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#Geography

# geography - Friday 11 August, 2017

Climate change behind dramatic shift in timing of Irish floods, study finds

Winter floods are now occurring the east of Ireland earlier towards autumn than they did 20 years ago.

# geography - Monday 7 August, 2017

From The Daily Edge Only True Irish Geography Buffs Will Get Over 80% In This Quiz Quiz

Only True Irish Geography Buffs Will Get Over 80% In This Quiz

Get out your Folens Geography textbook for this.

# geography - Saturday 10 June, 2017

This 73-year-old student is doing the Leaving Cert this week

Denis North is taking the English and Geography exams at Kennedy College, New Ross.

# geography - Friday 17 February, 2017

Welcome to Zealandia: Scientists reveal 'Earth's hidden continent'

They want the landmass recognised as a continent.

# geography - Monday 31 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 memories you'll only have if you studied Leaving Cert Geography Clintz'n'grikes

12 memories you'll only have if you studied Leaving Cert Geography

Damn. That Karst landscape.

# geography - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge This Quiz Will Determine Whether Or Not You're An Irish Geography Whizz Quiz

# geography - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

From The Daily Edge 11 Irish people tried to draw their home counties from memory Geography Test

# geography - Monday 14 September, 2015

Tourists warned to stay away after Japan's biggest volcano blows its top Eruption This post contains videos

Tourists warned to stay away after Japan's biggest volcano blows its top

Ash has been spewed for thousands of metres above Mount Anso.

# geography - Saturday 27 June, 2015

PHOTOS: Welcome to Sealand, the bizarre 'micronation' off the coast of England

The Principality of Sealand has its own currency, flag, and royal family.

# geography - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Dublin Bay is now a UNESCO reserve alongside some of the most beautiful places on Earth

The bay is now a UNESCO Biosphere reserves.

# geography - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Quiz: How well do you know your way around Dublin?

Do you know your Red Line from your Green Line?

# geography - Friday 5 June, 2015

From The42 The42's extra tough Leaving Cert Geography quiz Geog On

The42's extra tough Leaving Cert Geography quiz

You know your igneous from your sedimentary, so here’s some amps for you to examine.

# geography - Saturday 21 March, 2015

A 'supertide' has turned this French monastery into an island

It’s usually linked by a narrow causeway. Not today.

# geography - Sunday 25 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Which Irish City Should You Really Live In? Quiz

Which Irish City Should You Really Live In?

Time to find out if you’re in the wrong place.

# geography - Sunday 4 January, 2015

QUIZ: Can you tell these countries from the air?

QUIZ: Can you tell these countries from the air?

Time to recall all that geography you learned in the two weeks before the Leaving Cert!

# geography - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Opinion: Street harassment influences how women experience the world

In terms of social geography, street harassment changes the way women experience and use public spaces – it is made smaller, it is limited.

# geography - Saturday 6 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge How Well Do You Actually Know Ireland? Quiz

How Well Do You Actually Know Ireland?

Do you know your way around? Take this quiz to find out…

# geography - Saturday 21 June, 2014

So we all know today is the longest day of the year. But exactly how long?

Technically the darkest it gets is very dark twilight.

# geography - Friday 6 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 6 things everyone remembers from Geography in secondary school Clints And Grikes

# geography - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Happy National Cleavage Day! Here are 5 fine specimens to celebrate Boobies

# geography - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Fatal US mudslide: Five questions families want answered

The number of people missing has fluctuated wildly from 18 to 176.

# geography - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge The Annual Bumper Secondary School Christmas Test No Peig We Promise

The Annual Bumper Secondary School Christmas Test

Gather the family. No fighting!

# geography - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Magnitude 2.6 earthquake off Cork coast rattles doors and confuses locals

The Irish National Seismic Network says that earthquakes around Ireland are usually at a magnitude of about 1.5 or 1.8 so this is definitely more significant.

# geography - Friday 8 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge 5-year-old knows more about Geography than you ever will The Smarts

5-year-old knows more about Geography than you ever will

Watch and marvel at your lack of knowledge

# geography - Monday 9 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 18 countries that are #1 in an unexpected way That's Rank

18 countries that are #1 in an unexpected way

Who are the tallest nation? Who sends you all that spam? Who grows the most potatoes?!

# geography - Sunday 28 July, 2013

From The42 Boxer makes critical error by giving a big shout-out to the wrong city Location Fail This post contains videos

Boxer makes critical error by giving a big shout-out to the wrong city

‘San Diego… I mean, San Antonio.’

# geography - Thursday 13 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge Lady Gaga and horse burgers: Junior and Leaving Cert examiners having the craic School Daze

Lady Gaga and horse burgers: Junior and Leaving Cert examiners having the craic

Lady Gaga on the business paper, horse burgers in the French exam. Gas Al

# geography - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Study: Heat from cities 'affects weather thousands of miles away'

Newly-published research could explain why some regions in the Northern Hemisphere have warmer winters than expected.

# geography - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

It's the bumper secondary school Christmas test!

What does AC/DC stand for? Who discovered the double helix? Do you know?

# geography - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge If you know Dublin (or Cork), you'll know these things... If You Know... This post contains images

If you know Dublin (or Cork), you'll know these things...

A Twitter geography test.

# geography - Sunday 9 September, 2012

River Shannon gets storytelling project Oral History This post contains videos

River Shannon gets storytelling project

Arts project wants people to relate their tales of Ireland’s longest river and its effect on their lives.

# geography - Thursday 14 July, 2011

From The42 After a sluggish first round, where do TV commentators think he's from? Geography

After a sluggish first round, where do TV commentators think he's from?

The Holywood man is back in the clubhouse with a one over par 71. So where does that leave him?

# geography - Friday 10 June, 2011

Day 3: Exam students tackle Geography and Maths papers

Students in the Leaving and Junior Cert will both face papers on Maths and Geography today ahead of a welcomed weekend.

The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: New ministers from north and south of the border meet for the first time today; more protests on the way in Syria, and the unthinkable…a Father Ted rip off.

# geography - Saturday 21 May, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# geography - Thursday 12 August, 2010

TEMPERS WERE HEATED among Irish Twitter users last night after a BBC show continually referred to Ireland as being in the ‘British Isles’.

Its show ‘Coast’, broadcast on BBC Two last night, visited “Ireland’s northwest coast, exploring Galway, Clifden and Clew Bay” – and, in doing so, referred to Ireland as being one of the ‘British Isles’.

@AllanCavanagh, taking umbrage with the BBC’s choice of words and responding to users who said the moniker carried no modern significance, said:

If names don’t matter, we wouldn’t have anglicised versions of every placename in Ireland. Why bother? … There is no ‘Britain’ in geology or geography. There is rock, water, weather. Name it for a nation, and it is instantly political.

Commented @LauraSlattery:

Wikipedia informs me that Atlantic Archipelago is used by some academics as synonym for British Isles. We could call it AA for short.

Then stepped in @patomahony1:

But what WAS historically pol can become over time the norm. Some ppl wanted to tear down Georgian Dub 4 same reason

@AllanCavanagh insisted, though:

A BBC presenter using British Isles is the soft consciousness that it’s still, kinda, sorta, part of British domain

@patomahony1: It bugs you – and I hear where you’re coming from – but it obviously doesn’t bug most of us. Ain’t that democracy?

@brenstrong: British #Isles is a word. Political by origin but now a cliche -used often, lost political meaning (except for those who want to keep it)

@eolai: So are we prepared to rename the Irish Sea to the British & Irish Sea? #isles

@sherosays: Jeez guys, get over it. Nearly 100 years of independence and people are still crying over geography terms? Small concerns. #isles

@IanConnolly: I do find that people wish to completely erase the last 800 years of our history absurd. Many parts should be celebrated #isles

@IanConnolly: British #Isles is fine IMO. what other terms can be used? Western European Archipelago? Atlantic Archipelago? There are more than 2 islands.

@TellyDubby@patomahony1 we should come up with a LGBGT type of thing – might catch on IrBriManWiSkOrk anyone? #isles

@faduda@BigAlphy @AllanCavanagh I know a republican, runs gift shop, refuses to sell queen cakes. That’s where name obsessions can get you #isles

@Alan_Regan – “British #Isles” just got a mention on the BBC News Channel weather forecast

@hlinehan: No reason to mention the British #isles more than other features such as the Gulf Stream. Why not Islands in the Stream? That is what we are

Perhaps ironically, throughout the discussion, nobody took umbrage with the fact that the show visited the Connacht coast when it proclaims to visit the coasts “of the United Kingdom, uncovering stories that have made us the island nation we are today”.

How do you feel about the use of the words ‘British Isles’?


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