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Did You Know… Nobel Prize

Ireland has produced four writers who have been awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature – George Bernard Shaw, W. B. Yeats, Samuel Becket and Seamus Heaney. * * * The citizens of Ireland are outnumbered by the tourists. The country has a population of 3.8 million while over 5 million …

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Did you know… Glastonbury Abbey

Is St Patrick buried at Glastonbury Abbey, England? copyright Ireland Calling

According to legend, St Patrick may have been buried in England rather than Ireland. It is said that he may have moved to Glastonbury towards the end of his life and been buried there. The Chapel of St Patrick is part of Glastonbury Abbey. * * * Ireland became officially …

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Did you know… O’Connell Bridge

Did You Know graphic - copyright Ireland Calling

O’Connell Bridge in Dublin used to be made of rope and was only able to hold one person at a time. In 1801 it was replaced with a wooden bridge. In 1863, it was rebuilt again, this time using concrete. It was originally known as ‘Carlisle Bridge’. * * * …

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