by Ellie Whelan, Robyn and Shauna Grogan.

This is our project about Ireland. We hope you enjoy and understand it.

The little country highlighted in green is Ireland and this is the country we will tell you about. 

Ireland is quite small and Irish people think it shaped like a teddy bear (Look at the pictures above and below).

There are 32 counties in total in Ireland. Six of them are in Northern Ireland and the other 26 are in the Republic of Ireland.

The counties in the Republic are:
Donegal, Monaghan, Cavan, Kerry, Cork, Waterford, Claire, Tipperary, Limerick, Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Offaly, Carlow, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Longford, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim and Sligo.

The counties in Northern Ireland are: Fermanagh, Antrim, Tyrone, Down, Armagh and Derry.

Ireland attracts many tourists every year. In Dublin people like to visit sights such as the Book of Kells at Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse, the Phoenix Park and its surroundings, some seaside resorts like Bray and Howth. Our favourite place in Dublin is the Zoo located in Phoenix Park. It has lots of different animals from all over the world and a great atmosphere.

More Facts about Ireland (taken from Wikipedia)

Native names: IrishÉireEnglishIrelandUlster-ScotsAirlann

Nickname: the Emerald Isle; the Island of Saints and Scholars

Location: Northern Europe or Western Europe

Area: 84,421 km2 (32,595.1 sq mi) 

Coastline: 2,797 km (1,738 mi)

Highest elevation/mountain: 1,041 m (3,415 ft), Carrauntoohil
Largest city/capital city of the Republic of Ireland: Dublin

Largest city in Northern Ireland: Belfast

Thanks for reading our project!

The 32 counties of Ireland and their population density.
A popular destination for visitors in Dublin, is Temple Bar in the heart of the city.

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    The Authors:

    We are the students of 8A at the Maria-Ward-Schule in Traunstein, Germany and of 2AB at Loreto College Crumlin in Dublin, Ireland.

    This blog was created for our first virtual exchange project. Every week we will upload different topics about school life, tradition, culture and leisure in our home countries and exchange ideas and comments about these.

    Feel free to join in our discussions!

    We are looking forward to a fun and enriching exchange of ideas!


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