What Is The Most Significant Event Ever In Irish History?

eoghanacht

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McMurrough-Kavannagh.....
 


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The years running up to the great famine and the famine itself, we lost more than millions of people, language and identity were lost.
 

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Most significant event ever would have to be a choice of the same sex marriage referendum when Irish people told the Catholic church to bugger off out of our personal affairs and the Anglo Irish Agreement in 1993 and the Downing Street Declaration in December of the same year brokered by John Hume and Albert Reynolds all led to the complete IRA ceasefire in August 1994.
 

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The Act of Union, 1801. It was an astonishing situation where one state basically voted itself out of existence.
Ireland followed Scotland in abandoning it's traditions and culture to join the "Great Anglo Saxon" free trade area.
 

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The years running up to the great famine and the famine itself, we lost more than millions of people, language and identity were lost.
We didn't lose identity, our identity changed. We weren't struck dumb after the famine either.

IMO the most significant event was the Romans decision not to conquer Ireland. We got the religion of Rome without the civic organisation.
 

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Why do mods allow some posters endless best of, greatest etc lists to survive, while dispatching actual news/politics threads to Zoo?
Anyone like to chip in with their choice of the greatest General Urko list of best of something something Ireland?
Well I am asking for the whys as well!:rolleyes:
 

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Reminds me of a quip I overheard years ago:

Battle of the Boyne: when a Scottish alcoholic manic-depressive lost a fight with a Dutch gay dwarf to decide who could call themselves King Of England, fought beside a river in Ireland
With the Dutch gay dwarf backed by the Pope. Think about it, when the orangies p!ssed drunk out of their mind shout "ta hell wit' the Pope" William mightn't have won without the Pope's support - Oooppppps :oops: :lol:
 

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What would the United States (the most powerful country in the World today) be without having won the Civil War, the War of 1812, the numerous "Indian Wars", the Mexican-American War, the War of independence etc?
The US didn't win the War of 1812.
 

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It hasnt happened yet but the reunification of this island into a 32 county state would top the lot.
 

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The arrival of the first men in Ireland circa 9,000 BC...

Surely it all starts from there....?
 

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The arrival of the first men in Ireland circa 9,000 BC...

Surely it all starts from there....?
And things were so peaceful and relaxing until the first women came after.
 

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It's an impossible question to answer. The most significant event may have been the death of an unknown child who, had they reached maturity, might have changed the country fundamentally.
 

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It's an impossible question to answer. The most significant event may have been the death of an unknown child who, had they reached maturity, might have changed the country fundamentally.
I too, enjoy weed in the early afternoon.
 

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It's an impossible question to answer. The most significant event may have been the death of an unknown child who, had they reached maturity, might have changed the country fundamentally.
Maybe we missed out on an Irish ‘ Hitler ‘........
 

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Would have to say the conversion to Christianity, that has defined society (for better and worse) for all of the country's recorded history
 

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The massacre of all of the first settlers by the Celts.
 


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