Powerscut House is a mansion placed in
Enniskerry. The building is a work of the
architect Richard Cassels. The
construction begins in 1731 in the place
in which a Norman castle existed.
The mansion suffered a serious fire in
1974 that destroyed completely the
interior of the mansion. Nowadays it is a
property of the family Slazenger.
The gardens are considered to be one of the most important of the whole
Ireland. Walled gardens are divided in Italian garden, Japanese gardens, lake
of the newt, cemetery of pets.
The gardens were concluded between 1858 and 1875 when they added doors,
statues and urns.
Surrounded by magnificent grounds and immaculately kept gardens,
this impressive stately home has stunning views out over the waters of
Bantry Bay, in the south-west of Ireland.
Bantry House is the ancestral home of the Earls of Bantry and is still
lived in by their descendants. Since 1946, the house and its important
collection of furniture, tapestries and objets d'art has been open to the
public. Guests can enjoy self-guided tours of 3 floors of the house, with
tours taking in the dining room, the library and the drawing rooms,
which feature tapestries from Versailles. All guests are welcome to
explore the house and its magnificent gardens at their leisure.
All of the beautifully restored guest accommodation is located in the
east and west wings of the house, overlooking the Italianate gardens,
the fountain and the Hundred Steps. All of the en suite rooms are
comfortable and contemporary, yet classical in style. Accommodation is
available from mid-March through to the end of November.
Kilkenny's Castle is a castle placed in the locality of Kilkenny's County in the
Republic of Ireland. This one was the residence of the family Butler, before
called FitzWalter. The castle was sold to a committee entrusted to restore
castles for 50 £.
The current castle is located on an area raised in the bank of the Rio Nore. This
strategic situation was where there was placed the castle of the local monarches,
the family O'Carroll ,O'Dunphys and Fitzpatricks, before the Norman invasion.
The building was constructed by James Gandon between 1796
and 1802, architect of the Custom House.
The building was destroyed during the Irish civil war on having
been bombarded by the government against the rebels. This
fact caused almost destruction of the building as well as the
disappearance of all the important documents that they were
guarding in the office of the civil record. This adjacent building
was containing documents of record, legal and historical
documentation from the 12th century.
After this destruction in 1932 the reconstruction began following
the planes and the original design. This way of this form in the
central zone a portico exists with six Corinthian columns having
in the center of the building a lantern with dome of copper.
Ireland, with a surface of 70.000 km ², is an
island of Europa's northwest and forms a
part of the archipelago of the British Isles.
His population is of more than three
millions and inhabitants' way, and
more than 50 % of the population lives
in urban zones. The density of the
population belongs 50 inhabitants for
The green one is the color of this
country. Since it rains very much,
the plants and the trees always are
very green. In the meadows they
graze the sheeps spread by the
whole island. On the coasts of
Ireland they predominate over the
While the south is characterized by
a soft littoral that has favored the
formation of beaches, the west is
characterized by wide rocky
formations on those who get up
ruins and original fortifications of
the 6th century.
Climate Ireland is in a zone
swept by soft winds of the
southwest and submitted to
the influence of the hot
waters of the Gulf Stream.
For all this, his climate is
uniform enough. The rain is
present practically all the
year round. Because of it, if
we go to Ireland, we have
to take always an umbrella
or a raincoat, because
assurance that we will use.
The Celts were a people that came to Ireland in
the 6th century B.C. His language and his
customs, which they took root in the island, are
the origin of the popular Irish culture..
In the 12th century, the British armies invaded
the island of Ireland, but it was not until the year
1800 that the island began to form a part of the
United Kingdom. The Britishers tried to impose
his customs, but the Irishes always refused.
This fact left the people without food and
provoked that many persons were dying,
whereas many others had to go away of the
In 1922 the government of the United Kingdom
recognized the independence of Ireland after
many fights, though the region of Northern
Ireland continued forming a part of the United
So known and admired as his
music, one of the most valued
symbols of Ireland is his beer
Guinness, a black and popular beer
that possesses a body and an
attributable color to one of his
ingredients: the brown malt.
also it is known because from his
factory there has arisen a book that
has turned into the classic one for
the most curious and bold: the Book
of the records Guinness.
But where from did this idea arise?
In 1954, the same director of the
brewery, the fed up of the
exagerate speculations on big
human exploits, had the occurrence
of creating a book in which there
were gathered, of trustworthy form,
all the world obtained records.
The potatoes were started
cultivating in the island in the year
1580. For a long time, the potato
was the most important food of the
Irishes. Even there is a monument
that he it remembers, near the first
field of potatoes.
There are many show restraint that
they take potatoes. One of the most
curious is the cake of potatoes. To
do this cake, there are in use boiled
potatoes, butter, sugar, eggs and a
bit of orange. It is mixed quite very
well, puts in the oven during forty
five minutes and already it is
possible to eat.
The Gael or Irish is a very ancient language that has his origin in the speech of the
Celts, the former settlers of the island. It is the own language of Ireland, though the
great majority of the population speaks English. The Englishman, the second official
language, speaks itself everywhere as language of work, as administrative language
and for the social contacts.
For it, Ireland has two names: in Gael it is called Eire and in English, Ireland.
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