A Douglas Fir at Powerscourt, Co Wicklow has been officially named the tallest tree in Ireland at 202 ft. and the seventh tallest tree in Europe.
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Dec 7, 521. St. Colmcille was born in Garten, Co Donegal.
Irish-American Walt Disney was born on Dec 5, 1901. He was an actor, director and producer among other things. He was the creator of Mickey Mouse. He won 22 Academy Awards and four honorary Oscars.
Clonmacnoise, Co Offaly is one of Ireland’s most famous ecclesiastical sites. It is located on the River Shannon, south of Athlone.
Kilmainham Goal is one of the largest unoccupied jails in Europe and gives an amazing glimpse into Ireland’s political history. It was built in 1796 and operated until the 1920′s.
Nov. 12th, 1929- Grace Kelly was born in Phila. Pa. She went on to fame in the movie, ‘Mogombo’, ‘Dial M for Murder’, ‘Rear Window’ and ‘To Catch a Thief’. At 26, she married Prince Rainier and became the Princess of Monaco. Her ancestors hailed from Newport, Co Mayo.
Dursey Island, Co Cork is Ireland’s only cable car linked to the mainland by a steel rope attached to a tiny wooden cabin. The island is four miles long and a half mile wide.
Galway is called ‘The City of Tribes’ because the DeBurgos (Burke) from Normandy conquered it and invited over 13 families who ruled for centuries.
The images of peacocks are among the most numerous in the Book of Kells. Peacocks molt every year and re-grow their plumes, and these features are the symbols of immortality and the resurrection of Christ.
Wm. B. Yeats was fascinated by the ancient Irish heroes. Many of his writings centered on the unseen world of the mystic, inhabited by fairies and spirits. He sometimes sought the advice of mediums. “What would have made her peaceful with a mind That nobleness made simple as a fire?” W.B. Yeats describing Maud Gonne. [...]