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The appearance of Ireland

Callanan, James Clarence Mangan In 1801, the Act of Union came into force, stripping Ireland of its own parliament and bringing the country under direct control of Westminster thus it was dissolved into perhaps the greatest European empire after that of Rome. Over the following century it would shed its native language and adopt English. Even after achieving independence 121 years later, it would keep English as its first language de facto (though Irish would be designated...