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Ireland – Our Island Story

By Vincent McDonnell


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Ireland, Our Island Story relates Ireland's exciting history, beginning 9,000 years ago as the earliest Stone Age settlers arrived. Later, other settlers came and built magnificent tombs, such as Newgrange. With the arrival of Saint Patrick, Ireland entered a Golden Age, which was ended by bloodthirsty Viking invaders. In 1169 an invasion by armour-clad Normans began almost 800 years of English rule. Numerous rebellions later, the last of the great Irish chieftains fled in 1607. In 1649 Oliver Cromwell invaded and brutally crushed the Irish. Later, Penal Laws further suppressed the people. Despite this, and the devastation of the Great Famine, the Irish refused to yield and eventually won freedom. Today, Ireland is a vibrant, free nation and Ireland, Our Island Story celebrates her success along with her ancient heritage.

  • Book Format: Paperback
  • Published: 2011
  • Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
  • Number of pages: 176
  • ISBN: 9781848891180
Makes 9,000 years of Irish history very accessible to all. His book presents history as a series of stories for children in engaging, vivid narrative that celebrates Ireland's success, along with her ancient heritage.

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