Ireland (3rd Group)


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Ireland (3rd Group)

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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 km ².
  6. 6. 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 cliffs. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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 country. 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 Kingdom.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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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