The Harp is one of today’s most widely recognized Irish symbols, next to the Shamrock, and is Ireland’s national symbol. Fittingly, the Harp is also the logo for Guinness, considered by many the world over as the national drink of Ireland! The Harp is thought to have been brought by the Phoenicians to Europe from Egypt. The Irish people adopted the symbol and have been revering the symbol since the 10th century. The English even ordered all harps burnt and harpists executed in the 16th century.