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British History Research Guide: Irish History

History of Ireland

Sources to Start You Off

Basic Timeline of Irish History

Abbey of Kells. Folio 32v, Christ Enthroned. c. 800. Ink and gold leaf on vellum. Scanned from Treasures of Irish Art, 1500 B.C. to 1500 A.D. : From the Collections of the National Museum of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, & Trinity College, Dublin. Metropolitan Museum of Art & Alfred A. Knopf: New York. 1977. ISBN 0394428072.

Prehistory (prior to 400 CE)

Early Christian (400 to 800)

Early Medieval and Viking (800 to 1166)

Norman Ireland (1166 to 1535)

Early Modern Ireland (1535 to 1691)

Protestant Ascendancy (1691 to 1801)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801 to 1912)

       The Great Famine (1845 to 1852)

       Home Rule, Easter Rising, and War of Independence (1912 to 1922)

Northern Ireland (1922 to present)

Free State and Republic of Ireland (1922 to present)

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