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Glendalough Waters

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A: Glendalough - Reefert Church

av Wojciech Fuchs, 140 meter bort

Glendalough - Reefert Church

B: Upper Lake Glendalough

av Wojciech Fuchs, 230 meter bort

Upper Lake Glendalough

C: Glendalough - Upper Lake

av Wojciech Fuchs, 240 meter bort

Glendalough - Upper Lake

D: Poulanass Waterfall

av Wojciech Fuchs, 260 meter bort

Poulanass Waterfall

E: Wicklow Forest

av Wojciech Fuchs, 390 meter bort

Wicklow Forest

F: Glendalough Valley - Stream

av Wojciech Fuchs, 480 meter bort

Glendalough Valley - Stream

G: Glandalough Lower Lake

av Voytek _N, 920 meter bort

Here we are in Glandalough Co. Wicklow it is view at Lower Lake, part of Wicklow Mountains National P...

Glandalough Lower Lake

H: Glendalough Cemetery

av Volker Uhl, 1.3 km bort

Glendalough Cemetery

I: Glendalough Monastic Settlement

av Randy Myers, 1.3 km bort

Glendalough (the valley of the two lakes) is the site of an early monastic settlement founded by St. ...

Glendalough Monastic Settlement

J: Glendalough

av Florian Knorn, 1.3 km bort

The old monastic site at Glendalough. Quite an impressive place, if you consider the age of it (6th c...

Glendalough

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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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