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A: Brandon, Cé Bhréannain

by Gearoid Casey, 2.3 km away

Cé Bhréannain or Bréanainn (anglicised as Brandon)[1] is a Gaeltacht village on the northern coast of...

Brandon, Cé Bhréannain

B: Mount Brandon

by Gearoid Casey, 5.1 km away

?At 952m above sea level Mount Brandon dominates the landscape of Cloghane village in the Dingle Peni...

Mount Brandon

C: Mount Brandon Charity Climb

by Gearoid Casey, 5.3 km away

Some of the participants resting after climbing to the summit of Mount Brandon for a fundraising even...

Mount Brandon Charity Climb

D: Connor Pass

by Volker Uhl, 7.9 km away

Connor Pass

E: An Stricín

by Gearoid Casey, 9.1 km away

An Stric?n is a mountain peak overlooking the parish of Lispole in County Kerry Lispole is a scattere...

An Stricín

F: Glanteenassig

by Gearoid Casey, 10.3 km away

Glanteenassig is located 24km west of Tralee off the N86 at the village of Aughacasla, County Kerry, ...

Glanteenassig

G: Lispole Viaduct

by Gearoid Casey, 11.8 km away

LISPOLE VIADUCT, CO.KERRY Lispole Viaduct on the former Tralee & Dingle Railway. The viaduct is i...

Lispole Viaduct

H: Lispole Viaduct 2

by Gearoid Casey, 11.8 km away

Lispole Viaduct 2

I: Seomra Ealaíne

by Gearoid Casey, 13.4 km away

Is féidir Ealaín a roghnú mar ábhar ó Bliain 1 go Bliain 6. 

Seomra Ealaíne

J: Thíos staighre

by Gearoid Casey, 13.4 km away

Tá píosaí ealaíne a chruthaigh Bob Ó Cathail, Andrew Duggan, Claire O Halloran, Róisín de Buitléar, M...

Thíos staighre

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.

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