Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is the smallest of the four parts of the United Kingdom, making up some 3% of its total population, and is well known for its impressive Victorian architecture and spectacular scenery. Learn a little more about Northern Ireland and explore our worksheets and flag printables below.

Dunluce Castle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Dunluce Castle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

 

Learn about Northern Ireland

  • The Giant's Causeway is a world famous area of 40,000 hexagonal columns found on the North East coast, formed during volcanic activity - although according to legend, it was built by an Irish giant, Finn MacCool, as a crossing to confront his Scottish enemy.
  • Belfast is the largest city and also the capital, with a population of 333,871 in 2015.
  • The ill-fated Titanic was built and launched from Belfast Harbour.
  • Northern Ireland is the birthplace of CS Lewis and inspiration for the author's fictional land of Narnia. 
  • Two large shipbuilding gantry cranes dominate the skyline of Belfast and are named after the biblical figures Samson and Goliath.

 

Northern Ireland Flag Printables
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Northern Ireland Worksheets
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