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The beginnings of Irish history
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abbot Adomnan Anglo-Saxon annalist Annals of Ulster appears Armagh battle Bieler Binchy Bischoff bishop Book of Armagh Britain British Byrne Charles-Edwards Christian clerics client Clonmacnois Columba Columbanus commentary computus Connaught Corrain Croinin Cummian death Dermot Mac Murrough Diarmait Dublin earlier earliest early Irish law early medieval ecclesiastical eighth century evidence example fact Hiberno-Latin high-king historians Iona Irish churches Irish history Irish kings Irish schools Kelly Kenney kingdom kingship land language later Latin law texts law tract Leinster letter lord Mac Neill Mael manuscript Meath mentioned modern monastery monastic monks Muirchertach Munster nAraidi native neighbouring Norse O'Brien O'Connor ogam Old Irish Palladius paruchia Patrick perhaps period ploughing Plummer poem political quotation record reference remarkable rival Roman royal saint scholar settlement seventh century sick-maintenance sixth century Sletty sources Stokes suggested survived Thurneysen Tirechan tradition tribal Turlough Ui Neill Ulaid Viking Visigothic Vita Vita Columbae words writing