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This year’s Doodle 4 Google competition is very special, the winning doodle will feature on the Google Ireland homepage on Easter Monday, 28th March, the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Millions of people will have the opportunity to see it, and understand what Ireland means to a young person today.
Ireland is naturally beautiful
Niamh Connerton, Fermoyle N.S, Fermoyle, Longford
My Doodle shows how beautiful Ireland is. I am sitting under the tree watching my Uncle in his tractor and my sister on her bicycle. Ireland is beautiful.
Ireland is beautiful
Elias Faustino Lawlor, Shellybanks Educate Together, Ballsbridge, Dublin
WEATHER: rain/sun/rainbows TRANSPORT: train and plane IRISH FLAG. LANDSCAPE: mountains (Sugarloaf), trees, green, cliffs (Dún Aonghasa), clovers, Poolbeg chimneys. ANIMALS(FAUNA): sheep, fox, fish(in sea) MUSIC: harp 'hiding in the letter 'e' '.
Walking on air in Ireland
Brendan Smith, Mourne Road Infant School, Drimnagh, Dublin
The beauty of Ireland is celebrated by all people from all backgrounds.
Ireland is my home
Erin Hunt, St Mochtas NS, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
I love my country where my mammy, daddy, grandparents and cousins are. I love visiting my grandad's farm in Mayo and watching him on his tractor.
Jack Lynch, Scoil Nuachabháil, Gortatlea, Kerry
The Ireland flags and the church with eyes for Ireland. The mommy with a baby in her tummy, the future of Ireland. The flowers, the beauty of Ireland.
Dancing to the music of Ireland
Amy Quinn, Caherline NS, Caherline, Limerick
I love dancing to Irish music. Dancing every style and beat makes me happy. I love my Ireland. It makes me smile:-).
Ronan Deasy, Glenageary Killiney N.S, Killiney Road, Dublin
A cool snake that makes me happy on March 17th.
I spy from Ireland's sky
Noah Farrell, New Quay N.S, New Quay, Clare
My Doodle shows the things I could see from a balloon over Ireland. There's stonewalls, fields, the sea and even an old cairn where Irish people were buried long ago. The sun helps the beardy farmer to grow his crops. That's me in the hot air balloon.
A Day on the Farm
Seanie Feehan, Scoil Naomh Eirc, Kilmoyley, Kerry
Ireland is waking up to the beautiful coloured fields in the countryside and spending the day on the tractor, caring for all the crops and farm animals. At the end of the day using the farmers walking stick to herd the animals home before having a nice cup of tea.
Kyran Boyle, Scoil Nuachabhail, Gortatlla, Kerry
The green and orange flags are flying for Ireland. Our homes of Ireland. The tractors are for cutting the green grass. There are stones for myself and my brother to play on. And his shoe fell off. The blue is for the sea of Ireland.
Ailbe Dimond, Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Vevay Road, Wicklow
Ireland is magical. The animals are free and the salmon of knowledge is jumping out of the circle. The heron is trying to catch the salmon. The people are making the 'G' out of stones. The Irish are celebrating with the flag. The animals are going to the tree.
The colour of gold
Ananya Roy, Mourne Road Infant School, Drimnagh, Dublin
The colours of the world and the shamrocks join together.
Smiley Happy Ireland
Kayla Ruane, St. John of Gods National School, Kilkenny
Ireland is full of towns and happy people so I drew buildings, cars, families and smiley faces. It is an Island so I drew an ocean and fish.
Ireland is the best place ever!
James Heffernan, St Mochtas NS, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
I play Gaelic football and hurling and they come from Ireland! St Patrick is really nice because he got all the snakes out of Ireland! We get to enjoy a parade each year because of him too! Sometimes rainbows have pots of gold at the end of them in Ireland. Ireland is very green and beautiful. But...most of all...Ireland is 'My Home'.
Ireland is full of animals and people
Ella Fitzpatrick, St Brigids Primary School, The Coombe, Dublin 7
The people are looking at the Irish flag.
Ruby Gallagher, St. Michaels N.S, Station Road, Cavan
Ireland is a really great place! It has lots of things that I like. It has music, dancing, towers, history, fries, green grass, leprechauns and shamrocks. I love it here!
Emma Seckington, Gaelscoil an Inbhir Mhóir, EmoclewRoad, Wicklow
Ireland is the land of natural beauty and wildlife inspiring our love of storytelling, our mythology. We must look after our wildlife for future generations to enjoy!
The Wild Atlantic Way
Ethan O'Leary, St. Patrick National School, Fanore, Co Clare
My Doodlle is based on the west of Ireland where I live with its fantastic variety of birds, such as guillemots and puffins.
Ireland is wild and magical
Lily Finn, Scoil Chaoimhín Naofa, Glendalough, Wicklow
I love Ireland's nature so I drew a hedgehog, an owl, a fox and a hare. I also love Ireland's history and old stories so I drew the round tower at Glendalough where I live and the salmon of knowledge leaping over a magical rainbow.
A Google Céilí
Caoimhe Curley, Breaffy N.S St. Johns, Breaffy, Mayo
Ireland is a great place for music. That is why I like it so much!
Caitlin O'Donovan, Whitechurch N.S, Cappagh, Waterford
Irish dancing is my favourite activity. It is lots of fun. I meet all my friends. I can dance the 'reel' and I am learning the 'jig'. I was dancing in the 'St Patrick's Day' parade. When I grow up I would like to dance in 'Riverdance'.
Liam Murphy, Garracloon N.S., Knockmore, Mayo
In my picture I have drawn all the things I like about Ireland. Fishing and farming are my favourite things. Also the leprechaun is a sign of how lucky I am to live here. I like Irish and I will be waving my flag for the Rugby World Cup.
Irish Weather - Four season in one day
Katie Mullaney, Midfield N.S., Midfield, Mayo
My Doodle shows how the weather can change so much in Ireland in one day- from hot, to wet, to cold. I love going outside but I don't like changing my clothes so often.
Órla Reynolds, Crecora National School, Crecora, Limerick
Ireland is a proud sporting nation full of excellent sportsmen and sportswomen. We have athletes from all counties involved in so many sports. Irish people enjoy winning, however are always respectable and gracious in defeat. We stand together, we stand tall and our achievements in world sport are outstanding.
Friendship and Love
Katya Avdonina, CETNS, Beachpark Ave, Dublin 15
Ireland is friendship and love between many different people who live on this beautiful green island.
Selina Ocak, Lisnagey N.S, School Road, Limerick
This Doodle represents Ireland and Irish culture.
Life and culture
Cillian Slattery, Ratoath S.N.S., Fairyhouse Road,, Meath
I did this doodle of my favourite aspects of Irish life and culture. Croke Park, a shamrock and a hurl and the sea.
Ireland is this
Ciarán Harrington, Castlepark School, Castlepark Rd., Dublin
My Doodle is fun, colourful and Irish. It shows pictures of things I feel represent Ireland.
Every happy Irish day
Anastazja Kimel, Scoil Colmcille, Kilmacrennan, Donegal
In Ireland, all sheep are happy. Everyday they see rainbows and dance to the music of the Irish harp. They also play all day with leprechauns.
Ireland is my island
Dean Mullen, Scoil Muire Gan Smál, Pearse Road, Sligo
This brings folklore and our food together.
City and Country Life
Jack Sheehy, St. Cronan's B.N.S., Vevay Rd., Wicklow
These are two special places to me, Clonmacnoise and Dublin city where I have had lots of fun and great memories.
Ireland is a land so green
Mia Buckley, Summercove N.S, Summercove, Cork
Ireland is a land so green with grazing cattle to be seen. Steeped in rich history with music and sports so fine. I love this Irish home of mine.
Ireland is legend
Isabelle Fisher, Ballyraine NS, Letterkenny, Donegal
The stories of Irish legends are all part of everyone's childhood. They are heroic, sad, victorious and tragic. The 'Children of Lir', 'The Salmon of Knowledge', 'Tír na nÓg' and 'Fionn Mac Cumhaill' are all part of what 'Ireland is' for me because Ireland is legend.
Ireland is me!
Sophie Singleton, St.Thomas S.N.S, Jobstown, Dublin 24
Ireland is the love reflected from the Ha'penny bridge. It’s the journey up the steps of the Giants Causeway, Ireland is the strength of the G.P.O. It's is the religions that stand united, Ireland is the past and future, IRELAND IS ME!!
The Symbols of Ireland
Emma Hanley, Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff, Limerick
I did this drawing on my opinion of Ireland. The harp represents Irish music. Then a celtic design. The 'punt' is a symbol of how we have changed. Then the map of Ireland. An Irish dancer for our dancing ways and the Euro sign because we are part of he European Union.
Ireland is Magic
Jude Lee, St. John of God N.S., Passage Rd, Waterford
Ireland is a place full of legends and fairytales. They make where we live a magical place.
Open your mind
Caitlín Gartlan, Killanny School, Tully Drum, Monaghan
It is about how Google help answer all my questions and answers. It helps me see all the lovely things and places in the world just by using my hands and my mind opens.
Cathal Daniel Keogh, Ballyroan B.N.S, Ballyroan road, Dublin 16
Ogham is an ancient Celtic alphabet from the 1st century. It was written on trees and standing stones to give informaton. Twenty centuries later where do we get our information from?....Google!
The life of Ireland
Órnait Coen, Tynagh NS, Tynagh, Galway
The capital G represents emigration in Ireland. The first O and the L represents historical tourist attraction. The second O represents Irish religious culture. The small G represents the GAA in the form of a Gaelic football. The E Represent s our national flag.
Clodagh Cartwright, Mol an Óige Steiner N.S, Ennistymon, Clare
I live in the west of Ireland so the Burren is very important to me and symbolises what Ireland is. The fiddle is a traditional Irish instrament which I play and is why I drew it .
Ireland is Ancient
Shannah Galligan, Killinkere N.S, Virgina, Cavan
Old ancient Ireland our pride and glory, is our country with a big story. The Celts and Vikings, harps and sport, is the country we all support.
Ireland is our celtic history
Anya Clarke-Carr, Ratoath S.N.S., Fairyhouse Road,, Meath
Ireland is a colourful and energetic place and has been for thousands of years.
Ireland is a historic country!
Dawn Wheeler, Scoil Mhairtin, Kilworth, Cork
My Doodle for Google is the GPO Dublin. I did the GPO Dublin as 2016 is the 100 year anniversary for the 1916 Easter Rising and the GPO was a major part.
The myth and magic of Ireland
Róisín Nolan Collins, Ballinadee N.S, Ballinadee, Cork
I have based my picture on the history and legends of Ireland. The Children of Lir and the Salmon of Knowledge, the snakes that St. Patrick drove away. The round tower and the crannogs where our ancestors would have lived.
Mia Hughes, Killyconnan N.S, Lower Lavey, Cavan
Ireland is... a great farming country. Farming provides us with meat, milk and cereal crops. It also provides work. I also incorporated Celtic designs in my Doodle. I did this because the Celtic times was a big part of Irish history. The Celtics created holidays we celebrate today.
Ireland is Tradition
Laura Materak, Holy Family Secondary School, Newbridge, Kildare
I chose Ireland is tradition as my theme because I'm from Poland so I am lucky to have 2 traditions. I find Irish tradition very interesting. In remembrance of the 1916 Rising I drew the Easter Lily.
Ireland is Marine Life
Inez Gadula, Loreto Foxrock, Dublin 18
When I think of Ireland I think of the sea because Ireland is an Island and I live by the coast. Each of my letters represents something that I see when I go for a walk by the seaside or what generally comes to mind when I think of the sea.
Ireland is not just green
Billie Baumeister, Holy Faith Secondary School, 1 Belgrove Road, Dublin
As many people will look at Ireland as green. Green like the leaves on the trees and the grass in the fields, but I look at Ireland and see all the colours of the rainbow. The colours are in the Autumn leaves in the Autumn trees.
Ireland is inspiring
Maríosa Bryceland, Loreto Community School Milford, Convent Road, Donegal
Ireland should be known for more than leprechauns. We should be known for our inspiring warriors who fought for us, to our people who have changed the world of dance, acting and music. And more recently we were the first country to legalise gay marriage (woohoo!!!!).
Ireland through the ages
Nene Lonergan, Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel, Tippeary
Ireland's identity is a true product of its history. In this doodle I proceed through the story of Ireland; from early Christianity to the plantations, the famine, the gaelic cultural movement, the Easter Rising and culminating in the modern symbol of Ireland; The Harp.
The Magic of Ireland
Varvara Bolikava, St. Wolstan's Community School, Celbridge, Kildare
Ireland is an enchanting land where legend and reality come together. In this doodle I've included it's scenery and nature, a brief look at it's history, it's sports and culture
Ireland is..Full of Culture
Lauren Cahill, FCJ Bunclody, Bunclody, Wexford
The Irish culture is what makes Ireland Ireland. This doodle represents some of our Irish tradtions!
Ireland is magical
Mehetabel Ojienor, Holy Family Secondary School, Newbridge, Kildare
I drew this because it represents some things that Ireland stands for and shows some of Irelands well known symbols.
Bee's and Butterflies
Gwen Scanlon, Scoil Mhuire College, 1/2/3 Sidney Place, Cork
As the theme is "Ireland is" I decided to base mine on agriculture. I think agruculture plays a big part in Ireland.
Ireland is beautiful!
Aisling Donelan, Portumna Community College, St Brigids Road, Galway
Ireland is beautiful. It has lovely scenery and landscapes. Even though it is nearly always raining, Ireland can have sun. Sheep have a place in Ireland everywhere and it suits the theme. I went with the country idea since Ireland has such beautiful scenery.
Ireland is it's culture
Paulina Pietrasiuk, Colaiste Nano Nagle, Sexton street, Limerick
Ireland is.....made up all of it's famous music, sport, culture, art and symbols that represent Ireland.
Tereze Belseva, Davitt College, Springfeild, Mayo
A beautiful place for scenery.
Journey through our land
Nicole Tighe, Gallen Community School, Ferbane, Offaly
This drawing brings Ireland's wildlife such as the golden eagle, fox and squirrel, heritage such as castles, cottages and crosses and symbols such as shamrocks, pots of gold and Irelands own colours to form Ireland's beauty in one image.
Karla Geoghegan, St Clares College, Ballyjamesduff, Co.Cavan
Ireland is a country full of of talent. It is famous for its traditional music, Irish dancing, its beautiful lit up buildings and architecture. It has a great rugby reputation and is an amazing place to be.
What it means to be Irish
Maura Mooney, Castleknock Community College, Carpenterstown Road, Dublin 15
I took inispiration from The Book of Kells for my G. The O was our own old Irish Currency. The other O was the tribal cross from ancient Ireland. The G is our beloved tea, and L and E is our native sport.
My Ireland, My Home
Louise Murphy, St. Mary's Secondary School, Irishtown, Wexford
In my Doodle, I wanted to show the world Ireland's beautiful history, culture and passion that will never die and also that Ireland is modernising. I feel that the world needs to see just how naturally beautiful & magical Ireland is!
Ireland is pride
Leah Cleary, Cnoc Mhuire, Cnoc Mhuire, Longford
This drawing represents my image of Ireland. The Claddagh and Tara brooch represent Ireland's fine crafts. The celtic G and the cross in the "O" represent Irish Heritage. The Spire and Newgrange represent Ireland's landscapes and monuments. The tree birds represent Ireland's freedom and equalities.
Ireland is…a land of rich culture and heritage
Ellie Stone, Hazelwood College, Dromcolliher, Co. Limerick
The bodhrán and the harp represent Irish music, while the castle represents our rich history. The celtic "e" represents the celtic age of Ireland, while sport and legends are represented also. The Connemara pony and the Irish wolfhound represent the animals of Ireland.
Shannon Craig, Royal and Prior, Derry Road, Donegal
The Book of Kells is held in Trinity College, Dublin. I was impressed with the vivid colours & detailed drawings. I took bits from the manuscript & made them into a collage. This reflects the detail of Irish Celtic art.
What we really are
Sonia Jarosz, Scoil Carmel, O'Connell Ave., Limerick
Our culture goes back to 3200 BC. Newgrange (3 spiral carvings on "e"), to the early Christian Period ("g"), last Irish high kings death in battle ("l"), our struggle for identity and equality ("o") (James Larkin "G"). Today we are all that and part of something bigger, The EU ("o").
Nicholas Henihan, St Mary's College C.S.P, Rathmines, Dublin 6
I came up with this design because to me Ireland is beautiful landscape and wildlife. I was inspired by the stunning scenery of Galway when on holidays with my family.
Ireland is equal
Kayleigh Mulhall, St Michaels Holy Faith, Wellmount Road, Dublin 11
My doodle refers to the recent gay marriage referendum. The rainbow, a symbol for the gay pride flag, begins in black and white to represent the past and how equality was non-existent. It shows a progression into the present at Dublin Castle, shining through the "e" for equality.
Tá sé na cultóiri in na hÉirinn
Laura Mannion, Convent of Mercy, Convent Road, Roscommon
In My Doodle I am trying to portray the culture in Ireland.
Ireland in fascinating
Alanna Drury, Loreto Foxrock, Dublin 18
Ireland is a place where you will find both history and tradition perfectly combined. From the highly detailed celtic calligraphy found in The Book of Kells, to the carefully engraved stones at Newgrange.
Ireland is legendary
Róisín Clothier, Castletroy College, Newtown, Limerick
Ireland is a country rich in history, beautiful celtic art and fascinating legends. My Doodle, therefore, is inspired by Irish symbols, The Book of Kells and Myths such as "The Children of Lir" and "The Salmon of Knowledge".
Ireland is equal
Dara Darcy, Borrisokane Community College, Ballyhaden, Tipperary
On the 23rd of May Ireland made history by becoming the first country in the world to introduce same-sex marriage by way of universal ballot. Ireland is equal to all, and a country I'm proud to call my home.
The Land of Many Things
Deirdre McGuinness, St. Catherine Vocational School, Donegal Road, Donegal
Ireland: The Land of Saints, Scholars, Horses, Celts and Music.
Ireland is…home to writers
Beth Fuller, Loreto Foxrock, Dublin 18
Ireland is the homeland of some of the greatest writers of all time, and I wanted to reflect this by bringing Samuel Beckett, Séamus Heaney and W.B. Yeats into my Doodle.
Ireland is anything
Rebecca Ryan, Kilrush Community School, Kilrush, Clare
A mess of Irish events, creativity, music and art. A picture of Patriotism, heritage, happiness and community. Also celebrates the legalisation of gay marriage or, now, just marriage.
Dovile Kaminskaite, Inver College, Carrickmacross, Monaghan
I have decided to doodle something that has something to do with what I first think of Ireland, which is the Book of Kells - A very beautiful representation of Irish art.