To quote one of my history teachers, "Ireland was unimportant when the
by Steedle (2007-03-10 13:12:03)
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  In reply to: Is it time to drop the "Irish" nickname?  posted by ndoldtown



earth's crust cooled 3 billion years ago and has remained so ever since."

That said, there's lots of blood and guts in Irish history, which is kinda cool. They had the misfortune to be weak and located close to Britain, making it a constant target of England and Wales, which wanted to prevent invasion of their island via Ireland. And then, of course, religious issues developed.


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