Ireland

  Culture of Ireland “May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.” The People of Ireland The Median Age of the People in Ireland is: 34.8 years, with the break down of males 34.5 years and females 35.1 years (2011 est.) The Irish people are […]

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Festivals & Fun Activities

Activities to learn about Sweden: Walking & hiking Swedes are lovers of nature and are fond of getting out to enjoy the beauty of each season. In Sweden there is an ancient tradition of common access known asAllemansrätten. This access gives people the right to use and enjoy all uncultivated land – regardless of ownership. […]

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Culture of Sweden – Learn about Sweden

The Swedish people are very conscious of their lifestyle; they do not like to be too showy, they love to share and they live in moderation. Swedes are very conscious of how they live affects people around them, as well as the environment. A concept Swedes live by is Logom, which means “just enough”. Swedish […]

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The History of Ireland

Written by: Mark Bucknall “May luck be our companion May friends stand by our side May history remind us all Of Ireland’s faith and pride.” The Early Years of Ireland: The first evidence of humans in Ireland date back to between 8,000 and 7,000 . These people were thought to be hunters and gatherers and […]

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The Foods of Sweden

The famous Sweden smörgåsbord is known throughout the world. It is a grand array of wonderful colors and delicious flavors. The smörgåsbord allows guests to visit the richly laid table many times and it is known that you do not hurry through a smörgåsbord. The first trip to the smörgåsbord always consists of herring, prepared […]

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Learn about Ireland

Ireland “May the road rise to meet you may the wind be always at your back; may the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.” Facts & Figures of Ireland Total area: 70,280 […]

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History of Sweden

The beginning As the ice of the last Ice Age receded, Sweden started to emerge around 10,000 BC. As the ice retreated the first human settlements started to appear in the south. Between 8000 BC and 6000 BC, the country was populated through coastal villages whose citizens hunted and fished for their food. Tools were […]

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Learn about Sweden

Facts & Figures Total area: 449,964 sq km (this makes Sweden the 54th largest country in world) Border countries: Finland and Norway Population 8,878,085 (July 2003 est.) This ranks Sweden as the 84th most populous country in the world Religion The majority of Swedes are Lutheran Christians though there are small communities of Catholics, Muslims, […]

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Family Activities to Learn about Ireland

“These things I warmly wish to you — Someone to love Some work to do A bit o’ sun A bit o’ cheer And a guardian angel always near.” Festivals of Ireland Bloomsday Bloomsday is celebrated each year on June 16th in Dublin. It is a celebration of the Irish writer, James Joyce and his […]

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