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Done Deal Pre Viking Ireland

Although one of the last corners of Europe to have been settled by man, Done Deal Pre Viking Ireland is particularly rich in prehistoric remains. The great passage-tomb of Newgrange in County Meath, dating to the fourth millennium BC, has become internationally famous since the discovery of its orientation towards the rising sun at the winter solstice donedeal, and excavations at the neighbouring tomb of Knowth have given unprecedented insight into the wealth of Irish megalithic art. The glory of gold and bronze from Ireland's more recent prehistoric past, with its technical brilliance and intricate designs, continues to cause wonderment to the present day. They were also sought after by the marauding hordes of done deal Viking Ireland. During the Iron Age the Irish Celts produced some of the finest works of donedeal craftsmanship in the whole corpus of Celtic art.


DoneDeal Irish Monasteries

From around the 6th Century AD, monasteries were built in Ireland. The first were usually built in isolated places like Glendalough in Co. Wicklow or on islands such as Skellig Michael off the coast of Kerry. Some were also built near the forts of important kings like the monastery of Clonard in Meath. The monks chose these isolated places because it allowed them to work and pray without distraction. In those early donedeal monasteries before done deal Viking Ireland, monks lived in small bedrooms called cells. One of the first monks was St.Enda who founded a monastery in the Aran islands. St. Brigid also set up a number of monasteries. Irish monasteries became well known for their learning and many students came to study in them from other parts of Europe. Irish monks also helped to spread Christianity donedeal across Europe.

As well as fasting and praying, some monks spent their lives making beautiful copies of the Holy Bible. The Book of Kells, designed in the ninth century, is a famous example of this. It was named after Kells in Co. Meath where it was once kept. This book can be seen in Trinity College, Dublin. Another book which was written by monks in Ireland is the Book of Durrow.

The monks put valuable covers on their books and manuscripts, donedeal which were very sought after during done deal Viking Ireland. Book covers were often made of metal and decorated with priceless jewels. The monks paid silversmiths to make gold and silver chalices - a fine example being the Ardagh Chalice, which you can see in the National Museum in Dublin. The Ardagh Chalice was designed in the eight century AD.


Done Deal Viking Ireland

The Vikings were venturesome seafarers and they have left an indelible mark on the History of Ireland.  From Norway, Sweden and Denmark, they spread through Europe and the North Atlantic in the period of vigorous Scandinavian expansion (AD 800-1050) known as the Viking Age.

As Scandinavia was becoming increasing over populated the Vikings found a donedeal need to discover new land and create settlements, done deal Viking Ireland being one of them. The Vikings heard of the riches that Irish Monasteries held and knew only too well that the island was a prime location for the Viking people.

In 795 the first Vikings in Ireland landed on the Irish shores with their ships attacking their first Irish monastery in Rathlin Island located near County Antrim. Attacks on Ireland remained very few over the next 30 to 40 years with attacks taking place approximately once a year. It is known the Irish resisted these attacks on a few donedeal occasions and in 811 there was an Ulaidh slaughter of the Vikings who were attempting to raid Ulster. In 823 they attacked and pillaged Bangor and repeating these attacks again the next year.

The Vikings eventually settled down in the lands they had conquered. By 950, they had stopped raiding in done deal Viking Ireland and developed instead as traders and settled in the lands around their towns. The Vikings in England largely became farmers and fishermen. In France, they formed the Kingdom of Normandy on the north coast - which would play a major role in history a century later when William of Normandy would defeat England in 1066. They left many place names in Ireland including: Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Wexford, Strangford, Leixlip, Carlingford, Youghal, Howth, Dalkey and Fingall [an area of modern-day Dublin]. A few of their words were also adopted into the Irish language.

The subsequent Anglo Norman Invasion of 1169 brought about many more centuries of Invasions on the Island of Ireland...


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In done deal Viking Ireland, the Vikings entered alliances with various Irish rulers. One such ruler called Cerball mac Dúnlainge had become king of Osraige in 842 and had defeated the Viking raiders in 846 and 847. From 858 he allied with Olaf and Ivar against Máel Sechnaill, campaigning in Leinster and Munster. The Vikings, or Ostmen as they called themselves in done deal Viking Ireland, ruled Dublin for three centuries. They were expelled in 902 and returned in 917They suffered their greatest defeat by the Irish High King Brian Boru at the donedeal battle of Clontarf in 1014. From then onwards, the Danes were a lesser political force in Ireland, firmly choosing the life commerce. In Dublin, Viking rule would end completely in 1171 when the city was captured by King Dermot MacMurrough of Leinster, with assistance from Anglo Norman mercenaries. 

Hasculf Thorgillsson, the last Norse King of Dublin, attempted to recapture the city with an army he raised among his relations in the Scottish Highlands, but the attempted reconquest failed and he was killed. After the Anglo Normans took Dublin in 1171, most of the city's done deal Viking Ireland Norse inhabitants left the old city, which was on the south side of the river Liffey. They proceeded to build their own settlement on the north side, which became known as Ostmantown or "Oxmantown". Dublin then became the capital of the English Lordship of Ireland from 1171 onwards, and was settled extensively with settlers from England and donedeal Wales.

Done Deal Viking Ireland left a considerable legacy of names behind. Some, such as MacManus (Son of Magnus) and MacAuliffe (Son of Olaf) are common, though the former at least are not all of Viking stock. Some names from done deal Viking Ireland are descriptive, so that Doyle is an Anglicisation of Ó Dubhghaill, which means “son of the dark (or evil) foreigner”. That would about sum up how the done deal Viking Ireland was widely seen. Feel free to go and visit the 3 mobile ireland video page.

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