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Transcript of IRELAND
WHY SHOULD YOU VISIT IRELAND?
3 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PALCES TO VISIT IN IRELAND
CLIFFS OF MOHER
Ireland is an island located to Europe northwest, in the north Atlantic Ocean and separated from Great Britain by the Irish sea.
THE COAT OF ARMS
After a long conflict today Is divided in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
WAR OF INDEPENDENCE
In 1919, a war began against the british force in Ireland.
In December 1921 a treaty was signed.
It is the capital of Ireland and is a city full of history
Today it is Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music. Trad festival experience live music in some of Dublin’s most historic places.
It is a famous district in the centre of Dublin
Ireland’s mighty Cliffs of Moher reign strong as one of the country’s most visited natural attractions - towering 214 meters over the Atlantic Ocean in western Ireland. The iconic cliffs run from near the village of Doolin for around 8km to Hags Head in County Clare and host the country’s most spectacular coastal walk.
THE GIANT'S CAUSEWAY
Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, the Giant’s Causeway is proof that Mother Nature provides the most dramatic tourist attractions. The natural wonder is comprised of around 40,000 polygonal basalt rock columns, formed by the ancient volcanic landscape and stretching along the coastline.
The Aran Islands are one of few places left where you can experience a traditional Irish village, unmarred by the modern developments of the mainland. Here, many locals still speak Gaelic as their first language, live in small farming communities and drive pony traps.
LEGENDS OF LEPRECHAUNS
Leprechauns are a large piece of irish folklore. According to this story, the Danes invaded Ireland and left gold scattered all over Ireland. The leprechauns found it and have guarded it ever since. Regardless of which story is told, they all say that whoever catches one is a very lucky person.
SAINT PATRICK'S DAY
St Patrick day is celebrated on march 17 by millions of people all over the world and has become one of the most popular cultural events worldwide. Everyone today in all the world celebrate irish culture by wearing green. The city comes alive with a lot of festival, concerts, parades, fireworks and a lot of fun.Today the biggest festival is taking place in Dublin, the holiday lasts over a week. In some country like Canada and USA may is served green beer in the pub.
1. In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients together.
2. Rub in the cold butter with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs.
3. If adding dried fruit eg RAISINS, BERRIES, add before you add liquid.
4. Mix your egg with the milk and cream and POUR into your mix.
5. Turn your DOUGH onto a floured work surface.
6. Knead lightly to give your dough a smooth surface.
7. Pat your dough down with your hand until around 1 INCHES thick.
8. With a scone cutter cut out your scones.
9.Put on a baking tray, glaze the tops of your scone with milk.
10. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes.
THE BIGGEST TRADITIONAL SPORTS
Traditional Irish sports are dominating by Gaelic football and hurling. Incredible is to see how many times , Croke Park, the national stadium attracts a crowd of 60,000 to see either of the two sports. The games are organized by the GAA . Huge numbers of women also play both sports (the female version of hurling is called camogie).
Soccer and rugby are also very popular sports. Other traditional sports are horse-racing, fishing, handball and of course golf.
Games are played by two opposing teams of 15 players each. If the ball goes over the post, a point is scored, if it goes under the post and into the net a goal, which is worth three points, is scored.The ball can be caught in the hands and carried in the hand for a distance of four steps.
Hurling has to be the most beautiful of the traditional Irish sports. It is played with sticks and a small leather ball , about the size of a tennis ball. The ball may be caught with the hand but a player may not run more than four steps with it in his hand.
Located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse is Ireland's most popular tourist attraction. It's the home of the beer, the heart of Dublin and an unforgettable start to your Irish adventure.
Ireland consist of a large central lowland with hills and several coastal mountains and it’s called EMERALD ISLE for its wide expanses of lush, green fields. But there are also large areas of rocky landscape.