3000 BC- Separate waves of Stone Age
Settlers began to construct elaborate burial places, Court
Cairns, Dolmas and round-cairns passage graves.
350 BC - Celtic people begin to arrive
from the continent and Gaelic speaking Celts gain
control. The Iron Age hill forts and ring forts are
ONE AD- The action of Irelands
epic the TAIN, the Gaelic order flourishes, aristocracy
of petty Kings, warrior-heroes, hereditary poets and
druids based on land and livestock holdings.
432 AD- Saint Patrick arrives,
initially the age of Christian monastic Ireland.
794 AD- Vikings begin their raids and
establish the first towns and ports.
1170 AD-The string bow lands: the
1172 AD-The Pope grants Ireland to
England under Henry II.
1367 AD-Anti-Irish statues of Kilkenny
1536 AD-First Protestant reformation
Parliament in Dublin.
1556 AD-The Ulster Plantations begin,
the English king grants confiscated Irish land to English
1590 AD-Gaelic Ireland is decisively
defeated by the English rulers at Kinsale.
1645 AD-Catholic confederacy, meeting
in Kilkenny not united against Cromwell.
1690 AD-King William wins the battle of
1692 AD-Catholic representatives
excluded from office.
1695 AD-Beginning of the Penal Laws
1724 AD-Swifts "Drapiers
1782 AD-Grattan Independent Irish
Parliament, era of Georgian Architecture.
1800 AD-Rebellion Against England
Breaks out led by Anglo-Irish. Irish Parliament dissolved
by an act of Union with England.
1829 AD- Daniel OConnell forces
1845 AD- The Great Famine cause large
scale emigration to America.