Irish History from 1000-1500 AD
Brian Boru/ defeats Vikings at Clontarf, but is murdered.
Dermot MacMurrough, exiled king of Leinster, invites help
May 1, 1170: Arrival of Normans in County Wexford.
Arrival of Earl of Pembroke ('Strongbow').
'Strongbow' became King of Leinster. Arrival of Henry II.
Statutes of Kilkenny were introduced to try to stop the assimilation
of the 'English born in Ireland' into the Gaelic way of life.
| 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.|
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.|