The Republic of Ireland

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The Republic of Ireland:

Helene Kohv The Republic of Ireland

General information:

General information 70,282 sq. km 4,6 million Atlantic Ocean, shares land border with Northern Ireland Capital Dublin Cork City, Limerick, Waterford, Dundalk, Galway

Nature :

Nature Emerald island Rugged cliffs, hills and mountains Clay and sand, boglands Highest point  Carrauntoohil in Macgillycuddy`s Reeks Longest river River Shannon Highest growth rates for forests in europe Warming influence of the Gulf Stream Temperatures differ regionally

History :

History Home-rule movement Revolution Irish Civil War 1937 Constitution Recent history

Sights:

Sights Trinity College and Book of Kells oldest university in Ireland, illuminated manuscript of the four gospels Dublin Zoo one of the most modern in Europe Newgrange Neolithic Tomb prehistoric maritime people, 5000 years old

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Cliffs of Moher The R ock of C ashel fortified medieval abbey Slieve league highest cliff face Cliffs of Moher The R ock of C ashel fortified medieval abbey Slieve league highest cliff face

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Blarney Castle one of Ireland's oldest and most historic castles Connemara one of Ireland's five national parks Clonmacnoise medieval monastery The H ill of Tara political and spiritual centre

Cuisine:

Cuisine Irish whiskey Guiness, Poitin full Irish breakfast

Culture:

Culture Riverdance Jonathan Swift author of Gulliver's Travels Bram Stoker author of Dracula William Butler Yeats,  Seamus Heaney,  Oscar Wilde , George Bernard Shaw,  Samuel Beckett James Joyce Influence to British literature U2

Religion :

Religion Roman catholicism Saint Patrick Saint Patrick's Day, 17 March

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Newgrange

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U2

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Rock of Cashel

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Blarney Castle

Sources:

Sources Republic of Ireland http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Ireland Home Rule http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/270116/Home-Rule Ireland http://www.ireland-information.com/ Pictures: http://brainz.org/20-best-u2-songs/ http://www.newgrange.com/ http://www.destination360.com/europe/ireland/blarney-castle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_of_Cashel

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