Loan consolidating in ireland
But even in the period before Christ, some tiny sailing boats had been given rudders and other navigational aids.
The delightful little model ship, part of the Broighter gold hoard (of Co Derry provenance) in the National Museum, shows how large these sea-going vessels could be.
The records of the time and the best of modern historical scholarship are combined in a clearly-written overview of the period.
Celtic Church Art Bibliography and References The golden age of Irish art, and the time when Ireland earned reputation as an island of saints and scholars, is the subject of this splendid short history.
Because of this we assume that our early ancestors were totally cut off from the outside world by the cruel seas which surround our island, that they were completely isolated and most insular.
It is possible nowadays to breakfast at home in Ireland and to sit down to lunch on the same day three thousand miles away in New York!
It is probably no coincidence that the Corcu Loegde of the modern west Cork, who later claimed to be the first Irish Christians, carried on an extensive wine trade with France.
It outlines the origins and development of Irish monasticism and introduces some of the major monastic founders.
Starting with the origins of Christianity in Ireland, before the arrival of the national apostle, it moves on to cover in detail the life, work and character of Patrick.
Doubtless a number of his fellow captives would actually have been committed Christians and a few may, indeed, even have been priests.
Doubtless, too, as Gildas (c 500-570) informs us, this was not the only raid made on Britain by the (‘the Irish thugs’).