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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.
 

Ireland's Provincial Flags
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The 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 harp.
 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 intact.
 In 2006, an estimated 55% of holidaymakers to Ireland used the internet to plan or book their holiday.
 A 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.
 
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