they had won 8 gold medals
Ireland has won nine gold metals in the Olympics, all for Summer games.
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Michael Phelps, swimmer, won the most gold medals in Olympic history.
At the Summer Olympics Ireland have won 8 gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze medals.
The Unites States has won the most gold medals in the history of the Olympics.
That was the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne when Ireland won 5 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze). The sport that Ireland has won the most medals in is boxing where they have won 9 (1 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze).
Michelle Smith from Ireland
Michael Phelps, Swimming, 14 gold medals.
As of the 2008 Olympics, Ireland's sole gold medalist in hammer throw is Pat O'Callaghan who was the winner at the 1928 and 1932 Games.
Ireland won 187 medals: 61 gold, 51 silver, and 75 bronze.