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Bridget – since when is the Republic of Ireland in the British Isles?
As I understand it ‘British Isles’ is a geographical feature not a political one. No doubt it has a different name in Gaelic.
The Republic of Ireland is not in the British Isles geographically nor is it acknowledged as such by the government of Ireland. Ireland in Irish ( not Gaelic!) is Eire. The usual and accepted term for Ireland, England, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland plus any relevant islands, is Great Britain and Ireland.
Thanks for picking me up on this – I do get confused and I have no excuse. I actually studied Irish geography at university for a term (although all I seem to have retained is that Ireland had two glaciers – one large one covering most of the island and a small one just for Kerry).
Some of us get tetchy when we are classed as British anything and usually it is not an intentional thing. I know where that glacier was in Kerry – the O’Connor Pass has a beautiful ‘u’ shaped valley on the Dingle side. Maybe Ireland will get flooded too!
Words matter, Silver Voice. And there are many that make me squirm (such as when in Ireland talking about Britain as the mainland – when we are both small islands off the mainland of Eurasia). So I don’t mind a bit you mentioning it. I know the Connor Pass well and in fact will be spending my summer holidays in Dingle this year!
An interesting but scary picture. What would also be interesting is a population distribution on this map. I think it would show unbearable crowding.
Populations would shift and I wonder if attitudes would as well. Would Cornwall feel part of England? Where would the economic power lie? So many questions (and stories to be written).
I hope I don’t live to see the day when Birmingham is our capital, no offence to any Brummies intended.
Ah, no comment but maybe all the Londoners would have moved there…
Not this one, if he survives until then that is.
Surely Cardiff would make a better capital, it’s more central and already has more than enough government buildings!! 🙂
And then I guess it would be Wales and England…
Great find. Thanks Bridget, very apt. Today we waded through parts of our morning dog walk, and we’re the lucky ones.
Horribly appropriate right now and I almost didn’t post it in case it upset anyone who was facing very real water problems with high tides, rivers breaking their banks, rising ground water levels and the rain, the ceaseless rain…
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