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Transcript of Ireland
Map of Ireland
Michael D. Higgins
Physical map of Ireland
by Allie and Lauren
Rock of Cashel
fortress in the 4th century
President of Ireland
it has 4 edifices, including the round tower, the Connac's chapel, the cathedral, and the Hall of Vicar's Choral
A state in which the head of state and other officials are chosen by election and are representatives of the people.
Blarney Castle- medieval stronghold from 1446
Blarney Stone- famous stone in Ireland. People believe kissing the stone will give them "the gift of the gab" or flattering, coaxing talk
Current Status of Ireland's Economy
Ireland is currently working on and succeeding at improving trade freedom, labor freedom, and freedom from corruption. These freedoms are sustained by Ireland's institutional strengths such as strong protection of property rights, a low level of corruption, efficient business regulations, and competitive tax rates.
castle dating back to 1191
built by the Ist Earl of Pembroke,
built to control the crossing point of the River Nore
a well known Ciscertian
abbey that was founded in
the 12th century
constucted by Donogh O'Donoghoe (the King of Osraige) in 1880
Literacy Rate: 99%
GDP per capita: 47,000
January 1 1973
Ireland joined the EU on
Languages spoken in Ireland
Gaelic and English
Holidays in Ireland
Ethnicities in Ireland
Ethnic minorities, made up of immigrants from mostly Europe, Africa, and Asia, make up 12% of Ireland. Poles make up the largest minority population in Ireland
New Year's Day
June Bank Holiday
August Bank Holiday
October Bank Holiday
St. Stephen's Day
St. Patrick's Day
New Year's Eve
Arts of Ireland
Most traditional irish music involved these instruments that originated in Ireland
The Uillean Pipes
Arts of Ireland
Religion in Ireland
Global Context: Personal and Cultural Expression. How does one navigate and experience the richness of different cultures.
The Irish are best known for their megalithic art. This refers to the use of large stones as an artistic medium.
The levels of education in Ireland are primary, secondary, and higher. Education in Ireland is free at all levels, including college, but only for students applying from the European Union.
Health Care System
Taxes in Ireland are high, however Irish residents receive free health care. The level of coverage depends on economic health.
Weather and Climate
The climate in Ireland is affected by the Atlantic Ocean.. As a result, it is cooler than other countries at a similar latitude. The average temperature is a mild 50°F. The North Atlantic Drift is a warm ocean current keeping the sea cool.
Ireland's Dependence on Fossil Fuels
Ireland is 90% dependent on fossil fuels and is ranked 3rd out of the 27 European Union members in a supply/demand index in 2006.
Ireland started a National Development Plan, which allocates funds for direct investment and research in electricity interconnection, gas storage, renewable energy and energy efficiency with the intention of reducing their dependence on imported fossil fuels.
Ireland is called Éire in Irish
There are over 4.75 million people living in Ireland as of July 2013.
The Irish capital, Dublin is home to over one quarter of the total population.
At the Olympics, boxing is Ireland's most successful sport.
Shamrock (type of clover) is the national symbol of Ireland and along with the harp it is a registered trademark of the country.