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  • Religions In Ireland
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    Ireland Ireland is a small island first settled in early 6000 BC. It's located to the west of Europe close to Great Britain. Through history Ireland has had many different influences and has been occupied by different types of people. In the early years, the Celtic people known as Gaels settled Ireland. This was sometime between 600 and 150 BC. Gaelic people had many small kingdoms that were separated yet they all shared the common language of Gaelic. The Bretons kept order throughout Ireland, t...
  • Target As The Ira
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    The IRA has existed since 1858, was known as the Irish Republican Brotherhood and later became the Irish Republican Army in 1972. However in 1969 a single group broke away, forming the Provisional IRA (Proves), this terrorist group was a younger and was to become a more powerful group then the former IRA. The IRA had a main aim to establish a united Ireland under a socialist government. Since 1969 to 1972 the IRA have got more support, after the British government introduced a policy of Intermen...
  • St Patrick Of Ireland
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    St. Patrick of Ireland is probably one of the world's most popular saints. Amongst others such as St. Nicolas and St. Valentine, the entire world shares our love of these saints. This is also a day when everyone is Irish! There are many stories or legends may as you call them but this is his true story. Patrick was born somewhere around 385 in Kilpatrick, Scotland. His parents were Calpurnius and Conch essa, who were Romans living in Britain in charge of the colonies. As a young teenager, Patric...
  • Catholics And Protestants In N Ireland
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    Friday, July 21, 1972 started as any other day of the week. As the sun rose, people everywhere began to go about their normal daily business, as did the people of Belfast, N. Ireland. Suddenly, there is a great noise and a violent shaking, as the city of Belfast is rocked by the explosion of bombs. 22 separate bombs detonate within the city of Belfast, destroying buildings and ejecting the life from anyone caught in the blast. As the violent noise dies away, the people of Belfast, too startled t...
  • Caused Many Irish People
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    The Irish Republican Army Introduction The troubles currently plaguing the Island known as Ireland are by no means new. They lay deeply rooted in it's long and complicated history. Currently, the conflict is seen as the republicans and their belief that Ireland should be united and independant clashing with the people who live in what is known as Northern Ireland who are loyal to British rule. This is most definatly not the only issue, as many other factors such as religion and economic problems...
  • Weapons The I.R. A
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    The I.R. A, activist or terrorist? I do not support the I.R. A, as I do not support Marxist or terrorists. The political wing of the I.R. A (Sinn Fein) is communists hiding under a nationalist stance. Gerry Adams is the man who heads the Sinn Fein; the man who replaced Martin McGuinness as the leader of the Sinn Fein. The actual I.R. A has splintered due to the communist tyranny the Sinn Fein has invoked on them. There's the real I.R. A who are nationalists and wanted the British out. The will n...
  • Potato To Ireland
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    Ireland in the 1500's was a very unstable country. The country's English rulers fought with the local Irish civilians and the Irish nobles. The Irish nobles also fought among themselves. The English landlords owned the land that the peasants lived and farmed on. As a result of this continual fighting, it was hard for the peasants to grow enough food to feed themselves. The British passed laws to deny the Irish peasants freedom. They were forbidden to speak their own language, to practice their o...
  • 16 Education Ireland
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    SOCIAL CUSTOMS Every country has it's own social customs and gestures. Ireland has its share of social customs that differ from the United States, but for the most part the countries are relatively similar. Friendliness and hospitality have always been the hallmark of the Irish people. People in Ireland react to strangers very politely, as you would expect in most parts of the United States. The attitude toward foreigners in Ireland is reasonably friendly, and welcoming, as opposed to being host...
  • Ireland Pg 37 The Celtic People
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    Why are the Irish so lucky? What is a leprechaun? Is there really gold at the end of a rainbow? And why does everyone drink green beer on St. Patrick's Day? These questions all have one thing in common, they are myths from the Emerald Isle we all call Ireland. In this paper I will try to explain these myths through Ireland's people, their Celtic tradition, and their religion. To understand the people of Ireland, you first need to understand where Ireland is and what it's like there. Ireland is a...
  • Of The Poverty In Ireland
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    Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" was written in a time when Ireland was in great need of help due to poverty and over population. Swift wrote this proposal to the English to complain of its horrible treatment and to give some way to try to help Ireland out of being over populated and out of poverty. The conditions in Ireland at this time were very unfavorable if one was not from a wealthy family. Swift stated that one was unlucky to be born in Ireland at that time because of the poor conditi...
  • Viking Dublin Heaney
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    Heaney has referred to ancient tribal practices as 'providing imaginative parallels to modern Irish politics'. Examine Punishment and at least two other poems in light of this statement. Throughout both 'North' and 'Wintering Out' Heaney uses his chief poetic value as a 'tribal poet' to explore and reveal his feelings on Irish politics. The changing face of his tribal poetry strongly reflects Heaney's shifting attitude to the solution of the problems in Ulster. Throughout 'Door to the Dark' Hean...
  • British Army Fire Shots At Protesters
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    What Really happened on Bloody Sunday? We " ll never really know. We could find out some facts, which definitely did happen. These following paragraphs show what definitely did happen. On the 30th of January 1972, 14 Catholics were killed (thirteen died on the day a fourteenth died later in police custody from the injures suffered on that day) when soldiers of a British paratroop regiment opened fire during a civil rights march in Londonderry / Derry. The march began around ten-to-three in the a...
  • Patrick's Day As A Non Secular Holiday
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    Saint Patrick's Day was once a day of mourning because it marked the day on which Saint Patrick died, but now it is a day when his life is celebrated. The Irish simply honour their patron Saint by wearing Shamrocks, going to mass and attending special religious services. They also have community gatherings and enjoy family feasts. In comparison; Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland is more like the Canadian Thanksgiving or even Remembrance Day. Saint Patrick's Day should not be made into a statutory h...

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