Irish History from 1700 - 1800 BC
Approximately 7% of land in Ireland was held by Catholics.
Henry Grattan became leader of the 'Patriot' party.
The Irish Parliament won legislative independence from the British
The Society of the United Irishmen established.
Irish Parliament granted new powers.
Relief Act of 1793.
September 21, 1795: Formation of the Loyal Orange Institution (Orange
Order) in County Armagh.
July 12, 1796: First parade held to commemorate the Battle of the
A French fleet of 35 ships with Wolfe Tone on board tried to land at
Bantry Bay but was prevented by bad weather.
The Rebellion of 1798 led by Woolfe Tone.
March 1798: Arrest of many members of the Leinster United Irishmen.
May 1798: Arrest and death of Lord Edward Fitzgerald. Rebellion in
June 1798: Rebellion in Wexford.
Defeat of the United Irishmen at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
November 1798: Death of Wolfe Tone.
| Gaelic is the Celtic branch of the Indo-European
family of languages. About one person in five in Ireland can speak
Irish today, but only one in 20 use it daily. In Scotland
approximately 80,000 people speak Gaelic. |
Saint Patrick (about 389-461) is the patron saint of
Ireland. Patrick was born in Britain.|
Ireland, together with Britain, joined
the European Economic Community in 1973.|
Celts and Ancient History, Bronze and Iron Age - The
ancient culture of the Celts had settled in many
European countries including Austria, Britain, Ireland,
France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Western Germany,
Northern Spain, Turkey and Hungary. |
The Irish Government is expected to
call a General Election in Ireland for 2007.|