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Scallop and Mussel visit Dublin.

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  1. 1. <ul><li>Mussel and Scallop have just arrived in Dublin and they see a beautiful sign on a wall. </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean? That is not English. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Let´s ask that red haired girl! </li></ul><ul><li>Excuse me, lady, is this English? </li></ul><ul><li>Oh,no,it isn´t. It is Gaelic. In Ireland we have got two languages: English and Gaelic. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, the same as in Galicia! We have Spanish and Galego. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Could you translate it, please? <ul><li>Sure! It says /Keid mila fo:lcha/ which means a hundred thousand welcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>How nice words to start our visit to Dublin! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where are you from? <ul><li>We are from Galicia. I am Mussel and this is my friend Scallop </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Hello! My name is Molly and I am on my way to my Irish dance class, would you like to visit the city? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, yes! Thank you, Molly! </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>This is O´Connell Bridge. It is a very wide bridge. Thousands of people cross it every day. </li></ul><ul><li>And the river? Is this the Shannon? </li></ul><ul><li>No, not the Shannon. This is the river Liffey. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Look,Molly! There is a statue. It is a man. He has got a hat and a walking stick. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, yes, it is the statue of James Joice, a famous Irish Writer. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Look! This is the Custom house </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Look, Scallop, it has got six high columns! </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, they are very big! </li></ul><ul><li>And this is the General Post Office </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>This is Four Courts </li></ul><ul><li>Look! Lots of columns again! </li></ul>
  11. 11. This is Ha´Penny Bridge
  12. 12. <ul><li>Look, Mussel, it is long and narrow. Why is it so narrow, Molly? </li></ul><ul><li>This bridge was designed for pedestrian use only. In the old times, people had to pay half a penny to cross it </li></ul><ul><li>Molly, please, let´s cross it! </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Ha´Penny bridge leads us into Temple Bar. Here you can find artists, musicians, lively streets and lots of pubs </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Pubs are places where people can drink beer, eat a meal and listen to traditional celtic music. </li></ul><ul><li>What´s a pub? </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>In a Pub you can drink our most famous beer: Guinness. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also have a meal. You should try the Dublin Bay Prawns. They serve them with lettuce, cream sauce and pepper. </li></ul><ul><li>Pubs are also places to enjoy music. </li></ul><ul><li>They are playing “The wild rover”,listen. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>What is this building? </li></ul><ul><li>It´s Dublin Castle. They started building it in1204, but most of the building is from the 18th century. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>And this is Trinity College, a very important university and a symbol of the city of Dublin. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>This is the old Trinity College Library. They call it “The long room” </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Wow! It´s very long! </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, and it has got hundreds of books </li></ul><ul><li>There is a special book here,look! </li></ul>The Book of Kells
  20. 20. <ul><li>The Book of Kells is more than one thousand years old. It has got very beautiful pictures and letters. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>There is another important thing in this Long Room! </li></ul>The Brian Boru Harp <ul><li>It is the oldest harp in Ireland, they say it belonged to Brian Boru, high king of Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>And this is the harp which appears in the Irish coins! </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Now, follow me again. I want to show you some beautiful doors in the streets. </li></ul><ul><li>They are all Georgian doors. Do you like them? </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Here you can see the statue of Oscar Wilde, another famous Irish writer. </li></ul><ul><li>Look, Scallop, he is sitting on a big stone! </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Follow me! I want to show you another statue! </li></ul><ul><li>It´s a woman! Is she a writer? </li></ul><ul><li>No, she was not a writer, she was a fish seller. She was very beautiful and she died very young. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, what a sad story! </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, they composed a pub song in her honour. Listen! </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Well! Bye, bye. I must attend my Irish dance class! They are waiting for me! </li></ul>Bye bye, Molly. Thank you very much for your help!
  26. 26. <ul><li>Mussel, Iam tired and thirsty </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, I am tired and thirsty, too. That seems a nice place to drink something </li></ul><ul><li>Mmm! There is scones and cakes </li></ul><ul><li>And they serve their own tea label ! </li></ul>
  27. 27. We love Dublin!