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  1. 1. Ireland
  2. 2. Geography Ireland is an island in the northwestern Europe, in the north Atlantic Ocean whose main geographical features include low central plains surrounded by a ring of coastal mountains.
  3. 3. Geographical Facts• The highest peak – Carrauntoohil (1041 m)• The longest river – River Shannon (386 km)• The largest lake – Lough Neagh (392 km2)• It has a total area of 84,421 km2• It is located at approximately 53°N, 8°W• It’s population reaches 4,620,352
  4. 4. Early History• Around 300 BC - Celts invade Ireland• 1169 - Normans conquered Celts• 1542 - Kingdom of Ireland• 1799 - Union with Great Britain
  5. 5. History• The Easter Rising - the aims of ending British rule in Ireland and establishing the Irish Republic• Independence - The principal beneficiary of the 1916 rising was Sinn Fein, a political movement founded in 1905 by Arthur Griffith.
  6. 6. Dublin“town of the hurdled ford” Dublin is the capital of Ireland. It is situated on the River Liffey and encompasses a land area of approximately 115 km2. It’s population is approximately 1.8 million.
  7. 7. Dublin Landmarks Dublin Castle Other Landmarks• Originally built as a defensive fortification for the Norman city of Dublin, it later evolved into a royal • St. Patrick’s Cathedral residence.• The Castle served as the seat of • Mansion House English government, and now it’s a major Irish government complex. • Spire of Dublin • Trinity College
  8. 8. Dublin Entertainment• Dublin has a vibrant nightlife• Many pubs across the city centre (Temple Bar)• Live music on the streets• Large modern multiscreen cinemas
  9. 9. Traditional Music • Irish traditional music includes many kinds of songs, including drinking songs and laments. • Traditional dance music includes reels, hornpipes and jigs.
  10. 10. Music Today• Today, the traditional music combines with popular like pop and rock.• Thanks to that, many performers such as U2, Flogging Molly or Cranberries became very famous.
  11. 11. Art• Jonathan Swift – the oldest vernacular poetry in Europe• Gullivers Travels• Newgrange – neolithic carvings, bronze age
  12. 12. Modern Art
  13. 13. Sport• Gaelic football is the most popular sport in Ireland. • Football is the most popular sport involving national teams.
  14. 14. Quiz
  15. 15. 1. Capital of Ireland is… a) Cardiff b) Dublin c) London
  16. 16. 2. The most famous pub in Dublin is… a) Temple Bar b) Chocolate Bar c) Temple Pub
  17. 17. 3. Ireland is situated in … a) Eastern Europe b) Northwestern Europe c) Southern Europe
  18. 18. 4. What does IMMA stand for? a) Irish Museum of Modern Art b) Irish Museum of Martial Arts c) Irish Museum of Mystic Antics
  19. 19. 5. The population of Ireland is… a) 6,9 million b) 3,5 million c) 4,6 million
  20. 20. 6. Celts invaded Ireland in… a) 300 BC b) 300 c) 1969
  21. 21. 7. The fight for independence is called… a) Easter Rising b) Christmas Rising c) Halloween Rising
  22. 22. 8. The most famous Irish dance is… a) Tango b) Salsa c) Jig
  23. 23. 9. Which of these performers is from Ireland? a) U2 b) Flogging Molly c) 2-Pac
  24. 24. 10. The most popular sport in Ireland is… a) Gaelic baseball b) Gaelic football c) Celtic football
  25. 25. 11. What does FAI stand for? a) Fighting Association of Ireland b) Fire and Ice c) Football Association of Ireland
  26. 26. 12. Who wrote the oldest vernacular poetry? a) Jonathan Livingston b) Jonathan Swift c) Taylor Swift
  27. 27. The End Dorijan Luka K. Luka Š.IX. gimnazija, Zagreb, Croatia November 2011