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Some Irish history


Cearbhall MacDunlainge, king of Ossory who stood down the Vikings....

Anglo-Normans in Ireland — Vikings twice-removed....

• Humans have occupied Ireland for only ten thousand years....

• Dame Alice le Kyteler of Kilkenny was tried on charges of witchcraft and convicted, A.D. 1324....

• Has Ireland converted to the metric system? — Spring 2002

Dublin is a Viking city....

Corporal punishment in schools outlawed, February 1982...

• What's the difference between Charles Haughey and an Aran jumper?

• The Irish Catholic church is in deep shit. — Summer 2002

Kabul, Ardoyne, Queens — November 2001

Bishop Eamon Casey, father of Irish Catholic scandal — May 1992

St. Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny...

• The Kilkenny round tower, remnant of Gaelic monastery predating the city...

• Many "settled" Irish don't believe that the nomadic Irish Travellers have a respectable heritage....

Irish Catholicism — hand in glove...

Irish republicanism, early 21st century — say nut'n.

IRA decommissioning weapons — October 2001

Rule 21 — a sporting regulation of historic importance... — November 2001

• "Stakeknife" Alfredo "Freddy" Scappaticci, British mole in the IRA, moved to safety... — May 2003

Talbot's Bastion — an uncelebrated, unmarked monument in Kilkenny; a remnant of the medieval city wall...

Irish pub, Korean football time — World Cup, 2002


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