Ireland mrp


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Brief description of Ireland's facts, history, mythology and tourist highlights. Students can explain the slides to the rest of the class or use it as a model to do the same with other countries. It is also a speaking exercise for students to agree on what to visit in their travel to ireland.

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  • Proto-indoeuropean is the supposed language from which all european and some asian languages come from.
  • Ireland is mainly a young country with more than 50% of population under 30 years old due to its new politics. It implies more investment in education and work.
  • Ireland has a oceanic climate, mild and rainy. It is moderately cold in winter and autum and warm in spring and winter. Temperatures vary from 15º and 20º in summer while autum and spring the average is 10º. In winter it goes down up to 5-8º
  • 80 % of land in Ireland is given over to agriculture
  • Ireland mrp

    1. 1. An overviewMarina Rodríguez Pérez
    2. 2. Irish facts and figures Irish Name: Éire Geographically divided: The Republic of Ireland and Capital: Dublin (Báile Northern Ireland (part of United Átha Cliath) Kingdom) Official languages: Area: 70,273 Km2 English and Irish Population: about 5 mill. Currency: Euro Drive: on the left Goverment: Unitary Internet TLD: .ie parlamentary constitutional republic Time zone: UTC +0
    3. 3. History Timeline8000 BC- Celtic times  mesolithic hunter migratefrom Britain and the continent  Neolithic sites as New Grange5th C- 600 AD: Saint Patrick brings Chrisitanity1169- The English come to Ireland1840 The great hungerFighting to be free:  1914- Britain gives Ireland an Irish Parliament  1916- Patrick Pearse  1919-Sinn Fein and IRA  1972- Bloody Sunday  2008- a new agreement
    4. 4. Celtic IrelandSports : hurling and gaelic footballMusic Folk: Patrick denehi Modern Folk: Enya, Coors Pop: U2, Sinead O’ConnorCeltic LanguageCeltic Mythology
    5. 5. Irish Language Proto-indoeuropean Celtic Germanic insular continental west Goidelic celtiberian GermanScots Irish gaelic English
    6. 6. Celtic MythologyThe Fir Bholg The Ulster Cycle The BullThe Formorians from Cooley CuchulainnTuatha De Medb &Danann Conchobar Lugh
    7. 7. Irish Society 0-14 age 15-29 age 30-64 age + 65age
    8. 8. Irish Climate250200150 rain (mm) sun100 snow(mm)50 0 1er trim. 2do trim. 3er trim. 4to trim.
    9. 9. Irish Agriculture Arable Sheep, Cattle and Grazing Dairying
    10. 10. Geographycal Division CONNAUGHT MUNSTER  Galway  Cork  Mayo  Limerick  Kerry LEINSTER  Dublin ULSTER  Kilkenny Donegal  Wexford Caval Monahan
    11. 11. Irish Highlights East and Midlands South West
    12. 12. East and Midlands: Meath · Newgrange: the megalithic tomb is a UNESCO World Heritage · Trim castle and visitors centre: the largest Anglo - Norman castle in Ireland. · Hill of Tara: Stone Age tomb visual show and guided tours. · Athboy city: VI C. city. · Boyne valley: a walking tour to see the site of The Battle of the Boyne (1690).
    13. 13. East and Midlands:Kildare · Castletown house: 1722 Palladian style country house. · Ballindoolin house and gardens: Georgian house in a magnificent forest park. · Coolcarrigan house, Gardens and Church · Russborough house: often described as the most beautiful house in Ireland (1750) · Kildare Town, a Humanity’s heritage town. · The Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre -Silverware product from celebrities
    14. 14. East and Midlands:Wicklow · Black castle ruins · Killruddery House and garden: Elizabethan Revival mansion. · Brittas Bay: Blue Flag beach · Glendalough: glaciated valley and 6th Christian monastic remains (audiovisual centre) · Caravan tours: to Mottee Stone, The Wicklow Mountains National Park, the Blessington lakes… · Killruddery gardens and House: 17th C. French design gardens · Wicklow’s historic Gaol · Ardmore cinema studios with cinema routes: Excalibur, Braveheart or Michael Collins.
    15. 15. East and Midlands:Louth · Monasterboice: 5th C. monastic remains · Old Mellifont Abbey: 1142 Cistercian Monastery ruins · Carlinford medieval town and King Johns, Castle, · Cúchulainn’s stone: stone monument · Knockabbey Castle and 11th C. water gardens · The Cooley Peninsula : Carlingford Lough boat rides and sailing. · Carrickmacross lace: traditional lace gallery
    16. 16. East and Midlands:Longford · Harp festival · Corlea tracking way: 148 BC Iron Age bog road · Strokestown House and garden: 18th-century mansion · Belvedere House and gardens
    17. 17. East and Midlands:Westmeath · Athlone Castle · Tullynally House and gardens: 1800’s gothic castle · Mullaghmeen 1,000 acre forest · Locke’s Distillery Museum. · The River Shannon natural unspoiled beauty and wild life tours.
    18. 18. East and Midlands Offaly: Laois:  Birr Demense castle and  Donaghmore Famine garden Museum  ·Clonmacnoise: 6th C.  ·Emo Court and monastic site gardens: neo - classical  The Tullamore Dew style. Whiskey Heritage Centre  Ballyfin House: neoclassical house.
    19. 19. South: Carlow · Dunleckney Manor (bagnelstown): Tudor Gothic country house · Leighlinbridge: 14th c. castle, Carmelite priory, bridge across the river Barrow (1320). · Brownshill dolmen ( 2500 B.C ). · Huntington House and gardens (17th C) ·Oak Park Forest Park ·Altamont gardens: romantic garden. · Carlow beer Brewing Company · Ballykeenan Pet Farm
    20. 20. South: Kilkenny · Kilkenny City Tour: medieval friendly streets, 13th c. Black Abbey, Saint Canices Cathedral and Round Tower ,Killkenny 12th c. Castle · Jerpoint Abbey: 12th c. Cistercian abbey · Saint Mary’s Church (13th c) ·Kilkenny Craft Trail · Try the famous Kilkenny beer in any of its more than 500 pubs!
    21. 21. South: Wexford · Duncannon Fort: museum and fortress. ·Dunbrody ship: replica of a 1845 ship · John F Kennedy Arboretum: woodland walks, playground, tree house, lake with ducks and fish. · Kilmokea gardens ·Hook Head Peninsula: lighthouse, picnicking, wreck diving, and wild landscape. · Opera Festival (autumn)
    22. 22. South: Tipperary · Glengara woods (Cahir): 776 hectares of forest · Glen of Aherlow: 16-mile glen · Mitchelson caves tour · Rosacrea Castle (1280) · Rock of Cashel: group of medieval buildings including the 12th c. tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th c. Gothic cathedral, 15th c. castle and the Hall of the Vicars. · Cahir Castle (XII.c ). · Brú Ború cultural: native Irish music, song, dance, theatre and Celtic studies. · Lar na Pairce: museum of gaelic games.
    23. 23. South: Waterford · Dungarvan Castle: 1185 Anglo-Norman King Johns Castle · Ballysaggartmore gothic style buildings in woodland walking and picnic areas. · Cooligan Woodland trail · Scenic drives: Comeragh Mountains, Nire Valley Drives, Vallingscallon forest. · Waterford’s blue-flag: Dunmore East, Ardmore, Bunmahon, Clonea and Counsellor’s Strand. · Crystal factory
    24. 24. South: Cork · Rock close: ancient druidic settlement. ·Bantry House and gardens · Charles Fort (Kinsale): 17th c. fortress. · Blarney Castle’s stone: has the traditional power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it. · Cobh heritage Centre- Titanic story ·The Jameson experience in Midleton Distillery · The lighthouse at Mizen Head · Garnish Island
    25. 25. South: Kerry · Ross Castle (kilarney): 15th c. towerhouse · Muckross House and Lake in Killarney National Park. · The Skellings islands: ecclesiastical ruins of the Dark Ages. The Ring of Kerry: beaches , ancient monuments and outdoor activities and routes. · Killarney national Park: Gap of Dunloe glaciated valley, The Beara Way (five days route) ·Dingle Peninsula and the Blasket islands: Eco boat tours · Coolwood Park: wildlife park ·Crag Cave: · Famine cottage: is a relic of famine times in Ireland. · Ballybunion: Superb beach, seaweed baths
    26. 26. West: Clare · Craggaunowen- prehistoric park. · The Burren: monuments characteristic of every period from the Neolithic onwards · The village of Killaloe : the palace of Brian Ború, famed 11th century king of Ireland. ·Cliffs of Moher: 214-metre cliffs · The Aillwee Caves · Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
    27. 27. West: Limerick · Adare town: village with l thatched cottages, Tudor- style houses and gardens. · Celtic Park at Kilcornan: Ireland’s ancient history museum · Lough Gur: pre-celtic archaeological site. · The Ballyhoura Mountains walking trails. · Boyce gardens · Buttercap Farm ·The Irish Harp Centre
    28. 28. West: Galway · Dun Aonghasa Fort: fort in Inishmore · Kylemore Abbey: Victorian-era castle. · Saint Brendan’s Cathedral (Conflert) · Aran Islands: traditional language, culture and music, unique in their geology and archaeology · Connemara National Park. · Killary Fjord · Atlantaquaria: Ireland’s largest aquarium ·Medieval Banquets at Kinvara · Galway’s busy nightlife. · Glengowla mines
    29. 29. West: Mayo · Wesport House: 18th-century stately home set in parkland with a lake, terraces and gardens. ·Achill island · Croagh Patrick: holy mountain · National Museum of Ireland’s country life · Féile Chois Chuain in Louisburg: Irish music festival
    30. 30. West: Roscommon · Boyle Abbey: 12th c. Cistercian monastery · King House: 1730 Georgian mansion · Roscommon Castle ruins · Strokestown Park and Famine Museum · Lough Key Forest Park and lake, Lough Key, Lough Gara and Lough Boderg. · Glender open Farm (Athlone) · Derryglad Folk Museum (Athlone): rural artifacts
    31. 31. West: Leitrim · Drumkeeran Heritage centre: Irish traditional farmhouse and cottage · Parkes castle: Lough Gill and manor house · Glencar waterfall · Glenfarne forest · Kinlough folk museum: · Swan Island Open Farm · Leitrim Crystal Market Yard: crystal gifts and tableware.
    32. 32. West: Sligo · Carrowmore Megalithic cementry · Sligo Abbey · Drumcliff church and visitor centre · Lakeview Gardens · Lough Gill : fishing · Gillighan’s World: botanical gardens with “enchanted” areas, miniature villages, and fairy folk. · Sligo Folk Park: 19th century village, houses and attractions
    33. 33. Famous IrishWriters James Joyce ,Samuel Becket, Oscar Wilde Boyne: the boy with stripped pijamasActors Kenneth Branagh Daniel Day Lewis Pierce Brosnan