Ireland history notes
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Hello Buddy. There is only one Emerald Isle of Ireland (Eire) both North and South, however long it may have had political and human border differences it is geographically one. Although in your today’s history the Emerald Isle is sitting there like a big ship in the Atlantic Ocean sited off the coast of Britain and the continent of Europe. At first this island was joined physically by land to the rest of Britain and 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 this 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 Irish Scots Celtic tribe settled in the North of Britain and merged with the Pict Tribe attempting to then create a larger Ireland nation by dominating the previously Roman ruled Ancient British Tribes known as the Welsh and also the Anglo Saxon European invaders who were attempting to control the Island.
With the intervention of the stronger Germanic Anglo Saxon tribes from Europe settling Britain (later called English). A new smaller Gaelic land of Scotland was formed along with the smaller 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 states, 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 toward today and tomorrow. 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 than has been.
My Ireland 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.
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Ireland history notes