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  Ireland - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
Ireland lies west of the island of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the narrow North Channel, the Irish Sea (which attains a width of 130 mi/209 km), and St. George's Channel.
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.
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 Ireland Interesting Facts - Places - Things
The second smallest of Ireland's counties, Carlow, sandwiched between the rivers Barrow and Slaney, is mostly flat acres of rich farmland that edge along the base of hill country to the south, east and west.
Mayo is one of Ireland's loveliest counties, extending round Clew Bay to the Corraun Peninsula and Achill Island, and beyond, to the windswept corners of the Mullet Peninsula.
All Ireland is represented in Donegal, from the heather moors, mountains and bogs of the Gaeltacht in the west, to the rich farmlands and towns of the east.
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 Cork, Ireland
The central area of Cork is in effect an island enclosed between the two arms of the River Lee, the North and South Channels.
After the arrival of the English King Henry II in Ireland in 1172 the town was several times captured, recovered and retaken, with the English and the Irish alternating as its masters.
It has, however, some fine 18th century buildings, and the central area between the two arms of the river is given its architectural character by the churches and other buildings of the early 19th century The house fronts are frequently color-washed, and the quays along the river, with their limestone walls, are lined with trees.
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 Pomona College : The Office of Study Abroad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ireland’s second city (after Dublin) began on an island in the estuary of the River Lee, and gradually climbed up the steep banks on either side.
Cork is surrounded by rich farmlands and river valleys that contrast with the wild sandstone hills of the west.
Established in 1845 as on one of three Queen’s colleges in Ireland, UCC became a constituent college of the National University of Ireland and adopted the name University College Cork in 1908.
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 Ireland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
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.
Another Irish rebellion, begun in 1641 in reaction to the hated rule of Charles I’s deputy, Thomas Wentworth, earl of Strafford, was crushed (1649–50) by Oliver Cromwell with the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives.
During the American Revolution, fear of a French invasion of Ireland led Irish Protestants to form (1778–82) the Protestant Volunteer Army.
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 Lee Valley Tour - Cork, Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Lee Valley extends from the Derrynasaggart Mountains on the Cork/Kerry border to Cork Harbour.
The Lee then travel 4Km NW to the litte village of Ballingeary which is located at the mouth of the Pass of Keimaneigh.
The Lee then flows through the Devil's Cauldron to the second and largest resevoir which is held back by the dam at Inniscarra.
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 River Lee (Ireland) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lee (An Laoi in Irish) is a river in the Republic of Ireland.
It rises in the Shehy mountains on the western border of County Cork and flows eastwards through Cork city and empties into the sea at Cork Harbour on Ireland's south coast.
A hydro-electric scheme was built on the river, upstream from Cork city, and this part of the river now contains Carrigadrohid and Inniscarra reservoirs.
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 Art for sale at the Gallery of Irish Artist Roger Cummiskey
The River Gods of Ireland, or Heads of the Rivers, were commissioned by the famous Architect, James Gandon (1743-1823).
This type of design was once a common architectural motif and generally incorporated those elements closely associated with the flow of the river in the crowns of the stone heads.
The Atlantic Ocean, The River Bann, The River Barrow, The River Blackwater, The River Boyne, Lough Erne, The River Foyle, The River Lagan, The River Lee, The River Liffey, The River Nore, The River Shannon, The River Slaney and the River Suir.
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 County Cork Information Cork City Tourist Information Cork Attractions County Cork Blarney Stone Cork River Lee Cork   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Skibbereen was one of the worst affected areas, and the events of the era are depicted using local characters and events.
The Arigideen River Valley is unique as well as being beautiful in that it has a very high concentration of Historical sites and is a great source of folklore.
Longueville House is situated in the heart of a 500 acre Wooded Estate, overlooks the Blackwater River Valley, famous for its Salmon and Brown Trout fishing.
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River Lee (Ireland), a river in County Cork
Lee Kuan Yew, first Prime Minister of Singapore; Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1990.
This lee index site has been developed to help wayward users find the information they are looking for, no matter how they are mistakenly spelled or mistyped.
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 Cork Tours | Cork Tour Guide | iExplore.com
Cork, situated on the south coast of Ireland, is the second city of the Republic after Dublin and the largest city in the province of Munster.
Most of the city center is located on an island in the River Lee, so there are many bridges crossing over from there to the other parts of the city.
The river flows from the city south to Cork Harbour, one of the largest natural harbors in the world.
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 Ireland 2000
Although the river Lee is tidal and thus periodically uncovers muddy banks, it does not seem to be all that attractive to birds, and the only birds, besides Hooded Crows and feral pigeons, that I have seen on these banks are Grey Wagtails.
Along the river Lee (and on many of the old stone walls) there are now red Spur Flowers Kentranthus everywhere, and the Grey Wagtails have persisted and clearly nest even along this tidal stretch of the river.
Ireland is a magic country for traveling in so many ways: the people are almost invariably warm and friendly, the scenery is virtually always attractive and often great, and there are points of historic or prehistoric interest scattered all over the country, although in many places mostly as (usually very atmospheric) ruins.
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 Ireland Destinations | iExplore.com
This capital city is split in two by the River Liffey, which gives form to the city and has no less than nine bridges spanning it.
Cork is also the gastronomic capital of Ireland, with the widest variety of top class restaurants in the country, while nearby Kinsale, also known for its host of award-winning pubs and restaurants, hosts the annual Gourmet Festival.
The city is a major seaport and is built around the waterways of the River Lee, connected by numerous bridges; Cork harbor is one of the largest natural harbors in the world.
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 Republic of Ireland travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Republic of Ireland (√Čire in Irish language; [1]) is a country in Europe.
Galway / Gaillimh - a city on the river Corrib on the west coast of Ireland.
Ireland is beautiful for biking, but have a good touring bike with solid tires as road conditions are not always excellent.
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 Alumni Travel - IRELAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ireland has a knack of living up to her promises – experience the stunning seascape and the unspoiled beauty of the countryside combined with glimpses of her mysterious past.
The making of Cork was the River Lee, which flows not just through, but in and around the city as it approaches its great estruary.
Ireland’s highest range of mountains, MacGullicuddy’s Reeks, are a part of this panoramic tableau.
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 Total Ireland - Cork
Cork city, the second City of the Republic of Ireland, has a population of 140,000 people, Like Venice, Cork City is built upon the waters, and the City Centre is built on an island in the River Lee just upstream of Cork Harbour.
The two channels of the River Lee which embraces the City centre are spanned by no less than sixteen bridges and this gives the City a distinctive Continental air.
The narrow waterways, river and alleys give the city a continental feel with the heart of the city lying on an island between two arms of the river.
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 Ireland – Cork - River Lee Tunnel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In order to solve the problems due to the heavy traffic in Cork it was decided to construct a tunnel that crosses the River Lee downstream of Cork City Centre.
The trench was dredged in several stages and with different equipment as the material dredged was used for different ends.
Much of the main trench for the Lee Tunnel was dredging by the backhoe dredger “Zenne”.
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 Ireland Guesthouses Cork Ireland Vacation Rentals
Cork City is built upon the waters with the City Centre built on an island in the River Lee just upstream of Cork Harbour.
The two channels of the River Lee which embraces the City centre are spanned by sixteen bridges which give the City a Continental air.
The county is the largest in Ireland and has many beautiful towns and villages as well as a spectacular coastline.
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 Visible Earth: Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One Ireland’s few other large cities, Cork, is located at the mouth of the Lee River, at the mid-point of the southern shoreline.
Surrounded by water, Ireland has the Atlantic Ocean to its west, the Celtic Sea to the south, and the Irish Sea separating it from England to the east.
Ireland is part of the same land mass as continental Europe, and the Stone Age settlers who first came to the island between six and 8 thousand years ago probably walked over on dry land—a land bridge similar to the one that allowed settlers to cross the Bering Strait from Siberia into Alaska.
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 Angling in Ireland for salmon,trout.bream,pike.........on the river lee in co. cork.
Angling in Ireland for salmon,trout.bream,pike.........on the river lee in co. cork.
The Inniscarra lake is regarded as Irelands foremost bream fishery.
The River Lee holds a fair stock of brown trout, which average 0.5lbs.
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 Roads in Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Historically, Northern Ireland has had better quality roads, though the difference is less marked nowadays.
Signposts in Northern Ireland denote distances in miles, while all Signposts placed in the Republic since the 1970s use kilometres (a remnant of old Signposts in the Republic still using miles will also be replaced With signs using kilometre distances before the end of 2005).
In the Republic of Ireland, the most important Roads are a small number of motorways, indicated by the prefix "M" followed by one or two digits.
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 River Lee
The River Lee is a sandstone river rises in a mountainous region near Gauganberra in west Cork and flows 56 miles due east and throughout the city of Cork.
The Lee and some of the tributaries rise high in the mountains before reaching of alternating moorland and small farms.
The erection of dams appears to have interferred greatly with the free passage of fish, particularly salmon, and it is alleged that while some salmon make it through the fish pass very few smolts survive to go back to sea.
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 Events - 1931 In Ireland
See also: 1930 in Ireland, 1931, 1932 in Ireland and the Timeline of Irish history.
February 12 - 16 members of the Ennis Dalcassian GAA club are expelled for attending the Ennis-Nenagh rugby match.
April 3 - Persistent rainfall causes the banks of the River Lee (Ireland) to burst.
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 Roads in Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Jack Lynch Tunnel under the River Lee in Cork was another major project outside Dublin, and a fourth crossing at Limerick of the River Shannon has just commenced planning.
In the Republic of Ireland, the most major roads are motorways; indicated by the prefix "M" followed by one or two digits.
In the Republic of Ireland, motorways use the route number of the national road they form part (or possibly in the future, all) of, albeit with the M prefix rather than N. In most cases, the motorway has been built as a by-pass of a road previously forming the national road (e.g.
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 USATODAY.com - Ireland battered by year's worst storm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
DUBLIN, Ireland — The city of Cork and several towns were severely flooded Wednesday as the year's strongest Atlantic storm arrived with heavy rain and wind gusts of more than 70 mph.
The River Lee, which runs through Cork, burst its banks and flooded the southwestern city's main roads with up to 9.5 feet of water.
The River Suir also burst its banks, flooding key roads, forcing people to abandon waterlogged cars and sending workers into a frantic, often-futile battle to sweep back the tide with brooms.
www.usatoday.com /weather/news/2004-10-28-ireland-storm_x.htm   (485 words)

  
 Destination Ireland - County Cork Guide
County Cork is Ireland's largest county and has a wealth to offer the visitor.
It is in an excellent location for your stay in Ireland as the prime tourist attractions of the Lakes of Killarney and Blarney Castle are all nearby.
But for those desiring a holiday of peace and quite away from the mad rush of cities, it is a place of quiet roads, a haven of peace and relaxation in an unspoilt enviroment.
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 Cork, Ireland Cruise Port Information
Cork is nestled in between two separate branches of the River Lee, and it is a quaint spot that is perfect for vacationing and relaxing.
Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, and the major trade center of the south.
The River Lee divides Cork into two parts, and as a result, an astounding array of bridges and quays are laced throughout the city.
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