Enya

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Enya

Enya was born in Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal, Ireland in 1961 to a musical family, the sixth of nine children.

Her grandparents were in a band that played throughout Ireland, her father was the leader of the Slieve Foy Band before opening a pub, and her mother played in a dance band and later taught music at the Gweedore Comprehensive School.

Enya attended Loreto Community School Milford Co. Donegal.

Enya has four brothers and four sisters, several of whom formed the band An Clann As Dobhar in 1968.

They renamed the band Clannad in the 1970s.

The Snapper and Angela’s Ashes, 2 films 2 see/watch!!!!!!

       The Snapper (1993)

The Snapper is Stephen Frears’ adaptation of the second book in Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown Trilogy. The Curley family is a poor but eccentric and loving Irish family. Oldest daughter Sharon (Tina Kellegher) announces she is pregnant, but refuses to reveal the identity of the father to anyone. Her father, Dessie (Colm Meaney), is supportive, but begins to chafe at the derisive gossip aimed at his family and his daughter. This leads to a confrontation between the two that is, like the rest of the movie, simultaneously funny and sad. The family waits in the hospital as Sharon gives birth to the snapper (Irish slang for an infant).

From: http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/131134/The-Snapper/overview

 Ireland’s Great Famine 1845-1849 caused massive migrations. 70% went to USA.

Now find out what Angela’s Ashes film is about!

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IRA documentary

Before watching the documentary find out the following information:

Which countries have been part of the British Empire?

When did they gain independence?

What does IRA stand for?

When was IRA born?

What is the Commonwealth?

Exercises on Ireland

In this LINK there is a crossword and a matching exercise about Ireland,  find them, learn about Ireland and have fun.

               clues: look for what and where Blarney stone and Wicklow Mountains National Park are before doing the crossword puzzle!

Copy the sentences from the matching exercise on your notebooks, look up the words you don’t understad and learn them by heart!

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Sunday, bloody Sunday

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Fill in the blanks with the following words:

apart how who won’t trenches can under wipe tonight bloodshot today today must  your victory  bloody true fiction while real Sunday away  long eyes  against  brothers bloody  street begun sing

U2 War
Sunday Bloody Sunday

I can’t believe the news …………
I can’t close my ……. and make it go away.
How long, how long ………. we sing this song?
How long, ….. long?
‘Cos tonight
We ……. be as one, tonight.

Broken bottles ………. children’s feet
Bodies strewn across the dead-end…………..
But I ……. heed the battle call
It puts my back up, puts my back up ……………the wall.

Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, ………….. Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody……………
Oh, let’s go.

And the battle’s just …………
There’s many lost, but tell me ……….has won?
The …………. dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, ………….. , sisters
Torn …………….

Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.

How long, how long must we …….. this song?
How……… , how long?
‘Cos tonight
We can be as one,…………..
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.

……….. the tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears……………
I’ll wipe …….tears away.
I’ll wipe your tears away.
I’ll wipe your ……….. eyes.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, ………… Sunday.

And it’s ……… we are immune
When fact is ………. and TV reality.
And ……… the millions cry
We eat and drink ……….. tomorrow they die.

The …….. battle just begun
To claim the ………… Jesus won
On…

Sunday, bloody Sunday
Sunday, bloody Sunday..

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Now find out what Bloody Sunday was and sent it by mail or post it!