The Plantations in Ireland

The Plantations in Ireland

History – Junior Cert

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The Plantations in Ireland

Ireland in the sixteenth century was unsafe, forested and divided into three – The new English controlled the Pale and most cities, The Old English or Anglo-Irish settled outside Dublin, The Gaelic Chieftains controlled much of Ireland.  Henry VIII had two aims with regard to Ireland – he wanted to introduce the reformation into Ireland and he hoped to reduce the power of the Gaelic chieftains.  He introduced the...

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