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  • irish history

    • 1.

      Irish Mythology - a History of the Tuatha De Dannan

      by Russell Shortt - 2008-10-09
      The Tuatha De Dannan are a race of people in Irish mythology, they are thought to have derived from the pre-Christian Gods of Ireland. However, the sources that survive containing accounts of them we...
    • 2.

      A History of the Milesians in Ireland

      by Russell Shortt - 2008-10-09
      An Leabhar Gabala (The Book of Invasions, c. eleventh century) details the origins of the Gaelic people. They descended from the Goideal Glas, who came from Scythia (a vast area covering present day ...
    • 3.

      A History of Stongbow in Ireland

      by Russell Shortt - 2008-10-09
      Between 1156 and 1166 the struggle for political power in Ireland lay between Murtough MacLochalainn of Ailech in the north and Rory O'Connor, king of Connaught. Dermot MacMurrough allied with MacLoc...
    • 4.

      The History of the Statutes of Kilkenny in Ireland

      by Russell Shortt - 2008-10-09
      By the end of the thirteenth century, the government in Dublin had become alarmed at the way in which the English were assimilating into Gaelic culture, becoming 'more Irish than the Irish themselves...
    • 5.

      Myles O'reilly in Ireland and Italy

      by Russell Shortt - 2008-10-10
      Myles William O'Reilly was born on 17 March, 1825. His parents were William O'Reilly (MP for Dundalk) of Knockabbey Castle and the daughter of Myles John O'Reilly of Heathhouse, Queens County. Thus h...
    • 6.

      A History of Silken Thomas in Ireland

      by Russell Shortt - 2008-10-15
      In 1534, Garret Oge, Earl of Kildare and Chief Governor was summoned to England by Henry VIII. He entrusted the administration of the country to his eldest son, Thomas, Lord Offaly. On 11 June 1534, ...
    • 7.

      A History of King Henry VIII and the Tudor Conquest of Ireland

      by Russell Shortt - 2008-10-15
      King Henry VIII's reign saw a new departure regarding the English crown's attitude and policy to Ireland. Before his reign the English crown held no sway in most parts of Ireland, however by the time...
    • 8.

      A History of the Second Desmond Rebellion in Ireland

      by Russell Shortt - 2008-10-15
      James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald had spent his exile on the Continent re-inventing himself as a crusader for the counter-Reformation. He argued that becasie Queen Elizabeth I had been ex-communicated by...
    • 9.

      A History of the Spanish Armada in Ireland

      by Russell Shortt - 2008-11-14
      The Spanish Armada was a fleet numbering one hundred and thirty ships that set sail from Lisbon in August 1588, with the mission of invading England. The fleet sailed up the English Channel in a cres...
    • 10.

      A History of the Nine Years War in Ireland

      by Russell Shortt - 2008-11-14
      The Nine Years War in Ireland took place from 1594-1603 and was fought between the Gaelic clans of O'Neill and O'Donnell and Queen Elizabeth I's forces. The leader of the Gaelic resistance was Hugh O...