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  IRELAND FACTS AND HISTORY
Judicial authority in Ireland is vested in a supreme court, a high court, a court of criminal appeal, and circuit and district courts.
By the terms of the treaty, all of Ireland except the six counties constituting Northern Ireland was to receive dominion status identical with that of Canada.
Republic of Ireland, On Easter Monday, April 18, 1949, by the terms of the Republic of Ireland Bill approved by the Dáil in November 1948, Eire became the Republic of Ireland, formally free of allegiance to the British crown and the Commonwealth of Nations.
www.angelfire.com /ca/irelandhistory/1998.html   (5493 words)

  
 Embassy of Ireland - Washington, DC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The island of Ireland consists of a large central lowland of limestone with a relief of hills and several coastal mountains.
Ireland never experienced the barbarian invasions of the early medieval period and, partly as a result, the sixth and seventh centuries saw a flowering of Irish art, learning and culture centring on the Irish monasteries.
The descendants of the Norman settlers in Ireland, who came to be called the Old English, were, by and large, hostile to the Protestant reformation which led to the establishment of the Church of Ireland.
www.irelandemb.org /info.html   (5391 words)

  
 History of Ireland
Ireland received most of its early settlers and much of its early culture from the mainland of Europe.
Irish history is characterized by devastating wars that impoverished the country, by plantations that placed nine-tenths of the land in the hands of English and Scottish landlords, by political and religious persecution, and by economic problems that forced many Irish people to emigrate to other countries.
Finally, the area under the effective control of the English in Ireland was confined to a narrow stretch of territory on the east coast called the Pale or the English Pale.
www.jimkelley.com /irishhistory.htm   (7671 words)

  
 History of Northern Ireland
Ireland was partitioned in 1921 under the terms of the Government of Ireland Act 1920 between six of the nine Ulster counties in the northeast (forming Northern Ireland) and the remaining twenty-six counties of the south and west (forming the Irish Free State in 1922).
The conflict in Northern Ireland stems from a history of British rule, historical animosity between Catholics and Protestants, and the various armed and political attempts to unite Northern Ireland with the rest of the island.
The 108-member Northern Ireland Assembly is led by a first minister and deputy first minister, one from each of the two communities, and a 10-minister executive.
www.historyofnations.net /europe/northernireland.html   (923 words)

  
 Ireland Now The Earliest History of Ireland
In the Stone and Bronze Ages, Ireland was inhabited by Picts in the north and a people called the Erainn in the south, the same stock, apparently, as in all the isles before the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain.
The first group to come to Ireland is led by a woman, Cesair; the majority of her group is composed of women.
Ireland, unlike most of the rest of Europe, did not suffer barbarian invasion and so acted as a repository of Christian civilisation at a time when it was almost extinguished elsewhere.
www.ireland-now.com /earliest.html   (1413 words)

  
 History of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ireland in 1014: a patch-work of rival kingdoms.
The seventeenth century was perhaps the bloodiest in Ireland's history.
A violent counter-reaction from right-wing unionists and the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) led to civil disorder, notably the Battle of the Bogside and the Northern Ireland riots of August 1969.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Ireland   (6680 words)

  
 History of Ireland
Missionaries went forth from Ireland to England and the continent, spreading news of the flowering of learning, and scholars from other nations came to Irish monasteries.
Religious freedom, outlawed in the 18th century, was restored in 1829, but this victory for the Irish Catholic majority was overshadowed by a severe economic depression and the great famine from 1846-48 when the potato crop failed.
Believing the mantra: “England’s problem is Ireland’s opportunity,” and tapping into a mood of Gaelic revivalism, Padraic Pearse and James Connolly led the unsuccessful Easter Rising of 1916.
www.historyofnations.net /europe/ireland.html   (1028 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - The Royal History of Ireland - Irish Royalty
Ireland was first settled around 6000 BC by the prehistoric inhabitants of the British Isles.
The "Prophecy of Berchan" is a medieval verse history of the kings of Ireland and Scotland between the ninth and 11th centuries.
Ireland in the Age of the Tudors, 1447-1603 by Steven G. Ellis is about English expansion and the end of Gaelic rule.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/Ireland/index.html   (2515 words)

  
 The History of Ireland
Saints and Scholars - An introduction to the history of Ireland, from the pagan Celtic age to the fifth century when St Patrick converted Ireland to Christianity.
The Normans - Invasion of Normans, Welshmen and Flemings in 1169 to colonise unconquered Ireland.
The Great Famine - The famine began in 1845 and transformed Irish social history as millions of impoverished peasants starved or were forced to emigrate.
www.irelandseye.com /aarticles/history/events/index.shtm   (530 words)

  
 History of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
1172 King Henry II of England is declared Feudal Lord of Ireland by the Pope.
1558-03 Plantation of Ireland commences under the reign of Elizabeth I. 1595-03 Failed uprising of Hugh O'Neil.
1689-90 Deposed James II flees to Ireland and is defeated at the Battle of the Boyne.
www.ireland-information.com /articles/historyofireland.htm   (431 words)

  
 Ireland: History
Until the raids of the Norse in the late 8th cent., Ireland remained relatively untouched by foreign incursions and enjoyed the golden age of its culture.
Roughly a century of warfare ensued as Ireland was divided into English shires ruled from Dublin, the domains of feudal magnates who acknowledged English sovereignty, and the independent Irish kingdoms.
The intractable landlord-tenant problem that plagued Ireland in later centuries can be traced to the English confiscations of the 16th and 17th cent.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0858898.html   (1628 words)

  
 Ireland History @ Irelandseye.com
From before the arrival of Saint Patrick to the present day Ireland has had a history that could never be called quiet.
This section of Irelandseye.com presents a selection of articles on all aspects of Irish history covering the events and the people that have made an impact on this island.
Saint Patrick of Ireland - The patron of Ireland, St Patrick travelled throughout the country, converting pagans and building churches.
www.irelandseye.com /aarticles/history/index.shtm   (295 words)

  
 History of Ireland Jewelry Rings Celtic Ireland story allcladdagh
Hand-Crafted jewellery that portrays the History of Ireland in a series of historical panels evocative of the panels on the Celtic High Cross which were such a distinctive expression of Irish Christian art up to medieval times.
Irelands patron saint, changed the course of Irish history early in the 5th Century when he began his mission of converting Ireland to Christian religion.
In Ireland the victory assured a Protestant ascendancy which would last for more then two centuries and is the cornerstone of the Irish problem today.
www.allcladdagh.com /history-story.htm   (1093 words)

  
 Ireland Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Northern Ireland's main tourist attraction, the hexagonal basalt columns, (all 38,000 of them including the ones underwater) are amazingly uniform.
The Irish landscape has a mythic resonance, the country's history is almost tangible, and its people seem put on earth expressly to restore faith in humanity.
Winter weather can be downright inhospitable, but Ireland (the west coast in particular) does look beautiful in the rain, and there's nearly always a pub nearby to duck into.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/ireland   (362 words)

  
 WWW-VL: History Index: Ireland: Eire, Dublin, Joyce, 1916 Rebellion, Potato Famine history
Bank of Ireland Arts Centre and Banking Museum.
Ireland's Eye: The culture, tradition, and history of Ireland.
WWW-VL: History was established as HNSource (Kansas History Gateway) on 6 March 1993.
vlib.iue.it /history/europe/eire/index.html   (331 words)

  
 The History of St. Patrick's Day
Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is one of Christianity's most widely known figures.
Above: A pilgrim stands by a cross on Croagh Patrick, a mountain located in the west of Ireland, where Saint Patrick fasted for forty days in 441 AD.
A pilgrimmage to the summit in honor of St. Patrick is a tradition dating back to the Stone Age.
www.history.com /minisites/stpatricksday/?page=irelandquiz   (79 words)

  
 Irish history of Ireland from a labour (ie communist, anarchist, socialist, left republican) persepective
The Catholic church in Ireland has always been massively supported by the State and allowed a huge say in the running of the country.
He was an organiser in the IWW in the USA but in Ireland is best known for his role in building the syndicalist phase of Irish union movement and for involving the armed defence body of that union, the Irish Citizens' Army in the 1916 nationalist insurrection.
Where previously the church was an almost unquestioned authority on moral issues in Ireland, now the positions many Irish people hold on social issues are in direct conflict with the church.
flag.blackened.net /revolt/ireland_history.html   (1862 words)

  
 Island Ireland: Irish History
Active since 1979, Co-operation Ireland is helping to make permanent peace a reality by bringing people together from different religious backgrounds in Northern Ireland and by bringing people together from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Co-operation Ireland is non-sectarian and non-religious and draws its support from people from all backgrounds in Ireland, Britain and the USA.
Members are often 'living history' re-enactors who strive for authenticity in their events, but there's lots of humour too...
islandireland.com /Pages/history.html   (1354 words)

  
 History of Ireland: Primary Documents - EuroDocs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Bull of Pope Adrian IV Empowering Henry II to Conquer Ireland.
For Annala Rioghachta Éireann The Chronicle of the Kingdom of Ireland
Asenath Nicholson, Annals of the Famine in Ireland
eudocs.lib.byu.edu /index.php/History_of_Ireland:_Primary_Documents   (414 words)

  
 A History of Ireland and Her People
The Flight of the Earls and the End of Mediaeval Ireland
For hundreds more historical books and articles relating to Ireland, view our subject index.
If you found this article useful, please consider leaving a donation to help the development of Library Ireland.
www.libraryireland.com /HullHistory/Contents.php   (246 words)

  
 Irelandseye.com - The Folklore, History and Tradition of Ireland (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Irelandseye.com - The Folklore, History and Tradition of Ireland (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)
Ideas for things to see and do in Ireland; why not visit the Guinness Storehouse and see how the fl stuff is made?
You could stay at any of over 400 Bed and Breakfasts or in a hotel at a discounted rate via our partner laterooms.com.
www.irelandseye.com.cob-web.org:8888   (120 words)

  
 UCC Department of History : Home
University College Cork : Department of History : Home
These pages introduce our Academic and Administrative Staff, our wide range of courses at undergraduate and graduate level in History and European Integration Studies, and other activies of the History Department here at University College, Cork.
© 2004 Department of History, University College, Cork, Ireland
www.ucc.ie /histire   (54 words)

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