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  1. c. 500 BC. During the Iron Age in Ireland, Celtic influence in art, language and culture begins to take hold. [4] c. 300 BC. Murder of Clonycavan Man, according to radiocarbon dating. c. 200 BC. La Tène influence from continental Europe influences carvings on the Turoe Stone, Bullaun, County Galway. [5] c. 100 BC.

  2. The original Irish shamrock (traditionally spelled seamróg, which means “summer plant”) is said by many authorities to be none other than white clover ( Trifolium repens ), a common lawn weed originally native to Ireland. It is a vigorous, rhizomatous, stem-rooting perennial with trifoliate leaves. Occasionally, a fourth leaflet will ...

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  4. In July 1779, the shamrock appeared on the Royal Glin Hussars flag and eventually began to appear on the flags of other groups. It became a symbol of rebellion and those that wore the shamrock risked death by hanging. Hence, the phrase “the wearin’ o’ the green”. The color green was also adopted by the United Irishmen around this same time.

  5. Mar 16, 2017 · The wearing of shamrock as a national emblem dates back as far as the 17th century when it began to replace the Saint Patrick’s cross, which was historically worn to celebrate the feast of Ireland’s Patron Saint. The practice did not become widespread until it became associated with the avant-garde of Irish Nationalism.

  6. Mar 02, 2013 · The true Irish Shamrock, as identified by Nathaniel Colgan c. 1893 is a clover. It is not one of any or many clovers, it is one species, collected from a majority of counties at that time and with the exception of a very few plants, the majority were Trifolium repens or a form of this plant - White clover also known as Dutch Clover.

  7. 1 January: The Act of Union comes into effect, abolishing the Irish parliament 1803 A rebellion led by Robert Emmet and some other United Irishmen against British rule is swiftly put down; Emmet and the other leaders are executed 1823 The Catholic Association is founded to campaign for equal rights for Catholics 1829

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