Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

Opening Ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2014 at Celtic Park Glasgow by Queen Elizabeth. 17 sports across 11 days of competition.

Queen Elizabeth II authoritatively opened the twentieth Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on Wednesday after a moving and beautiful function before a 40,000 limit swarm. (CWG Opening function pays tribute to Malaysia Airlines MH17 exploited people)

The Games will offer 17 games over 11 days of rivalry with more than 4,500 competitors from 71 countries contending, making the occasion the greatest Scotland has ever facilitated.

The Queen approached those present to “unite” in troublesome times as a minute’s quiet was held for the casualties of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight calamity. Eighty-two of the 298 individuals who passed on a week ago when the plane descended over eastern Ukraine were from Commonwealth countries. The Malaysian group additionally entered the stadium with their banner at half-pole and wore dark armbands.

Queen Elizabeth said, “To you, the Commonwealth players, I send my great wishes for accomplishment in your tries. Your achievements over the impending days will urge all of us to fortify the bonds that unite us.

“You remind us that youngsters, those under 25 years old, make up a large portion of our Commonwealth subjects; and it is to you that we endow our qualities and our future.

“I offer my genuine because of the numerous associations and volunteers who have worked steadily to bring these Games to realization, and undoubtedly to the observers here in the stadium and to the millions viewing on TV.

“Together, every one of you have influence in fortifying our fellowships in this cutting edge and dynamic relationship of countries. “It now provides for me the best joy to announce the twentieth Commonwealth Games open.”

A brilliant, about three-hour long service started with an extravagant succession portraying the historical backdrop of Scotland was trailed by live exhibitions from incredibly famous Scottish vocalists Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle.

The Queen then made her door, joined by Prince Philip, whilst the RAF Red Arrows performed a brilliant flyover past the stadium. Groups from each of the 71 countries were then paraded, beginning with 2010 hosts India and closure with Scotland.

Six-time Olympic gold medalist Chris Hoy conveyed the Queen’s rod on the last leg of its 100,000 mile travel through the majority of the Commonwealth countries in the course of recent months.

There was a short minute of sham when the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation Prince Tunku Imran couldn’t expel the Queen’s message from the stick.

Nonetheless, once the message was at last uprooted, the Queen hailed Glasgow’s suitability for a rival regularly known as the “amicable diversions.”

“In the course of recent days the twirly doo has gone to all the countries and domains of the Commonwealth, crossing each landmass in a trip of more than 100,000 miles.

“The twirly doo hand-off speaks to an assembling of individuals from all aspects of the Commonwealth and serves as an indication of our imparted beliefs and aspirations as a various, resourceful and binding crew.

“What’s more now, that implement has landed here in Glasgow, a city prestigious for its dynamic social and wearing accomplishments, for the warmth of its kin, for this opening function of the well disposed amusements.”

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond likewise respected the group players and authorities to what he portrayed as “Scotland’s scene for 11 days of game and society.”

Self Catering Apartments – Holidays in Dublin

Self Catering Apartments – Holidays in Dublin

Things to do on Self catering holiday apartments in Dublin.

If you are planning a self catering apartment based stay in Dublin, there are loads of family accommodations to choose from in Dublin. We at www.goholidaylets.com have splendid city centre self-catering accommodation that you can choose from..For the location i.e if you want a secluded area, close to the town centre or near the beach or houses located near, major shopping malls, banks, cinema halls, restaurants that offer cuisines that are up to standard, locally made foods that you would like to sample, entertainment, and many unique attractions, GoHolidayLets is here at your service.

The apartments are well serviced with internet services, WI – FI, Wireless network and provide a cool ambience for those on vacation but still got some work to do. Whether you are looking for corporate serviced apartments or holiday apartments in Dublin, we offer accommodations to fit your needs with studio, one, two, and three bedroom serviced apartments. Our apartments are tastefully furnished and feature spacious bedrooms, kitchens, and living areas.

Guests at our serviced apartments in Dublin enjoy a variety of facilities that are provided for the comfort and pleasure of our guests. When you choose our apartments for rent in Dublin, you will enjoy facilities that include a bar, restaurant, pool, gym and more. If you need extra services of a caterer that can be arranged on request.

Start planning your travel and reserve the serviced apartments of your choice using our online reservation link. Complete the form with your contact information, check for the apartments in Dublin and size of the apartment that you require, and move in date to check availability and book your reservation, via our website www.goholidaylets.com

When planning a family day out with family here are some of the exciting places you can tour while on vacation:

Comedy Animation Workshops, The Ark, Temple Bar, you can have tons of fun as you design, make pictorials of the animals, paint and Your kid can get to act a character of their favorite animals, talk like them and make voices like them too, you can have a video of your kids doing so for great memoirs as well as taking pictures too.

FunnyFest – A Festival of Comedy for Children, The Ark, Temple Bar,5th July to 24th August. Performances and workshops to make you smile this Summer, featuring Stand Up Comedy for Families, Stand Up Comedy Workshops, Kid between the age of 2-4

Stand Up Comedy Workshops, If you think you are a funny person and can make people’s ribs crack and you’re not sure if you can stand on a multitude of people, well there is someone who can help you build your confidence too and assist you achieve your talent in all ways. If you really love doing comedy this is an opportunity you would not like to miss.

 

Attractions in Galway

Attractions in Galway

Galway – The Gem on the West Coast of Ireland

The city of Galway lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay and is surrounded by County Galway. It is the fourth most populous urban area in the Republic of Ireland and the sixth most populous city on the island of Ireland. Merchant, It is also known as the city of the tribes. Historically fourteen merchant tribes ran the city a hundred years ago.

It could be said that Galway is Ireland’s Cultural Heart and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events. Every November, Galway hosts the Tulca Festival of Visual Arts as well as numerous festivals.

On a visit to Galway there is a sense that it’s a multicultural city as there is a large mix of people have made Galway there home over the last 30 years. But Galway at the sametime maintains its own cultural diversity. Galway is a place well worth a visit www.goholidaylets.com has a beautiful self catering house situated in Oranmore just outside the city.

Place to see and remember:

Eyre Square (renamed John F Kennedy Park but to most people always be Eyre Square) an open green park where one can relax or view the many attractions which include:

The Statue of Paraic O’Connaire, erected in 1935 in memory of the writer who travelled the roads with his horse and cart. Best remembered for a poem in the Irish language M’asal Beag Dubh. Died 1928.

Cannons, which demonstrate Irish people involved in various wars. These cannons were presented to the Connaught Rangers at the end of the Crimean War 1854-1856. The Rangers had played a major part in the Alma Valley Battles in 1854.

The Fountain, built in 1984, consists of a copper-coloured representation of the sails of the Galway Hooker. This was a traditional fishing boat, unique to Galway.

Other areas of interest in Galway:

The Spanish Arch, built in 1584 and located on the banks of the River Corrib, as an extension of the city walls that protected the quay.

City Museum, situated into one of its walls of the Spanish Arch, displays antiques and implements that were used in Galway many years ago.

Lynch’s Castle, a fine stone building and a townhouse which dates back to the 14th century. Mayor Lynch, reputed to have hanged his son for murder. Lynch’s Castle was once the home to the most powerful family in Galway. This incredible limestone building is a fine example of an Irish gothic style.

Blakes Castle, in the heart of Galway town, was a 15th century town house of the Blakes. Used later as a town jail up to the 19th century, it is now restored as part of a hotel.

Cathedral of our Lady, erected on the site of an old jail in 1965, this massive church is constructed in Galway limestone with green Connemara marble floors and was one of the last Cathedrals in Europe made from stone.

Collegiate Church of St Nicholas of Myra, built in 1320, this is one of the largest medieval parish churches in Ireland and is dedicated to the patron saint of travellers. The church contains elaborate tombs, chapels and some of the finest examples of Galway’s medieval stone carvings and flags of forgotten wars.

Kirwan’s Lane, Galway’s most important medieval street is home to Busker Browne’s Pub which contains part of the ‘Slate Nunnery’, given to the Dominican nuns in 1686 by John Kirwan. Further down the lane is were Wolfe Tone played in the little theatre founded by ‘Humanity’ Dick Martin in the 18th century.

National University of Galway, established as one of the Queens’ Colleges in Ireland in 1845 and it officially opened in 1849. The oldest and prettiest part of the college (the “Quadrangle”) is a replica of the corresponding building at Oxford University.

Courthouse and Town Hall Theatre, these two buildings stand opposite each other.

Franciscan Abbey, located on part of the site of the Friary founded in 1296 by William Liath de Burgo.

The Bridge Mills, Two mills, one is a converted grain mill the another had a variety of uses including a woollen mills.

As shown above Galway has many interesting places to visit. It is a very relaxing location and a self-catering house could be the ideal solution to your holiday accommodation needs.

Visit Dublin Ireland

Visit Dublin Ireland

It is a city that is synonymous with such literary giants like James Joyce, Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift Brendan Behan and more recently the late Seamus Heaney.

Dublin like any capital city around the world is the centre of government and commerce in Ireland. It is a beautiful city straddling both sides of the river Liffey. Nowadays a centre of excellence for software creation. Companies like IBM, Google, Linkedin, Yahoo, and Microsoft have chosen to establish their European Headquaters.

Historical for many years, Dublin has been a centre of English both written and spoken. Evidence of this can be seen in the ancient Book of Kellys on display at Trinity College. It is a city that is synonymous with such literary giants like James Joyce, Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift Brendan Behan and more recently the late Seamus Heaney.

There is plenty to attract the visitor to Dublin one of which represents another landmark the St James Gate Guinness Brewery.

This is the Guinness Storehouse retained the top spot for the third year running in the listing of Ireland’s top visitor attractions. The iconic Dublin attraction was closely followed by Dublin Zoo, while The National Gallery of Ireland continues its dominance of the free attractions in the capital.

Guinness Storehouse
Located in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery, which has been home to the black stuff since 1759, this massive seven-storey building, a former Guinness fermentation plant, has been remodelled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness. A visit will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about this world famous beer. The highlight for many visitors is the Gravity Bar where you receive a complimentary pint of Guinness and can relax and enjoy the breath taking 360-degree views across Dublin City.

Secondly there is Dublin Zoo which is located in the Phoenix Park.The largest inner city park in Europe.

Dublin Zoo
The Zoo houses many rare and exotic animals living and roaming in a wide variety of natural habitats. Wander through the African Savanna and gaze at the giraffes, zebras, scimitar oryx and ostrich, then head to the Kaziranga Forest to see the magnificent herd of Asian elephants that call this beautiful place home. The Zoo allows you to discover amazing animals to including tigers, hippos, bats, rare monkeys, gorillas, chimpanzees, red pandas and reptiles to name but a few.

National Aquatic Centre
AquaZone, at the National Aquatic Centre, is one of the most innovative water parks in Europe. A whole host of exciting features ensures that there is lots of family fun, thrills and something for everyone. If you crave extreme thrills, raging water adventures, flying through the air, or just an enjoyable day with your family, AquaZone at the National Aquatic Centre has Europe’s biggest and best water rides and attractions waiting for you!

Visit Spains Region of Andalucia

Visit Spains Region of Andalucia

Once Spain´s poorest region, Andalucia – and specifically the provinces of Malaga, Granada and Seville – is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, thanks to its sandy beaches, beautiful countryside, spectacular mountain ranges, fabulous monuments and high-spirited people who live life to the full and are well known for their exuberance, warmth and hospitality.

Andalucia is also home of flamenco and bullfighting, which can be best enjoyed at the region´s countless ferias and romerias.

But perhaps the most unique feature of this enchanting region are the remnants of its Moorish past. The Moors were a mixture of Berbers and Arabs who crossed into Spain from North Africa by the Straits of Gibraltar and occupied the peninsula – which they called al Andalus – for more than seven centuries, dating from 710 when they first landed in Tarifa. Within a mere four years they had virtually conquered the entire country, although they soon withdrew to the southern part of the peninsula, where they established, in the towns of Cordoba, Seville and Granada, one of the most sophisticated civilisations of the Middle Ages. Each of these Andalucian capitals boasts spectacular remains of their monuments, the most unforgettable of which is, undoubtedly, Granada’s Alhambra palace.

Andalucia has 500 miles of coastline and of which 70% are sandy beaches. One of the most spectacular is the beach at Marbella. The Mediterranean seaboard is graced by the Costa de Almeria, Costa Tropical and the glamorous, cosmopolitan Costa del Sol, while the Costa de la Luz lies along the Atlantic shore to the west of Gibraltar.

As well as Andalucia´s fascinating cities and dazzling shores, the region is sprinkled with tiny unspoiled villages and whitewashed towns – the famous pueblos blancos – which tourists often overlook, even though they are of easy access, such as Casares, Gaucin and Frigilana.

Andalucia, then, is a region of startling contrasts and great charm. Yet, this mysterious corner of Europe is easy to reach, with hundreds of charter flights arriving each week at Malaga´s Pablo Picasso International Airport, which lies midway between Malaga, the main city of the coast, and Torremolinos, the region´s most legendary resort.

A visit to this region is a must for any intending holiday maker. Our website www.goholidaylets.com has a number of self catering apartments and villas in this area particularly in Marbella.

How to find a Self Catering Apartment Albufeira

How to find  a Self Catering Apartment Albufeira
Marina Albufeira
Albufeira Marina apartment

Albufeira is a renowned  holiday rental resort in the central Algarve.  In particular the Albufeira Marina area is well worth a visit.  Luxurious Albufeira Marina apartments accommodation are located nearby many water based and boating activities,  The AlgarExperience is based here which provides boat to the magnificent caves along Portuguese Coast. Easydivers Dive Centre,is located at the Marina ring +351 966 192 299 for information.    Algarve Charter at  Cais H, Escritório 3 – Marina de Albufeira, 8201-918 Albufeira, are nearby.  As the name implies you can book various charters over different durations some even provide BBQs on route.  If your looking for a place to relax and enjoy the craic try the Irish Shamrock Bar at R. Cândido dos Reis 12, 8200-103 Albufeira. +351 967 719 179.    Also locally you ll find accommodation stunning Albufeira villas with private pools.

There are a number of good restaurants in the area one of which is Nosolo Italia, R. Marina de Albufeira, 8200 Albufeira,  +351 289 513 307.  The  serve traditional Italian food all freshly prepared in house.  They also a large outdoor area on the side of the Albufeira Marina where you can dine in style while enjoying the beautiful weather.

Lets take a look at an Albufeira apartment that is listed on www.goholidaylets.com

Apartment Marina Zen T1 – Albufeira

The Marina Zen is a modernly decorated one-bedroom apartment

This modern Albufeira apartment is located on Costa do Ouro complex on the Albufeira Marina situated on the western of the town, with all its amazing colors. The marina with its shops, restaurants and bars is the starting point for many of the most popular things to do in Albufeira, such as boat trips, fishing trips and diving excursions. Through marina’s long promenade is the fishing port where you can see the fishermen going about their daily business and also get a lovely view of Albufeira across the bay. The property is nearby the beaches such Praia dos Pescadores, São Rafael  and 10 minutes drive away from zoomarine.

The apartment offers a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge with a balcony overlooking the pool and the Albufeira marina.

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Whats on July 2014 Marbella

Whats on July 2014 Marbella

Snapback Tuesday’s at TIBU Banus is Marbella’s number one night for RnB and Hip Hop with DJ’s spinning the freshest jams with breakdancers and street performers.

• Type : Nightlife

• Dates : 1 Jul 2014

• Location : TIBU BANUS

• Tel : +34 952 810 918

Warehouse at Tibu Banus

Warehouse hosts Tibu Banus every Wednesday, Marbella’s number 1 deep house night.

Led by Max St Croix and special guests.

• Type : Party

• Dates : 2 Jul 2014

• Location : TIBU BANUS

• Tel : +34 952 810 918

K:Miss performs Jazz Soul Live at C’est La Vie

Local singer K:Miss performs the smooth sounds of jazz and soul live. Music from 8pm, but why not head down a little earlier for a bite to eat first!

• Type : Live Music

• Dates : 2 Jul 2014 at 20:00

• Location : C’est La Vie Restaurant & Lounge

• Tel : +34 952 783 394

Marbella Luxury Yacht Charters

Yacht charters every day of the week with options to suit all tastes and budgets from 12ft power boats to 94 foot luxury yachts. ..

• Type : Party

• Dates : 3 Jul 2014 – 7 Jul 2014

• Location : My Destination Marbella Luxury Yachts

• Tel : +34 692 007 921

MadHatters Film Camp

Reynard Productions presents the MadHatters Film Camp at Sotogrande International School. Create your own movie; writing, directing, acting, filming.

• Type : Film

• Dates : 5 Apr 2014 – 18 Jul 2014

• Location : Sotogrande International School

• Tel : +34 673 505 838

Summer Camp at Manolo Santana Racquets Club

The Manolo Santana Racquets Club summer camp is back! The place where children and teenagers from 3 to 16 years enjoy summer practicing the best sports in Marbella.

• Type : Sport

• Dates : 30 Jun 2014 – 29 Aug 2014

• Location : Manolo Santana Racquets Club

• Tel : +34 952 778

• Intensive Tennis Course @ Puente Romano Tennis Club 30 June to 30 August from Monday to Friday.

• Starts : 30-06-2014

Ends : 30-08-2014

Location : Puente Romano Tennis Club