allthingseurope:

Glendalough, Ireland (by Gerry Chaney)

allthingseurope:

Glendalough, Ireland (by Gerry Chaney)

fourgirlsoneflat:

The River Liffey.  Dublin, Ireland.

fourgirlsoneflat:

The River Liffey.  Dublin, Ireland.

bleistiftkuenstlerin:

Malahide, Ireland 2011

bleistiftkuenstlerin:

Malahide, Ireland 2011

colleenrants:

The impact of the Irish potatoes famine.  Note that the only areas to see an increase in population were around port cities.

colleenrants:

The impact of the Irish potatoes famine.  Note that the only areas to see an increase in population were around port cities.

collectivehistory:

In Ireland, the Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration between 1845 and 1852. It is also known, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine. In the Irish language it is called an Gorta Mór.
During the famine approximately 1 million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland, causing the island’s population to fall by between 20% and 25%. The proximate cause of famine was a potato disease commonly known as potato blight. Although blight ravaged potato crops throughout Europe during the 1840s, the impact and human cost in Ireland – where one-third of the population was entirely dependent on the potato for food – was exacerbated by a host of political, social and economic factors which remain the subject of historical debate.
The famine was a watershed in the history of Ireland. Its effects permanently changed the island’s demographic, political and cultural landscape. For both the native Irish and those in the resulting diaspora, the famine entered folk memory and became a rallying point for various nationalist movements as Ireland was then part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Modern historians regard it as a dividing line in the Irish historical narrative, referring to the preceding period of Irish history as “pre-Famine”.

collectivehistory:

In Ireland, the Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration between 1845 and 1852. It is also known, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine. In the Irish language it is called an Gorta Mór.

During the famine approximately 1 million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland, causing the island’s population to fall by between 20% and 25%. The proximate cause of famine was a potato disease commonly known as potato blight. Although blight ravaged potato crops throughout Europe during the 1840s, the impact and human cost in Ireland – where one-third of the population was entirely dependent on the potato for food – was exacerbated by a host of political, social and economic factors which remain the subject of historical debate.

The famine was a watershed in the history of Ireland. Its effects permanently changed the island’s demographic, political and cultural landscape. For both the native Irish and those in the resulting diaspora, the famine entered folk memory and became a rallying point for various nationalist movements as Ireland was then part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Modern historians regard it as a dividing line in the Irish historical narrative, referring to the preceding period of Irish history as “pre-Famine”.

justacameo:

Ireland…I cant wait to see you one day. ^_^

justacameo:

Ireland…I cant wait to see you one day. ^_^

Does anyone know good books about the Northern Ireland conflict / Irish history? :)

dorasireland:

199603 326 Ireland - Co Sligo (by williewonker)
View of the Darty Mountains and grazing sheep, from the road between Sligo and Manorhamilton.Co Sligo, Ireland

dorasireland:

199603 326 Ireland - Co Sligo (by williewonker)

View of the Darty Mountains and grazing sheep, from the road between Sligo and Manorhamilton.
Co Sligo, Ireland

maptic:

Cautious Cartography. From the August 1940 issue of the Irish satirical magazine Dublin Opinion. via Strange Maps

maptic:

Cautious Cartography. From the August 1940 issue of the Irish satirical magazine Dublin Opinion. via Strange Maps

If countries were students

  • Australia: The class clown who makes everyone laugh
  • America: The jock who loves themselves and everyone secretly hates
  • Canada: The nice person who offers to show you around on your first day
  • England: The hot boy everybody wants to bang because he's a gentlemen
  • New Zealand: Australia's little brother who is the only one who thinks Australia sucks
  • The Netherlands: That high kid in the back that everyone just ignores
  • France: The romantic playboy who hangs around England too much
  • China: The overly smart kid who puts his hand up for every question
  • Russia: The scary large kid that nobody talks to because they'll probably get stabbed
  • Ireland: England's short drunk friend who nobody understands but likes