Ireland is a country with a rich turbulent past. By exploring the past of Ireland one can better understand and appreciate the culture of this epic land and what makes the Ireland of today. To write a succinct depiction of Irish history spanning thousands of years is quite a challenge. This task is even more daunting considering Irelands intricate past.
This is our attempt at a fast track lesson in Irish History. Here we will take you on a journey from the peaceful times of the earliest primitive inhabitants of the Emerald Isle, through the arrival of the Celts, to the bloody and ruthless Viking and British invasions and ensuing tumultuous occupations to the divided Island of today. Although the problematic history of Ireland is full of severe hardship and conquest the one thing no one has ever been able to throughout history is to harness is the tenacious Irish spirit.