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Timeline

Page history last edited by Ian Girdwood 10 years, 9 months ago

 

Timeline

 

 

Date

Event

600 BC

The Celts establish themselves in Ireland.

432

The legendary St. Patrick arrives in Ireland.

                               

1167

Arrival of the Normans sparks an 800 year conflict between the English and the Irish.

1603

The English enforce their laws in Ireland. This upsets many of the Irish.

1649

Oliver Cromwell lands in Dublin. His men massacre 2,000 Irish men.

1692

All Catholics are excluded from Parliament .

1798

The young rebellion of 1798 was suppressed.              

1845

The great potato famine. Millions leave Ireland for the Americas. Of those who stay another million die of starvation.

1919

The Irish war of Independence against Britain. The Anglo Irish treaty is created.

1920

Ireland is split into two sections. Northern Ireland and Ireland.

1922

A civil war breaks out between the IRA and the Free State Army.

1939

Ireland stays neutral during World War II.

1949

Ireland leaves the British Commonwealth.

1951

The IRA starts a campaign in Northern Ireland.

1955

Ireland becomes a member of the United Nations.

1990

Ireland has its first female president. Her name is Mary Robinson.

                            

1994

The IRA declares a cease-fire.

1997

Divorce becomes legal in Ireland.

2005

Irish is recognized as an official language by European Union.

 

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