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Irish History from 1650 - 1700 AD

1660 AD
Charles II took throne of England.
1685 AD
James II acceded to the throne of England.
1688 AD
Approximately 22 per cent of land was held by Catholics.
James II deposed as King in England.
December 7, 1688 : The gates of the city walls in Derry were shut against the troops of James II, beginning the Siege of Derry.
1689 AD
July 28, 1689: The Siege of Derry ended.
James II landed in Ireland with French support.
1690 AD
William III (William of Orange) arrived at Carrickfergus.
July 1690: William III defeated James II at the Battle of the Boyne.
1691 AD
Catholic forces were defeated at the Battle of Aughrim. Limerick surrendered.
1695 AD
The first of the 'Penal Laws' were enacted against Catholics in Ireland. The last of the 'Penal Laws' were not overturned until 1829.
1698 AD
William Molyneux wrote a pamphlet arguing against the right of England to make laws for Ireland.

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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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