Rural Ireland. W B Yates' correspondence to J M Synge Children at Aran Islands Derry's Bogside District with IRA slogans W B Yates' "the Fiddler of Dooney" A street musician An anti-Clinton abortion protestor in Dublin The surveillance tower at Derry A political mural in Derry Dublin's Ha'penny bridge and Windingstair bookstore The horse loving tradition in Ireland The Cliff of Moher. W B Yates' poem Irish high crosses Aran Islands' burial tradition The unique landscape of Aran Islands Another Aran Islands landscape Kylemore Abbey The Bus Eireann Station at Tralee The Trinity College in Dublin A butcher's shop in Killkenny Sunrise at the Irish Sea and the ode to Ireland
Although snow is not frequent in Dublin's winter, except the Christmas decorations on the shop windows, the temperature is still cold enough for this street musician stopping for a hot soup. Only a few years ago the economic stagnation had created nearly 20 percent unemployment rate. But in the late 90s', Ireland has been enjoying the highest economic grow rate in Europe. Hi-tech firms, particularly in computer and telecom sectors, wasted no time to take advantage of Ireland's intellectual resource and talents. Intel's Kildare plant near Dublin produces more than 60% of the chip power in the world.