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Ireland: Regions, Cities and Sights 06:24 min

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Hi. This is Adrian. In this video I will give you a short presentation about the most important cities and regions of the republic of Ireland. Let’s go! This is the flag of the republic of Ireland. It is a vertical tricolor of green, white and orange. The flag was adopted in nineteen hundred nineteen during the war of independence. The symbolism behind each color is being that of green represents the Gaelic tradition of Ireland, orange represents the followers of William of Orange, who was king of England and Ireland in the seventeenth century. And the white represents peace between them. Another symbol of Ireland is the shamrock. According to the legend, Saint Patrick had used it as a metaphor for Christian trinity. But who was Saint Patrick? Well, he was one of the first Christian missionaries in Ireland and now the primary patron of Ireland. Irish people celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on the seventeenth of March to commemorate Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. And this is the republic of Ireland. It occupies about eighty percent of the island of Ireland, which is in the northwest Europe in the North Atlantic Ocean. Its area amounts to seventy thousand two hundred seventy-three square kilometers and the country has about four million five hundred eighty-eight inhabitants. Ireland is a member country of the European Union. But not a part of the United Kingdom. People there speak Irish-English and Gaelic, which is the first language for more than one hundred thirty three thousand native speakers. Ireland has also many famous features and legends. For example the leprechaun. The leprechaun is an Irish goblin. Leprechauns are usually shown as small, older men in a green or red coat. The legend is that the leprechaun spend all their time making shoes and store away the coins in a hidden pot of gold. If ever captured by a human, they have the magical power to grant three wishes in exchange for their release. Ireland has historically been divided into four provinces. Leinster, Ulster, Munster and Cannaught. Ulster is located in Northern Ireland, which is a part of the UK. In Leinster, there is Dublin. The capitol and most popular city of the republic of Ireland. The city has about five hundred twenty-eight thousand inhabitants and the metropolitan area counts even more than one point eight million. The city is famous for its pubs and the Guinness beer. Many people go there just to step by the legendary Guinness storehouse. But there are also other interesting sites. For example Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College and Library, National Gallery and Dublin Castle. But Ireland has also other interesting cities. For example Cork, which is in the south of the country. Cork is home of about one hundred nineteen thousand people. It is the second largest city in the country and the biggest in the Munster province. Besides the wonderful coastline and medieval buildings, Cork is the heart of Irish industry. The most famous is the pharmaceutical industry. Also many IT companies from the USA have their European headquarters here. Cork’s deep sea port allows ships of any size to enter importing and exporting goods of any kind. You might have heard about Limerick. It is the third biggest city of the republic of Ireland. It has about fifty-seven thousand inhabitants and is located in the midwest of the country. Limerick city is a main tourist destination. Attractions of historical note include King John’s Castle, Saint Mary’s Cathedral and the Treaty Stone, which is a symbol of the Treaty of Limerick, which ended the Williamite War of Ireland. By the way, did you know that Ireland has many famous people? Yeah, you probably know the rock band U2 and their singer Bono. You probably have seen with Pierce Brosnan and read a poem or a novel written by Oscar Wilde or James Joyce. As you can see, the Republic of Ireland is worth seeing. Well, I hope you had fun watching this video. Thank you and see you next time. Bye, bye!

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