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Images à proximité de Ireland

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A: Left Bank Pub

Par Tomek Bialek, à 40 mètres

Left Bank, former Bank of Ireland was constructed in 1870 to a design by Sandham Symes. The Building ...

Left Bank Pub

B: Kilkenny Castle Rose Garden

Par Volker Uhl, à 90 mètres

Kilkenny Castle Rose Garden

C: Kilkenny Canal Square

Par Volker Uhl, à 120 mètres

Kilkenny Canal Square

D: Pembroke Hotel Kilkenny

Par Tomek Bialek, à 160 mètres

View from the roof of the hotel

Pembroke Hotel Kilkenny

E: Castle yard, Kilkenny city.

Par Brian Dwyer, à 180 mètres

the wonderful castle yard in kilkenny just opposite the kilkenny castle,which was owned by the butler...

Castle yard, Kilkenny city.

F: Ravens Rock Rally

Par Marek Szarejko, à 180 mètres

The 2011 Ravens Rock Rally will again be located in Kilkenny. The rally moved to the Marble City twel...

Ravens Rock Rally

G: Kilkenny Castle

Par Brian Dwyer, à 200 mètres

kilkenny Castle shot from the rose garden.is a castle  built in 1195 by william marshall to control a...

Kilkenny Castle

H: Kilkenny Castle

Par Volker Uhl, à 210 mètres

Kilkenny Castle

I: Butler House

Par Tomek Bialek, à 210 mètres

Butler House was home to the Earls of Ormonde who also built Kilkenny Castle. Sweeping staircases, ma...

Butler House

J: Talbot Tower, Kilkenny

Par Tomek Bialek, à 310 mètres

Talbot’s Tower, the south-west angle of the city’s Hightown fortifications. The excavation uncovered ...

Talbot Tower, Kilkenny

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Ceci est un aperçu de 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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