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  Travel Ireland Guide SPECIAL OFFERS Hotels & Bed & Breakfast Lodging Accommodation Car Hire
The online guide to the Counties of Ireland with details on Accommodation, Lodgings, Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Guesthouses, Vacation rentals and Self Catering Irish Farm Holidays Cottages.
Ireland has introduced a blanket ban on smoking in all places of work to protect public health.
Muckross Holiday Village accommodation are self catering holiday homes ideally located in Killarney County Kerry just a two minutes from the famous Lakes of Killarney and Muckross House and Gardens.
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  Northern Ireland - MSN Encarta
The remaining 26 counties became independent in 1922 as the Irish Free State (later Eire, and subsequently the Republic of Ireland).
Catholics seeking integration with Ireland are often referred to as republicans or nationalists, while Protestants who want Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom are often called unionists or loyalists.
Northern Ireland is bounded on the north and northeast by the North Channel, on the southeast by the Irish Sea, and on the south and west by Ireland.
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  Ireland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Of the 32 counties of Ireland, 26 lie in the Republic, and of the four historic provinces, three and part of the fourth are in the Republic.
The English conquest of Ireland was begun by Richard de Clare, 2d earl of Pembroke, known as Strongbow, who intervened in behalf of a claimant to the throne of Leinster; in 1171, Henry himself went to Ireland, temporarily establishing his overlordship there.
Although Bruce was killed in 1318, the English authority in Ireland was weakening, becoming limited to a small district around Dublin known as the Pale; the rest of the country fell into a struggle for power among the ruling Anglo-Irish families and Irish chieftains.
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 magoo.com: McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in the Counties of Ireland
In the Republic of Ireland are Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan.
McGough and McGeough Gravestone Inscriptions in County Monaghan
Ballymackeogh in county Tipperary was the center of one of the distinct septs of McKoghs.
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 ireland.com / TRAVELservice
In County Meath, the passage graves at Newgrange and Knowth are remarkably well preserved, with Knowth dating from 3,700 BC and Newgrange from 500 years later.
Castles such as Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny and Bunratty Castle in County Clare are part of the Norman legacy, many of whom intermarried with the local Irish and integrated with the Irish culture.
This wild, rugged scenery is in stark contrast with the lush landscape of Killarney National Park, or the tranquil farming plains of Tipperary and Westmeath.
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 Counties of Ireland
Ireland is often referred to as the 32 counties, with its two states, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland nicknamed the Six Counties and the 26 Counties.
The counties were in fact a creation of British rule in Ireland in the nineteenth century, to provide local government structures.
They subsequently were adopted by sporting and cultural organisations such as the Gaelic Athletic Association, which organises its sports on county lines and attract county loyalties.
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 Counties of Ireland - Carlow - World Cultures European
With an area of 346 square miles, Carlow is the second smallest Irish county and one of only twelve that is land-locked; it is bordered by the scenic Blackstairs Mountains to the east and the fertile limestone land of the Barrow Valley and the Killeshin Hills to the west.
The county was part of the lands of Dermot MacMurrough, the Leinster king who formed the first alliance with the Normans and facilitated their invasion in the twelfth century.
In the Famine and the subsequent emigration, Carlow's population shrank from 86,000 in 1841 to 41,000 in 1966, a drop of 52%.
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 Counties in Ireland
Ireland is a fairly small country in size and population so you will find most of the hotels in towns and cities.
Ballymena Town is the natural geographic centre of County Antrim, an equal distance (approximately 30 miles) from both the city of Belfast and the magnificent scenery of the Causeway Coast, and a perfect base for exploring the Nine Glens of Antrim.
County Carlow is bordered by the Blackstairs Mountains to the east and the Barrow Valley below the Killeshin Hills in the west.
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He went to Ireland in 432 as a Papal missionary (this was his second visit - he first went to Ireland as a slave tending sheep, and got religion then) and found welcome in Ulster after being turned away in the region of Dublin.
This was the birth of the division of Ireland.
James fled to Ireland to raise an army but it was defeated in 1690 at the Battle of the Boyne.
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 Ireland travel guide
Ireland is made up of the Republic of Ireland containing 26 counties and Northern Ireland containing 6 counties.
Ireland is known for its misty green countryside, its culture and tradition (including legends and folklore), and its warm-hearted and friendly people.
Ireland's literary heritage lives throughout the country, from Yeat's grave, up north in Sligo, to the "Book of Kells" which is beautifully preserved in Trinity College and was written by Irish Monks in the 5th century.
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 Counties of Ireland - Irish Vacation Travel Specialists
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Ireland is divided into 32 counties, which themselves are split into the four provinces of Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Ulster.
Of Ireland's counties, 26 are within the Republic of Ireland, while the remaining 6 are in Northern Ireland (in italics).
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 Welcome to Best of Ireland's Guide to Ireland
Ireland is small enough to be visited in its entirety within a couple of weeks, in which time you cannot see everything worthwhile of course - but you will gather an impression of something new, strange and beautiful in the make-up of land and people.
Ireland is an island of 84,288 sq km (32,544 square miles).
The country is divided into the four historic provinces of Ulster (9 counties) in the north; Munster (6 counties) in the south; Leinster (12 counties) in the east; and Connacht (5 counties) in the west.
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 Embassy of Ireland - Washington, DC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At that time, after centuries of British rule, including 120 years when all of Ireland was governed as part of the United Kingdom, 26 of the 32 counties of Ireland gained independence.
In a deteriorating situation the local Northern Ireland Parliament and Government were prorogued in 1972 and the British Government assumed direct responsibility for all aspects of the government of Northern Ireland.
The British Government agreed in the Declaration “that it is for the people of Ireland alone, by agreement between the two parts respectively, to exercise their right of self-determination on the basis of consent, freely and concurrently given, North and South, to bring about a united Ireland, if that is their wish”.
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 Genealogy in Ireland - the Counties
One of the first things to understand when doing Irish genealogy is that Ireland is made up of four provinces, and each province is then divided up into counties.
The county level records are the first place to start in your genealogy search.
Determine which county your ancestors were located in, and contact the appropriate heritage center.
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 Ireland Counties
The exceptions are four traditional counties that each contain an administrative county and a city, all of the same name (Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford); one traditional county that is divided into two ridings (Tipperary); and one traditional county that is divided into three administrative counties and a city (Dublin).
The electoral counties are election districts, and correspond to one or two traditional counties or a portion of a traditional county.
The separation of Northern Ireland divided Ulster into two parts: the larger (six counties at the time of the split) is all of Northern Ireland, and the smaller (three counties) is now two disjoint parts of the Irish Republic.
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 Counties of Ireland Series
The smallest inland county in Ireland, it is fertile farmland and navigable waterways.
Historically one of the most interesting counties of Ireland, Kilkenny is richly endowed with legacies from far off days when Norman warriors built castles, churches and strongholds throughout this fertile and prosperous county.
This spectacular journey through the beautiful and tranquil county of Cork, explores the wild mountain lands of the west, the great castles and houses of Cork and the tiny villages sheltered by the mountains and caressed by the sea.
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 Ireland Bed Breakfast Network
Ireland Tourism offers the visitor an excellent variety of accommodation, from cheap to expensive, from large to small.
The Ireland Bed and Breakfast homes on this website total 4000 properties which is 99.9% of all of Irelands BandB's.
The midlands of Ireland are worth a visit for the tourist and, with a good seection of BandB accommodation the counties of Roscommon, Longford, Offaly, Caven, Laois and Monaghan do there bit to accommodate and welcome the tourist to Ireland.
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 Counties and Provinces of Ireland
Ireland was divided up into counties by the English crown around 400 years ago.
In the Republic of Ireland, however, these historic divisions are still used as the basis of local government.
The map below shows the 32 counties in the island of Ireland (26 in the Republic of Ireland and 6 in Northern Ireland) as well as some of the major towns (in italics).
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 Republic of Ireland travel guide - Wikitravel
Ryanair is another source of flights to Ireland, particularly from the UK, however extras such as baggage charges, taxes and other charges can add a considerable amount to the total price.
Ireland is beautiful for biking, but have a good touring bike with solid tires as road conditions are not always excellent.
Ireland is part of the European Union/European Economic Area, and as such any EU/EEA or Swiss national has an automatic right to take up employment in Ireland.
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 Ireland Counties Antrim/Armagh
Ireland is a country of fascinating history,and a wonderful countryside and a vigerous culture as shown in its myth, literature and architecture.
Lough Neagh (the largest lake in Ireland or Britain) and the fertile valley of the Bann occupy the western part of the county, but the greater part of it is an irregular plateau of hills and uplands, drooping sharply to the sea on the north and east.
Ballycastle in the north-east of the county is home to the Auld lammas fair, one of Europe's oldest fairs, or festivals, looks out onto Rathlin Island, where Robert the Bruce of Scotland found refuge.
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 A very brief introduction to Ireland up to 1928
Ireland was ruled by the British until 1922 when it was divided into Northern Ireland and The Irish Free State.
The country formally became a Republic in 1949, to be known as The Republic of Ireland.
The main map shows the thirty two counties of Ireland, which is divided into the Republic of Ireland (formerly the Irish Free State) consistimg of twenty six of the counties, and Northern Ireland, which consists of six of the nine counties of the province of Ulster.
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 Map of counties of ireland
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 GENUKI: Ireland
Ireland is well adapted to trade, on account of its numerous secure and commodious bays and harbours.
The fact that in 1922 the Republic of Ireland was created and six of the nine counties forming the province of Ulster (Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone) voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, effects the location of various records.
Records from 1864 to 1922, for all Ireland, and from 1922 for the Republic are held at the Office of the Registrar General, Joyce House, 8-11 Lombard Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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 Counties of Ireland - Antrim - World Cultures European
Bounded on the east and north by the ocean, to its west is Londonderry and Lough Neagh; to its south is County Down.
The landscape is infused with history, culture, legend and tradition; somehow, the stories of the deeds of giant warriors don't seem quite so far fetched when you look out from her craggy shores or walk through her misty glens.
Either way, it's grown to become the biggest annual event in the county and is most famous for it's 'Dulse' - edible seaweed that has been collected from local shores and dried out, and 'Yellow Man' - a yellow candy similar in texture to toffee and taste of honeycomb.
www.irishcultureandcustoms.com /ACounty/Antrim.html   (2566 words)

 Ireland Map - Ireland maps to view by county.
Ireland Map - Ireland maps to view by county.
Maps for all 32 counties in Ireland are listed here plus each map is interactive so you can easily sort out a place to stay or simply plan your break in Ireland.
Ireland has many hotels, b&b, guest houses & self catering to choose from.
www.goireland.com /maps/maps.htm   (179 words)

 Visit Ireland - About Ireland: County Guide
The island of Ireland is divided into two countries; the southern and northwestern regions constitute the Republic of Ireland, an independent, democratic country.
The northeast is Northern Ireland and presently is a part of the United Kingdom.
Throughout the entire island of Ireland are thousands of lakes and rivers that are natural wonders.
www.visitireland.com /aboutireland/counties.asp   (281 words)

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