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Abbey Theatre

The Abbey Theatre, also known as the National Theatre of Ireland, is a Dublin theater that has been in operation since December 27, 1904, with a hiatus caused by a fire in the original building in 1951. The Abbey was the first publicly subsidized theater in the English-speaking world; from 1925 it was subsidized by the Irish Free State. 1)

Oileán Acla

Achill Island (Irish: Acaill, Oileán Acla) is an island in the west of Ireland, in County Mayo. It is the largest island in Ireland. It is connected to the mainland by a swing bridge (Michael Davitt Bridge). Achill Island has managed to preserve its natural beauty. On its northern coast are the Croaghaun Cliffs, which are the third-highest in Europe. 2)

Lough Neagh

Lough Neagh is a lake in Northern Ireland west of Belfast. It is the largest lake in the British Isles. It is home to numerous colonies of water birds. Windermere is the largest lake in England, and Loch Lomond is the largest lake in Scotland. 3)

Academy Award and the Nobel Prize

Irishman George Bernard Shaw was the first person to receive both the Academy Award and the Nobel Prize. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925 and received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1938. 4)


Dubhlinn (“black pool”) was a small lake used for mooring ships and was connected to the River Liffey. The lake was covered in the early 19th century as the town grew. 5)

ireland.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/14 09:11 by rapidplatypus