Irish History from 1870 - 1890 BC
Rioting in Belfast following Catholic Lady Day march.
Charles Stewart Parnell elected as Member of Parliament for County
Irish National Land League founded following initiative by Michael
1879 - 1882
Land War in Ireland.
Captain Boycott and evictions.
Gladstone's second Land Act. Irish Coercion Bill and obstructionism.
Charles Stewart Parnell imprisoned in Kilmainham Jail.
'Kilmainham Treaty' and Charles Stewart Parnell's release from Jail.
Phoenix Park murder.
Ashbourne Land Act.
Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union established.
June 1886: First Home Rule Bill was defeated.
Eight Catholics died in rioting which followed Protestant
July 1886: Further rioting in the north of Ireland followed Orange
Order parades. Official death toll reached 31 by the middle of
Ulster Loyal Anti-Repeal Union established.
Ireland is derived from the Irish word Éire adding the Germanic word
| 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.|