The Great Blasket Island off the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, is
known for its historic, cultural and literary heritage. In the 1920's
and 1930's, native Blasket writers produced books that have become
classics of their kind. Sadly, as its young people continued to
emigrate, the Blasket community declined. The island was abandoned in
1953 when only 22 inhabitants remained and has been designated a
National Historic Park.
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.