Posted by PJ on October 26, 1999 at 16:20:10:
In Reply to: Tuesday, but it feels like a Monday. posted by PJ on October 26, 1999 at 15:29:33:
See my last posting got me thinking and now I'm wondering (if ya leave out our place in global context) what were the most important Irish Events of the past 1000 yrs.
Battle of Clontarf?
Henry the fourths and the Pope's agreement on Ireland.
Oliver Cromwell's Invasion
Graine Uailes meeting with Queen Elizabeth?
Battle of Kinsale
Battle of the Boyne
Battle of Aughrim
The 1798 rebellion
The Famine of 1845-1847?
The 1916 Rising?
Yeats and Lady Gregory's Celtic Revival
The declaration of a Republic and Constitution
1969 peace Movement?
The renovation of Newgrange
And then people?
Brian Boru, Edmund Rice, Graine Uaile, The O'Neill
The Fitzgerald of Thomond, The O'Sullivan Beare
Fr. Murphy, Wolfe Tone, Daniel O'Connell
Paraic Pearse, Mary Robinson, Michael Collins
Eamon DeValera, Robert Emmett, Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce), Barnardo O'Higgins, Duke of Wellington, James Joyce, WB Yeats, Frances Ledwige, Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney, Bobby Sands, Gerry Adams, John Hume,
These are just list to start a discussion (and arguments and stir some contreversy)- I'm sure Ill even come up with more myself as time goes on
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