Lielirbe

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Lielirbe
Livonian: Īra
Village
Village pier
Village pier
Lielirbe is located in Latvia
Lielirbe
Lielirbe
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 57°37′08″N 22°06′24″E / 57.61889°N 22.10667°E / 57.61889; 22.10667Coordinates: 57°37′08″N 22°06′24″E / 57.61889°N 22.10667°E / 57.61889; 22.10667
Country  Latvia
Municipality Ventspils municipality
Parish Tārgale parish
First mentioned 1387
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2015)
 • Total 4
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 ( EEST)

Lielirbe (Livonian: Īra) is a populated place in Tārgale parish, Ventspils municipality, Latvia. One of the twelve Livonian villages on Līvõd rānda - the Livonian Coast. Other names: Liyelirbe, Gross Irben, Lielirbes Ciems

Notable people

Born in Lielirbe:

  • Martynas Lepstė (Livonian: Maŗt Lepst ) (1881-1958) — Livonian sailor and teacher on the Liv coast in 1923-1938, chairman of the Livonian Union in 1924-1933. [1]
  • Ditrick Bloom (1893-1970) — conductor of the Great Boy's Choir.
  • Emily Rull (1910-1989) — a poet.
  • Valda Bluma-Šuvcanė (1923-2007) — researcher of the Livonian culture and history.

References

  1. ^ "The teaching of Livonian in the coast schools was undertaken by the Livonian sailor Maŗt Lepst, who ended up riding on horseback from town to town, teaching at each school one day a week." Virtual Livonia. History. The Second National Awakening.

See also