Irish Nationality Author:Alice Stopford Green Subjects: Irish Question, Ireland--History, Ireland--Politics And Government — Table of contents — CONTENTS — I THE GAELS IN IRELAND 7 — II IRELAND AND EUROPE 29 — III THE IRISH MISSION 40 — IV SCANDINAVIANS IN IRELAND 57 — V THE FIRST IRISH REVIVAL 77 — VI THE NORMAN INVASION 96 — VII THE SECOND IRISH REVIVAL 111 — VIII THE TAKING OF THE LAND 1... more »25
IX THE NATIONAL FAITH OF THE IRISH 141
X RULE OF THE ENGLISH PARLIAMENT 158
XI THE RISE OF A NEW IRELAND 182
XII AN IRISH PARLIAMENT 198
XIII IRELAND UNDER THE UNION 219
SOME IRISH WRITERS ON IRISH HISTORY 255
THE GAELS IN IRELAND
IRELAND lies the last outpost of Europe
against the vast flood of the Atlantic Ocean;
unlike all other islands it is circled round
with mountains, whose precipitous cliffs ris?
ing sheer above the water stand as bulwarks
thrown up against the immeasurable sea.
It is commonly supposed that the fortunes
of the island and its civilisation must by
nature hang on those of England. Neither
history nor geography allows this theory.
The life of the two countries was widely
separated. Great Britain lay turned to the
east; her harbours opened to the sunrising,
and her first traffic was across the narrow
waters of the Channel and the German Sea.
But Ireland had another aspect; her natural..."« less