The history of Ireland: 11 milestone moments

Neil Hegarty selects 11 key events in the history of Ireland, from the arrival of Christianity to the Good Friday Agreement…

A British military post in a street in Dublin during the Easter Uprising, 1916. (Photo by ullstein picture via Getty Images)

An island people the Irish may be, yet the history of Ireland has never been insular or inward-looking. Instead, it is a story of a people profoundly aware of the wider world – its threats, its possibilities and its advantages.

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