Welcome to Ireland On Video
The purpose of this Ireland Videos site is give you a visual representation of Ireland in all it's glory! There are many websites about Ireland which are rich in photographic content, but not video. Hopefully, it will help persuade you to travel to Ireland!. Ireland On Video contains a range of videos about Ireland by theme and by location. It will hopefully prove useful to you as an Irish Travel guide, allowing you to get close to the spirit of the Country. There has never been a better time to visit this island and there is plenty of information here to help you decide on where to visit in Ireland. 2013 is the year of The Gathering - a tourist initiative to encourage people to visit Ireland and establish links with the country. Fot a map of Ireland go to map of ireland
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Ireland has a population of approximately 6.4 million and is the third largest Island in Europe. Politically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (part of the UK). Geographically, Ireland consists of 4 provinces (Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connaught), and is sub divided further into Counties (32 Counties in Total).
Green is the predominant colour in Ireland and you will notice this in the Ireland Videos. This is a product of it's mild but changeable climate. Ireland is an island that enjoys a temperate maritime climate. This is due mainly to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the presence of the Gulf Stream. It Known as the Emerald Isle, and is so green because it receives a lot of precipitation. So when you travel to Ireland, be prepared and pack your umbrella!
Ireland has a rich, yet troubled history. Centuries of immigration has meant that there are over 70 million people with Irish Ancestry.
Ireland has a rich culture, particularly in the field of Literature. Some well known Irish Authors include, James Joyce, Bram Stoker, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney.
Ireland's rich Monastic past can be seen in such treasures as the Book Of Kells and Ardagh Chalice and the spectacular Settlements of Glendalough and Clonmacnoise. The prehistoric monument of Newgrange (built around 3200 BC) is older than Stonehenge and the great pyramids of Giza!.
If you are contemplating Irish Travel, then these videos about Ireland will help you get a good feel about what the country is all about.
Irish Travel has never been easier. There are many low fare airlines flying to and from the Country. In addition, Ireland is a very small Country. You can drive from North to South in a day, and will have time to stop off along the way!. Ireland is a great Country to get around by Car - but just remember that we drive on the left hand side of the road!. Before deciding on where to visit in Ireland, take a peek at some of the videos on this site.
Videos about Ireland
All the videos about ireland on this site have been carefully selected with you the viewer in mind. They are of relatively short duration in most case, and together they will hopefully allow you to get a greater understanding of what Ireland is all about. You may have Irish Ancestry, in which case you may have a spiritual connection to the Country, or you may simply be looking for something different and interesting. Either way, Enjoy the experience!...
The Irish people are an ethnic group who have populated Ireland for around 9,000 years. The main groups that interacted with Irish People in the Early Middle Ages include the Vikings, the Picts and the Scots. Bretons, Welsh, small parties of Gauls and even Anglo Saxons are known in Ireland from much earlier times. Even some Icelanders have some Irish descent due to this contact. In the Later Middle Ages, the Anglo Norman invasion, the English plantations and the subsequent English rule over Ireland introduced the Flemish and Normans into Ireland.
Notable Irish people throughout history include the 6th century Irish monk and missionary Columbanus who is regarded as one of the "fathers of Europe". Then there was Vergilius of Salzburg and Kilian of Würzburg. Irish People are represented in the field of Science by Robert Boyle who is considered the "father of chemistry". Famous Irish People in the field of Exploration include Brendan the Navigator, Robert McClure, Tom Crean and Ernest Shackleton. The first European child born in North America is reputed to have been of Irish descent and the first European to set foot on American soil in Columbus' expedition of 1492 was an Irishman - according to the records of a priest who witnessed the landing.
The Irish travel a lot. Irish People can be found in many Countries. Historically, emigration has been caused by famine, politics and economic issues. Approximately 50 to 80 million people make up the Irish diaspora, which includes the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Jamaica, Trinidad, South Africa, Mexico, New Zealand, France, Germany and Brazil. By far, the largest number of people of Irish descent live in the United States.
Travel to Ireland
There has never been a better time to travel to Ireland. With the World wide recession, there is much better value available especially in the Hotel and Restaurant sector. 2013 will also witness "The Gathering" which is a series of events and festivals to celebrate Irish culture, history and genealogy.
The Gathering 2013 is a tourism led initiative that aims to mobilise the Irish diaspora to visit the Island during 2013 and take part in specially organised local gatherings and events during the year. It is an Irish Government supported initiative driven primarily by Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, and Tourism Ireland, but the concept relies on non governmental organisations the grassroots activity of private individuals. The Gathering is not a single event but rather an initiative that encourages and supplies an umbrella framework for a host of activities throughout 2013, from family reunions and clan gatherings to sports fixtures. This site should help you greatly with deciding on where to visit in Ireland.
Irish Travel has never been easier. Don't forget to avail of the County Map and the Google Map on this page. The County map will give you a visual representation of the 32 counties on the Island. The Google Map will allow you to zone in on a particular area and get an actual image of that spot as photographed by Google in recent times. Go and visit the cities in ireland page. We sincerely hope that you enjoy our site!.