ireland-2010

This Day in 1D History - October 18

2010: 

  • Harry explores the simple joys in life 

2012: 

2013: 

  • Louis keeps cozy for lunch in Sydney :))
  • TINY. YELLOW. SHORTS. (TINY. YELLOW. SHORTS.)

2014: 

  • Harry meets Saint Raymond at Ed Sheeran’s show in Birmingham!
  • “@harrystyles thanks for all the chocolates, nuts, olives, and bananas supply for me… felt like a very looked after pregnant lady!” (via christinamackenzie on Insta :))

2015: 

  • new promo clips are released of Louis guest judging at Simon’s house!!
Ondine

Originally posted by whoisdaria

Release: 5 March 2010 (Ireland)
Running time:
111 minutes
Director:
Neil Jordan
Starring:
Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan and more

Short plot:

On the coast of Cork, Syracuse is a divorced fisherman who has stopped drinking. His precocious daughter Annie has failing kidneys. One day, he finds a nearly-drowned young woman in his net; she calls herself Ondine and wants no one to see her. He puts her up in an isolated cottage that was his mother’s. Annie discovers Ondine’s presence and believes she is a selkie, a seal that turns human while on land. Syracuse is afraid to hope again. [IMDb]

My opinion: This movie really is magical. You see lots of Irish coast and landscapes. I love Ireland it’s such a beautiful country so I liked this very very much. The soundtrack is really nice too. It sounds a bit celtic or Irish (I’m sorry if this offends anybody. I’m not really an expert…) and is quite mysterious.
The end was a bit suprising and I don’t really know what I think about it. I feel like it wasn’t really neccessary. But that could be just me. The film is very soft with mostly dark or dirty/grey-ish coloured shoots.

(Ireland is just not that sunny haha) but it fits very well to the fairy-tale like feeling. Plus it adds to the melancholy or bitterness Syracuse (Colin Farrell) shows us.
Ondine herself is a bit shadow-y. syracuse finds her in his net while fishing. And even in the end you’re not sure why she wore only that thin knit dress. And it’s not clear why Syracus steals lingerie and dresses for her, instead of some more functional stuff.

However, Colin does his job really well. He plays another alcoholic who quit drinking. This time for his daughter which is really nice. He manages to show his inner conflict of starting to hope and knowing it’s wrong very good. And the long hair fits him very well 

Originally posted by grimwritten

Rating: ★★★★★★★✩✩✩ (7/10)

Conclusion: All in all I can recommend this film to everybody who likes long haired Colin, mystic and fairy-tale like films and Ireland. It’s cute, beautiful and funny sometimes. Enjoy!

Percy Jackson changed my life.

Its 2010 rural Ireland, I walk into the prison also called primary school as per usual I’m late but my teacher is even later. I open my cell block door or the classroom and my best friend rushes to me and hands me this book “Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief” I ask what its about she says read it and find out but I need it back on Friday or my brother will know its missing. I’m intrigued I sit at our shared desk and start reading I get through four chapters before our teacher gets in. I’m loving it its amazing I’m already in love with Percy. I sit at the back so it was easy to read without my teacher noticing I’ve read half the book by the end of the day.

I leave the school and I’ve never been happier then Jeffery Brennan stops me (not his real name) my bully starts making fun of my hair (Its extremely curly ,when the 3rd Madagascar movie came out he called me the afro circus for years) he starts giving me Chinese burns. I could have taken him but I was in trouble enough for doing bad in my Irish classes so I just tried to pull away. Then it came to me he’s an absolute idiot and believes anything ,I tell him I’m Medusa and that’s why my hair is so curly I have to make the snakes into hair. He knows who medusa is he backs away covering his eyes. I soon became obsessed with it and now I’m just sitting here thinking what am i gonna do when he ends it.

Pjo helped me from a bully for like a month until he asked his mom about her.

He bullied me until I left school and to this day I’m still afraid to leave my hair down. He was always asking me how I grew my hair into an afro being white and all (it looks nothing like an afro but is extremely curly). I really wished I punched him in the face when I had the chance.

Back to pjo its AMAZING and to anyone who hasnt read it read it NOW!!!!!!

Where is the international community on the issue of Kashmir? In recent history, Palestine, Ireland, Tibet and Kashmir have shared common features. In Tibet, between 1949 and 1979, 1.2 million people died and 320,000 were made refugees. In Ireland from 1969 to 2010, 3,710 died. For Israel, the occupation of Palestine has resulted in 10,271 dead (1987–January 2011), with 4.8 million refugees registered with the United Nations (1947–June 2010). In Kashmir, 70,000 are dead and over 8,000 have been disappeared. More than 260,00 have been displaced (1989–2010), including minority Kashmiri Pandits of Hindu descent. Between 209 and 765 Kashmiri Pandits have been killed.
—  Chatterji, Angana P., Kashmir: The Case for Freedom.
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Those are true-color pictures from NASA. Ireland from space, in 2010.

First picture we can see why Ireland is called the Emerald Isle. Photo: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center.

Second one we can see how winter can change Ireland’s look (and feel). And what a difference a season makes. Photo: NASA Goddard, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Jeff Schmaltz.

The last one, but not least, the unbelievable aurora over Ireland, the UK and Scandinavia. Photo: Twitter/@AstroTerry

A @lauroroger original.

The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum. 

 More than 62% voted in favour of amending the country’s constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. 

 It is the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage through a popular vote. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said it was a “small country with a big message for equality” around the world. 

 The referendum was held 22 years after homosexual acts were decriminalised in the Republic of Ireland. 

  What the ‘yes’ vote means 

 The Republic of Ireland has a written constitution which can only be changed by referendum. 

 Now that the proposal has been passed, a marriage between two people of the same sex will have the same status under the Irish constitution as a marriage between a man and a woman. 

 They will be recognised as a family and be entitled to the constitutional protection for families. Civil partnerships for same-sex couples have been legal in Ireland since 2010, giving couples legal protection which could be changed by the government. However, married gay people will now have a constitutional standing that can only be removed by another popular vote.. Full Article:http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32858501