Troubles in Northern Ireland from the Battle of Boyne to the Good Friday Agreement

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Troubles in Northern Ireland from the Battle of Boyne to the Good Friday Agreement

I am going to write about the troubles in Northern Ireland from the Battle of the Boyne to the Good Friday agreement. I am going to study the main causes of the troubles in Northern Ireland and how they started and why they have had such a big impact on the way Northern Ireland has been shaped because of this. The main troubles in Northern Ireland have been caused by the way the Catholics and the Protestants have been fighting each other and how they can’t agree on the way Northern Ireland should be split and how Northern Ireland should be ran. I am going to study three main events in Northern Ireland’s history. They
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The Penal Laws were very harsh on the Catholics as this practically gave away their freedom to do anything. This restricted Catholics rights to own property, education, and weapons and work in law or government. This was the turning point in the power in Ireland as this was meant most of the land over the next 100 years was given to Protestants and Catholics land fell dramatically over this period of time.

The long term consequences of this were the Orange Order being set up to celebrate the victory over the Catholics with marches ever year. The Orange Order where set up over 100 years after the Battle of the Boyne to pay respect for the apprentice boys and celebrated the effort made by the apprentice boys during the siege on Londonderry. This caused violence between the Catholics and the Protestants as they orange order march in Catholic places and this caused a lot of violence between the apprentice boys and the Catholics.

The Irish Republican Brotherhood caused the Easter rising in 1916 as they took over parts of Dublin in a protest against the idea of Home Rule being abandoned. The republicans were led by Padraig Pearce in an attempt to make Ireland a free state. 2000 Irish Nationalist went into Dublin and prepared to fight a massive military force. After a few days the Irish were defeated and left Dublin severely

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