This page is the starting point to
guide you through Irish History. From 3000BC and early Irish
Culture to 1922, the Easter Rising and the emergence of Ireland
as a Republic. We also cover some key events and phenomena
in Irish History such as The Famine, large scale emigration
Finally we try and provide an insight into the types of lives
led by Irish people from three sections of Society in the
This page is meant to provide an
extremely fast tour of a time line stretching from early civilization
to 1922. The first few thousands years are covered in only
a small level of detail, concentrating more on the last 300
years for their genealogical significance, and trying to give
an overall impression of society for your ancestors of that
The failure of a potato crop in the 1840's and how it led
to the death of a million and the emigration of a million
The fate of many to be sent around the world for crimes committed.
Their place in Irish
A day in the life of a Landlord, tenant farmer and labourer
living in Ireland in the 1800's
In Famine times alone 1 million Irish people left Ireland.
Records can detail an entire family, father's occupation and
at times even the County from which they departed.