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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Ireland.
Who wrote the Irish national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Ireland officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Ireland is "Amhran na bhFiann" which means in English "The Soldier's Song".
Ireland's anthem lyrics were written by Peadar KEARNEY [English], Liam O RINN [Irish] and the music was written by Patrick HEENEY and Peadar KEARNEY.
Adopted 1926; Instead Of "Amhran Na Bhfiann," The Song "Ireland's Call" Is Often Used In Athletic Events Where Citizens Of The Republic Of Ireland And Northern Ireland Compete As A Unified Team.
National anthem of Ireland free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Ireland's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Ireland national anthem on Youtube
Irish anthem lyrics (Official English)
English Version The Soldiers' Song
Soldiers are we,
whose lives are pledged to Ireland,
Some have come
from a land beyond the wave,
Sworn to be free,
no more our ancient sireland,
Shall shelter the despot or the slave.
Tonight we man the "bearna baoil",[
In Erin's cause, come woe or weal,
’Mid cannon's roar and rifles' peal,
We'll chant a soldier's song
Irish Version Amhrán Na Bhfiann
Sinne Fianna Fáil,
atá faoi[fn 2] gheall ag Éirinn,
Buíon dár slua
thar toinn do ráinig chughainn,
Faoi mhóid bheith saor
Seantír ár sinsear feasta,
Ní fhágfar faoin tíorán ná faoin tráill.
Anocht a théam sa bhearna baoil,
Le gean ar Ghaeil, chun báis nó saoil,
Le gunna scréach faoi lámhach na bpiléar,
Seo libh canaig amhrán na bhfiann
You can find more information about Irish anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Irish national anthem sheet music - See link.


Irish national symbol: harp, shamrock (trefoil).

Ireland flag

Conventional short form country name: Ireland.
Conventional long form country name: none.
Local short form country name: Eire.
Local long form country name: none.
Ireland Government Type: republic, parliamentary democracy.
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers - according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament. 
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