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Republic of Ireland

Points of interest
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Heather Hachey

on 5 February 2013

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The Republic of Ireland Points of Interest Christ Church Cathedral Ireland Quiz Corner Bunratty Castle Sketches Who can answer the following questions? Kilmainham Gaol Kilmainham Gaol is a former prison located in Kilmainham in Dublin, which is now a museum where tourists can view some ancient artifacts. It has been run since the mid-1980s by the Office of Public Works, an Irish government agency. Kilmainham Gaol played an important part in Irish history, as many leaders of Irish rebellions were imprisoned and some executed in the prison by the British and latterly in 1923 by the Irish Free State. Question How many castles are
there in Ireland including
the ruins and remade
castles? Answer There are approximately 502 castles and ruins in all of Ireland. There are approximately 354 castles when not including the ruins. Q&A Comparison to Canada There are only 10 castles in Canada compared to 502 in Ireland that means that Ireland has 492 more castles than Canada does. Answer Ireland's national food dish is Irish stew. Most people in Ireland enjoy eating meat and potatoes better than anything else. Question Ireland's three national symbols are the harp, the Celtic cross and the ________. Fill in the blank. Answer Ireland's third national symbol is the shamrock. A shamrock looks like a four-leafed clover. Comparison to Canada Canada's national symbols are the maple leaf and the beaver. Also, in Canada we refer to the "shamrock" as a four-leafed clover. Question What is Ireland's national food dish? Comparison to Canada Canada's national food dish is Poutine. Although there are many other foods that could be our national food dish. Bunratty Castle is a large tower house in County Clare, Ireland. It lies in the centre of Bunratty village. The name Bunratty in Irish, means the 'bottom' or end of the 'Ratty' river. This river, alongside the castle, flows into the nearby Shannon estuary. From the top of the castle, one can look over to the estuary and the airport. The castle and the adjoining folk park are run by Shannon Heritage. Christ Church is the centre of worship for the united dioceses and holds notable annual events such as the Citizenship Service. As the cathedral of the southern province of the Church of Ireland it also hosts ordinations of priests and consecrations of bishops. Christ Church Cathedral is the cathedral of the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough and the cathedral of the Ecclesiastical province of the United Provinces of Dublin and Cashel in the Church of Ireland. It is situated in Dublin, Ireland and is the elder of the capital city's two medieval cathedrals, the other being St Patrick's Cathedral.
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