Fun FActs about ireland The earliest evidence of human presence in Ireland is dated at 12,800 BC A bear bone was found in a cave and had clear cut marks from stone tools. Ireland was inhabited already in the Palaeolithic era.St. Patrick Wasn't Irish He was born in Great Britain and at the age of 16 was kidnapped by Irish raiders. He was a slave in Ireland for six years working as a sheepherder. After six years, he went home and studied religion to become an ordained priest.The Leprechaun is part of Irish mythology and folklore Standing 2-3 feet tall, leprechaun’s are a devious character. They are quick-witted, highly intelligent, and will do anything to evade capture. Ireland is the only country in the world to have a musical instrument as it’s national symbol St. Patrick didn’t really chase all the snakes out of Ireland as legend suggests. Scientists say Ireland has never had any snakes on it's green shores. So, what did he chase out? Pagans. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in the United States, not in Ireland. In 1762, Irish soldiers serving in the English army celebrated the day parading in New York City's streets. Today, it is an official city event. Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest seven times, more than any other country.More Facts about how Ireland loves Music? Check these ones!