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1. Ireland early days
2. 1541 to 1937
3. High Kings of Ireland
4. The Glorious Revolution

Introduced by penguin General Nortan South Knowledge :-)

Ireland and Irish history cartoon buddy.


Hello Buddy... Well, look now yourself, at the Emerald Isle of Ireland (Eire) to be sure... Myself, I have been taking notes of your human life in this place since the Great Test of Time began, an awful long age ago and when the Cartoon Buddy Club Penguin People first started their note club...

Although in your today’s history, the Emerald Isle is sitting there like a big ship in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of the huge, European Union thing. At first, the island was joined by land to the rest of Europe. But, with the thawing of the Ice Age, it eventually, like Britain, became an island all of it's own.

From your earliest human times here, about 6500 BC, nomadic hunter gatherers scoured this fertile land and were the first folks to start peopling, or as you say (populating) it. In the 3rd Century BC, Celtic tribes first invaded the Island and formed over a hundred small chiefdoms, taking over from the descendants of these hunter gatherer tribes.

With the withdrawal of the Roman Legions from Britain (7th century), the Scots Celtic tribe, settled in the North of Britain and merged with the Pict Tribe, attempting to then, create a larger Ireland, by dominating the previously Roman ruled, Ancient British Tribes known as Welsh.

With the intervention of the Anglo Saxon tribes from Europe also settling Britain (later called English). The new Gaelic land of Scotland was formed, along with the Celtic Wales that is known today. So too, were formed from this early time, the seeds of fear to be so ingrained into the future Anglo Saxon Kings and Queens of England, whose brutal attitude toward Ireland (also Scotland and Wales), were fed by the fear of having any potentially hostile, independent Celtic state, so close to their own English borders. With this in mind, the island off Britain’s Welsh coast and fear of a potential launch pad for any invasion of Britain, has led to lingering and very painful conflict, even in today’s history.

In Ireland itself, while the Irish Scots tribe created their own lands. Many new tribal chieftains took the name king of their respective areas of control. But the agreed leader and chieftain to be of total dominance, of all other kings, was to be called the 'High King'. The history of this island from there, has been very interesting indeed and below you will find some of my notes that I have included on this page, I hope you will find them interesting too.

So, look now yourself today. Your human Great Test of Time all over planet Earth (of living together in peace) is still in full swing. No more so than in this place. So when one day you all pass the Great Test of Time and I hope and am sure you humans will. You can look back at history’s notes and see more clearly how things could have been done so much better and in a peaceful way.

My history notes


432 AD St Patrick the patron saint of Ireland introduced Christianity faith.


5th-9th centuries the Irish church is the main source of unity, culture and learning.


9th- 11th century Vikings raid the island frequently.


1014 High King Brian Boru forces a major defeat on the Vikings at Clontarf


12th-13th Century Normans (French descendants of the Vikings) conquer much of the island

asserting their own individual local kingdoms, with no overall control.


14th-15th Century Irish Chieftains recover their lands and force the Norman English to the small area around Dublin.


1536 Henry VIII attempted to enforce the Protestant Reformation upon the Island, but it was rejected. [ More]

ireland cartoon character ireland

The National
Flag of the
Republic of
Ireland.


In 1922 the
three colour
flag was first
used after the
Republic of
Ireland became independent
fully from
the United
Kingdom
Parliament rule


Colour green
represents the
Roman Catholic
faith, Orange
the Protestant
faith and white, a desire
for the two
peaceful
religions, to be
at peace with
each other.

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