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Irish History from 1700 - 1800 BC

1714 AD
Approximately 7% of land in Ireland was held by Catholics.
1775 AD
Henry Grattan became leader of the 'Patriot' party.
1782 AD
The Irish Parliament won legislative independence from the British Parliament.
1791 AD
The Society of the United Irishmen established.
1793 AD
Irish Parliament granted new powers.
Relief Act of 1793.
1795 AD
September 21, 1795: Formation of the Loyal Orange Institution (Orange Order) in County Armagh.
1796 AD
July 12, 1796: First parade held to commemorate the Battle of the Boyne.
A French fleet of 35 ships with Wolfe Tone on board tried to land at Bantry Bay but was prevented by bad weather.
1798 AD
The Rebellion of 1798 led by Woolfe Tone.
March 1798: Arrest of many members of the Leinster United Irishmen.
May 1798: Arrest and death of Lord Edward Fitzgerald. Rebellion in Midlands.
June 1798: Rebellion in Wexford.
Defeat of the United Irishmen at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
November 1798: Death of Wolfe Tone.

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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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