Although the independent Irish republic emerged only relatively recently, its rich history and cultural bounties date back centuries. The Irish have long endured strife, struggling against external controlnotably English ruleas well as against infighting, often between Roman Catholics and Protestants. Yet even amidst such conflict, Ireland has continued to be known as the land of saints and scholars, with writers such as James Joyce and W.B. Yeats, as well as musicians U2 and Sinead OConnor, representing some of its most ...

Ireland 2013, Rosen Education Service

ISBN-13: 9781622750580