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Ireland’s four provinces

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The story behind Ireland’s four provincesIrishCentral Staff
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April 18, 2017 Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Ulster - each one has something special to offer. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS That the four provinces of Ireland began as loosely bordered kingdoms is something of an afterthought to most tourists, but each province is rich in a history that unlocks and often predates the time of the High Kings’ reign. In modern times, the country has four provinces: Leinster in the east, Connacht in the west, Ulster in the north and Munster in the south. The Irish word for province "cúige" derives from the phrase "fifth part," a hat tip to the historical fifth province of Ireland where Co. Meath in Leinster is now. The majority of the province of Meath became part the county although more northern areas were integrated into Ulster counties. 

Before the Norman invasion in 1169, these five provinces existed as loosely federated kingdoms controlled by Ireland's great Irish…

The Irish Flag Flutters in Malaga City.

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The Irish Flag Flutters in Malaga City.



Do you know the story behind the Irish flag?IrishCentral Staff
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April 18, 2017 The Irish flag has a rich and interesting history.ISTOCK How much do you know about the flag that represents the Republic of Ireland? The Irish flag (Bratach na hÉireann) – also known as the Irish tricolor – was flown publicly for the first time during the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848, on March 7, in Waterford City, at the Wolfe Tone Confederate Club. It was flown by Thomas Francis Meagher, then a leader of the Young Irelander movement, who would go down in history as Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher of the Union Army during the American Civil War. While here in the US Meagher is best remembered for his role as a General in the Union Army and Governor of what is now Montana, his impact on Irish history and patriotic pride was also immense. When Meagher hung the tricolor in Waterford, it boldly flew for eight days and nights until it was taken do…

DFM - Dibujos Fuengirola Mijas

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18.04.2017 at Parc Andalucía, Las Lagunas.





Dublin Joycean Images 2017

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Dublin Joycean Images 2017









Prints of Artworks available

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Prints available. Roger Cummiskey: Artist Website Roger from Sandymount, Dublin, in Ireland is a full time painter who now is living between Dublin and Malaga, southern Spain. More Information: If you would like to know more about Roger or any of the work displayed on this website please... ROGER-CUMMISKEY.PIXELS.COM

Bloomsday - Spain 2017

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Come and join us on the beach in Fuengirola on: Bloomsday, Friday 16 June 2017 at 08:00 h. We will start by reading Chapter six from Ulysses – Hades, Glasnevin cemetery in YOUR language. Bring your own copy. Enquiries from +34 666 78 26 42. And it is FREE. All that is required is that youturn up on timeto participate. It will be a memorable occasion. A fun get together providing the opportunity to become fully or partially immersed in – sea water.

Bloomsday – June 16th – is an annual celebration among Joyce fans throughout the world, from Fuengirola to Melbourne. It is celebrated in at least sixty countries worldwide. The novel, Ulysses, by James Joyce recounts the hour-by-hour events of one day in Dublin – June 16, 1904 – as an ordinary Dubliner, Leopold Bloom, wends his way through the urban landscape, the odyssey of a modern-day Ulysses. Where: The Beach, Fuengirola
Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain When:  Friday 16 June 2017,  8–10.…