Irish History from 1-1000 AD
Beginnings of High Kingship at Tara, Co Meath
Ireland inhabited by tribes known as Scoti
Naill of the Nine Hostages, High King
King McNeill reigned
Pope Celestine 1 sent Palladius to the Irish, as their first Bishop.
Palladius died soon after.
Arrival of St. Patrick to help convert pagan Gaelic Kings to
Irish monks start to Christianize Europe
Irish monasticism reaches its zenith.
Full-scale Viking invasion.
| Gaelic is the Celtic branch of the Indo-European
family of languages. About one person in five in Ireland can speak
Irish today, but only one in 20 use it daily. In Scotland
approximately 80,000 people speak Gaelic. |
Saint Patrick (about 389-461) is the patron saint of
Ireland. Patrick was born in Britain.|
Ireland, together with Britain, joined
the European Economic Community in 1973.|
| The Celts
and Ancient History, Bronze and Iron Age - The ancient
culture of the Celts had settled in many European
countries including Austria, Britain, Ireland, France,
Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Western Germany, Northern
Spain, Turkey and Hungary. |
The Irish Government is expected to
call a General Election in Ireland for 2007.