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Ireland


Oscar Wilde Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854 and he died in Paris in 1900. Oscar Wilde was an Irish writer and poet, he became one of London‟s most popular playwrights. Today he‟s remembered for his plays and the circunstances of his imprisoment, followed by his early death. He became fluent in Frech and German early in life, he went at Oxford university after that, Wilde moved to London. He published a book of poems and he gave lecturec in USA and Canada on the new “English Renaissance in Art”, and than returned to London where he worked as a jorunalist,. He pubnlished his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. He was to prison for being gay; when he was released he moved to France where he died.


PIERCE BROSNAN

He was born Drongheda, 1953. He is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist. After leaving school at 16, Brosman began a universitu course an dramatic art and he rose popilarity in the TV series “Remington Steele” (1982-87). After he made a lot of films, such as The Thomas Crown Affair and Dante„s Peak. He became the fifht actor to portray secret agent James Bond, four film between 1995 and 2002. He was marrid to Australian actress Cassandra Harris from 1980 until her death in 1991. He marrid American journalist and authos Keely Shaye Smith in 2001.


Cork

The city is built on the River Lee which divides into two channels at the weterns end of the city. The city centre in located on the island created by the channels. At the eastern end of the city centr they converge; and the Lee flows around Lough Mahon to Cork Harbour., one of the worldâ€&#x;s largest natural harbours. The city is an important Irish port, there are quays and dock along the banks of the Lee on the cityâ€&#x;s esast side. Cork was originally a monastic settlement founded by Saint Finbarr in the sixth century. Cork archieved an urban character when the viking settlers founded a trading port.


Galway

It‟s the third larges city within the state and the only city in the Province of Connacht. Located on the west coast of Ireland, it sits on the River Corrib. The population of Galway area is 75.414. It‟s contructed in 1124, by the king of Connacht. A small settlement eventually grew up aronud this fort. During the Noman invasion of Connacht in the 1230s, Galway fort was captured by Richard Mos de Burgh, who had led the invasion. As the Burgh eventually became gaelicised, the merchants of the town, the Tribes of Galway, pushed for greater control over the walled city. Every July, Galway hosts the Galway Arts Festival, which is known for it‟s fomous Macnas parade.


Boyle Abbey

Was the first successful foundation in Connacht of the Cistercian order which had oponed its first Irish house of Mellifont, country Louth, in 1142. In the 12th century Malachy of Armagh became aware of two new monastic order in France, the Cistercians and the Canons Reguylar of St. Augustine. The first Cistercians Abbey was founded at Mellifont. San Malachy made arrengements that young aspirant Irish men who want to become Cistercians should be trained in St. Bernanrd´s oun monastery of Clairvaux or one of it´s daughter houses. The Abbey is now a national monument in state care and admission is currently free.


Lismullin

It´s a large Neolitic megalitic monument located on the autskirts of the village of Lismullin, near the historic Hill of Tara, country Meath, Ireland, about forty miles from Dublin. The complex was discovered on in the year, 2007, when he performed the works of a highway. It´s thougt that migt be a ceremonial temple and burial place, and he engraved stones are circular in shape, may have been built about 2000 a.C, althought they have found tombs of 6000 b.C and in accordance wiht the dates and the importance of places, is regarded as the Stonenge of Irelans, is now that the ceremonial grounds covered an area of 80 square meters.

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