License license
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Marek Szarejko EXPERT Taken 23:48, 31/07/2009 - Views loading...



The World > Europe > Ireland

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Situated in the Derg Valley along the ancient pilgrimage trail to Lough Derg, one of Ireland’s most important ecclesiastical centres, lies a holy well, known locally, as Tober Patrick...

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Ireland


A: Tipperary Rallysprint

od Marek Szarejko, 2.8 km daleko

The Route will be over 1km long and consist of all smooth Tarmac and COC Sean Duggan has put a lot of...

Tipperary Rallysprint

B: National Cycling Championchips

od Marek Szarejko, 3.3 km daleko

Clonmel Town O'Connell Street- start/finish of 2012 Irish National Cycling Championchips.

National Cycling Championchips

C: Clonmel Frank Patterson Statue

od Marek Szarejko, 3.6 km daleko

Clonmel Frank Patterson Statue

D: Suir Valley 3 Day Stage Race

od Marek Szarejko, 3.7 km daleko

The Suir Valley 3Day is a bike race for Racing Cyclists by Racing Cyclists. Our goal is to run the be...

Suir Valley 3 Day Stage Race

E: Stonethrowers Rally 2012

od Marek Szarejko, 4.4 km daleko

The Sepam Stonethrowers Rally will once again be based in Clonmel and will take place on Sunday the 1...

Stonethrowers Rally 2012

F: Tipperary Forestry Rally

od Marek Szarejko, 5.1 km daleko

2014 Sean Conlon Memorial Forestry Rally is the opening round of the Valvoline National Forest Champi...

Tipperary Forestry Rally

G: Cahir Castle and park, Tipperary county, Ireland

od Guillem Alemany, 12.0 km daleko

Fantastic original castle placed on the river Suir's shore, its origin is calculated on the beginning...

Cahir Castle and park, Tipperary county, Ireland

H: Hall at the first floor of the Cahir Castle main tower, Tipperary, Ireland

od Guillem Alemany, 12.0 km daleko

A panoramic view of the hall placed at the first floor of the main tower of the Cahir Castle, county ...

Hall at the first floor of the Cahir Castle main tower, Tipperary, Ireland

I: The Great Hall at groundfloor, Cahir Castle, Tipperary, Ireland

od Guillem Alemany, 12.1 km daleko

Nowadays the fantastic Great Hall at Cahir Castle shows us the aspect as it was rebuilt on eighteen-f...

The Great Hall at groundfloor, Cahir Castle, Tipperary, Ireland

J: Comeragh Mountains Hiking

od Tomek Bialek, 15.0 km daleko

The Comeragh Mountains are a remarkably varied range, stretching from the coast near Dungarvan inland...

Comeragh Mountains Hiking

This panorama was taken in Ireland, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

Share this panorama