fantazarka (fantazarka) wrote,
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fantazarka

Strangest hotel experience. Ireland

2012 October.

Ирландии - сказочная страна!
Нет, не в том смысле, что красивая как сказка, а - literally - сказочная, мистическая и легендарная.
И "легендарная" тоже - от слова "легенды".
Из истории, Ирландия -Emerald Isle- полна древней мифологией и фольклором, ну...впрочем как и все остальные нации и народности, и страны.
Хотя, Ирландия в отличии от других наций и стран - всегда была отрезана от всех "других" из-за своего расположения на планете, это - остров, вернее острова, и в настоящее время больше ирландцев живут в штатах и по всему миру, чем в самой Ирландии - и это - факт, но Ирландия несомненно, и сегодня является самой древней, кельтской и друидской страной, откуда и пошли все кельты по планете, смешиваясь с викингами и... замороченные христианством.
И хотя католическое христианство отвергает всех друидских и языческих существ из легенд, ирландцы всё-равно крепко верят в своих любимых и древних леприконов и ещё в сотни мифических до-христианских - pagan creatures: демоны, вампиры, привидения, призраки, эльфы, ангелы, ведьмы, колдуны, дьяволы, чудовища и великаны...
В книжке ирландских  сказок:  Кэртины Джеремия "Легенды и мифы Ирландии" - можно прочитать только о некоторых из них.


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Carman – the Celtic witch

Ливерпуль называют - второй столицей Ирландии из-за огромного количества жителей с ирландскими корнями. По видимому именно за это вся остальная Англия так не любит Ливерпуль. И ирландцев -исторически и взаимно.
Liverpool-Irish connections - коннекшн/связи между Ливерпулем и Ирландией велики.
Michael James Whitty (родился в Wexford, Ireland в 1795-ом), основатель the Liverpool police force в 1833.
Позже он же основал the Liverpool Fire Service, Ливерпульский пожарный сервис и ещё он же основал газету - the Daily Post в 1855-ом.
The White Angel - Белый Ангел называли Agnes Elizabeth Jones (1832–1868) - родившаяся в Fahan, County Donegal, Ireland, became the first trained Nursing Superintendent of Liverpool Workhouse Infirmary - госпиталь-больница для неимущих.
Центральную библиотеку Ливерпуля - Liverpool Central Library основал и построил William Brown (родился в Ballymoney in Co Antrim, Ireland) - он был богатейшим купцом в Ливерпуле, заработал невиданные богатства (вероятно рабство и дивиденты оттуда) и построил для города музей и библиотеку, и много-много пабов.
Toxteth-born Delta Larkin (1878-1949) was a suffragette who went to Ireland and founded the Irish Women Workers Union.
Born in Toxteth to Irish parents, he was a central figure in 20th century Irish history. His statue dominates O’Connell Street, Dublin's main thoroughfare, in tribute to his leadership of the Dublin Lockout in 1913.
Liverpool is the only British city to have had an Irish nationalist MP - TP O’Connor, MP for the Scotland Road area from 1885 to 1929.
During the same period there was a large Irish nationalist party in Liverpool City Council. The most famous was ‘Dandy’ Pat Byrne, a publican, ‘The King of Scotland Road.’
Catherine (Kitty) Wilkinson, born in 1786 in Ireland, moved to Liverpool where she worked out that cleansing bedding and clothing in boiling water prevented the spread of cholera, saving many thousands of lives in the city.
Liverpool became known as the capital of Ireland because of the huge numbers of Irish immigrants to the city. In 1851, there were more than 83,000 Irish-born people recorded in the Liverpool census return – 22% of the population.

As many had large families, their proportion of the city’s population was probably close to 50%. Only Dublin and New York had a larger Irish population.
Irish-speaking districts in Liverpool at this time were around Crosbie Street (now the Baltic Triangle) in the south and around Lace Street in the north.
During the Irish famine (1847-54) - 1.5 million Irish migrants passed through Liverpool many of them making their home here.
Mostly Catholic they endured great poverty and hardship. Amongst their number were James Lennon and Jane McConville - John Lennon’s great grandparents.
Many of famous Liverpudlians of Irish descent - they include: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Cilla Black, John McNally (Searchers) Tom O’Connor, Elvis Costello, John Power, Jimmy McGovern, The McGann brothers, silent movie star May Whitty, sculptor Arthur Dooley, businessman Terry Leahy and writers James Hanley and Maureen Lee.


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The Ireland adventure was about to truly begin.

The first day we ended up at Jackson's Hotel in Ballybofey and sat in the hotel bar and caught up over a couple pints of Guinness.

Next morning we got up to another - cold, wet day and to be honest Ireland hasn't really been the greatest place we're ever been, only the people are really what make this country special.

The weather has been pretty miserable the entire visit but, when the rain lets up there are some pretty nice views to be seen.





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This was a rainy day when we didn't have a lot of spare time to climb a hill but did have a few hours in the afternoon to go a pleasant circular walk around the Finn Valley.


Balleybofey-Stranorlar are two small towns that seem to run into each other but the boundary line appears to be the river - River Finn that bursts its banks occasionally during extended heavy rainfall into the surrounding fields.







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Tags: ballybofey, hotel, ireland, travel
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