The Celtic tribe settles on the island of Ireland.
St. Patrick comes to Ireland bringing the Christian faith with him.
1692 - 1829
New laws don't allow Catholics to vote, own land, and practice their religion. These laws stay in practice until 1829.
Act of Union
Ireland becomes part of the United Kingdom in the Act of Union signing
1845 - 1849
A disease called potato blight infects two-thirds of the potatoes in Ireland. This makes the potatoes unable to eat. This potato blight ends in 1849 leaving almost one million people dead from starvation.
Irish war of independence
1919 - 1921
Ireland fights a war of independence against Britain. Ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty. Ireland was then a free state within Britain.
Northern Ireland is established.
Ireland is a free state and joins the League of Nations.
The southern 26 countries of Ireland are free from the British empire. They name themselves the Irish Republic.
British troops arrive in ireland and kill 13 pedestrians in a peaceful march. After this incident Dublin bruned down their British embassy.
Mary Robinson becomes the first female president of Ireland.
Celtic Tiger Period
Marks the time in which Ireland's great economy growth which last until 2007.
Europe replaces the Irish Pound, or Punt as Ireland's official money.
2005 - 2006
The Irish government starts a 20- year plan making Ireland a two language speaking country where everyone speaks english and Irish.