Settlement

Settlement

Geography – Junior Cert

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Settlement

The first settlers arrived in Ireland in about 7000 BC and they were known as Stone Age people.  They arrived via land-bridges which were narrow strips of land connecting Ireland to Britain.  New Stone Age people arrived in 5000 BC and the Celts arrived between 1000 BC and 600 BC.  Iron Age settlers arrived around 300 BC.  These settlers introduced farming to Ireland.  There are three types of settlement- nucleated (AKA clustered), linear an...

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