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1 Comenius Regio Project Seminar KA – Northern Ireland October 2 – 15, 2011

2 Northern Ireland

3 Capital and largest city: Belfast Official languages: English, Irish Part of the United Kingdom Area: 13,843 km² Population: 1.8 m Currency: Pound sterling

4 St. Killian‘s College, Carnlough

5 History Built as summer residence by Frances Anne Vane, Marchioness of Londonderry (great-grandmother of Sir Winston Churchill) in 1848 1848-1898 castle and stately home 1898-1939 Garron Tower Hotel 1951-2011 St. MacNissi‘s College Since April 2011: St. Killian‘s College

6 St. Killian‘s College, Carnlough The model for Garron Tower Castle can be found in Germany: Burg Rheinstein.

7 St. Killian‘s College, Carnlough Catholic school 1951-1982 boys‘ school Boarding school from 1956 – 1990s The first girls were only admitted in 1983. Today: ~ 900 students ~ 60 teachers

8 St. Killian‘s College, Carnlough School day: 9:10 registration with form teacher 9:20 – 15:30 lessons interupted by two breaks (break time 10:53-11:13; lunch time 12:46-13:26) 31-minute lessons, 10 periods per day A-level students may choose three or four of the following subjects: ArtBiologyBusiness StudiesChemistry ConstructionEnglish LiteratureFrenchGeography Health and Social CareHistoryHome EconomicsInformation and Communication Technology IrishMathematicsMusicPsychology Physical EducationPhysicsReligious StudiesSpanish Technology & DesignTheatre Studies

9 St. Killian‘s College: School uniforms

10 Tour of St. Killian‘s College



13 Students‘ library Tech room

14 Tour of St. Killian‘s College


16 Teaching at St. Killian‘s College

17 Extra-Curricular Activities: AerobicsAthleticsBadminton BasketballCamogieCoaching Courses Cross CountryGaelic FootballGolf GymnasticsHandballHealth Related Fitness HurlingNetballShow Jumping SoccerSports Hall ActivitiesSquash SwimmingTable TennisTrampoline

18 Hurling at St. Killian‘s Outdoor game of ancient Gaelic origin (~ 3,000 years old) Played with sticks called hurleys and a ball called a sliotar National game of Ireland

19 Hurling rules A player who wants to carry the ball for more than four steps has to bounce or balance the sliotar on the end of the stick and the ball can only be handled twice while in his possession. The object of the game is for players to use a Hurley to hit a small ball called a sliotar between the opponents' goalposts either over the crossbar for one point, or under the crossbar into a net guarded by a goalkeeper for one goal, which is equivalent to three points. The sliotar can be caught in the hand and carried for not more than four steps, struck in the air, or struck on the ground with the hurley. It can be kicked or slapped with an open hand (the hand pass) for short-range passing.

20 Work Placement in Belfast

21 Global company with 3,000 employees Manufactured products: 6.8 – 2,200 kVA generator sets Headquarters: Belfast Production facilities in Brazil, China, India, USA Production of ~ 80,000 generator sets per year 104,490 employees globally Has been in business for over 85 years. Headquarters: Peoria, Illinois, USA World‘s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and gas engines, gas turbines, diesel-electric locomotives, work shoes, …

22 Cultural differences? GermanyIreland People are very organised, everything has to be planned ahead More spontaneous People are more in a rushMore relaxed Take everything very seriousTry not to forget the fun part of life Have a hidden sense of humourAre very humourous ???

23 Sightseeing Glens of Antrim, Forest of Glenariff



26 Northern Irish Conflict/ The Troubles main time of duration: 1960s – 1998 problem: status of Northern Ireland and the relationship between the mainly Protestant unionist and many Catholic nationalist communities in Northern Ireland. history of the Troubles goes back to 1609, when Scottish and English settlers were given land confiscated from the native Irish partition of Ireland in 1921 under the Anglo-Irish Treaty The Troubles ended officially with the Belfast “Good Friday“ Agreement.

27 The Troubles Bloody Friday, Belfast, 1972 22 bombs exploded within eight minutes in Belfast Nine people died, 130 were injured Attack was carried out by the IRA against economic, military and political targets in Northern Ireland Bloody Sunday, Derry, 1972 Also called Bogside Massacre 26 unarmed civil rights protesters and bystanders were shot by soldiers of the British Army 13 people died (17-59 years old)






33 Wherever you go And whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish Be there with you.

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