Inishowen is a peninsula in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. It is the largest peninsula on the island of Ireland, Inishowen is a picturesque location with a rich history. The peninsula includes Irelands most northerly point, Malin Head, along with Lagg sand dunes and it is bordered to the north by the Atlantic Ocean, to the east by Lough Foyle, and to the west by Lough Swilly. It is joined at the south to the rest of the island and is mostly in County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland, the peninsula is separated from the rest of Northern Ireland by the River Foyle. After the last ice age the peninsula was an island, other major hills are located in the Malin Head peninsula, as well as the Urris Hills in west Inishowen. Inishowen has several harbours, some of which are used for fishing purposes, including Greencastle, Bunagee. A seasonal ferry service crosses the Foyle, connecting Greencastle with Magilligan in County Londonderry, while another crosses the Swilly, the village of Fahan has a privately built marina.
Inch, located in Lough Swilly, is no longer an island, as it has a causeway connecting it to the mainland at Tooban. Lough Swilly is a fjord-like lough, and was of importance for many years to the British Empire as a deep-water harbour. It is famous as the point of the Flight of the Earls. The outline of this land is plainly visible due to its flatness proving a marked contrast to the mountainous area surrounding it. Predating the formation of County Donegal by centuries, the area was named Inis Eoghain after Eógan mac Néill, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, whose name was used for Tyrone. Later, after the decline of the Meic Lochlainn, the chieftainship of Inis Eoghain was usurped by the Ó Dochartaigh clan, Inishowen has many historical monuments, dating back to early settlements, and including the ruins of several castles, and the fort at Grianán Aileach. The ancient Grianán Ailigh fort at Burt was the one seat of the High Kings of Ireland. It was restored in the century, although some damage in recent years has resulted in the partial collapse of the south side wall.
Among the main ruins of Inishowen are Carrickabraghey on the Isle of Doagh. In 1196, John de Courcy, an Anglo-Norman knight who had invaded Ulster in 1177, defeated the King of the Cenél Conaill, two years he returned to devastate Inishowen. However, in subsequent campaigns de Courcy was defeated by the ONeill clan led by their chief Áed Méith, in 1608 Sir Cahir ODoherty, the last Gaelic Lord of Inishowen and a former ally of the Crown, launched ODohertys Rebellion by burning Derry
The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the Academy Award of Merit, which has become commonly known by its nickname Oscar. The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS, the awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online. The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony and its equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music and recording – are modeled after the Academy Awards. The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best films of 2016, were held on February 26,2017, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, the ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and was broadcast on ABC. A total of 3,048 Oscars have been awarded from the inception of the award through the 88th, the first Academy Awards presentation was held on May 16,1929, at a private dinner function at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people.
The post-awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel, the cost of guest tickets for that nights ceremony was $5. Fifteen statuettes were awarded, honoring artists and other participants in the industry of the time. The ceremony ran for 15 minutes, winners were announced to media three months earlier, that was changed for the second ceremony in 1930. Since then, for the rest of the first decade, the results were given to newspapers for publication at 11,00 pm on the night of the awards. The first Best Actor awarded was Emil Jannings, for his performances in The Last Command and he had to return to Europe before the ceremony, so the Academy agreed to give him the prize earlier, this made him the first Academy Award winner in history. With the fourth ceremony, the system changed, for the first six ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned two calendar years. At the 29th ceremony, held on March 27,1957, until then, foreign-language films had been honored with the Special Achievement Award. The 74th Academy Awards, held in 2002, presented the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, since 1973, all Academy Awards ceremonies always end with the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The Academy awards Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, see § Awards of Merit categories The best known award is the Academy Award of Merit, more popularly known as the Oscar statuette. The five spokes represent the branches of the Academy, Writers, Producers. The model for the statuette is said to be Mexican actor Emilio El Indio Fernández, sculptor George Stanley sculpted Cedric Gibbons design. The statuettes presented at the ceremonies were gold-plated solid bronze
The English are a nation and an ethnic group native to England, who speak the English language. The English identity is of medieval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Angelcynn. Their ethnonym is derived from the Angles, one of the Germanic peoples who migrated to Great Britain around the 5th century AD, England is one of the countries of the United Kingdom. Collectively known as the Anglo-Saxons, they founded what was to become England along with the Danes, Normans, in the Acts of Union 1707, the Kingdom of England was succeeded by the Kingdom of Great Britain. Over the years, English customs and identity have become closely aligned with British customs. The English people are the source of the English language, the Westminster system and these and other English cultural characteristics have spread worldwide, in part as a result of the former British Empire. The concept of an English nation is far older than that of the British nation, many recent immigrants to England have assumed a solely British identity, while others have developed dual or mixed identities.
Use of the word English to describe Britons from ethnic minorities in England is complicated by most non-white people in England identifying as British rather than English. In their 2004 Annual Population Survey, the Office for National Statistics compared the ethnic identities of British people with their national identity. They found that while 58% of white people in England described their nationality as English and it is unclear how many British people consider themselves English. Following complaints about this, the 2011 census was changed to allow respondents to record their English, Scottish, another complication in defining the English is a common tendency for the words English and British to be used interchangeably, especially overseas. In his study of English identity, Krishan Kumar describes a common slip of the tongue in which people say English, I mean British. He notes that this slip is made only by the English themselves and by foreigners. Kumar suggests that although this blurring is a sign of Englands dominant position with the UK and it tells of the difficulty that most English people have of distinguishing themselves, in a collective way, from the other inhabitants of the British Isles.
In 1965, the historian A. J. P. Taylor wrote, When the Oxford History of England was launched a generation ago and it meant indiscriminately England and Wales, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, and even the British Empire. Foreigners used it as the name of a Great Power and indeed continue to do so, bonar Law, by origin a Scotch Canadian, was not ashamed to describe himself as Prime Minister of England Now terms have become more rigorous. The use of England except for a geographic area brings protests and this version of history is now regarded by many historians as incorrect, on the basis of more recent genetic and archaeological research. The 2016 study authored by Stephan Schiffels et al, the remaining portion of English DNA is primarily French, introduced in a migration after the end of the Ice Age
Strange Report is a British television drama starring Anthony Quayle as Adam Strange. It was produced by ITC Entertainment and first broadcast in 1969, Adam Strange, a retired Home Office criminologist, solves bizarre cases – which had been marked Open File by various government departments – with the help of Hamlyn Gynt and Professor Marks. He employed the latest techniques in forensic investigation, which he undertook in his own laboratory in his flat in Warwick Crescent in the Maida Vale/Little Venice area of Paddington, unlike other ITC productions, which were created in order to be sold to the U. S. This fell through, which explains why such a season of episodes was created. The second series fell through because Quayle and Wills decided not to due to personal concerns. In the United States, NBC broadcast Strange Report from 8 January 1971 and it aired on Fridays from 10,00 to 11,00 p. m. Eastern Time throughout its American run. The series opening theme, composed by Roger Webb, was available as sheet music.
Anthony Quayle – Adam Strange Kaz Garas – Hamlyn Gynt Anneke Wills – Evelyn McClean Filmed July 1968 – March 1969 on location and at Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, ITV regions varied date and order. Techno Film released two episodes – SHRAPNEL and HOSTAGE – on Super 8 cine film for use in 1970. ITC Video released two VHS tapes of the series in the UK in 1994, containing the episodes – Heart/X-Ray, the full series was released on DVD in the UK by Network as a 5 Disc Special Edition in 2004 and as a 4 Disc Edition in 2005. The 5 Disc Special Edition was subsequently re-released in the UK in 2007, the series was released on DVD in Australia by Umbrella Entertainment in 2007. A paperback novel based on the famous TV series and written by John Burke was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1970, the theme to the series by Roger Webb was released as a 7 inch single on Columbia records in 1971. The World of Love, the song from the episode Cult, was released as the b-side to The Strangers first single, Ive Got You, The Strangers mentioned here should not be confused with either the Australian or Irish groups of the same name.
Strange Report at the Internet Movie Database Strange Report title sequence on YouTube
Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor who holds both British and Irish citizenship. Born and raised in London, he excelled on stage at the National Youth Theatre, before being accepted at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, which he attended for three years. Despite his traditional training at the Bristol Old Vic, he is considered to be a method actor, known for his constant devotion to. He often remains completely in character for the duration of the schedules of his films. He is one of the most selective actors in the industry, having starred in only five films since 1998. Protective of his life, he rarely gives interviews and makes very few public appearances. He starred in My Beautiful Laundrette, his first critically acclaimed role and he assumed leading man status with The Unbearable Lightness of Being. He was nominated in category for In the Name of the Father. He has won four BAFTA Awards for Best Actor, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, in November 2012, Time named Day-Lewis the Worlds Greatest Actor.
In June 2014, he received a knighthood at Buckingham Palace for services to drama, Day-Lewis was born in Kensington, the son of poet Cecil Day-Lewis and English actress Jill Balcon. Day-Lewiss mother was Jewish, and his maternal great-grandparents Jewish families emigrated to England from Latvia and his maternal grandfather, Sir Michael Balcon, was the head of Ealing Studios. Living in Greenwich, Day-Lewis found himself among tough South London children and he mastered the local accent and mannerisms and credits that as being his first convincing performance. Later in life, he has known to speak of himself as very much a disorderly character in his younger years, often in trouble for shoplifting. In 1968, Day-Lewiss parents, finding his behaviour to be too wild, at the school, he was introduced to his three most prominent interests, woodworking and fishing. The transfer led to his debut at the age of 14 in Sunday Bloody Sunday in which he played a vandal in an uncredited role. He described the experience as heaven, for getting paid £2 to vandalise expensive cars parked outside his local church, for a few weeks in 1972, he and his parents and sister lived at Lemmons, the north London home of Kingsley Amis and Elizabeth Jane Howard.
Cecil Day-Lewis had cancer and Howard invited the family to Lemmons as a place they could use to rest, Cecil died there in May that year. Leaving Bedales in 1975, Day-Lewiss unruly attitude had diminished and he needed to make a career choice, although he had excelled on stage at the National Youth Theatre in London, he applied for a five-year apprenticeship as a cabinet-maker, but was rejected due to lack of experience
Republic of Ireland
Ireland, known as the Republic of Ireland, is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying about five-sixths of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, which is located on the part of the island. The state shares its land border with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, Saint Georges Channel to the south-east, and it is a unitary, parliamentary republic. The head of government is the Taoiseach, who is elected by the Dáil and appointed by the President, the state was created as the Irish Free State in 1922 as a result of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. It was officially declared a republic in 1949, following the Republic of Ireland Act 1948, Ireland became a member of the United Nations in December 1955. It joined the European Economic Community, the predecessor of the European Union, after joining the EEC, Ireland enacted a series of liberal economic policies that resulted in rapid economic growth.
The country achieved considerable prosperity between the years of 1995 and 2007, which known as the Celtic Tiger period. This was halted by a financial crisis that began in 2008. However, as the Irish economy was the fastest growing in the EU in 2015, Ireland is again quickly ascending league tables comparing wealth and prosperity internationally. For example, in 2015, Ireland was ranked as the joint sixth most developed country in the world by the United Nations Human Development Index and it performs well in several national performance metrics, including freedom of the press, economic freedom and civil liberties. Ireland is a member of the European Union and is a member of the Council of Europe. The 1922 state, comprising 26 of the 32 counties of Ireland, was styled, the Constitution of Ireland, adopted in 1937, provides that the name of the State is Éire, or, in the English language, Ireland. Section 2 of the Republic of Ireland Act 1948 states, It is hereby declared that the description of the State shall be the Republic of Ireland.
The 1948 Act does not name the state as Republic of Ireland, because to have done so would have put it in conflict with the Constitution. The government of the United Kingdom used the name Eire, from 1949, Republic of Ireland, for the state, as well as Ireland, Éire or the Republic of Ireland, the state is referred to as the Republic, Southern Ireland or the South. In an Irish republican context it is referred to as the Free State or the 26 Counties. From the Act of Union on 1 January 1801, until 6 December 1922, during the Great Famine, from 1845 to 1849, the islands population of over 8 million fell by 30%
Land's End to John o' Groats
Lands End to John o Groats is the traversal of the whole length of the island of Great Britain between two extremities, in the southwest and northeast. The traditional distance by road is 874 miles and takes most cyclists ten to fourteen days, off-road walkers typically walk about 1,200 miles and take two or three months for the expedition. Two much-photographed signposts indicate the distance at each end. Lands End is the extreme point of Great Britain, situated in western Cornwall at the end of the Penwith peninsula. Grid Reference SW342250, Post Code TR19 7AA, the most southerly point is Lizard Point. John o Groats is the traditionally acknowledged extreme northern point of mainland Scotland, in northeastern Caithness, grid Reference ND380735, Post Code KW1 4YR. The actual northernmost point is at nearby Dunnet Head, the point that is actually farthest by road from Lands End is Duncansby Head, about 2 miles from John o Groats. The straight-line distance from Lands End to John o Groats is 603 miles as determined from O.
S, grid References, but such a route passes over a series of stretches of water in the Irish Sea. According to a 1964 road atlas, the shortest route using classified roads was 847 miles but in a 2008 road atlas, there are many ways to go from Lands End to John o Groats. Traditionally considered to be a walk, the route is now traversed in a number of ways, with cycling, most trips are done by individuals or small groups for personal fulfilment. Some expeditions are organised as charity fundraisers, sometimes involving celebrities, examples include cricketer Ian Bothams 1985 walk, in recent history the route has been used as a rite of passage by cyclists taking on the most iconic and toughest cycling challenge in Britain. The first recorded end-to-end walk was undertaken by the brothers John, since the walk has been undertaken many times, more particularly since 1960, after a well-publicised road walk by Dr Barbara Moore. In 1960 the entrepreneur Billy Butlin organised a road walking race, since the 1960s, walkers have mostly chosen off-road routes, using the growing network of long-distance footpaths.
A classic account is from 1966 by the travel writer John Hillaby, off-road walkers usually complete the journey in two to three months. There is a choice of off-road routes, but all are much longer than the shortest road distance. The walk is still undertaken by road walkers, often doing the walk, like Sir Ian Botham, for charity and they typically take a month or even less. Some walkers aim to complete the route piecemeal, perhaps several years, to achieve the walk within the time constraints of a working life. There is no continuous path from Lands End to John o Groats
Moville is a picturesque coastal town located on the Inishowen Peninsula of County Donegal, close to the northern tip of the island of Ireland. It is the first coastal town of the Wild Atlantic Way, the town enjoys a scenic location on the eastern shore of Lough Foyle, some 30 km from Derry, which lies across the border in Northern Ireland. As a result of this pleasant location and the proximity of several marvellous beaches, in the second half of the 19th century, Moville was a significant point of embarkation for many travellers, especially emigrants, to Canada and the United States of America. Steamships of the Anchor Line, of Glasgow, and others en route from Glasgow to New York City regularly called at Moville to pick up additional passengers. Today, the town receives little maritime traffic, it retains its small fishing harbour, the Montgomerys of New Park were a landed family of the town, the ancestors of Field-Marshal Montgomery. When flying over the town in 1947 he commented, It looks just the same and his grandfather Robert had built Montgomery Terrace in 1884.
An annual regatta is held at Moville every year in August, in older times the one-man punt was popular, whereas nowadays the race of the home-made rafts brings competitors from many counties and large spectator crowds
The Field (film)
The Field is a 1990 Irish drama film written and directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Brenda Fricker and Tom Berenger. It was adapted from John B, keanes 1965 play of the same name. Bull McCabe, an Irish farmer, dumps a dead donkey in a lake and it transpires that McCabes son, killed the donkey after discovering it had broken into the field the family has rented for generations. The donkeys owner blames Bull McCabe for the death and demands blood money, McCabe has a deep attachment to the rented field, which his family has cultivated and improved, from barren to now very productive, over a number of generations. The fields owner is a widow who, around the time of the 10th anniversary of the death of her husband and she decides to sell the field by public auction rather than to McCabe directly. Unknown to McCabe, Tadhg has been harassing the widow for years, on hearing there will be an auction McCabe goes to the village pub and announces that nobody would dare bid against him for my field.
McCabe has constant doubts about Tadhgs ability to safeguard the field and his older son, committed suicide when he was 13. McCabe blames himself for the death, as he told Seamie the field could support one family. McCabe and his wife have not spoken in the 18 years since the death, Peter, an American whose ancestors are from the area, arrives in the village. He has plans to build a plant in the area. Central to his plans is McCabes field, at the auction Peter repeatedly out-bids McCabe, forcing the price up to 80 pounds,30 pounds more than what McCabe can afford. Seeing the bidding war the widow stops the auction and insists there would be a new auction, knowing he cannot out bid Peter and seeing his cattle thrown off the field, McCabe goes to the rectory to confront Peter, and the parish priest who has been supporting him. McCabe now discovers Tadhgs actions, expelling him from the meeting and this includes the death of his mother while saving hay. Peter refuses to back down from his plans, in a desperate last attempt McCabe and Tadhg confront Peter at a waterfall he has just purchased, the night before the second auction.
When Tadhg fails to defeat Peter in a fight, McCabe himself intervenes, Peter is killed, and upon realising this, McCabe has a mental break. He confuses Peter with his dead son Seamie, Tadhg flees to the Irish Traveller woman he has fallen for. He tells her he has killed Peter, and they make plans to run off together, McCabes close friend Bird ODonnell bids on behalf of McCabe and secures the field for 101 pounds at the second auction, unopposed. A Traveller boy spots the dead donkey floating in the lake and it inadvertently recovers the corpse of Peter