The people of Ireland were divided into many clans. As regions grew, they became minor kingdoms with a degree of sovereignty. In time groups of clans joined under a single representative leader, but it would take more than a thousand years before a king of all Ireland would exist.
Despite the many conflicts, a sophisticated society and high culture prospered. In the first centuries of the Common Era, the country was divided into 5 kingdoms - Connaught, Leinster, Midhe, Munster and Ulster, all of which remain today.
The survival of Ireland's ancient lore is due primarily to the efforts of the monks of the middle age monasteries.
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Celtic Dress of the 16th C.
The traditional dress of the Irish changed very little from Pre-Christian times up until the end of the 16th C.
History of Celtic Ireland.
Celtic Renaissance Clothing
As the Renaissance advanced through Europe and into the British Isles, so did fashion.
Culture of Ireland
History and culture of Ireland.
History of Gaelic Ireland.
Ireland and the Renaissance
The theory that Ireland, owing to the troubled circumstances of her history between the 15th century and the 18th, missed the Renaissance, has become a commonplace of Irish thought. But is it true?
Ireland and the Victorian Era
How the Irish lived during the Victorian Era.
Irish Art After the Middle Ages
A brief history of Irish Art.
Urush dance through the ages. Has links to Irish music history as well.
Irish Emigration During the Victorian Era
The Irish immigration to America because of the Potato Famine.
Irish Jokes and Blessings
Great writing material...
Irish Language, Alphabet and Pronunciation
An encyclopedia of the Irish writing system and language.
The Irish Renaissance covers a period from the 1890s through the 1920s in Ireland.
These pages will direct you to sites that offer general and specific information about Ireland in the Middle Ages.
Old Irish-Gaelic Surnames
A compillation of Gaelic surnames with links to other Irish surnames and the history of names in Ireland.
Victorian Era Ireland
Ireland during the Victorian Era in pictures.
What was the Irish Renaissance?
The Irish Renaissance, also described as The Irish Revival, Celtic Renaissance, or Celtic Revival, was a movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that intended to give a new life to Irish, or Celtic, tradition and culture.
Timeline of Irish History
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