Irish History
Ireland 10,000 BC
Ireland 1 AD
Ireland 1000 AD
Ireland 1500 AD
Ireland 1600 AD

Ireland 1650 AD
Ireland 1700 AD
Ireland 1800 AD

Ireland 1850 AD
Ireland 1870 AD
Ireland 1890 AD
Ireland 1920 AD

Irish History from 1-1000 AD

200 AD
Beginnings of High Kingship at Tara, Co Meath

300 AD
Ireland inhabited by tribes known as Scoti

377-405 AD
Naill of the Nine Hostages, High King

428-463 AD
King McNeill reigned

431 AD
Pope Celestine 1 sent Palladius to the Irish, as their first Bishop. Palladius died soon after.

432 AD
Arrival of St. Patrick to help convert pagan Gaelic Kings to Christianity.

550 AD
Irish monks start to Christianize Europe
700-800 AD
Irish monasticism reaches its zenith.

795 AD
Full-scale Viking invasion.

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 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.


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