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Transcript of IRLANDA
ECONOMY AND POLITICS
PLACES TO VISIT IN IRELAND
Monday, February 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
LOCATION AND HISTORY
THE GIANT´S CAUSEWAY
Ireland is a sovereing member of the European Union, which occupies most of the island of the same name. Its capital is Dublín, located in the east of the island.
The country´s only land border with Northern ireland, one of the United Kingdom states. The island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and has the Celtic Sea to the south, St George Channel to the southeast and the Irish Sea to the east.
Ireland´s history is closely related to its independence from Britain and the struggle between Catholics and Protestants. This conflict went on for ages plus thousands of deaths on both sides, the IRA, Irish liberation army claimed the armed struggle for independence was born.
Ireland was occupied by Celts from Europe, formed by Dublin Vikings and English until released.
The Republic of Ireland has experienced spectacular economic growth in the past two decades, where Ireland went from being a country of poverty, to one of the countries with the highest GDP percapita of in the world. Ireland is a small modern economy, and dependent on trade.
Dublin was voted three times as the friendliest city in Europe on TripAdvisor.
The best place to take a break in Dublin city is on the banks of the River Liffey.
Dublin is a city of Vikings, check out where it all started with a stroll through the medieval Dublin: this peaceful assembly of small alleyways and wide streets south of the Liffey is where you will find the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Dublin Castle and Dublinia.
Dublin is a great city to explore on feet.
The one can discover the chic urban parks, the grand Georgian architecture and culture of the street cafés, and great entertainment
Titanic Festival, Belfast
The Festival of Arts The Cathedral Quarter
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION
María Eugenia Garzón Val 4ºA
In April 2012 marks one hundred years since the Titanic left Belfast for New York, and what better opportunity than this to celebrate the rich maritime and industrial history of the city throungh this festival which will last an entire week. Therefore, exhibits, events and tours through the main points related to the history of the construction of the Titanic. Have been scheduled. They can visit the home of the iconic boat yard, the home of Thomas Andrews, the designer ship, whose designs can be seen in one of the buildings of the pier and the dock where the Titanic was built.
The Irish arts festivals attract top talent, and have been so for over 50 years. The Festival of the Arts Belfast is one of the first of the year. This festival take place mainly in the center of the city, in Cathedral Quarter, where the Cathedral Saint Anne.
The Festival of Arts is the best time to visit for the most authentic culture and everything the amazing city has to offer.
The state is a republic with a parliamentary system of government. The President of Ireland, who serves as head of state, his term is for seven years, and may be re-elected once.
The Giant´s Causeway or the Giants is an area containing some 40,000 basalt columns from the rapid cooling of lava in a crater that occurred about 60 million years ago. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986, National Nature Reserve in 1987.
This is the story of two giants, one from Ireland (Finn) and the other from Staffa (Bennandoner). They didn´t get on and they were always throwing stones at each other. From so much throwing stones a field of stones appeareed oner the sea.
The Scottish giant decided to walk over the rocks to attack the Irish Giant, the Scottish giant was stronger.
The wife of the Irish giant saw the Scottish giant comming and decided to drews her husband as a baby.
On arrival the Scottish giant saw how big the baby was and go he ran away, squashing the rocks go that the giant father could not chase the Scottish giant.