Background: Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than seven centuries of Anglo-Irish struggle marked by fierce rebellions and harsh repressions. A failed 1916 Easter Monday Rebellion touched off several years of guerrilla warfare that in 1921 resulted in independence from the UK for 26 southern counties; six northern (Ulster) counties remained part of the United Kingdom. In 1948 Ireland withdrew from the British Commonwealth; it joined the European Community in 1973. Irish governments have sought the peaceful unification of Ireland and have cooperated with Britain against terrorist groups. A peace settlement for Northern Ireland, known as the Good Friday Agreement and approved in 1998, is being implemented with some difficulties.
Blogs from Cashel
Latest Blogs from Cashel
- November 19th 2011 Rock of Cashel- "Cashel of the Kings"
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- July 26th 2008 Family Ties
by Words: 535 Photos: 8
- July 21st 2008 Down in Cashel Rock
by Words: 85 Photos: 5
- July 4th 2008 Kilkenny and Cashel
by Words: 1573 Photos: 0
- May 14th 2008 Day Six: Cahir Castle and Rock of Cashel
by Words: 94 Photos: 7
- September 1st 2007 A 1/8th Irish Girl Goes Wandering to Cashel
by Words: 1166 Photos: 26