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Transcript of IRELAND
APPOINTMENT WITH O. Wilde
The oficial lenguagge of Ireland is the english and the second one is the irish.
The objective of the sport is to score points by passing the ball through the other team's goals, a set of two upright posts.
It is played with sticks by you have to hit a ball.
Composed of three vertical bands of equal size : green, white and orange.
Orange stripe symbolizes the Protestants of Ireland
Green stripe represents Catholic country .
White Strip represents peace between them.
St. Patrick arrives in Ireland, bringing Christianity. (The Protestant faith did not yet exist.)
Britain's King Henry VIII is declared King of Ireland by Englishmen living in Ireland. He opposes the Catholic religion.
Britain's King James I sends thousands of Protestant English farmers to Ireland to take over land owned by Catholic farmers, mostly in the north.
New laws forbid Catholics to vote, own land or practice their religion. Such laws remain in effect until 1829.
The first known inhabitants settle in Ireland.
Celtic tribes arrive on the island.
A potato blight kills Ireland's staple food crop. About a million people die from starvation and fever during the Great Potato Famine.
The Easter Rebellion. Armed Irish patriots rebel against British troops in Dublin, Ireland, on the Monday after Easter. The British execute rebel leaders.
The Anglo-Irish War between the British and the Irish Republican Army. In a treaty, Britain finally gives up control of most of Ireland but tightens its grip on the six counties of Ulster (Northern Ireland).
Irish Civil War between those who accept the treaty with the English and the Irish Republican Army, which wants all of Ireland to be free of British rule. The Republicans lose.
During anti-British protests in the Ulster town of Londonderry, 13 unarmed marchers are killed by British troops, an event now known as Bloody Sunday. Britain imposes direct rule on Ulster. A more intense era of bloodshed begins. The Irish call this violence the Troubles.
Mary Robinson becomes the first woman president of Ireland.
The Euro replaces the Irish pound, or punt, as Ireland's official currency.
The European Union officially recognizes Irish as a working language.
The Irish government begins a 20-year plan to make Ireland a bilingual country where everyone speaks both Irish and English.
Britain declares Ulster a permanent part of the British Empire. The lower 26 counties of Ireland declare themselves the Irish Republic, totally free of British control.
GOVERNMENT OF IRELAND
• Is regulated fundamentally by the
Constitution of Ireland
• Is headed by a
r called the Taoiseach.
• The deputy prime minister is called the
, and is nominated by the Taoiseach from among the members of the Government.
• The Government must consist of between
seven and fifteen members
, according to the Constitution of Ireland.
Every member of the Government must be a member of the parliament of Ireland, called the
• The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister for Finance must be members of the
Michael D. Higgins
Ireland has many traditional instruments that are that are unique to the Irish Celtic music style.
St. Patrick's Day
1 million people die
1 million people emigrate
4.00 PM AT THE MOHER CLIFFS
Proportion of respondents who said they could speak Irish
Followed by Mary McAleese
Titanic, was made in Ireland.
Ireland has won seven times the Eurovision Song Contest, more than any other country.
Is the only country in the EU where abortion is still illegal.
Many Irish family names start with “Mac” (son of...) or “O" (grand son of...).
There are more Irish people living outside of Ireland than in.
There are more mobile phones in Ireland than there are people.
BOXTY: consists of raw and whipped potato flour, baking powder, buttermilk and sometimes eggs.Grated potato can be filtered to remove most of starch and water.
IRISH STEW:It is a kind of stew made with lamb, potatoes, onions and parsley. The Irish stew is almost the national dish of Irish food, being well known internationally.
CODDLE: It consists of different layers of pork sausage cut into slices and covered with bacon, mixed with sliced potatoes and onions. It may also include cereal grains such as barley.
1 shot of Irish whiskey
1 cup of coffee
225 gr. unsalted butter at room temperature
450 gr. sugar
90 gr. grated chocolate intense
50 gr. ground almonds
150 gr. cold boiled potatoes
300 gr. flour
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
150 ml. milk
600g of beef
400ml of Guinness
1 onion, 2 carrots, 2 cloves of garlic and mushrooms 100g
1 can whole peeled tomatoes 400g
15 white onions in vinegar
1 cube beef broth
1 teaspoon thyme and rosemary other
BUY TO your FAMILY
What to bring home from Ireland? The choices are endless and confusing, but there are some things that are "typically Irish" and worth bringing home with you:
Whiskey and Other Spirits
Irish Music and DVDs
Magnets with figures of Ireland.
The typical dress for your wife, or some girl in your family.