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  • Ireland 2009

    1. 1. IRELAND Aspects of Irish Culture
    2. 4. Population <ul><li>4.2Million </li></ul><ul><li>Highest since 1871 </li></ul><ul><li>Growing 1.86% per annum </li></ul><ul><li>Immigrants 419000 (10%) </li></ul><ul><li>Of Irish descent 80 Million </li></ul>
    3. 5. The Irish Abroad <ul><li>USA 35 million 12% of pop </li></ul><ul><li>UK 2.1 million 1.2% </li></ul><ul><li>UK 6 million 10% Guardian </li></ul><ul><li>Canada 3.8 million 13% </li></ul><ul><li>Australia 2 million 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina 0.5 million 1.25% </li></ul>
    4. 7. Other nationalities in Ireland <ul><li>UK 112,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Poland 63,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Asia 46,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Africa 36,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuania 25,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Latvia 13,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Czech 5,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Hungary 4,000 </li></ul>
    5. 9. Giants Causway
    6. 19. History <ul><li>432 a.d. Arrival of Saint Patrick </li></ul><ul><li>800-1100 Island of Saints and Scholars </li></ul><ul><li>1155 Pope Adrian IV grants ‘lordship </li></ul><ul><li> of Ireland to King henry II. </li></ul><ul><li>1603 Flight of the Earls </li></ul><ul><li>1607-1829 Penal Laws </li></ul>
    7. 20. History <ul><li>1800 Union of G.B and Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>1845-1848 The Great Famine </li></ul><ul><li>1888 The democratic option </li></ul><ul><li>1916 The Rising </li></ul><ul><li>1922 Freedom ? </li></ul><ul><li>1949 The Republic </li></ul><ul><li>1973 Join the EEC </li></ul><ul><li>1999 Euro </li></ul>
    8. 21. Census figures All Ireland <ul><li>1845 8.5 Million </li></ul><ul><li>1851 6.5 -23% </li></ul><ul><li>1877 4.5 -47% </li></ul><ul><li>1901 3.2 - 62% </li></ul><ul><li>2006 6 -29% </li></ul>
    9. 22. Census Figures Republic of Ireland <ul><li>1971 2.98 </li></ul><ul><li>1991 3.5 </li></ul><ul><li>2002 3.9 </li></ul><ul><li>2006 4.3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1971---1991 17% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1991----2006 23% </li></ul></ul>
    10. 23. Culture <ul><li>2 official languages English </li></ul><ul><li>Irish (Gaeilge) </li></ul><ul><li>Claim to speak Irish 1.66Million (42% ) </li></ul>
    11. 25. Píopa Uileann
    12. 27. Bodhrán
    13. 28. Traditional Musicians <ul><li>Abair Ámhráin </li></ul><ul><li>Play by Ear </li></ul><ul><li>Written music not important </li></ul><ul><li>Corolan </li></ul><ul><li>A session </li></ul><ul><li>Living </li></ul>
    14. 32. Taking a puck
    15. 33. Gaelic football
    16. 34. Croke Park
    17. 35. <ul><li>Go Raibh Maith Agaibh as ucht bhfuir éisteacht </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>06- 305- 072- 154 </li></ul>

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