ended April 29th the same year. Then in 1919, on January 21st marks the beginning of the Irish war of independence, Northern Ireland is then established May 3rd, 1921. That same year on December 6th, The War of Independence ends when negotiations between the British government and representatives of the de facto Irish Republic conclude with the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the creation of the Irish Free State.
December 14th, 1955. This is the date Ireland joined the UN.
Later in 1973, January 1st, Ireland joins the EC along with Britain and Denmark.
(NOTE:: These are not all the relations, these are only some.)
As of 2008 Ireland maintains diplomatic relations with 173 states, including the republic of Kosovo, the Holy See, and the European Union. However Ireland has not yet established diplomatic relations with: Grenada, Guatemala, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Benin, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Bhutan, Marshall Islands, Niue, Tonga, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, states with limited recognition(except Kosovo.)
Until 1922, Ireland was part part of the United Kingdom. In the past they would often fight, So their relationship was very sour back then, but nowadays their relationship is improving, Ireland being an ally to England. For years, Arthur and Aisling's relationship has been like a rollarcoaster in a way. When Aisling first met Arthur, she found him rather interesting, but that soon changed when he claimed her as one of his colonies and treated her very poorly. This is basicly how their relationship was when she was owned by him. One thing that they'd usually always do is back and forth call each other names and argue, however when the two signed the Belfast Agreement, one of the things in it was that they would call each other by their respective names, after they signed it they stopped.(However they still do sometimes use nicknames for each other that are either annoying or when they're arguing.).
France is one of Ireland's traditional allies, and they would usually fight against England cooperatively, especially during the 1798 Uprising(however, this was unsuccessful.) together when Ireland was still part of the UK. Throughout history, were very friendly with each other forming a strong friendship. (Also, did you know that 60% of Irish secondary school students study the French language? And that there are approximately 9,749 French linving in Ireland?) Over the years Aisling grew very fond of Francis and considered him as a best friend, even though he may occasionally flirt, Aisling never sees him like that, she sees him more of a mate than a lover.
in 1918, the Russian SFSR was the first country to recognize Ireland's independence. Also cooperation between the two have been more active since the end of the Cold War, many bilateral treaties exist between the two as well in various feilds.(Taxation, investment protection, cultural and scientific, aviation, ect.). When Ivan first recognized Aisling, she was very grateful that he, the largest country in the world, would be the first to recognize a small little country like herself, although the two have a pretty good relationship, Aisling does find Ivan a little intimidating, mainly due to the height differance between the two.
Ireland has signed several tax treaties with the Guernsey. The treaties provide a mechanism for inter-governmental sharing of information about offshore assets, and avoidance of dual-taxation.
Ireland has signed several tax treaties with Jersey. The treaties provide a mechanism for inter-governmental sharing of information about offshore assets, and avoidance of dual-taxation.
Isle of Man(?)Edit
Ireland has signed several tax agreements with the Isle of Man. The agreements provide a mechanism for inter-governmental sharing of information about offshore assets, and avoidance of dual-taxation.Ireland and the Isle of Man have collaborated on preparing reports and jointly opposing the Sellafield nuclear plant to the UK government.
Argentina (Kristina Rivera)Edit
In March 2008, it was announced that there was a special new vis program between the two countries.
Colombia (Maria Ospina Lopez)Edit
Colombia  has recived over €1 million in aid from Ireland in 2011. Ireland has a long history with Colombia, dating back to involvement by Irish volunteers in the Colombian waes of independence.
India has recived nearly €3.5 million in aid from Ireland in 2011. Relations picked up steam during the freedom struggles of the respective countries against a common imperial empire in the United Kingdom. Political relations between the two states have largely been based on socio-cultural ties, although political and economic ties have also helped build relations.Politically relations have not been cold nor warm. Mutual benefit has led to economic ties that are fruitful for both states Visits by government leaders have kept relations cordial at regular intervals.
The two enjoy friendly relations with one another, the importance of their relations centers on the history of the Irish migration to Canada, and the two shared history as part of the British Empire.
America(Alfred F. Jones)Edit
The two have a very strong friendship, and Ireland can relate to America, due to how they were both English colonies and how they fought for independence.
Aisling supports EU initiatives to promote peace between Georgia and Russia. Ireland recognises Georgian sovereignty over the separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Ireland condemned the decision of Russia to recognise South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states.
Both Ireland and Albania are full members of the Council of Europe. Ireland is represented in Albania through her embassy in Athens, and Albania is represented in Ireland through her embassy in London.
In 1995, Ireland and Andorra began formal relations. Both of them are full members of the Council of Europe. Ireland is represented in Andorra through her embassy in Madrid, and Andorra is represented in Ireland through their embassy in London.
Ireland recognized Armenia's independence in December 1991, the two began formal relations in 1996. They are both full members of the Council of Europe, and are represented through embassies.(Ireland is represented in Sofia, and Armenia is represented in London.) They also both have an honorary consulate as well, Ireland has one in Yerevan, and Armenia has one in Dublin.
Ireland and Austria began formal relations in 1951. They are both full members of the European Union and the Council of Europe. Ireland has an embassy in Vienna, and Austria has one in Dublin. Also, at least 2 Irish presidents have paid a state visit to Austria. in 1986, President Patrick Hillery paid a state visit, then in July 2006, President Mary McAleese paid a state visit.
The two began formal relations in 1996. Ireland is represented through her embassy in Ankara, and Azerbaijan is represented through their embassy in London.
The two began formal relations in 1992. Ireland is represented through her embassy in Vilnius, and Belarus is represented through her embassy in London, as well as an Honorart Consulate in Dublin.
Both are full members of the European Union, and the Council of Europe. Both have an embassy, Ireland's in Brussels and Belgium's in Dublin. They both also have at least 1 Honorary Consulate, Ireland having only 1 in Antwerpen, and Belgium having 2 in Cork and Limerick.
Bosnia and Herzegovina(?)Edit
Ireland is represented through her embassy in Ljubljana, and Bosnia and Herzegovina are represented through their embassy in London. Also, since 1997, Ireland has contributed peacekeeping troops to Bosnia on a number of occasions including the NATO led Stabilization Force, and the EU led EUFOR Althea.
The two began formal relations in 1990. Ireland is represented through her embassy in Sofia, and Bulgaria is represented through his embassy in Dublin. The two are also full members of the European Union and the Council of Europe.
Estonia(Eduard Von Bock)Edit
In 1991 August 27th, Ireland recognized Estonia and they began formal relations. Ireland has an embassy in Tallinn, and Estonia has one in Dublin as well as 2 Honorary Consulates in Cork and Limerick. Both are full members of the European Union and the Council of Europe. Did you know, that there's about 2400 Estonians living in Ireland?
Czech Republic(Uršula Brozik)Edit
The two began formal relations in 1929. Both are full members of European Union and the Council of Europe. They both have an embassy as well, Ireland has 1 in Prague and Czech has 1 in Dublin. Dis you know, there are about 5,451 Czechs living in Ireland?
Meaning a dream a vision
Taken up as a name in the nineteenth century.
A shorter version of Aisling is Ash.
Variants of the name include Aishling, Aislin, Aislinn, Aislynn, Ashlin, Aisleyne, Ashleen, Ashling, Ashlyn, Ashlynne, Eislinn and Isleen. Ashlyn/Ashlynne is used most often in the United States. Pronunciation of the name also varies, with the most common pronunciation being ASH-ling; other forms acceptable to Irish speakers areASH-leen. Others, such as AYZ-ling, ASS-ling and AYSS-ling, do not follow the Gaelic pronunciation. The name Aisling was the thirty-first most popular name for baby girls in Ireland in 2005. Ashlyn was the 140th most popular name for baby girls in the United States in 2006, while its variant spelling Ashlynn was ranked at 293 for baby girls in 2006 in the United States. Ashlyn is also occasionally regarded as a modern name derivation from Ashley and Lynn.
Meaning Hlinc (Old English) which means Hill.
Lynch is a surname of Irish, but also English origin.
In Irish, it's original forms included
- Ó Loingsigh – now Lynch, Lynchy, Lynskey,Lindsey.
~ Mac Loingsigh – Clynch, Lynch, Mac Glinchy,MacClintock, McClinton
~ Mac Loingseacháin – Lynchseanaun, Lynch
There were at least three unrelated families of this name in Gaelic Ireland, located in what is now County Clare,Cork,Louth and south-east Ulster. All are unrelated.
The most famous Irish Lynch family were one of the Tribes of Galway, and of Anglo-Norman origin. The original Norman-French form of the surname, de Linch, indicated a now unknown place of origin, probably in Normandy. It is this wealthy Patrick Lynch, who moved to Argentina, was from; one of his descendants was Che Guevara.
Other first names that were considered for Ireland were
Other last names that were consided for Ireland were
Hey hey Athair(1), could I have some Guinness!
Hey hey Mathair(2), hey hey Mathair!
It doesn't matter what I do I'll never forget,
The taste of boxty(3) won't get out of my head!
Draw a circle,that's the Earth!
Draw a circle, that's the Earth!
Draw a circle, that's the Earth!
My name is Ireland!
Draw a circle, there's Earth!
Looking closely, there's Earth!
Or maybe it's Earth?
My name is Ireland!
Ah, a fabulous world,
That can be seen with a swipe of a paintbrush,
It's REPUBLIC, not SOUTHERN Ireland!
3= A potato pancake [WHICH IS AMAZING.]
In my right hand is Guinness! In my left hand are shamrocks~!
Dance with me, dance with me, it's a dancing parade!
Towards the enchanting world, èist do bhèal(1), Sasana! [mo leithscèal(2)...]
I won't take orders, I am free! He-ta-li-a!
"Ahh! friends have come to visit me!
Dia duit, dia duit, dia duit càch!(3)
Take our hands, make a circle, spin, and it's the world
With my proud spirit, I'm in wicked shape!
Glas, bàn, oraiste(4) the tricolour flag!
Oi! Stad! Stad!(5) Don't drink all my Guinness!"
Dance with me, dance with me, it's a dancing parade!
Grab your ghillies(6), it's time for damhsa!(7)
If everyone at one-two makes the ensemble, then our song will be complete!
I am my own boss, Éire(8)!!
"But, I need to play hurling(9)~"
Listening to U2 And eating Soda bread(10)~
Neamhspleáchas! Do whatever you want to do, you're free!
Neamhspleáchas! If you're feeling happy, then enjoy it and ceiliuir!(12)
Neamhspleáchas! The music fills with pride!
Neamhspleáchas! All throughout my land, there's 40 shades of green!
If you take a look, tá sé go hálainn!(13)
Dance with me, dance with me, it's a dancing parade!
This tune is full of craic(14)~ ♪
The 5 continents and the 7 seas
At this smashing tempo, they traverse each other grandly!
This is the carnabhal(15) that will continue towards tomorrow!
Disappear through the door to dreams!
Glas, bàn, oraiste the tricolour flag!
I won't take orders, I am free! He-ta-li-a!
" I adore being with my family...
Oi, wait! England! Give me back my deartháir!(16)
England! England! damnaigh air England, tú asal...(17)
1= Shut your mouth, England
3= Hello, hello, hello everyone!
4= Green, white, orange
5= Oi! Stop! Stop!
6= A type of dancing shoes
9= A type of sport popular in Ireland.
10= A type of bread made with baking soda, a popular dish in Ireland.
13= it's beautiful!
14= Irish slang for fun/enjoyment/ect.
17= Damn it England, you ass...
Mawaru Chikyuu RondoEdit
"I'm Ireland, Let's get a drink shall we?~"
Spinning, spinning, hand-in-hand It's the spinning world round Stomp your feet to the beat and join me in step dancing! Twirl on your toes round and round and have some good craic(1)! Say "Dia duit(2) ~" to the spinning, spinning world Hetalia!
Ah~ I wanna eat Potato -tato -tato Bon apetit!
Ah~ I won't give in I'll stick to what I want to do!
"Ah! It's a Leprechaun!"
Spinning, spinning, hand-in-hand Make a circle round Eat stew, drink Guinness, and chanadh(3)~
Spin, world! It's our Hetalia
1= Irish slang for fun/enjoyment/ect.
1= Irish slang for fun/enjoyment/ec
Irish, also known as Irish Gaelic or Gaelic, Is one of the official languages of Ireland. The two official languages are Irish and English. There is approx. 133,00 native speakers in the world. (About 1.77 million in the Republic, 64,916 in Northern Ireland, 30,00 in the US, 7,500 in Canada, and 1,895 in Australia.)
Irish is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family, it obviously originated in Ireland and historically spoken by Irish people. Today, it is spoken as a first language by a minority of Irish people, but it's also a second language for a larger proportion of the population. Irish is an official recognized language of the EU and is officially recognized as a minority language in Northern Ireland. Irish was the predominant language of the Irish for most of their recorded history. The Irish brought their language with them to other countries, most notably Scotland and the Isle of Man, where it gave rise to Scottish Gaelic and Manx, Irish is also the 3rd oldest language in Europe!
[[I'd like to note that i'm not the best at Irish, i'm currently trying to learn, i've bought a dictionary and i've been reading through that for a while now, but i'm still learning so if there's any mistakes at all I would greatly appreciate if someone pointed them out, thank you~ :) ]]
2p!Ireland/Sinead LynchEdit2p!Ireland appears slightly taller than 1p!Ireland and also appears less skinny and more muscular. Her name is Sinead Lynch. Unlike 1p!Ireland, 2p!Ireland has bright green eyes and her hair is darker and more of a red colour , her skin is also paler and she has less freckeles. Her hair is longer as well, falling at least past her chest and is more shaggy/straight. Her ahoge is still the same, only it's on the other side of her head and below her ear. She is usually seen wearing her military uniform/other military style clothing. Her attitude is less relaxed than 1p!Ireland's attitude, and is far more aggressive and violent. She has a very, VERY strong hatred for England, and is often seen arguing with him.
Ireland made her first appearance on DeviantART, May 2nd, 2013. She has also appeared around Tumblr as well. Ireland is also featured on Hetalia fanmade characters wikia.Recently, Ireland has been appearing on DeviantART in doujins, fanfictions, ect.
- Where We Belong
- Battle Of Nations
- Hazerlock Academy
- A Gakuen Hetalia fanfiction by ~Tiaramat
- Hetalia Elementary
Ireland also has an ask account on DeviantART called:: APH-RepblicOfIreland
- The captial city of the Republic is Dublin, although Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland is the biggest city in all Ireland.
- The government is Unitary, Parlimentary, Constitutional republic.
- Ireland actually has the 2nd highest % of redheads, with about 10% of the population having red hair. Scotland actually has the most redheads.
- Ireland's main exports are machinery and equipment, computers, chemicals, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, food products, and animal products.
- During the time WWI was fought (1914-1918) the Republic of Ireland, as we know today, did not exist. It was still a possession of the British Empire, and therefore, Irishmen were subject to conscription into the British military. So Irishmen fought in WWI, but under the British flag.
- During the Second World War, Ireland remained neutral, which was the policy the government followed at the overwhelming wish of the Irish citizens. However, at least 200,000 Irish men and women served in the Allied Forces against the Axis Powers.
- The first divorce to ever be granted in Ireland was in January, 1997.
- Slogan comes from the Irish word sluag-ghairm, meaning battle cry.
- She has two dogs, a border collie and an Irish wolf hound.
- Yola was a West Germanic language that was spoken in Ireland until the mid-19th century.
- Waterford is Ireland's oldest city, being first settled in 853.
- According to Irish genealiogy, all Irish people are descended from King Milesius.
- The shamrock is an internationally registered trademark of the Government of Ireland.
- The modern game of croquet was invented in Ireland, in the 1830's.
ShippingEditIreland does NOT have any official ships, however the creator has stated she does ship Ireland with people for fun, not officially however.
[Historically] makes sense=*
Just for fun=**
France* [I mainly ship Ireland with France due to the strong history between them.]