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Maynooth Fun Fair

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

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A: Maynooth Train Station

av Florian Knorn, 140 meter bort

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

Maynooth Train Station

B: The Roost - Maynooth's busiest pub

av Florian Knorn, 180 meter bort

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

C: Maynooth Main Street

av Florian Knorn, 230 meter bort

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

Maynooth Main Street

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

av Florian Knorn, 240 meter bort

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: Maynooth House Square

av Florian Knorn, 240 meter bort

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

Maynooth House Square

F: O'Neill's Bar

av Florian Knorn, 240 meter bort

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: NUIM Clubs & Societies Awards 2010

av Florian Knorn, 270 meter bort

Here's a panorama I took last night at the NUIM Clubs & Societies Awards 2010, held at the Glenro...

NUIM Clubs & Societies Awards 2010

H: Maynooth Castle (Outside)

av Florian Knorn, 270 meter bort

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

av Florian Knorn, 280 meter bort

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

Maynooth Castle Cellar 1

J: Maynooth Castle Cellar 2

av Florian Knorn, 280 meter bort

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

Maynooth Castle Cellar 2

Det här panoramat togs i Ireland, Europe

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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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