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Monday, 14 May 2012

Ireland in History Day by Day

Hi and welcome to my new Blog - dedicated to establishing an online database of day by day entries of important events in Irish History entered here on the historical date they actually happened.

The Irish historical record is deep and extensive and also of ancient origin, stretching all the way back to the 6th Century AD

As far as we know a continuous record of contemporary events was first began by Saint Columba on the little island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland back in the year 563 AD

This was the beginning of the famous Annals which formed the backbone of the Irish Historical Record for over a thousand years

Of course in later centuries especially after the Anglo-Norman Invasion other types of records and books, Royal Chancery Roll and Letters, and indeed Annals in English, become useful in tracing specific events to specific dates in the Annual Calendar.

My attempt here is to write up an entry of some length based on a particular date that we can be reasonably certain of and tell the story of that event of that day in some detail.

 Easier said than done at times!

Hopefully this blog will be of use to students of Irish History, whether the casual browser or the more serious scholar.

Enjoy!