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7000 BCE - 6500 BCE: First human beings appear in Ireland.
 
 
4200 BCE: Construction of the Megalithic Passage Tomb of Poulnabrone in The Burren region of Ireland.
 
4200 BCE - 2200 BCE: Construction of the Great Megaliths of Ireland.
 
 
4000 BCE: Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery begins in Sligo, Ireland.
 
4000 BCE: Transition in Ireland from hunter-gatherer to agrarian society.
 
4000 BCE - 3500 BCE: Clyde Tombs of Western Scotland and the Carlingford Tombs of Northern Ireland are constructed.
 
 
3300 BCE: Newgrange Burial Mound constructed in Ireland.
 
 
3300 BCE - 2800 BCE: Tombs and Monuments erected in the region of Bru na Boinne, Ireland.
 
 
3200 BCE: Newgrange constructed in Ireland with labyrinthine swirl designs.
 
3200 BCE: The megalithic monument Newgrange is built in County Meath, Ireland.
 
 
3200 BCE: Newgrange is built in valley of Bru na Boinne, Ireland.
 
 
3000 BCE: The Passage Tomb Mound of the Hostages constructed at the Hill of Tara, Ireland.
 
2700 BCE: The Giant's Ring Henge constructed in Ireland.
 
2500 BCE: Knowledge of metal working evident in Ireland.
 
2500 BCE: Immigration of the Beaker People to Ireland.
 
2200 BCE: The wheel in use in Ireland.
 
500 BCE - 300 BCE: The arrival of the Celts in Ireland.
 
 
227 CE - 266 CE: Life of the High King Cormac mac Art, the Lawgiver, reigned from the Hill of Tara, Ireland.
 
227 CE - 266 CE: Life of Cormac MacArt, High King of Ireland, known as The Lawgiver in creating the Brehon Codes.
 
 
350 CE - 950 CE: Estimated use of the Ogham in Ireland and southwestern England.
 
400 CE - 450 CE: Christian Missionaries arrive in Ireland, literacy spreads.
 
432 CE: St. Patrick comes to Ireland, lights fire announcing Christianity on Hill of Slane.
 
 
432 CE - 433 CE: St. Patrick arrives in Ireland and preaches at the Hill of Tara, announcing the advent of Christianity.
 
 
432 CE - 433 CE: St. Patrick arrives in Ireland to begin his mission.
 
795 CE: First recorded Viking invasion of Ireland.
 
795 CE - 1014 CE: The Viking Age in Ireland.
 
800 CE: The Book of Kells is produced in Ireland.
 
 
800 CE: The High Kings of Ireland are no longer buried at Bru na Boinne, Ireland.
 
 
800 CE: The Book of Kells is made, most likely at Iona, Scotland and finished at Kells, Ireland.
 
 
806 CE: Viking raid on Iona, Scotland; Book of Kells moved to abbey of Kells, Ireland.
 
 
863 CE: Bardr mac Imair probably accompanies his father and uncles on raid of the tombs of the Boyne Valley, Ireland.
 
873 CE - 881 CE: Reign of the Viking Sea-King Bardr mac Imair in Dublin, Ireland.
 
 
873 CE: Bardr mac Imair leads a Viking fleet to plunder the tombs of Munster, Ireland. .
 
 
879 CE - 916 CE: Reign of Flann Sinna, High King of Ireland.
 
 
916 CE: Flann Sinna dies; is succeeded by Niall Glundub as High King of Ireland.
 
 
937 CE: The Battle of Brunanburh; Athelstan defeats coalition from Britain, Ireland, and Scotland;consolidates rule.
 
 
1014 CE: The Battle of Clontarf between Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, and the Vikings with Irish allies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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