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~~~~~ New free resources at the site
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~~~~~ News snaps from Ireland
~~~~~ Article about buying a house in Ireland
~~~~~ The 1798 Rebellion in Ireland
~~~~~ The most popular tourist attractions in Ireland
~~~~~ Monthly free competition result
NEW FREE RESOURCES AT THE SITE
Well, we have lots of goodies again for you this month
including the addition of 2 wonderful short stories for you to read on-line.
'The Confirmation Suit' was written by Brendan Behan
and is about a young boys fear of having to wear a
home-made outfit on the big day of his confirmation.
Click here to read
'The Reaping Race' is a wonderful little tale based at
the Western seaboard of Ireland about local rivalry in
a rural setting. Who will claim public esteem and the five pound prize?
Click here to read
LITERATURE ELECTRONIC TEXTS
'The Playboy of the Western World' by J.M.Synge caused
riots outside the Abbey Theatre in Dublin when it was
first produced early in the century. This story of the
rise and fall of a suspected 'father-killer'
demonstrated an aspect of Irish life that people of the day did not
wish to see. The tale still holds meaning today and
thecomplete text is available for download at the site.
'Dracula' by Bram Stoker is the classic tale that
inspired a thousand horror films. This original version
tells of Johnathan Harkers ill-fated journey to Transylvania.
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NEWS SNAPS FROM IRELAND
Michelle DeBruin to appeal against 4 year ban imposed
by FINA. The triple Olympic gold medal winner is confident
that the ban imposed on her for alleged 'sample tampering' will be
Sonia O'Sullivan wins 2 Gold medals in the European
championships at 10000 and 5000 metres.
Government introduces 'draconian' measures in the wake
of the Omagh atrocity. Gerry Adams condemns the bombing.
Extensive review of the dreaded 'Points' system for
entry to third level education is ordered by the
Minister for Education and Science.
A major nationwide clampdown on dangerous driving is
planned in the wake of the horrific crash in Wicklow
which saw 2 children and a school bus driver killed by a speeding lorry.
Minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy is urged not to
give too much away in the December budget as
inflationary pressures build in the economy.
Mortgage interest rates expected to fall by at least 2% by the end of the year.
ARTICLE ABOUT BUYING A HOUSE IN IRELAND
House prices in Ireland have increased dramatically
over the last 4 years with some locations showing a 100%
increase over that same period.
There is still some value to be had however, especially
in country locations and especially if you are willing
to buy away from the larger urban centres.
Galway, Kerry and Wexford remain the most popular
locations for non-nationals buying property here but
this is mainly due to the fact that these are the most scenic locations
and are the centres of the tourist industry. If you are
willing to go just a bit away from the tourist traps
then there are bargains available, particularly in the Sligo and Leitrim area.
Urban dwellers trying to buy a holiday home in Tralee
could expect to pay over IR£100K (about US$140K) for a modest house.
A good site with a derelict house or with planning permission
in a scenic location could easily go for about the same.
Planning Permission is the key when buying land in
the countryside. If the local council have not
designated permission to build on a site then it is not
much use for anything other than farming. Needless to
say, sites with full planning permission attract premium prices!
There is more property information at the site
THE 1798 REBELLION IN IRELAND
1998 is the 200th anniversary of the rebellion in
Ireland. The uprising was led by Wolfe Tone and Henry
Joy McCracken and was an attempt to gain religious and
political freedom, and ultimately liberation fromEnglish Rule.
The rising itself was a military failure although
spirited showing was put on in Wexford. Tone was
captured and, rather than face execution for treason he committed suicide.
The 1800 Act of Union was instigated as a response to
increased agitation in ireland and the effects of this
policy are still being felt in Ireland today.
To get a free report on this subject visit
THE MOST POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN IRELAND
Planning on a visit to the Emerald Isle? Well, make
sure that you are well informed by getting a free report
from the site that lists the most popular attractions,
suggests places to stay and offers some useful advice.
Send the report to a friend for free if you wish.
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SEPTEMBER COMPETITION RESULT
The winner was: firstname.lastname@example.org
who will receive either of the following:
Our Superb 1798 Rebellion Print
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Our 45 Page Tourist report:'100 things to Do - 500 Places to Stay'
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Well Done! Remember that all subscribers to this
newsletter are automatically entered into the competition every time.
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