# Ireland. Eire. Part III. Фомина И.В. - 25 стр.

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sis. Virtually all of the 350,000 Presbyterians in Ireland live in Northern Ireland.
The Methodist church has about 60,000 adherents in Ireland, 90 per cent in
Northern Ireland.
There are other religions with small numbers of adherents. In recent years,
the Jewish community in Ireland has shrunk considerably, with many younger
members going to live in Israel. Belfast and Dublin have the vast bulk of Ire-
land’s Jewish population, which now numbers about 2,000. The Quakers have a
religions are represented, from German Lutherans to Islam. Dublin now has its
own mosque, for example. However, a growing percentage of people, mainly in
the younger age groups, now profess no religion. The most recent census figures
show this to be around 5–7 per cent.
Ex. 3. Comprehension check.
1. How many religions are there in Ireland? Name them.
2. What are the main religions in Ireland? Describe them.
3. Are there any differences in the religious preferences in Northern Ire-
land and in the Republic?
Ex. 4. Discuss the following problem.
There are a lot of religions both in Ireland and in Russia. Compare and
contrast the inter-religious relationships in these countries. What problems take
place in the countries where a lot of people of different religions live? How is it
possible to solve these problems?
Ex. 5. Make a summary of the text.
sis. Virtually all of the 350,000 Presbyterians in Ireland live in Northern Ireland.
The Methodist church has about 60,000 adherents in Ireland, 90 per cent in
Northern Ireland.
There are other religions with small numbers of adherents. In recent years,
the Jewish community in Ireland has shrunk considerably, with many younger
members going to live in Israel. Belfast and Dublin have the vast bulk of Ire-
lands Jewish population, which now numbers about 2,000. The Quakers have a
religions are represented, from German Lutherans to Islam. Dublin now has its
own mosque, for example. However, a growing percentage of people, mainly in
the younger age groups, now profess no religion. The most recent census figures
show this to be around 57 per cent.

Ex. 3. Comprehension check.
1. How many religions are there in Ireland? Name them.
2. What are the main religions in Ireland? Describe them.
3. Are there any differences in the religious preferences in Northern Ire-
land and in the Republic?

Ex. 4. Discuss the following problem.
There are a lot of religions both in Ireland and in Russia. Compare and
contrast the inter-religious relationships in these countries. What problems take
place in the countries where a lot of people of different religions live? How is it
possible to solve these problems?

Ex. 5. Make a summary of the text.

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