The Counties of Ireland
Yes, we know our Irish neighbours arent part of Britain but because we think the country is marvellous we just had to feature it anyway. Coupled with the fact that, for our north American and Antipodean cousins, 'doing' the UK & Ireland at the same time is a no-brainer and to include it just made sense. Please no emails complaining that Ireland is not part of Britain - we know it isnt OK? On the positive side this is a very modern yet uniquely traditional country and people with a special brand of hospitality that is quite rightly world famous...
To know one thing, you must know the opposite. - Henry Moore
On this day:
The Battle of Basing - 0871, 1st British Colonists reach New Zealand - 1840, Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet - 1873, Battle of Isandlwana - 1879, Queen Victoria dies - 1901, Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour PM - 1924, BBC Broadcasts 1st live Football Commentary - 1927, Public Sector Strike Begins - 1979, Space Invaders Hit UK - 1979
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