32 County Map Of Ireland

by Admin · Published July 26, 2011 · Updated November 13, 2015

Free Map of Ireland with 32 counties of Ireland numbered and listed.

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Map of Counties in Ireland in alphabetical order


32 county Map of Ireland

1. Antrim 2. Armagh 3. Carlow
4. Cavan 5. Clare 6. Cork
7. Derry 8. Donegal 9. Down
10. Dublin 11. Fermanagh 12. Galway
13. Kerry 14. Kildare 15. Kilkenny
16. Laois 17. Leitrim 18. Limerick
19. Longford 20. Louth 21. Mayo
22. Meath 23. Monaghan 24. Offaly
25. Roscommon 26. Sligo 27. Tipperary
28. Tyrone 29. Waterford 30. Westmeath
31. Wexford 32. Wicklow

Counties and Provinces of Ireland


The four provinces of Ireland are Leinster (East), Ulster (North), Munster (South West, West) and Connaught (West).

County (Eng) County (Gaelic) County Town
Galway Gaillimh Galway
Leitrim Liatroim Carrick-on-Shannon
Mayo Maigh Eo Castlebar
Roscommon Ros Comán Roscommon
Sligo Sligeach Sligo
County (Eng) County (Gaelic) County Town
Carlow Ceatharlach Carlow
Dublin Baile Átha Cliath Dublin
Kildare Cill Dara Naas
Kilkenny Cill Chainnigh Kilkenny
Laois Laois Portlaoighise
Longford Longfort Longford
Louth Dundalk
Meath Trim
Offaly Ua Fáilghe Tullamore
Westmeath Iarmhí Mullingar
Wexford Loch Garman Wexford
Wicklow Cill Mhantáin Wicklow
County (Eng) County (Gaelic) County Town
Clare Clár Ennis
Cork Corcaigh Cork
Kerry Ciarraí Tralee
Limerick Luimneach Limerick
Tipperary Tiobraid Arainn Clonmel
Waterford Port Lairge Waterford
County (Eng) County (Gaelic) County Town
Antrim Aontroim Belfast
Armagh Árd Mhacha Armagh
Cavan Cabhán Cavan
Down Dún Downpatrick
Fermanagh Fir Manach Enniskillen
Derry Doire Derry
Donegal Dún na nGall Lifford
Monaghan Muineacháin Monaghan
Tyrone Tir Eoghain Omagh

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Outline Map Of Ireland – Ulster Counties

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Province and County Maps of Ireland:

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John Philip Holland Irish Inventor of the Submarine

John Philip Holland 1841 – 1914 Submarine Torpedo Boat : 1888

Inventor of first successful submarine, the ‘Fenian Ram’. John Holland was born on 24 February, 1841 in Co. Clare.

John Philip Holland’s father was a Coast Guard, giving John a love of the sea that was to stay with him. He joined the Christian Brothers and was assigned to the North Monastery school in Cork where he met Brother James Dominic Burke. Brother Burke was interested in science and submarines. In fact he used to demonstrate the powers of electricity in underwater propulsion in public exhibitions. Encouraged by Brother Burke, Holland began to work on his own inventions and submarine designs. He became well known for his inventions: old pupils recalled how he constructed a mechanical duck, resembling an ordinary duck, that could walk about in the garden and when put in water could swim, dive and come to the surface again!

However, it wasn’t until Holland joined his family in Boston in 1873 that he was able to do anything with this work. His brother Michael was active in the Fenian Brotherhood. The Fenians wanted a small submarine that could be sealifted on a large merchant ship to an area near an unsuspecting British warship. The plan was to release the submarine to attack the ship, then return to base. John’s drawings and ideas seemed to fit the bill, so in 1876 John was funded by the Fenians for the research and development of the ‘Fenian Ram’, which was launched in 1881. Disagreements arose over the money spent on the project and Holland and the Fenians parted company. His next submarine was with Zalinski’s Pneumatic Gun Company. The Zalinski Boat, built in 1885, was armed with a pneumatic gun.

Holland entered several Navy competitions for a viable submarine, even winning one but no contract came of it. Discouraged, Holland turned his attention to the problems of mechanical flight, something that he worked on until his death. However, he was unable to let go of his dream of a Navy submarine. In 1893, he got his wish, building the Plunger. However , red-tape and military requirements doomed the project to failure and Holland abandoned it. Finally in 1896, Holland was able to build his latest design as a Private Venture with no Navy interference. The Holland VI was launched for sea-trials on May 17,1897.

Finally, the Navy Department purchased this submarine, paying only half of what it cost Holland to develop it. This purchase led to the creation of The United States Submarine Service on April 11, 1900. The Holland VI was commissioned as USS Holland on October 12, 1900 and later given the designation SS-1. Great Britain, Japan and the Netherlands followed America’s suit and bought Holland’s designs. Sadly, like many great inventors, business men took over his work and pushed him out into the cold. A lawsuit in 1904 prevented Holland ever working on submarines again. Beaten, John Holland began to design aircraft, only to have the Wright brothers beat him to the punch. Proper recognition for his invaluable contribution to Naval design only came after his death and John Holland died a poor and broken man.

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Nicholas Callan Irish Inventor of the Induction Coil

Nicholas Callan was born on December 22, 1799, at Darver, near Dundalk. He was destined for the priesthood from an early age, serving as an altar boy and Mass server before he started his priesthood at Navan seminary. He entered St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth in 1816 where one of his teachers was Dr. Cornelius Denvir, who got him interested in the emerging sciences of electricity and magnetism. In 1823, after his ordination, he went to study in Rome where he was intrigued by the work of Galvani and Volta, two of the key pioneers in the study of electricity. In 1826, Callan returned to Maynooth after being appointed to the chair of natural Philosophy (the old name for Physics). He remained in that post until his death.


He set up a laboratory in the basement of Maynooth College, and soon added another terror to the life of the seminarians: electrocution. As there were no instruments available at that time to measure the strength of the current or the voltage, ever resourceful, Callan decided to use the students! His unfortunate victims included Charles Russell, later President of Maynooth, who was put into the hospital after receiving several ‘doses’ of electricity, and William Walsh, who later became Archbishop of Dublin, who was knocked unconscious by one jolt. After knocking out Walsh, Callan was banned from using students again and afterwards resorted to using chickens instead.

The Induction Coil

In 1836, Callan had his major breakthrough: the induction coil. He took a horseshoe shaped iron bar and wound it tightly with thin insulated wire, then loosely wound thick insulated wire over the top. He discovered that when he interrupted the current sent through the thick wire (primary coil), a high voltage current was generated in the unconnected thin wire (secondary coil). This is how a transformer works, going from low voltage in the first coil to high voltage in the second coil. Callan discovered that the faster that he interrupted the current, the bigger the spark. In 1837, he built a giant induction machine that could interrupt the current 20 times a second. It generated 15-inch sparks at around 600,000 volts, and was the largest artificial bolt of lightning seen at that time.

The Maynooth Battery

Since batteries at that time could not produce enough power for Callan, he invented his own: the ‘Maynooth’ battery in 1854 and the single fluid cell in 1855. Previous batteries used a Zinc plate and Platinum (which worked but was expensive) or Carbon (which was cheap but did not really work). Callan used a treated cast-iron instead. His first battery put the zinc in a filled porous pot in the centre of a filled cast-iron casing. He later realised he could get rid of the pot and one of the fluids and just put the zinc inside an acid-filled cast-iron casing to achieve the same result. Unable to measure the voltage, Callan measured the batteries power by connecting them to an electromagnet and seeing what they could lift. His best battery lifted two tons! Again he tortured seminarians by making them do tugs of war against the electro-magnet, switching off the power just when they made their greatest effort, dropping them on the floor to the amusement of himself and the onlookers.

Electric Motors

He also built electric motors, travelling around his lab on an electric-powered trolley, and worked on creating an electric train, but was forced to admit that even his batteries were not powerful enough to run it.

He was an eccentric but a genius and he was summed up beautifully by one worried student: ‘Many are afraid he will blow up the College…but he is a very holy priest.’ Callan died from natural causes at Maynooth on January 10 th 1864.


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Grace by Joseph Plunkett – Song and Lyrics

by Peter · Published March 28, 2015 · Updated November 19, 2015

To Grace Gifford from Joseph Plunkett, the poet and rebel, the following verse of a poem he wrote to her. The song that follows was written to commemorate the fact that he married his fiancée, Grace, just four hours before he was executed for his participation in the GPO uprising. A was a beautiful way to show how much he loved her, and a reminder of the sacrifice made by the brave men and women who struggled for Ireland’s independence. Lyrics below


Lyrics to Grace

As we gather in the chapel here in old Kilmainham Jail I think about these past few weeks, oh will they say we’ve failed? From our school days they have told us we must yearn for liberty

Yet all I want in this dark place is to have you here with me


Bombing of The GPO

Oh Grace just hold me in your arms and let this moment linger They’ll take me out at dawn and I will die With all my love I place this wedding ring upon your finger

There won’t be time to share our love for we must say goodbye

Now I know it’s hard for you my love to ever understand The love I bare for these brave men, the love for my dear land But when Pádraic called me to his side down in the GPO

I had to leave my own sick bed, to him I had to go


Joseph Mary Plunkett

Oh, Grace just hold me in your arms and let this moment linger They’ll take me out at dawn and I will die With all my love I’ll place this wedding ring upon your finger

There won’t be time to share our love for we must say goodbye

Now as the dawn is breaking, my heart is breaking too On this May morn as I walk out, my thoughts will be of you And I’ll write some words upon the wall so everyone will know

I loved so much that I could see his blood upon the rose.

Oh, Grace just hold me in your arms and let this moment linger They’ll take me out at dawn and I will die With all my love I’ll place this wedding ring upon your finger There won’t be time to share our love for we must say goodbye

For we must say goodbye

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A Rally for Ireland

by Admin · Published July 26, 2011 · Updated May 15, 2014

(by Thomas Osborne Davis May, 1689)

Shout it out till it ring From Beinn-Mor to Cape Cleir, For our country and king, And religion so dear, Rally, men, rally! Irishmen rally! Gather round the dear flag, that, wet with our tears And torn and bloody, lay hid for long years, And now, once again, in its pride re-appears. See! From the castle our green banner waves. Bearing fit motto for uprising slaves – For “Now or never! Now and for ever!” Bids you to battle for triumphs or graves – Bids you burst on the Sacsanach knaves. Rally, then rally! Irishmen rally! Shout “Now or never! Now and for ever!” Heed not their fury, however it raves; Welcome their horsemen with pikes and with staves; Close on their cannon, their bay’nets and glaives, Down with their standard wherever it waves; Fight to the last, and ye cannot be slaves!

Fight to the last, and ye cannot be slaves!

Gallant Sheldon is here, And Hamilton too, And Tirconaill so dear, And MacCarthy so true. And there are Frenchmen – Skilful and staunch men – De Rosen, Pontee, Pusigan and Boisseleau, And gallant Lauzun is a-coming, you know, With Bealdearg, the kinsman of great Owen Roe: From Sionainn to Bann, and from Lifé to Laoi, The country is rising for liberty, Though your arms are rude, If your courage be good, As the traitor fled will the stranger flee, At another Drom-mhor from “the Irishry”, Arm, peasant and Lord! Grasp musket and sword! Grasp pike, staff, and scian! Give your horses the rein! March in the name of his Majesty – Ulster and Munster unitedly – Townsman and peasant, like waves of the sea – Leinster and Connaught to victory – Shoulder to shoulder for liberty!

Shoulder to shoulder for liberty!

Kirk, Schomberg and Churchill Are coming – what then? We’ll drive them and Dutch Will

To England again.

We can laugh at each threat, For our parliament’s met – De Courcy, O’Brien, MacDomhnaill, Le Poer, O’Neill and St. Lawrence, and others go leor, The choice of the land from Athlone to the shore They’ll break the last link of the Sassanach chain – They’ll give us the lands of our fathers again! Then up ye! And fight For your king and your rightm Or ever toil on, and never complain, Though they trample your roof tree, and rifle your fane. Rally, then rally! Irishmen, rally! Fight “Now or never! Now and for ever!” Laws are in vain without swords to maintain So, muster as fast as the fall of the rain: Serried and rough as a field of ripe grain, Stand by your flag upon mountain and plain: Charge tilll yourselves or your foemen are slain!

Fight till yourselves or your foemen are slain!

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Red Is The Rose

by Admin · July 26, 2011

Red is the rose by yonder garden grows, and fair is the lily of the valley
Clear is the water that flows from the Boyne, but my love is fairer than any.

‘Twas down by Killarney’s green woods that we strayed And the moon and the stars they were shining The moon shone its rays on her locks of golden hair,

And she swore she’d be my love forever.

Repeat Chorus

It’s not for the parting that my sister pains It’s not for the grief of my mother It is all for the loss of my bonnie Irish lass,

That my heart is breaking forever.

Repeat Chorus

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Irish Handmade Ceramic Pottery Gifts

Annascaul Pottery, Dingle Peninsula, Kerry

Zac Phelan’s Pottery Studio

The Phelan family have created unique handmade and hand decorated ceramic pottery for over 30 years from their pottery studio and shop in the heart of Annascaul village. Their pottery has been acquired by customers of every nationality who have visited their shops on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry.

Zac Phelan took over the running of Annascaul Pottery from his mother, Monica Phelan, who is also an accomplished painter. Monica continues to decorate Annascaul Pottery ceramics, painting pieces individually.

Zac recently launched his new website which enables customers to order pottery online. His site has proven to be extremely popular with both new and existing customers.

Zac, “Most of our customers are looking for truly original pieces and our handmade pottery appeals to them for that reason. We have a lot of buyers looking for that special gift for weddings and other family occasions. Our dinnerware is a popular gift for newly weds while our larger show-pieces are favourite with our corporate clients and sports clubs.”

Despite the high demand for his pottery Zac is not tempted to use moulds or other automated production processes to speed-up the manufacture pottery. “We’re traditional potters and we will continue to make each pot, each plate and each bowl by hand. That’s one of the factors that makes our pottery unique.”

There’s plenty more of Zac’s Irish handmade ceramic pottery gifts to see from his website at Annascaul Pottery. If you are looking for a one-off, stylish handmade gifts you won’t be disappointed.


Sean O’Casey

by Admin · Published June 24, 2011 · Updated November 3, 2015

  1. Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
  2. All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
  3. With whitened hair, desires failing, strength ebbing out of him, with the sun gone down and with only the serenity and the calm warning of the evening star left to him, he drank to Life, to all it had been, to what it was, to what it would be. Hurrah!
  4. Laughter is wine for the soul — laugh soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness. Comedy and tragedy step through life together, arm in arm… Once we can laugh, we can live.
  5. sean-ocasey-4543812No man is so old as to believe he cannot live one more year.
  6. Wealth often takes away chances from men as well as poverty. There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.
  7. You cannot put a rope around the neck of an idea; you cannot put an idea up against the barrack-square wall and riddle it with bullets; you cannot confine it in the strongest prison cell your slaves could ever build.
  8. The hallway of every man’s life is paced with pictures; pictures gay and pictures gloomy, all useful, for if we be wise, we can learn from them a richer and braver way to live.
  9. The flame from the angel’s sword in the garden of Eden has been catalyzed into the atom bomb; God’s thunderbolt became blunted, so man’s thunderbolt has become the steel star of destruction.
  10. The military mind is indeed a menace. Old-fashioned futurity that sees only men fighting and dying in smoke and fire; hears nothing more civilized than a cannonade; scents nothing but the stink of battle-wounds and blood.
  11. The old – like children – talk to themselves, for they have reached that hopeless wisdom of experience which knows that though one were to cry it in the streets to multitudes, or whisper it in the kiss to one’s beloved, the only ears that can ever hear one’s secrets are one’s own!
  12. There’s no reason to bring religion into it. I think we ought to have as great a regard for religion as we can, so as to keep it out of as many things as possible.
  13. The drama’s altar isn’t on the stage: it is candle-sticked and flowered in the box office. There is the gold, though there be no frankincense or myrrh; and the gospel for the day always The Play will Run for a Year. The Dove of Inspiration, of the desire for inspiration, has flown away from it; and on it’s roof, now, the commonplace crow caws candidly.

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