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NUIM Clubs & Societies Awards 2010

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Here's a panorama I took last night at the NUIM Clubs & Societies Awards 2010, held at the Glenroyal Hotel here in Maynooth.

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A: Maynooth Fun Fair

Af Florian Knorn, 270 meter væk

As you can see, tons of fun at the fair . . . . .

Maynooth Fun Fair

B: Maynooth Train Station

Af Florian Knorn, 280 meter væk

Besides the bus, which leaves from the Main Street, the train station is the other important connecti...

Maynooth Train Station

C: Maynooth House Square

Af Florian Knorn, 360 meter væk

Here we are in the centre of Maynooth — "House Square". This is where Maynooth's Saint Patricks Day p...

Maynooth House Square

D: Maynooth's St. Patrick's Day Parade 2010

Af Florian Knorn, 370 meter væk

Here's a panoramic from the St. Patrick's Day parade in good old Maynooth. A wonderful day especially...

Maynooth's St. Patrick's Day Parade 2010

E: The Roost - Maynooth's busiest pub

Af Florian Knorn, 390 meter væk

Here's a view inside Maynooth's biggest pub, The Roost. Well, at least it can be the busiest. But it'...

The Roost - Maynooth's busiest pub

F: O'Neill's Bar

Af Florian Knorn, 400 meter væk

Another pub here in Maynooth --- O'Neill's Bar. Quite a cosy place, with always a nice pint of Guinne...

O'Neill's Bar

G: Maynooth Main Street

Af Florian Knorn, 430 meter væk

This shot shows on of the two main intersections in Maynooth, which marks the beginning of the Main S...

Maynooth Main Street

H: Maynooth Castle (Outside)

Af Florian Knorn, 500 meter væk

The outside of the old Maynooth Castle. It's not open all the time, but it's definitely worth a look ...

Maynooth Castle (Outside)

I: Maynooth Castle Cellar 1

Af Florian Knorn, 520 meter væk

One of the two restored cellars of the old Maynooth Castle.

Maynooth Castle Cellar 1

J: Maynooth Castle (inside)

Af Florian Knorn, 530 meter væk

The inside of the historic Maynooth Castle. Again, it's free to visit and I recommand everyone to hav...

Maynooth Castle (inside)

Dette panorama blev taget i Ireland, Europe

Dette er et overblik over 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.

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