Thíos staighre
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Thíos staighre

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Tá píosaí ealaíne a chruthaigh Bob Ó Cathail, Andrew Duggan, Claire O Halloran, Róisín de Buitléar, Maree Hennessy, John Holstead agus Meshu Mokitimi ar taispeáint sa Scoil.

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A: Thuas Staighre

by Gearoid Casey, 10 meters away

Tá píosaí ealaíne a chruthaigh Róisín de Buitléar, Maree Hennessy, John Holstead, Meshu Mokitimi ar t...

Thuas Staighre

B: Seomra Adhmadóireachta

by Gearoid Casey, 30 meters away

Is féidir adhmadóireacht a roghnú mar ábhar i mbliain a haon i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne.

Seomra Adhmadóireachta

C: Seomra Ealaíne

by Gearoid Casey, 30 meters away

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

Seomra Ealaíne

D: Dingle

by Volker Uhl, 390 meters away

Dingle

E: Dingle Marina

by Gearoid Casey, 950 meters away

The Dingle Marina (opened 1992) offers sheltered berthing and is close to all the local amenities. Th...

Dingle Marina

F: Dingle Harbour

by Gearoid Casey, 1.0 km away

Dingle harbour is a natural harbour below the Slievanea Mountain on the Atlantic Coast of Ireland, Di...

Dingle Harbour

G: Lighthouse

by Gearoid Casey, 2.5 km away

The lighthouse itself is maintained by Dingle Harbour Commissioners and was built in 1885 for a total...

Lighthouse

H: An Searrach

by Gearoid Casey, 5.5 km away

An Searrach (the foal) is a sea stack formed by the wild Atlantic ocean waves. Located on the souther...

An Searrach

I: Connor Pass

by Volker Uhl, 5.9 km away

Connor Pass

J: Bull's Head

by Gearoid Casey, 6.0 km away

Bull’s Head Extract from The Dingle Peninsula by Steve MacDonagh. About three-quarters of a mile from...

Bull's Head

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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