Irish history is well studied and much loved. Here are some links to interesting sites with Irish historical content.
Irish Myths and Irish History
Who kept the myths alive through Irish history? Long before the digital age, there was an order to how history, myth, and legend were passed down in Ireland. First the Druids, then the monks maintained the stories of Ireland.
An Irish Saint
The story of Oliver Plunkett, the last Irish Catholic to be martyred by the English after the Cromwellian persecutions.
Ancient Irish Settlers
Archaeologists find that the Irish have been around for at least 9000 years.
Buck Whaley --Ireland's Greatest Rogue
The life and times of Thomas "Buck" Whaley --- Irish profligate.
Christmas Eve 1601
Ireland is in the middle of the nine year war, who will prevail
Dympna--- Irish Saint
The life and death of the young Dympna dedicated to serving others and losing her life through the lust and passion of a wicked Irish Chieftain father.
Eamon De Valera
The life and legacy of Eamon De Valera
First Duke of Wellington
The First Duke of Wellington and His Aversion to his Irish ancestry.
Historical Events of May
History and events over the years which has helped to shape Ireland into what it is now.
Ireland's Famous Sons
Brief description of three of Ireland´s famous "sons" down through the ages.
Ireland's History to the 1400s
Ireland's history starts about 6000 years ago. Recent archaeological finds date Irish colonization to about 9,000 years ago. Here is a timeline of Irish history from the start of "kept records," condensed from then to the 1400s.
Irish History 1800's to Present
The history of Ireland from the 1800's with emphasis on the various rebellions and the establishment of the Irish Free State and the continuation of Ulster with the Union of Great Britain & Ireland
Irish Life In The 1800's
What was life like in Ireland in the 1800´s for the "ordinary" folk. Here is a brief description.
Maud Gonne : Irish Revolutionary
This is a tale of love and the fight for independence for Ireland. Maud Gonne story of Maud Gonne, associate of W.B.Yeats in the fight for Irish Independence.
Newgrange, Brú na Bóinne
A step back in history to a ancient tomb, and the mystery it holds.
Newgrange, The Tomb
The story of the tomb of Newgrange and the mystery and fascination it holds for so many.
Oliver Cromwell & Ireland
Was Cromwell a hero or villain----- like even modern politicians, it depends on who you ask ! But killing people in the name of Christ,is one philosophy that will one day be called to answer for the deaths of so many.
Paddy the Cope was from Dungloe
How Paddy "the Cope" Gallagher changed Irish commerce with a small co-operative in Dungloe, County Donegal.
Robert Emmet & The Uprising
Robert Emmet is a name well known among the ranks of tragic Irish heroes of the Uprising.
Spire of Dublin
The Spire of Dublin now stands at the site of Nelson's Pillar, a Dublin landmark for a century and a half. Nelson was an English admiral who took the Battle of Trafalgar against the French in 1805, so he was memorialized in stone upon his death---in various places---including Trafalgar Square in Lo
The "Burren" is a rugged "nothingness" on Ireland´s West Coast --that is until you take a closer look at it.
The Act of Union & Ireland's Famine
The Act of Union in the 1800´s brought about far-reaching repercussions for Ireland and its people
The Boyne Valley
A short visit to the Boyne Valley outside Dublin with its many historical and national sites and monuments.
The Celtic Cross
The Celtic Cross, a powerful symbol of Christianity in Ireland, is seen in churchyards and by roadsides, but curiously enough, these ancient symbols predate Christianity.
The Flight of the Earls
The Flight of the Earls is as good a place as any to start to understand Irish history. Irish history is as exciting and immediate as anything you'll experience in your leisure reading.
The Guinness Legacy
The story of the beginning of the Guinness name in Ireland.
The History of Irish Dancing
History of the current form of Irish Dancing and its influences around the world
The Irish Tricolor
Why the combination of Green, White and Orange?
The Nine Great Irishmen
The Great Irish Famine produced much hardship and suffering, yet out of its devastation and horror comes a story to brighten the saddest of hearts.
The Normans in Ireland
The Normans invaded Ireland in the mid-1100´s and attempted a complete takeover of the country. Their power lasted only 200 years when nature stepped in and Ireland was returned to the Irish.
The Spanish Armada in Ireland
The history of the doomed Spanish Armada and its partial destruction on the West Coast of Ireland
The Truth of the Titanic
The Titanic is now a legend throughout the world as the 100th year anniversary of its sinking approaches.
True Facts About Ireland
Some true facts about Ireland which may dispel some of the myths and some of the pre-conceived notions that many people have.
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