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Northern Ireland

  2. 2. NORTHERN IRELAND <ul><li>Northern Ireland is a small country that is part of the United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>It has only 1,775,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Inhabitants. (Barcelona has </li></ul><ul><li>3,186,461) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Geography <ul><li>Northern Ireland is made up of 6 counties. </li></ul><ul><li>Antrim, Armagh, Down, Londonderry, Tyrone and Fermanagh. </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Ireland is also known as the province of Ulster. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Three Languages <ul><li>There are three languages in Northern Ireland </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>English </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Irish (Gaelic) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ulster Scots </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The most used is English </li></ul><ul><li>Irish is not compulsory in schools but you can visit summer schools which will teach you it. </li></ul><ul><li>Ulster Scots is only spoken by 2% of the population. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples of Irish and Ulster Scots <ul><li>Irish – Hello is Dia dhuit [djee-ah gwitch] </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How are you? Is Conas tá túa? [kunas thwa thoo] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I am fine is Tá me go maith [Thaw may guh mah] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thank you is Go raibh maith agat [Guh row mah aguth (row as in cow)] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Examples of Ulster Scots <ul><li>Ulster Scots – How are you? - Whit aboot ye? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I don’t know – I dinnae know </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hello – Hi ye daen! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thank you – Cheers / Thanks </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where do you come from? – Whur ir ye fae? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ah dinnae know whit all the fuss is aboot.Ah was born an bred in Co Antrim, as was ma faither, his faither, and so on all the way back til 1607, when ma fowks came here frae Argyll in Scotland. Some fowk likes tae catagerize hoo ivrywan else tawks - ma fowks hae bin tawkin this wey fer donkeys, an if they wanna cal it Ulster Scotch, let em; efter all ah wid cal mesel ulster scotch as ah wiz born in ulster an ma famly is scotch. Is no drivin any bigger a wedge between me and and the man doon the road, an anywan that thinks it is needs their heid felt. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Food <ul><li>In Northern Ireland the food is very different to Spain </li></ul><ul><li>We eat very early. We have breakfast at around 8 o’clock, lunch at around 12 o’clock and dinner between 5 o’clock and 6 o’clock. </li></ul><ul><li>A major part of food in Northern Ireland is the potato. </li></ul><ul><li>A favourite meal of Northern </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland is the Ulster Fry. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ulster Fry <ul><li>The Ulster Fry is very fattening but is a favourite meal throughout the country. </li></ul><ul><li>It consists of bacon, eggs, sausages, soda bread, potato bread and a pancake all fried in a frying pan. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes there are </li></ul><ul><li>also tomatoes and </li></ul><ul><li>mushrooms. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Interesting Places <ul><li>Northern Ireland is a very old country and has a lot of castles in it. </li></ul><ul><li>The main attractions are the Giants Causeway, Carrick-á-Rede Rope Bridge, the Walled City of Derry, and the capital of the country, Belfast where the Titanic was built. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Giant’s Causeway <ul><li>The story behind the Giant’s Causeway is the story of Finn McCool. </li></ul><ul><li>Finn McCool was a local giant who was 58 feet tall. </li></ul><ul><li>He had built the Giant’s </li></ul><ul><li>Causeway to let the </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish Giant, </li></ul><ul><li>Benandonner, cross over </li></ul><ul><li>to Northern Ireland. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Carrickfergus <ul><li>Carrickfergus is the town where I live </li></ul><ul><li>It is only 11 miles outside of Belfast. </li></ul><ul><li>The population is around 27,000. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a very historic town </li></ul><ul><li>with a castle. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sports in Northern Ireland <ul><li>The main sports are hockey, football, rugby and gaelic football. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many different leagues and teams in all of these sports. </li></ul><ul><li>We do not play basketball or ice hockey </li></ul><ul><li>We have one ice hockey team but all the players are from Canada. They are </li></ul><ul><li>called the Belfast Giants. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Hockey in Northern Ireland <ul><li>Hockey in Northern Ireland is played in most secondary schools and both girls and boys can play it. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be played on two types of surface; gravel (stone) or astroturf, either sand or water. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Gaelic Football <ul><li>Gaelic Football is different to ordinary football where you can actually hold the ball in your hands. </li></ul><ul><li>You can either kick the ball into the net for 3 points or kick it between the posts for 1 point. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Famous People from Northern Ireland <ul><li>George Best (footballer – Manchester United </li></ul><ul><li>and Northern Ireland) </li></ul><ul><li>Liam Neeson (actor) </li></ul><ul><li>Johnny Evans (footballer – Manchester United </li></ul><ul><li>and Northern Ireland) </li></ul><ul><li>CS Lewis (writer – The Lion, The Witch and </li></ul><ul><li>the Wardrobe – The Chronicles of Narnia) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Pictures of Ordinary People from Northern Ireland
  17. 17. Weather Record high – 30 degrees C near Fermanagh in 1976 (June) Record low - -17.5 degrees C near Banbridge in 1979 (January)
  18. 18. Pictures of the landscape
  19. 19. Different Castles in Northern Ireland