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Irish Legends & History

The placid lakes and peaceful, green valleys of Ireland belie its dramatic history. Fraught with invasions and political intrigue, famine and flight, the history of Ireland unwinds in a compelling narrative.

Featured Article: Michael Collins

Michael ("Mick") Collins (Irish: Mícheál Ó Coileáin; 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922) was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance and MP for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations.Read More...

Irish History Timeline Quiz

Match an historic event in Ireland's history to the year it happened.

Bram Stoker

Abraham "Bram" Stoker was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.

The Children of Lir

The Children of Lir is a famous Irish legend which is a part of the Irish Mythological Cycle, which consists of numerous tales and poems found in medieval manuscripts.

Brian Boru

Brian was an Irish king who ended the domination of the so-called High Kingship of Ireland by the Uí Néill.

The Titanic

The Titanic was built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Grace O'Malley

Ní Mháille was probably formally educated, since she is believed to have spoken in Latin with Queen Elizabeth I at their historic meeting in 1593. Because of her extensive travels and trade, she may have spoken some English, Spanish, Scottish Gaelic, and French as well

 

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