Ladies and Gentlemen,
Welcome to Victor Poret's blog. I'm studying in Second Year in ESDES, Business School in Lyon. I present you my trip in Ireland, especially in Dundalk. I hope you will enjoy it, and see you soon to follow my adventures,
Victor Poret :)
I arrived in Dundalk on January the 20th. This week there was the Erasmus Appointment : this was a presentation of the school and a discovery of some typical Irish sports discovery. I spend my time with people from different countries; it was amazing !
I'll try to post you some pictures of the place where i am living,
See You Soon,
Here is a view from my room
I hope you will enjoy it :)
The campus is awesome, there is a wind turbine in the campus,
My roommates are coming from France, China and Spain,
we are four for the moment
The weather is damp and cold (around 0-2 degree)
[Update the 29/01/15]
Yesterday, it was snowing a lot and it stayed on the ground when I woke up this morning,
It was funny to see snow in Ireland because I thought I will see lots of rains, So...
See you soon,
I have chosen to share with you my first inevitable article. Indeed, I have to present you five articles on different main topics, and the first one that I want to present you will be on the Ireland’s social rituals, more precisely the shamrock.
The shamrock (from the Gaelic Seamrog) is one of the most famous Irish emblem. It represents the green valley that we could find across Ireland. The trefoil is also a cultural symbol, since Saint Patrick used it to explain to the King of Munster (Aengus) the Holy Trinity. The trefoil is also perceived as a lucky charm which brought the luck to the person who will find one with 4 clovers.
A Religious and National Symbol
St. Patrick at St. Nicholas in Belle River
The legend relates that the trefoil was used by Saint Patrick for his evangelism assignment. Because he has tried to convert the King Aengus to the Christian causes, he used a trefoil with 3 clovers in order to illustrate the Holy Trinity. According to him, each clover represents the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Thus, the trefoil is the God incarnation. This idea was diffused across Ireland, and the trefoil was associated to Saint Patrick and be one of the most famous Irish Symbol. Nowadays, when you ask to Irish people: “What does represent a shamrock for you?” they answer that they think to Saint Patrick, the wild landscape and also the Irish conversion to the Christian.
People from around the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day in remembrance of Ireland, and their own Irish heritage (www.learnstuff.com)
Since the ninth century, every March 17th, there is a Saint Patrick Celebration. This day all the Irish wear proudly a shamrock, on their clothes, on their hat, or on their cheek. They can wear also green clothes or other Irish symbol (like Guinness, Harps and Irish imp call leprechauns). Nowadays, the Saint Patrick celebration spread to the foreign who participate to the festivities and have the feeling to “be Irish for one day”. During this celebration, they use to eat and drink Irish specialities like the Murphy's, Smithwick’s, Harp and Guinness, or whiskeys, Irish cider and Irish coffee.
Green giants: Ireland lifted the trophy this year but who will be Six Nations champions in 2015? First Idea with the Ireland’s Second Match against France the 14th of February (www.rugbyworld.com)
ü The Irish rugby team logo is the trefoil with 3 clovers in memories of their origins and their national identity. They wear a suit which is in green and white too, as the Irish flag (Green-White-Orange)
I hope you have enjoyed this article on the Shamrock and understood why this emblem is reallyimportant for them,
Normally, I should come back to you in less than two weeks and give you some news about the Rugby match against Ireland and France,
See you soon,
I want to present you one of the most famous competition in Rugby, the Six Nations Championship. Perhaps you know that in the past the Six Nations championship was named the Home Nations Championship. It was played between the nation of the United Kingdom and Ireland (1883–1909 and 1932–39). Two countries joined this championship: France in 1910 and Italy in 2000.
The winner is called the “European Champion”. If the Champion has never lost (he cans make a draw) he realises the Grand Slam (in French the Grand Chelem). In 2014, the European Champion was Ireland. The last Grand Slam was realised by Wales in 2012. Wales own also the best winning record with 37 victories in the competition.
There is also a feminine version of the championship and a junior one (less than 20 years old). France has won in 2014 in both competition.
Quote information about the Players:
White Shirt, White Shorts, Marine Socks
Blue Marine Shirt, White Shorts, Blue Marine Socks
Blue King Shirt, White Shorts, Red Socks
Red Shirt, White Shorts, Red Socks
Green Shirt, White Shorts, Green Socks
Blue Azure Shirt, White Shorts, Blue Azure Socks
Twickenham in London
The Lancaster’s Red Rose
The Scottish Thistle
The Three Ostrich Feather, the Leek
(For home matches)
Six Nations, The Irish Times, Wednesday, February 4, 2015
06/02/2015: Wales 16-21 England
07/02/2015: Italy 3-26 Ireland
07/02/2015: France 15-8 Scotland
14/02/2015: England 47-17 Italy
14/02/2015: Ireland 18-11 France
15/02/2015: Scotland 23-26 Wales
28/02/2015: Scotalnd 19 - 22 Italy
28/02/2015: France 13 - 20 Wales
01/03/2015: Ireland 19 - 9 England
14/03/2015: Wales 23 - 16 Ireland
14/03/2015: England 25 - 13 Scotland
15/03/2015: Italy 0 - 29 France
Final WEEK (5)
21/03/2015: Scotalnd 10 - 40 Ireland
21/03/2015: Italy 20 - 61 Wales
21/03/2015: England 55 -35 France
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