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It is believed that the first human settlers to Ireland arrived sometime around 6,000 BC in the form of hunter gatherers and for the next 5,000 years the island passed through the various Stone, Iron and Bronze ages somewhat remote from the remainder of the world.

Between 600 and 150 BC Ireland saw a new influx of peoples from the western European landmass in the form of the Gaels – Celtic speaking tribes – who displaced the previous inhabitants of the island of Ireland and left their indelible cultural and spiritual influences, which still remain today.

Ireland’s history from the time that it first embraced its Celtic roots is mapped by multiple twists and turns and defines how it has become the country it is today – unique, Celtic and proudly independent.

Ireland was the only country in Europe not to have been colonized by the Romans but subsequent visitors: the Vikings, Normans and the British have come and gone, and each have left marks and evidence of their passing – some good, some bad but all Irish today.

BBC's: The Story of Ireland: Age of Invasions (1 of 5)

BBC's: The Story of Ireland: Age of Conquest (2 of 5)

BBC's: The Story of Ireland: Age of Revolution (3 of 5)

BBC's: The Story of Ireland: Age of Union (4 of 5)

BBC's: The Story of Ireland: Age of Nations (5 of 5)

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