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Northern Ireland. My home! Population – approx 1,759,000 I am from here (Ballymena)
Northern Ireland. <ul><li>Ireland is divided into two countries, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (Southern Ir...
Northern Ireland <ul><li>For many years, there have been arguments in Northern Ireland between Catholic Nationalists (peop...
These are some of the flags you may see if you were to visit Northern Ireland.
A few landmarks in Northern Ireland Stormont Parliament Buildings The Giants Causeway The Harland and Wolf cranes built th...
Ballymena (my town) <ul><li>Ballymena is an ancient town. </li></ul><ul><li>It dates back to the 5 th  century. </li></ul>...
Ballymena <ul><li>In Ballymena, you can find the only volcano in Northern Ireland- Slemish. However, fortunately the volca...
Ballymena Industry <ul><li>Farming is a major industry in Ballymena and there are sheep and cows EVERYWHERE in the surroun...
A few basic facts about me   <ul><li>My name is Klara Rebecca Leigh Tough </li></ul><ul><li>I was born in Belfast on the ...
… anything else you would like to know about my town or my life…you can ask me!!
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  1. 1. Northern Ireland. My home! Population – approx 1,759,000 I am from here (Ballymena)
  2. 2. Northern Ireland. <ul><li>Ireland is divided into two countries, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (Southern Ireland) </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Ireland is part of Ireland but legally it belongs to Great Britain and accounts for 1 of the 4 countries in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Northern Ireland <ul><li>For many years, there have been arguments in Northern Ireland between Catholic Nationalists (people who want a United Ireland) and Protestant Unionists (people who want to stay part of the United Kingdom) </li></ul><ul><li>Both sides signed the ‘Good Friday Agreement’ in 1998 and ‘The Troubles’ stopped. However, there are still arguments and violence from time to time </li></ul><ul><li>Although it is part of the UK, Northern Ireland has it’s own government in Belfast </li></ul>
  4. 4. These are some of the flags you may see if you were to visit Northern Ireland.
  5. 5. A few landmarks in Northern Ireland Stormont Parliament Buildings The Giants Causeway The Harland and Wolf cranes built the Titanic My University- Queens University Belfast
  6. 6. Ballymena (my town) <ul><li>Ballymena is an ancient town. </li></ul><ul><li>It dates back to the 5 th century. </li></ul><ul><li>It is situated in a valley about 35 km away from Belfast. </li></ul><ul><li>It is known as the ‘City of the Seven Towers’ as until recently you could see 7 towers on the horizon when entering the town. </li></ul><ul><li>It has a population of approx. 40,000 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ballymena <ul><li>In Ballymena, you can find the only volcano in Northern Ireland- Slemish. However, fortunately the volcano is extinct. This is the view from the top of the mountain. </li></ul><ul><li>Legend has it that St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland who famously chased all of the snakes out of the country, kept his sheep on Slemish mountain. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ballymena Industry <ul><li>Farming is a major industry in Ballymena and there are sheep and cows EVERYWHERE in the surrounding countryside. </li></ul><ul><li>However, Ballymena is mainly famous for its production of tyres, cigarettes and buses. </li></ul><ul><li>Recently, Ballymena has welcomed many major international shops and it is a very good town for shopping. </li></ul>
  9. 9. A few basic facts about me  <ul><li>My name is Klara Rebecca Leigh Tough </li></ul><ul><li>I was born in Belfast on the 28 th September 1988. </li></ul><ul><li>I study French and Spanish at Queens University in Belfast. </li></ul><ul><li>I am half Scottish (don’t worry if you can’t pronounce my second name!!) </li></ul><ul><li>I worked in H&M (the clothes shop) for 3 years until I came to Almonte. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t like ice-cream!! </li></ul>
  10. 10. … anything else you would like to know about my town or my life…you can ask me!!

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