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Republic of ireland


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Republic of Ireland

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Republic of ireland

  2. 2. GEOGRAPHY  The capital and largest city is Dublin, which is located on the eastern part of the island. Its metropolitan area is around a third of the country's (4.6 million inhabitants). The geology of Ireland is diverse. Different regions contain rocks belonging to different geologic periods, dating as far back almost 2 billion years. The oldest known Irish rock is about 1.7 billion years old and is found on Inishtrahull Island
  3. 3. THE FLAG  The national flag of Ireland, frequently referred to as the Irish tricolour is a vertical tricolour of green, white, and orange.  Green represents the Gaelic tradition of Ireland.  Orange represents the followwers of William of Orange.  And white symbolizes the aspiration for peace between them
  4. 4. TYPICAL FOOD  Irish cuisine is a style of cooking originating from Ireland or developed by Irish people. It evolved from centuries of social and political change and mixing between the different cultures on the island, predominantly English and Irish. The cuisine takes its influence from the crops grown and animals farmed in its temperate climate.  This is beef with roast and mashed potatoes
  5. 5.  Colcannon is traditionally made from mashed potatoes and kale (or cabbage), with milk (or cream), butter, salt and pepper added. It can contain other ingredients such as spring onions, leeks, onions and chives. There are many regional variations of this dish.
  6. 6. TYPICAL FESTIVALS  Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17th of March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.  Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.
  7. 7. TYPICAL FESTIVALS  2nd - 6th June 2016Irelands favourite festival, The Cat Laughs Festival is an acclaimed comedy festival in the atmospheric setting of the charming and intimate medieval city of Kilkenny. The festival takes place on the June bank holiday weekend and was founded in 1994 in response to the burgeoning wealth of Irish comic talent. The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival attracts in excess of 30,000 visitors to Kilkenny and guarantees five days of fun and laughter!,
  8. 8. WEATHER  Temperatures differ regionally, with central and eastern areas tending to be more extreme. However, due to a temperate oceanic climate, temperatures are seldom lower than −5 °C in winter or higher than 26 °C in summer. The highest temperature recorded in Ireland was 33.3 °C on 26 June 1887 at Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny, while the lowest temperature recorded was −19.1 °C at Markree Castle in Sligo. Rainfall is more prevalent during winter months and less so during the early months of summer. Southwestern areas experience the most rainfall as a result of south westerly winds, while Dublin receives the least. Sunshine duration is highest in the southeast of the country. The far north and west are two of the windiest regions in Europe, with great potential for wind energy generation
  9. 9. THE MONUMENTS Statue of Molly Malone in Dublin Trinity College Cliffs of Moher
  10. 10. THE LANGUAGES  There are a number of languages used in Ireland. Since the late nineteenth century, English has been the predominant first language, displacing Irish. A large minority claims some ability to use Irish, and it is the first language for a small percentage of the population.  In the Republic of Ireland, under the Constitution of Ireland, both languages have official status, with Irish being the national and first official language.
  11. 11. HISTORICAL EVENTS  December 1922: the Republic of Ireland became independent.  Ireland became a member of the United Nations in December 1955.  A peace settlement for Northern Ireland, known as the Good Friday Agreement, was approved in 1998.
  12. 12. THE CURRENCY  The currency for the Republic of Ireland is the Euro.  The harp, symbol of Ireland appears in all Euro coins.