Explains the history the of Ireland from pre-historic times to the present day. A book that tries to tell the history from the point of view of the Irish people, and Ireland, rather than as a history of England-in-Ireland. Fact windows highlight noteworthy aspects of Irish history, with a chronology of events that give an overview of Ireland's most major cultural, political and religious trends. The book is a good revision aid or presentation of events for the history student. Tells the story of the Irish people who have maintained a very clear identity for generations.