It is not surprising that they chose to attack Ireland again.

Such symbols of protective 'female power' are found all over Ireland, notably on churches!

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Although it may not be conjoint with the ideals of all those who have interest in the land on the little Island, one of the most famous and well known features to crown the space is the world famous golf course. Available to golf enthusiasts, especially the successful and the lucky ones, the course can be enjoyed as part of a holiday, or resort. What is worth bringing up is although private development stood for the building of the course, great respect has been payed to ensure that the sanctity of the land has been kept, and with great effort disturbance to the historical landscape has been left as untouched by modern development as possible.

The Vikings were now a factor in the internal politics of Ireland and were accepted as such.

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he Cromwellian settlement. In the years that followed, the government made other settlements in Carlow, King's County, Leitrim, Longford, and Wexford. Even Old English nobles (descendants of Norman settlers) lost their lands. As a result of these plantations, bitter feelings were aroused, and Roman Catholic landowners became alarmed. Justifiably none felt secure in their lands.

Their activities in Ireland gradually became more confined to Dublin and its immediate hinterland.

To feed themselves the newcomers introduced farming techniques hitherto unknown in a land still largely dense forest and bog. They traded across the Irish Sea, in the process familiarising the natives with keel-based boats and coinage. But the Norsemen were cut off from each other save by sea. Survival often meant alliance with the local clan. They married local girls, took to speaking Gaelic, and went 'local.' Militarily they were a spent force after a crushing defeat by a (rare) alliance of native tribes in the 10th century.

He expelled Sitric, king of Norse Dublin who could find refuge nowhere else in Ireland.


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he Sinn Fein members assembled in Dublin on Jan. 21, 1919, and formed a parliament, which they called Dail Eireann. The Dail reaffirmed the republic that had been declared on Easter Monday and elected de Valera as its president. The Volunteers became the Irish Republican Army. The Dail authorized the army to wage war on British troops in Ireland.

having taken eastern and southern Ireland

n 1920, the British government under David Lloyd George passed the Government of Ireland Act, dividing the country into two areas, one consisting of 6 north eastern counties, the other of the remaining 26 counties. Dail Eireann refused to accept the act, and Lloyd George sent over a large force of auxiliary police, recruited from former soldiers, to enforce it. This force became known as Black and Tans. He sent over another force, recruited from former officers, who became known as Auxiliaries. Almost two years of bitter guerrilla warfare followed, until July 11, 1921, when a truce was declared.

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n Good Friday, Casement was arrested shortly after landing in Kerry. MacNeill then heard of the planned rebellion, and tried to stop it. His orders caused confusion among the Volunteers outside the Dublin area. But the rising took place on Easter Monday. The Volunteers hoisted the Republican flag over the General Post Office in Dublin, and Pearse read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. British troops crushed the rebellion in one week. Fifteen of the leaders were shot. Roger Casement was executed in London. One of the commandants, Eamon de Valera, was sentenced to death, but was later reprieved.

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n 1881, the government, under Gladstone, passed a second Land Act, setting up courts to fix fair rents. But the demand for self-government continued. On May 6, 1882, in Dublin's Phoenix Park, Irish terrorists murdered Lord Frederick Cavendish, chief secretary of Ireland, and T. H. Burke, the undersecretary. Gladstone eventually gave way and introduced a Home Rule Bill in 1886. His party split, the bill was defeated, and Gladstone resigned.

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n Dec. 29, 1937, a new Constitution was introduced, which described Ireland as "a sovereign, independent, democratic state," with the name Eire. The head of the state was to be a president, and the Prime Minister was to be called An Taoiseach. The Constitution was accepted by the people in a referendum. In 1938, the British government restored the Irish ports that were held under the Treaty of 1921.