Study Guides

A Short History of Ireland – a story of two nations

Ireland’s ancient history is rich with influences from the first settlers (7000BC), Bronze Age settlers, Celts, Vikings, and Norman England. With increasing interest and military pressures from England, the Celts of Ireland had been converted to Christianity, downtrodden, and robbed to such an extent that by 1714, the Irish population owned only 7% of Irish land.  

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Dublin City Guide

Situated on the East Coast of Ireland, Dublin’s roots run deep into the country and infiltrate much of history. Ireland’s official millennium was celebrated in 1988, yet it is generally agreed that settlers inhabited the area before 1088. The city was named Dublin – or “dubh linn” – after the “black pool” located where the River Poddle joined the Liffey.

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