Irish History from 1650 - 1700 AD
Charles II took throne of England.
James II acceded to the throne of England.
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.
July 28, 1689: The Siege of Derry ended.
James II landed in Ireland with French support.
William III (William of Orange) arrived at Carrickfergus.
July 1690: William III defeated James II at the Battle of the Boyne.
Catholic forces were defeated at the Battle of Aughrim. Limerick
The first of the 'Penal Laws' were enacted against Catholics in
Ireland. The last of the 'Penal Laws' were not overturned until 1829.
William Molyneux wrote a pamphlet arguing against the right of England
to make laws for Ireland.
| 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.|