1699 BC

Heber, son of Milesius, becomes joint King of Ireland

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200 BC

Celtic culture reaches Ireland

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432 AD

Arrival of St Patrick to convert the Pagan kings to Christianity

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448 AD

Aongus becomes first Christian King of Munster

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461 AD

Death of St Patrick

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550 AD

Irish monks set out as missionaries across Europe

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563 AD

St Columba sails to Iona to convert the Scots and English to Christianity

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800 AD

Book of Kells illuminated

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950 AD

Approximate date of first wooden structure at Blarney site

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999 AD

Brian Boru defeats the Vikings

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1066 AD

William the Conqueror wins at Hastings

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1167 AD

Arrival of Normans at Baginbun begins the perennial conflict with England

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1171 AD

Henry II brings about end of the Milesian kings

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1210 AD

Stone structure built at Blarney site

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1314 AD

Battle of Bannockburn

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1400 AD

English lose control of Ireland for fifty years, except for Dublin and the Pale

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1446 AD

Blarney Castle built

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1521 AD

Battle of Mourne Abbey

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1541 AD

Henry VIII declares himself King of Ireland

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1558 AD

Elizabeth I ascends the English throne

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1586 AD

Elizabeth confiscates Irish land in Munster

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1601 AD

Battle of Kinsale

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1602 AD

Birth of the Blarney

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1641 AD

All lands confiscated by the English crown

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1646 AD

Castle besieged by Lord Broghill

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1649 AD

Cromwell lands at Dublin

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1658 AD

Death of Cromwell

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1661 AD

MacCarthys back in Castle

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1690 AD

Battle of the Boyne

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1690 AD

MacCarthys leave Blarney Castle forever

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1703 AD

Sir James St. John Jefferyes buys Blarney Castle

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1739 AD

The Court built

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1765 AD

Building of model estate village of Blarney

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1766 AD

Vicar of Wakefield written

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1767 AD

Rock Close landscaped

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1789 AD

French consul visits

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1798 AD

Groves of Blarney

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1800 AD

Act of Union

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1820 AD

The Court destroyed by fire

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1825 AD

Visit of Sir Walter Scott

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1837 AD

The Reliquaries of Father Prout

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1840 AD

Ireland, its Scenery, Characters etc.

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1845 AD

Beginning of Irish famine

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1846 AD

Jefferyes marry into Colthurst family

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1874 AD

Blarney House built

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1879 AD

Ulysses S Grant regrets

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1883 AD

Future President Taft visits

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1887 AD

Cork and Muskerry Light Railway

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1893 AD

Chicago's World Fair

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1904 AD

European Rest Cure produced

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1912 AD

Winston Churchill visits

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1938 AD

Blarney Stone stays in Blarney

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1942 AD

No imitations

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1949 AD

Hollywood steals the Stone

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1950 AD

Stone of Destiny stolen from Westmister Abbey

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1955 AD

Lolita published

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1984 AD

Did Reagan kiss it?

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2006 AD

Do It Before You Die

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