Rick asked in TravelOther - Destinations · 1 decade ago

Why is Ireland called the Emerald Isle?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Emerald is a precious gem having a clear green color. The morning dew in Ireland makes the green pastures sparkle just like emeralds

  • 4 years ago

    Ireland The Emerald Isle

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because of the plentiful foliage. Actually, there is a place called Emerald Isle just south of the Outer Banks, but Emerald Isle is the real name, not a nickname

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    5 years ago

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    Ireland was named the “Emerald Isle” because of its lush, green hills. Pastures thrive in the mild, wet climate and provide grazing for breeding cattle and racehorses. Since joining the European Union in 1973, Ireland’s largely agricultural society has become a modern, technologically advanced economy based on industries such as finance, electronics, and tourism. And theres the four leafed clover and leprechauns.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because it it so green and beautiful, like an emerald!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because there is supposedly the 40 Shades of green in every veiw of nature there.

  • 1 decade ago

    because of the beauty of it...emralds are supose to be beautiful and ireland has wonderful green rolling plains high pretty moutains..alsome sunsets pretty white snow in the winter just all year around its nice...thats my oponion and o yea good question

  • 1 decade ago

    Because it's so GREEN. Lots of rain=lots of beautiful green scenery.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Coz of all the greenery (shamrocks etc)

  • 1 decade ago

    'cause there aren't any snakes there.

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