The Blasket Islands
The Blaskets islands are red sandstone rocks two miles beyond the
western most tip of the Irish peninsula. Ruined hermitages and forts
existing on several of the islands, show that they were occupied in
early historic times. There are four big islands, Inishmore the Great
Blasket, Inishvickillane, Inishtooskert, and Inish na Bro, and three
smaller ones: Beginish, Youngs Island and Illaunboy. There is also a
great sea rock, the Tearaght, 19 hectares long and 602 feet high, and
a multitude of lesser rocks and reefs.
shamrock is without a doubt the most universally
recognized symbol of Ireland. It is not the official
emblem of Ireland, that honour belongs to the Celtic
The Titanic was built in Belfast.
At the time the RMS Titanic was the largest man made
moveable object in the world.|
The historic walled city of Derry, also
known as Londonderry, came into existence in 546 AD. It
is the only city in Ireland, whose ancient walls survive
| In 2006,
an estimated 55% of holidaymakers to Ireland used the
internet to plan or book their holiday. |
donation to the blood bank in Dublin results in a free
pint of Guinness. It is recommended as it replaces iron
lost during the donation.