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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Irish Atlas


British Isles is removed from school atlases
By Tom Peterkin, Ireland Correspondent
(Filed: 03/10/2006)

The British Isles is to be wiped off the map by the Irish publishers of a school atlas after complaints that the term was no longer applicable in a modern Ireland.
Although the British Isles is a geographical term, it is resented by some Irish people who believe that it is redolent of empire and colonial occupation.
Folens, the Dublin-based publishers of school textbooks, will remove the words when it prints its next run of the atlases for secondary schools in January.
Folens will retain the British Isles in its atlases produced for children in the United Kingdom, which includes Northern Ireland.
Daily Telegraph

2 Comments:

Blogger gazza27 said...

Thats scary!

6:36 PM  
Blogger ByronB said...

It's hilarious - this atlas is only for Eire, they are publishing a normal one for Northern Ireland!!!

You gotta love these people.

12:05 PM  

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