Title: Egyptians

Author: BBC History

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Ancient Egypt and the Modern World

There has long been a fascination in Britain with the world of ancient Egypt – what is it about this mysterious civilisation that so catches the imagination? I love it too. Travelling to Egypt and visiting their museums and sites are on my Bucketlist.

Pyramid Challenge

As an Egyptian vizier, or chief minister, you must undertake the most important project of your career – to build the king’s tomb

Mummies Around the World

Mummification is indelibly associated with ancient Egypt, but many cultures have made us

Mummy Maker – Prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for buriale of the technique.

Sacred Animals of Ancient Egypt Gallery

Animals played an important part in the ancient Egyptian belief system, with sacred creatures and even pets being preserved for eternity.

Treasures of Tutankhamun Gallery

Tutankhamun’s tomb is one of the world’s most spectacular archaeological finds, despite the young king’s relatively obscure life. What makes him so special?

Voices from Ancient Egypt Gallery

The letters and inscriptions shown in this gallery offer a unique insight into the world of ancient Egypt, from the biography of a daring explorer to the letters of an angry farmer.

The Decipherment of Hieroglyphs

Discover how The Rosetta Stone unravelled the secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

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Ancient History Encyclopedia


Title: Ancient History Encyclopedia

Author: Jan van der Crabben.

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Ancient History Encyclopedia is a non-profit educational website with a global vision: to provide the best ancient history information on the internet for free.

We combine different media, subjects and periods in interactive ways that will help readers understand both the “big picture” and the detail. Editorial review is a key component in our process to ensure highest quality.

A-Z BY Topic

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel is a temple complex, originally cut into a solid rock cliff, in southern Egypt and located at the second cataract of the Nile River. The two temples which comprise the site (The Great Temple and The Small Temple) were created during the reign of Ramesses II (c. 1279 – c. 1213 BCE) either between 1264 – 1244 BCE or 1244-1224 BCE. The discrepancy… [continue reading]

Achaean League

The Achaean League (Greek: κοινὸν τῶν Ἀχαιῶν) was a Hellenistic era confederation of Greek city states on the northern and central Peloponnese, which existed between 280 BCE and 146 BCE. The league was named after the region of Achaea. The regional Achaean League was reformed in 281/0… [continue reading]

Achaemenid Empire

East of the Zagros Mountains, a high plateau stretches off towards India. While Egypt was rising up against the Hyksos, a wave of pastoral tribes from north of the Caspian Sea was drifting down into this area and across into India. By the time the Assyrians had built their new empire, a second wave had covered the whole stretch between the Zagros… [continue reading]


Leader of the fearsome Myrmidons, sacker of cities, and slayer of Hektor, godlike Achilles was quite simply invincible in battle, and only the divine intervention of Apollo finally put an end to his long reign as the greatest Greek warrior of them all. The bravest, strongest, and even the best-looking hero of the all-star Greek army that went to Troy to recapture… [continue reading]


An `acropolis’ is any citadel or complex built on a high hill. The name derives from the Greek Akro, high or extreme/extremity or edge, and Polis, city, translated as ‘High City’, ‘City on the Edge’ or ‘City in the Air’, the most famous being the Acropolis of Athens, Greece, built in the 5th century BCE. Though the word… [continue reading]

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History of Irish Art; Origins and Evolution of Visual Arts in Ireland.

Book of Kells

Title: History of Irish Art; Origins and Evolution of Visual Arts in Ireland.

Author: Encyclopedia Of Art Education

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History of Irish Visual Arts (3300 BCE-Present)

The 10 Key Stages

Newgrange (3300 BCE)
Celtic Metalwork and Stone Sculpture (400 BCE – 800 CE)
Illuminated Manuscripts (c.650-1000)
High Cross Sculpture (c.750-1150)
Painting: The Rebirth of Irish Art (1650-1830)
Irish Artists Emigrate (c.1830-1900)
The Growth of Indigenous Art (c.1900-40)
Formation of the Irish Exhibition of Living Art (1943)
Modern Irish Art (1943-present)
21st Century Irish Art

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Irish Art – History and Development
We trace the 10 stages in the history of Irish art. These include the Stone Age engravings at Newgrange; Celtic metalwork like Ardagh Chalice, Broighter Gold Torc, Petrie Crown, and Tara Brooch, as well as Christian illuminated manuscripts like the Book of Kells. In addition, we profile the cultural institutions which fostered the growth of Irish painting, such as the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA).

We also examine the current state of visual arts in Ireland, look at the architectural heritage and cultural legacy of Leinster, Connacht, Munster and Ulster, and profile organizations involved in Irish art, like the Arts Council, Culture Ireland, auctioneers including Adams, Whytes, and deVeres, plus schools like Dublin’s NCAD and Cork’s Crawford College of Art & Design.

Greatest Irish Painters & Sculptors
Our list of over 300 biographical profiles of the greatest Irish artists starts with Garret Morphy and Susanna Drury of the 17th century, and continues up until the 21st century. We look at a range of Famous Irish artists including John Lavery, Roderic O’Conor, Jack B Yeats, William Orpen, Paul Henry, Francis Bacon, William Scott, Louis le Brocquy and others. We also review artist groups like Aosdana, as well as the most exciting contemporary Irish artists, and examine the top Irish sculptors including the Surrealist F.E.McWilliam, the figurative Rowan Gillespie, the semi-abstract Edward Delaney, and others. For details, see: Irish Sculpture.

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The IrishPage.Com ; Reflections of a Student learning Irish (poetry & literature)

Title: Scéilíní , Abair Gaeilge, Sláintí Agus Filiocht

Author: The IrishPage.Com

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Scéilíní — Short Stories

Chid reading The Irish usually have a handfull of short stories, celtic fairytales etc. to tell. Here you will find short stories in Irish and English. Enjoy them!


Abair Gaeilge — Pronouncing Irish Words & Sentences
Happyman Many find Irish to be a difficult language to pronounce and speak, but it need not be. What we have here is more than 300 words and sentences pronounced like a native speaker in a way that we can all understand and imitate. Just click on this link and start to speak Irish on your own.

Sláintí – Irish Toasts
Comic Guy Perhaps you’d like a drink in an Irish Pub and want to have a few ready toasts to use on any occasion. Look no further
Likewise if you meet someone on the street Here’s how to greet them.
And here are a few one liners.


Nollaig Shona — Merry Christmas  

This is a Christmas series of articles, carols, pictures beginning with the
the first Sunday of Advent on through Christmas and ending on the Epiphany 12 days later.
for your enjoyment. This is only posted during the Christmas Season
every year. Visit the series here.
–> Scéalta Grinn — Jokes
The Irish have always been known for a keen sense of humor. Here you will find jokes in Irish and English for your enjoyment.

Ceolta Gael – Irish Music
music notesIrish Music selections spanning several centuries all brought together in a pleasant setting.
Music by Enya is a collection of Enya’s songs in midi format from her albums including: Celts, Watermark, Memory of Trees etc.
You may download these “midi” files to your PC if you like and enjoy them.
The Best of Carolan are selected musical compositions extracted from the complete list of Turlough O’Carolan’s compositions given below.

Amhrán na nGael – Irish Song
If you’re gonna sing a song, Sing an Irish Song. This link will take you to some songs in Irish Gaelic and English. The lyrics are in both languages and the tunes play as midi files in the background. Some popular Ballads have been translated into Irish. Here also is a collection of Irish hymns.

 Ceol Chearbhalláin – Turlough O’Carolan’s Poems and Music

This link will take you to a collection of songs of Terrence O’Carolan in Irish Gaelic and English. Carolan is Ireland’s greatest composer. He was blind, and entertained at a time when convivial drinking was the rage. Over 214 of his melodies have survived and more than 85 of his lyrics.

 Filíocht – Poetry
Here is a collection of various poems , poetry from An Duanaire – Poems of the Dispossessed, poems by Núala Ní Dhomhnaill, and the poetry of Anthony Raftery.

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Spring is in the air…time to get out and about gardening again!

hanging baskets

I have being shopping for bargains as I have just paid out €1,000 on timber fencing and I have a gardener in redesigning a new garden for me. I am removing all old trees and plants and after my 2 patios I am just maintaining a plain lawn. At the end of the garden I am building a waterfall. On the lawn I am placing a fire pit and around it big four wooden chairs. I already have window boxes and hanging baskets all around the outside of the house . On the patios are huge jungle trees and container pots. There is a lot of maintaining in these flowers so I want the other half of the garden as plain lawn. I have bought some plants in the Co-op, Dunnes Stores and finally Lidl. Lidl was by far the best value for money!

fire pit

I got a full trolley of plants for €50 in Lidl 27/3/2015

Lidl’s Offers:

Senetti  €3.99 each

Stem Fuschia €9.99 each

6 pack viola & pansy €2.49 per tray

Geranium €2.99

Rockery Border Plants €1.79

Cytisus  €3.99

Hosta €2.99

6 pack Lupins, Geum, Poppies €3.99 each

container pots

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Be Careful What You Share Online


I watched Primetime last night. Ireland seriously needs to look at its privacy laws and get more staff at the Data Protection Office. We share more information than we think and stuff we thought we had deleted, the online companies have saved!!! (scary thought)


Author: Data Protection Commissioner

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Data Protection Acts
The main Irish law dealing with data protection is the Data Protection Act 1988.  The 1988 Act was amended by the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 – web version.  An administrative consolidation (Web version) of the law is available here (pdf).

The 2003 Amendment Act brought our law into line with the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.

All Sections of the Acts are in force.

Electronic Privacy Regulations
The ePrivacy Regulations 2011 (S.I. 336 of 2011) deal with data protection for phone, e-mail, SMS and Internet use.  They give effect to the EU e Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC (as amended by Directive 2006/24/EC and 2009/136/EC).  

[SI 192 of 2002 – which has been replaced by SI 535 – is available for reference.

SI 535 of 2003 and SI 526 of 2008 – which have been replaced by SI 336 of 2011 – are available for reference.

An informal consolidated verison of SI 535 of 2003 and SI 526 of 2008 is also available for reference.]

Regulations under the Data Protection Acts
S.I. 658 of 2007 – The fee you must pay for Registration and for Prior Checking
S.I. 347 of 1988 - The fee that an organisation may charge you for an Access Request( €6.35) and the fee for a certified copy of a Register entry (€2.54)

S.I. 657 of 2007  – Who must register
S.I. 351 of 1988  – Registration Forms
S.I. 350 of 1988  – Period of Registration (1 year)
Restrictions on Right of Access
S.I. 82 of 1989 – Health data
S.I. 83 of 1989 – Social Work data
S.I. 95 of 1993 – Functions of the Central Bank and of the Consumer Agency. Various functions performed by auditors etc under the Companies Acts
S.I. 81 of 1989 – Information on adopted children and information the Public Service Ombudsman gets during an investigation

S.I. 421 of 2009  – Functions of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and inspectors appointed by High Court or Director of Corporate Enforcement

Prior Checking of Processing

S.I. 687 of 2007 – Processing of genetic data in connection with employment

Other Laws
Cross-Border Bodies
British-Irish Agreement Act, 1999, Section 51 – Data protection in cross-border bodies

Court Cases

Pleading documents in relation to High Court – Judicial Review Record No. 2013/765 JR

Memoranda of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding with U.S. Federal Trade Commission  –

Memorandum of Understanding between the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Data Protection Commissioner

Memorandum of Understanding between the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and the Data Protection Commissioner

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Behind every strong woman is herself

behind every successful woman is herself

Behind every strong woman is herself.


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