Trinity College Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland. Queen
Elizabeth I founded the university in 1592. The college is in the
middle of the country with a forty-acre site. The site had retained a
feeling of other world seclusion. The gardens and parks have a
collection of buildings dating from the 17th to the 20th century. The
Book of Kells a 9th century manuscript of the four gospels is on view
in the Old Library along with the Book of Armagh and the Book of
Some Of The Irish Topics Include:
Irish & Celtic Gifts
St Patrick's Day
You might consider a gift at
Christmas, Easter, St Patrick's day, Thanksgiving or just for that
special occasion. We do not sell Irish gifts, but
we hope some of the suggestions on our gift page may help you with
Ireland's Flags - 26 Counties became the Irish Free
State in 1922, and the 6 north-eastern Counties,
Northern Ireland remained part of Britain. No laws
were passed requiring a passport for travel across the
new border, this is referred to by both governments as
"The Common Travel Area". British and Irish
citizens may live and work freely in each other's
countries. This is possible because the nationality laws
of the two countries do not consider citizens of the
other country to be 'Aliens'. Citizens of Ireland and
the UK may vote in general elections of either or both
countries. The Border is not officially marked.
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
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.