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Celtic Pages | Our Ireland

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Celtic Font Download Below Thank you for signing up for the Our-Ireland.com newsletter. I look forward to sending you great Irish related information in the future. Please find your free Celtic Font download links…

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History of the Celtic Druids By Thomas O Donovan and Frank Soul The Druids were an ancient order of Celtic priests in the societies of Western Europe, Britain and Ireland. The Celtic Druids served…

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Celtic Tattoo Designs Modern day Celtic Tattoos are inspired by the heritage of the Celtic Peoples. The history of the Celtic peoples goes back thousands of years. The early Celts displayed their skills in…

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Celtic Calendar Wheel Of The Year By Jeri Ballast The Celtic calendar The Celtic calendar was lunar based, with thirteen months. Extra days as needed were added at new year`s as a `time between…

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Celtic Cross or Irish High Cross The earliest form of Celtic cross was a basic shape cut into a stone face, marrying pagan and early Christian traditions into a single object. The highly decorative…

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Sports Ireland | Our Ireland

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Katie Taylor the current Olympic, World, European, European Games and European Union lightweight champion was selected as the Best Female Athlete in all sports from the inaugural 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan last…

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March 25, 2015 is the day that the ‘King of the Cats’ Henry Shefflin announced his retirement from inter-county hurling after winning 10 All-Ireland Hurling Championships, 13 Leinster Senior Hurling Championships, 6 Allianz Leagues and…

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The appetite for adventure sports in Ireland has certainly grown in the past 5 years. There are far more surf schools, kayak trip providers and climbing activities being provided, and this trend is set…

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Author: Ron Mills In Ireland golf courses abound, both links and parklands varieties, about 410 in total, and this is a good number compared to the population of almost 6 million (4 million people…

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Kerry | Our Ireland

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Ballybunion is a lively coastal village situated at the mouth of the river Shannon estuary in North County Kerry Ireland. Ballybunion Castle ruins stand high on a cliff facing out into the Atlantic Sea….

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Ballybunion Links Golf Course Ballybunion links golf course was founded in 1893 and is a private members club. The club allow visitors to play both championship courses throughout the year. The Old Ballybunion golf…

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Ballybunion is a lively coastal village situated at the mouth of the river Shannon estuary in North County Kerry Ireland. Ballybunion Castle ruins stand high on a cliff facing out into the Atlantic Sea. All…

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Ballybunion has seven miles of golden beaches. Ballybunion beaches were not just traditionally separated into the men’s beach and the ladies beach. There was also the Nun’s strand for the nuns from the convent…

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Irish Songs | Our Ireland

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Clips from the Easter rising set to Grace by the Wolfe Tones. To Grace Gifford from Joseph Plunkett, the poet and rebel, the following verse of a poem he wrote to her. The song…

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Raised on songs and stories, heroes of renown The passing tales and glories, that once was Dublin town The hallowed halls and houses, the haunting children’s rhymes That once was Dublin city in the…

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Ronnie Drew Of The Dubliners [16 Sept,1934 – 16 Aug, 2008 – Irish folk singer and musician (The Dubliners), actor.] About The Song As Ronnie Drew usually says in his introduction “It’s called Seven…

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I’ll tell my ma when I go home The boys won’t leave the girls alone They pulled my hair and stole my comb But that’s all right till I go home. She is handsome,…

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Chorus Let the grasses grow and the waters flow, In a free and easy way, But give me enough of that rare old stuff, That’s made near Galway Bay. Come gougers all, From Donegal,…

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Trivia | Our Ireland

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How do Irish Americans compare to other Americans when it comes to education, income, life comforts? And how does the Irish American population compare to the Irish population in numbers? Check out the info…

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Irish Writers | Our Ireland

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Easter, 1916 I have met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I have passed with a nod of the head Or polite meaningless…

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“Tread softly because you tread on my dreams,” He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the…

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Written in 1889, at the age of 23 years, while living in London. See other Yeats related posts at end of page. The Lake Isle of Innisfree I will arise and go now, and…

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William Butler Yeats There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. Being Irish, he had…

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By Russell Shortt William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin in 1865, the son of a well-known painter, John Butler Yeats. Yeats spent his childhood between Dublin, Sligo and London. Although born into the…

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Misc | Our Ireland

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Separated at birth? 32 year old photographer from Glasgow, Neil Douglas, meets his doppelganger when seated next to him on a from Stansted to Galway. Robert Stirling, 35, was travelling to Ireland for a…

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Many readers are probably aware of the ‘Save Our Small Schools‘ campaign, currently raging across popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. If not, here’s the story so far. Minister for Education Ruairi…

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Our Ireland is an Irish Interest Resource for the Irish people Worldwide. Whether you are fourth generation Irish American, or native to Co. Kerry, Our Ireland’s growing archive of Irish related articles will be…

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Ireland is in the European Union and the Irish currency is the Euro which is the same currency used in 16 other countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta,…

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Enjoy traditional Irish music and dance at the Booley House Festival Anyone who wants to experience a collection of vibrant and traditional Irish music can visit and enjoy The Booley House Festival at St…

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Saint Patrick | Our Ireland

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What You Need To Know About Saint Patrick The patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s day is celebrated everywhere their is an Irish community worldwide. And why not? The following is a quick fire…

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By Niall Cinneide The history of St Patricks Day, which started out as a Holy Day for the Irish Catholics in the 10th or 11th century, goes all the way back to the late…

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Irish Art and Artists | Our Ireland

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Jack B. Yeats (29 August 1871 – 28 March 1957 ) Jack Butler Yeats, the fourth son or artist John Butler Yeats, bother of poet Wiliam Butler Yeats, was born 1871, London. Jack B spent…

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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…

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Osborne, Lavery and Leech (A trio of famous Irish painters) Walter Osborne: Walter Osborne was born in 1859. He painted mainly in the French Brittany region of Quimperlé but moved to England in 1884….

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Province Of Ulster

by Admin · July 19, 2011

The province of Ulster is located north of Ireland and is made up of nine counties:

ulster-map-59754871.Antrim 2.Armagh

3.Cavan

4.Derry 5.Donegal 6.Down 7.Fermanagh 8.Monaghan

9.Tyrone.

Ulsters total area is just under 24,500 square kilometres with a population of just under two million inhabitants. Belfast City is has the largest population of over 0.5 million people.

Ulsters 3 airports are:

1.Belfast International Airport 2.George Best Belfast City Airport (also known as “The City Airport”)

3.City of Derry Airport

See the Irish Airports page for Ulster Airports contact details

Ulster Rail Network

For Ulster train station information see this wiki page.

Ulster is named after it’s ancient inhabitants the Ulaigh, it’s history pre-dates written records.

Discover The Legend Of The Red Hand Of Ulster

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